Thursday, May 12, 2005


There will be a Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT with NY State Sen. David Valesky:

When: Thursday, May 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse

Please come and bring a friend.
Bring your questions and concerns.
Cookies and beverages will be served.

Coming May 17:Does the Military Hit the Spot?

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Place: Northeast Community Center in the senior room. Center is
connected to the Dr. Weeks Elementary School, 716 Hawley Avenue.
Cost: Free! Food and Drink will be served.

This Tuesday, May 17, get the real story about enlisting in the US Army. At the event, Hashim Bey, a former enlistee, will talk about his experiences with recruiters while in high school. A single parent when he joined the Army, he thought it would enable him to provide a better life for his son. He later learned that most of his pay in the military would be sucked away by everyday expenses like shoe polish, uniforms, and severe fines.

There will be two other speakers: a Nottingham High School parent who will share her feelings about recruiters in the schools, and a Nottingham student who will tell about his decision-making process in deciding whether or not to join the Marines. This program will give students information about positive alternatives to joining the military such as vocations or college.

Often the military presents itself as the best source of funding for college, while in reality most enlistees never receive any money for college from the military.

The program will be sponsored by Peace Action of Central New York and the Military Alternatives Education Project, a task force including Peace Action CNY, the Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse Greens, Pax Christi, Jail Ministries, and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

The event is scheduled for 6 pm, Tuesday, May 17. It will be held in
the senior room of the Northeast Community Center, connected to the Dr. Weeks Elementary School, 716 Hawley Avenue, in Syracuse. Parents and children are encouraged to attend. The event is free and food and drink will be served.

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Friday, May 13th: Events in Syracuse

On Friday, May 13th, Peace Action is hosting an event called:
"The Nuclear Threat: Turn Fear Into Action!"

Where: St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 124 Alden St., Syracuse

When: 5/13, 7 pm

Who: Rev. Bob Moore, Director, Coalition for Peace Action in Princeton NJ, PACNY representatives, and YOU!

What: Bob Moore, veteran peace activist and organizer, will be speaking about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, how US plans for new nuclear weapons and missile defense are threatening it, and what we can do to strengthen and uphold the global anti-nuclear movement.

Contact: Mary at 315-446-8039 for more information.

Note: Bob Moore has been the director of the NJ Coalition for Peace
Action for a whopping 24 years! He is very smart, very savvy, and very successful at grassroots organizing. Plus, he's an excellent speaker. If you can possibly come to this event, do! You won't be disappointed.


Friday May 13th

Live Jazz at 9pm, DJ Afar at midnight

WHERE: 658 N. Salina St, Syracuse 13208
478.7001 more info.

WHEN: 9pm till 2 in the morning!

Local, awesome artists extraordinaire...
- Byron Norelius
- Hannah Ama aka Cass
- Kevin Caron
- Melanie Polos

Showing Stained Glass, Textile art, sculpture\light, "Lips," Wall Pieces, and Ceramics.

Come to view, support and (or) buy!


Vegetarian Potluck
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.,
film and discussion 7-9 p.m,
"Maura's Story: A Japanese Journey"

WHEN: Friday May 13th

WHERE: Zen Center of Syracuse, 266 West Seneca
Turnpike, 13207

WHAT: 1 Hour video about the life of Maura Soshin O'Halloran, a young Irish woman who trained at a Zen monastery in Japan in the late 1970's. After three years' practice, she received Dharma transmission from Go Roshi, but shortly afterward was killed in a bus accident at the age of twenty-seven. She kept a journal of her experiences, which, together with her letters, was published as "Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind," and Japanese television stations videotaped her many times.


12 NOON -6 P.M.

If your organization would like to display information, please contact Valerie Steele, West Side PEACE (200 Wyoming Street) at Her phone is: 315.470.3352

There is no charge for non-profit organizations.

The fee for others is $35.00. Vendors must have appropriate licenses and permits to sell food, etc.