Mid-Hudson Events Calendar announced on Activist Radio:

--- Tuesday, March 21, 6-8pm for the next 2017 Poughkeepsie Earth Day planning meeting!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1890185914552223/ Please share widely and invite your friends! The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, 50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie.

--- Wed., Mar 22, 6:30 - 8:00pm. MEETING OF ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network) in Poughkeepsie.  ENJAN is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "New Jim Crow"). Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library, Family Partnership Center, 29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie. Contact: 845-475-8781 or www.enjan.org

--- Thurs., Mar 23, 7:00 - 8:30pm. MEETING OF MECR (Middle East Crisis Response) in Woodstock. MECR is a group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Location: Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Contact: 845 876-7906 or www.mideastcrisis.org

---Mar 23 at 3:30, we will stand in front of Kingston High School, and demand Senator Amedore protect our public schools, and Raise The Age. Will you join us? With just two weeks of budget negotiations left we need to make our voices heard. The Senate Democrats have been fighting hard to protect our public schools, but they are outnumbered by the Republicans and IDC.

--- Sat, Mar 25th at 7 p.m. Screening documentary film, THE LEGACY OF MICHELLE OBAMA at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon Contact: 845-831-4988. Also Tribute to trio of women who created Black Lives Matter.

--- Sat, Mar 25, at the Boardman Road Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, from 2:30-4:00.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Pat Lamanna, Lydia Adams Davis and Sharleen Leahy present “Songs to Celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State” tracing the Women’s Suffrage movement through its beginnings in the Abolitionist movement. For more information, call 845-485-3445 x3702, or email adultevents@poklib.org.

--- Sat, Mar. 25, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  WORKSHOP: MANY THOUSANDS GONE: Using Primary Sources to Teach about Slavery in the Hudson Valley. Wallace Visitor & Ed. Center, FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park. Info/register: www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/many-thousands-march-2017/. Contact: Debi Duke, info@teachingthehudsonvalley.org or 845-229-9116, ext. 2035.

---Sat, Mar 25 4-6 pm. The Indivisible the Fight is on Invitation. All opposed to the current administration welcome. At the Eagels Nest, Dinsmore Golf Course, 199 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY

--- Sat, Mar 25. House party/meeting to get more people involved in the Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone.  As you may know, this group is a network of people and institutions throughout the Hudson Valley who have committed to standing up against hate, and for the protection of communities coming under attack.  Call: 845-831-8362.  To take a look at the pledge, visit tiny.cc/hatefreepledge.

--- Sun, Mar 26th, 2017 from 2-4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY. Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, will be the Guest Speaker. Learn more about the work of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, the challenges it faces, and how you can help. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance, and Hudson Valley Feminists. For more information, call 845-309-3853 or email patla42@gmail.com.


---Mon., Mar 27, 6:00 - 8:00pm. MEETING OF ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network) in Kingston. ENJAN is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the "New Jim Crow"). Location: New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St., Kingston. Contact: 845-475-8781 or www.enjan.org

--- Mon, Mar 27 at 7 pm: Race Soldier, a play about Civil Rights barrier breaking in the Hudson Valley. Cannon Parlor, 9 Vassar St. in Poughkeepsie. Potluck included. 845 452-7870.

---Tue, Mar 28, 5-7:30 pm film screening and discussion. Documentary "13" explores the history of race and the criminal justice system. Discussion by Paul Donnelly, a teacher in the Poughkeepsie City School District and instructor for Vassar College's Urban Education Initiative. Location Hudson Hall, Dutchess Community College.

---Wed, Mar 29, 7 pm at the Clinton Elementary School, Poughkeepsie. Ask the Board to make a statement supporting immigrant children. 

--- Fri., Mar. 31, Doors 7 PM Film 7:30 PM STRANGE FRUIT with filmmaker Joel Katz.  This story weaves together the lives of African Americans, immigrant Jews, anticommunist government officials, civil rights leaders, radical Leftist teachers & organizers music publishers, record company executives & jazz musicians.   Movies that Matter Beacon. Free.  At First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St., Beacon. (845) 838-2415, (914) 907-4928 www.moviesthatmatterbeacon.org

--- Monday, April 3rd   (6pm Villard Room, Main Building, Vassar College) a lecture by Jerusha T. Lamptey from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  Professor Lamptey is a leading Muslima theologian, drawing insights from contemporary Muslim women’s interpretation of the Qurʾān.  We are fortunate that Prof. Lamptey is able to visit the Hudson Valley to address the timely topic of "Islamophobia: Headlines, Hate, and Hope."  Her talk is open to the general public.


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