Friday, April 22, 2005

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

-SPC EVENTS-

1. "PLEDGE A COUNTER-PROTESTER":

During the months of April and May you can pledge money (or volunteer hours) to SPC everytime a counter-protester pickets one of our events. If you would like to make a pledge, please call 472-5478 or email spc@peacecouncil.net and let us know what amount you'd like to pledge per counter-protester per event. We'll also have pledge sheets at upcoming events. We'll keep you posted as to how many counter-protesters are being sponsored by your pledge!


2. SPC PROGRAMS ON CABLE:

--"Democracy Now" on TW Cable (Syr): Ch 98, Sat, Apr 23, 9-11 am
--"The People's 60 Minutes": Onondaga Nation Land Rights Action Ch 98, Sun, Apr 24


3. SPC STUDY GROUP ON THE US GLOBAL AGENDA: NEW BOOK STARTING!

Mon, April 25, 7-8:30 pm, Friends Meeting House (821 Euclid Ave)
SPC's Study Group will begin reading "The Impossible Will Take a Little While" by Paul Loeb. If you'd like join us contact Carol:carol@peacecouncil.net


4. "GREATER SYRACUSE PROGRESSIVE COALITION" ORGANIZING MEETING:

Mon., April 25, 5:30 pm. CNY Labor Federation, 404 Oak Street
Join in conversation with representatives from social justice and peace groups about forming a progressive coalition in the Greater Syracuse Area.
RSVP Helpful.
Andy Mager at 472-5478, or andy@peacecouncil.net or
Mark Spadafore, mark@cnylabor.org or 422-3363 x11


5. WEEKLY PEACE OUTREACH: Too many killed, Too many maimed, End the
War!

Tue, April 26, 4:45-5:30 pm, Rte 57 & Vine St (Liverpool)
Tue, May 3, 4:45-5:30 pm, Valley Dr & Seneca Tpke (Valley)
As the occupation enters it's 3rd year, join SPC's effort to raise awareness during the rush hour commute about the moral and economic costs of this war!
Check SPC's website for updates and future locations.


6. WEDNESDAY WORK NIGHT:

Every Wed, 5-8 pm, SPC Office
SPC is now open until 8 pm on Wednesdays. We have several tasks/projects that can be worked on, or you can just stop by to check out upcoming events, flyers, buttons, etc. Contact Jessica if you have questions: 472-5478 or jessica@peacecouncil.net


7. PEACE NEWSLETTER MAILING PARTY:

Thur, April 28, 4-6:30 pm, SPC office (924 Burnet Ave)
Help us mail out the next issue of the Peace Newsletter. Help is needed w/labeling, stuffing flyers inside the newsletter, stapling and bagging the newsletter to go to the post office.

Free pizza! Contact Jessica: 472-5478 or jessica@peacecouncil.net


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-OTHER EVENTS FOR PEACE & JUSTICE-


8. CHADWICK RESIDENCE SPRING CLEANING:
Sat, April 23, 10 am-2 pm, Chadwick Residence (335 Valley Dr)
Spring cleaning - washing windows, steam cleaning lounge furniture and painting. The only cost involved is elbow grease, so come out and join us. There will be coffee, soda and doughnuts. Chadwick Residence also needs computer help with defragging their pc's. The Residence has a complete supply of cleaning equipment and supplies.

Chadwick Residence provides a home for women who have been abused, neglected, addicted or have become homeless and up to 2 of their children under the age of 7.

Contact Leslie Klisz at 432-7738(W) or 673-1533(H) or leslieklisz@yahoo.com if you are interested. Organized by Fingerlakes for Democracy.


9. ONONDAGA NATION CRAFT FESTIVAL:

Sat & Sun, April 23-24, 10 am-5 pm, Onondaga Nation School
Weekend-long craft festival will be held at the Onondaga Nation School, off Rte. 11A.


10. STATE YOUR RE-ACTION TO STATE REPRESSION:

Sun, April 24, 9 am-7 pm, Grant Auditorium, SU campus
A free conference on organizing for change in today's political climate. Speeches, Discussion, Poetry, Strategy Sessions...
How free is America? There are already 2 million people in US prisons. Under the USA PATRIOT ACT the FBI need not have probable cause to conduct secret searches or surveillance on civilians, and the President can establish military tribunals for any person is the US on the basis of secret evidence and hearsay. And what are ways to create real political change today?

Conference Guests Include: Ann Hansen (former political prisoner),Mark Spadafore (CNY Labor Federation), Leslie James Pickering (Arissa Press), Jessica Maxwell (Syracuse Peace Council), Ashanti Alston (Critical Resistance), Andy Stepanian (SHAC 7), Marsha Weissman (Center for Community Alternatives), Alan Rosenthal (Center for Community Alternatives), Pattrice Jones (Eastern Shore Sanctuary), Jericho Movement, Laura Raymond (National Lawyers Guild), Dr. Dhafir Defense Committee, Friends of Jeffrey Luers, Diane Swords, Dr. Winston Grady-Willis, Dr. Micere Mugo, Dr. Maxwell Schnurer, Dr. John D. Brule, Dr. Scott Richard Lyons, Dr. Horace Campbell

Co-Sponsored by: Break the Chains, SEAC, Jericho Movement, IRPE, SARO, CMC, Central NY Earth First!, PARC, Africa Initiative, Committee on Women and Art, AFSC of CNY, People's Geography Project, Syracuse Greens, IRSA, and many more...

Website: www.cala-online.org/events/State_Your_Reaction.htm


11. EARTH DAY FESTIVAL:

Sun, April 24, 11 am-6 pm, Lexington Park (Lexington Ave & E
Genesee St)
Music, community organizations, children's activities, and more! Featuring David Rovics performing original songs of social conscience.
Free. 476-8381 or 471-7911 x.224.

Sponsors: NYPIRG, ENIP, SEAC, Community Animal Project, Citizens Awareness Network, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, ESF Earthweek committee and Syracuse Greens.


12. RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:
Thur, April 28, 5:30-8 pm, Southwest Community Center (401 South
Ave)

13. BANNED ART AUCTION:
Sat, April 30, 7:30 pm, Westcott Community Center