Friday, November 13, 2009

11-13-09 Activist Calendar

ACTIVIST CALENDAR, Nov. 13, 2009, Issue #152A
Of the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
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[Editor's Note: 1. We obtained these items just after posting our Nov. 12 Activist Calendar. See this previous calendar below for the rest of the November-early December events. 2. If clicking on email addresses doesn't work, copy and paste (we're trying to work this out). The web addresses should be okay.]

Sunday, Nov. 15, UPPER NYACK: "Poems For Peace From The World Of War" is the title of an interesting 2-4 p.m. public meeting to hear antiwar military veterans reading from their own poetic works. The soldier-poets are Jan Berry, Thomas Brinson, Michael Gillen, Gerry McCarthy, Jim Murphy, Walt Nygard, Dan Wilcox, Larry Winters and Dayl Wise. We're told: "As men of peace, all nine voices come from the direct experience of the military, more specifically, the intense experience of war." An open discussion will follow the readings. The event takes place at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 N. Broadway. Information, Mary Heckler (845) 358-4601,

Sunday, Nov. 15, NEW ROCHELLE: Women in Black will conduct a 2-3 p.m. Palestine Solidarity Vigil at Main St. and Memorial Highway, demanding an end the occupation of Palestine, an investigation of war crimes in Gaza, and a stop to the siege of Gaza. We're told: "Women and men are welcome. Wear black if you like." The sponsors are WESPAC and CodePink/Westchester. Information,, (914) 654-8990.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, NEW PALTZ (SUNY campus): The New Paltz Feminist Collective and the college Women's Studies Program are sponsoring a 6 p.m. public meeting on the topic "Women Speak Out: Breaking the Silence about Abortion." This "celebration of female voices" will be held in room 409 of the Student Union Building. We're told: "Various speakers from different generational periods will be sharing their experiences with abortion. This is also a time for anyone to share their own experiences but it is not required. Food and drink will be provided. Please join in this important event to help break the silence about abortion. Feel free to bring a friend." Information, Campus map:

Saturday, Dec. 5, WOODSTOCK: A craft sale to raise funds for the Haitian People's Support Project will be held at the Dutch Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St., at the Village Green in the center of Woodstock. The hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. "There will be crafts from Haiti, and wares from Peru, such as alpaca gloves, hats, scarves, capes, etc., and kids sweaters." Information,