Klan We Talk? A  Black Man's Influential Conversations with White Supremacists
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Klan We Talk? A Black Man's Influential Conversations with White Supremacists

  • Presbyterian New England Congregational Church (map)
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A young African-American musician seemed an unlikely candidate to take on the Ku Klux Klan, but Daryl Davis used honesty, respect and human understanding to break down and dissolve the bitter, time-worn barriers that he encountered. His efforts to improve race relations, in which as an African-American he engaged with members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), have been reported on by media such as CNN and the Washington Post. Davis summed up his advice as: "Establish dialogue. When two enemies are talking, they're not fighting.” 

www.daryldavis.com

Daryl Davis is an American R&B and blues musician, author, actor and bandleader, known for his energetic style of Boogie-woogie piano. Davis has played with such musicians as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Bruce Hornsby, and Bill Clinton.

Daryl  received rave reviews for his stage roles in William Saroyan’s “The Time Of Your Life” with a famed cast of Marcia Gay Harden, Brigid Cleary, Richard Bauer, Dion Anderson, and Henry Strozier. Davis was a key player in “Elvis Mania”, which was extended by two months due to popular demand in New York City at an off-Broadway theatre.


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Rev. William Barber II: Poor People's Campaign
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rev. William Barber II: Poor People's Campaign

Rev. William Barber II headlines U of Albany’s
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Wednesday, February 13
7 p.m. (Doors at 6 p.m.)
Campus Center Ballroom, University of Albany

Known for his compelling oratory, Barber has been a leading voice in the Fight for $15 to raise the minimum wage, a proponent of economic justice for the poor and the homeless, and an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

“Rev. Barber’s passionate call to finally bring Dr. King’s vision to fruition is a healing and hopeful response to the divisive messages in our national landscape,” said UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez. “This celebration will be a wonderful opportunity for the UAlbany family to come together and reaffirm our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.”
Admission is free. The event is open to the public. Advance registration is required.

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Books and Brews: Exit West
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Books and Brews: Exit West

  • The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant (map)
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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is the March selection for Saratoga Reads First Editions Club. It’s about two young lovers, Nadia and Saeed, navigating early adulthood: they go to their jobs, they sneak into each other’s apartments, they text each other and play records, and they fall in love. All the while, their war-torn city — an unnamed location in the Middle East — crumbles around them. They’ve begun fearing for their survival when they hear rumors of magical doors that take people to faraway places, and they must consider whether taking one might lead to a better, safer life.

Books & Brews focuses on what 20 and 30-somethings are reading today. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend. Copies of the book may be obtained on the shelf at the library, or by placing holds on the online public catalog.

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Why Did Darryl Die?
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Why Did Darryl Die?

PRESS CONFERENCE: Darryl Mount was 21 when he suffered fatal injuries sustained during a police chase in Saratoga Springs on August 31, 2013. He never fully regained consciousness and died 8 ½ months later. His family always questioned if there was police misconduct and asked for an investigation. Recently, during a court deposition as part of a wrongful death lawsuit, it was disclosed that there was never any investigation and the Chief of Police lied about such an investigation being conducted.  Many details – old and new information – indicate lack of oversight and accountability, negligence, deliberate deception, and disregard for Darryl’s life and his family’s right to know what happened to their son and brother. Help us get answers and justice for Darryl’s family and our community.

Show up for Darryl Mount’s family and demand our city’s law enforcement be held accountable and provide answers to Darryl Mount’s family.
 
We will provide signs to hold during press conference and statements to read to the City Council. Your own statements (up to 3 minutes) are welcome. If you cannot attend, please email statements.

For more info: MLKSaratoga@gmail.com

Illustration and graphics by Thomas Dragonette @misterdragonette / www.misterdragonette.com 

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Raise the Roof at Mouzon: House Party!
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Raise the Roof at Mouzon: House Party!

Join us on November 4 for a party!

Music by Garland Nelson & friends
Tapas Style Hors d’oeuvres and Appetizers
Cash Bar • Silent Auction
Tickets $50/person (includes one signature cocktail)

Proceeds support year-round programming and enable us to pay our performing artists, keynote speakers and workshop facilitators, venue rentals, food, printed materials, and other supplies.

Mail check payable to MLK Saratoga to:
MLK Saratoga, P.O. Box 1195, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

For other payment options, email MLKSaratoga@gmail.com

Become an Ambassador of Peace and Justice
Whether or not you are able to attend Raise the Roof, join the Honorary Committee of MLK Saratoga’s Annual Community Celebration Weekend, January 18-21, 2019.

SPARK: $100 • FLAME: $250 • TORCH: $500
BONFIRE: $1,000 • VOLCANO: $10,000

- Same payment information as above -

MLK Saratoga shares Dr. King’s vision of peace and justice for all. We work toward peace by promoting racial, social, economic and climate justice. We offer programming that digs deep into crucial issues of inequality using education and purposeful engagement (performance, arts and dialogue). In this way, we can expand our understanding of racialized and social injustice and how to combat it, while at the same time connect and build stronger community. We must get to know each other and work together closely if we are to succeed in creating a better world.

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Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words “Women Speak”
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words “Women Speak”

Perspectives and Experiences of Women Before, During and After Immigrating to the United States.

The mission of “Immigrant Stories” is to offer a safe place to find common ground between people of all backgrounds by hearing the experiences of those now calling the United States home, thus breaking down misconceptions, while fostering acceptance, healing and peace. For more information about volunteering or telling your story call or text 518-951-0702.

No reservations required. No charge for admission. Donations welcome. “All Are Welcome Here” signs and t-shirts available. SPONSORED BY SARATOGA IMMIGRATION COALITION 

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Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Immigrant Stories: In Their Own Words

Sponsored by Saratoga Immigration Coalition. Hear firsthand the joys and struggles of immigrants and their families in coming to America; why they came, what made them stay, the trials and tribulations. Story tellers will include individuals who took part in the "All Are Welcome Here" walk and vigil. Learn through their stories how to better support immigrants in our area, cultivating greater understanding and tolerance for a more peaceful world. In a causal, safe environment, a space for dialogue will be provided for presenters and listeners. Look forward to an eye opening, heartfelt educational evening.  

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Saratoga Peace Fair & Concert to End Gun Violence
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Saratoga Peace Fair & Concert to End Gun Violence

  • Presbyterian New England Congregational Church (map)
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The fair showcases 50 exhibits that celebrate ongoing efforts for peace, educate about what more can be done and motivate fair-goers to become involved and take action.

  • Live music, family-friendly activities, fair trade items for sale
  • For kids and kids at heart, an inflatable obstacle course that will draw attention to the obstacles to peace for all. And Mr Twisty is back with balloon art.
  • Community lunch and conversation 1-2 pm
  • Music for the fair is again part of the Concert across America to End Gun Violence, which last year had 5,225 performers banding together in 43 states at 350 events. 4 hours of free live music

More events will be added as Peace Week approaches, so check the schedule at: Saratoga Springs Peace Week

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Potluck and Conversation
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Potluck and Conversation

  • Presbyterian New England Congregational Church (map)
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Are we making a difference? Reflections on doing good, better

After the potluck, at 7pm Michael Zanchelli will be leading a conversation about self-reflection, listening, feedback, and how we know if our efforts to build peace are working. Michael joins us from the U.S. Institute of Peace where he works on the Learning, Evaluation, and Research team.

More events will be added as Peace Week approaches, so check the schedule at: Saratoga Springs Peace Week

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Saratoga Springs Peace Week
Sep
21
to Sep 27

Saratoga Springs Peace Week

  • Presbyterian New England Congregational Church (map)
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Peace Week 2018: Together for the respect, safety and dignity for all. Building a Community of Peace that is working for a more peaceful and just community, nation and world.

All events are in Saratoga Springs, open to the public, and free except where indicated.

More events will be added as Peace Week approaches, so check the schedule at: Saratoga Springs Peace Week

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Taking it Back: Free Haircuts, School Supplies, Food and Old School Fun for Kids K-12
Sep
3
11:00 AM11:00

Taking it Back: Free Haircuts, School Supplies, Food and Old School Fun for Kids K-12

Free haircuts, backpacks, school supplies and a hot dog bar are just a few of the offerings for this year's Back to School Community Cuts and Cookout. The event is hosted and sponsored by the Frederick Allen Lodge #609 at 69 Beekman Street in Saratoga. Amy Brower and friends will be on hand to give kids a free haircut. Join them between 11-3pm on Monday Sept. 3 for some Old School Fun! For more information, call Amy at (518) 937-1923.

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All Are Welcome Here Walk & Vigil
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

All Are Welcome Here Walk & Vigil

Saratoga Immigration Coalition hosts second "All Are Welcome Here" Walk & Vigil, Tue., Aug. 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

This event is a time the community can come together, regardless of race, religion or political leanings.  The Walk is peaceful and silent, starting from 3 locations in Saratoga Springs: City Center and Temple Sinai on North Broadway; Beekman St. & Oak; Union Ave. & East at the race track entrance. 

All starting-walk sites were chosen for historical and current immigrant significance. Walkers will gather at the Spirit of Life Monument in Congress Park at 6:40 for a short program to join in peaceful acknowledgement of the contributions immigrants make in our daily lives. Local artists, immigrants, clergy and citizens will contribute to the program of spoken word and song. This is a family friendly event.

Please bring you own electric light/candle, if possible. All signs should be positive and non-political, focusing on support and gratitude for immigrants.

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Black Umfolosi - a capella Imbube/Dance Troupe, Zimbabwe!
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Black Umfolosi - a capella Imbube/Dance Troupe, Zimbabwe!

Thursday, August 23rd
7:30 pm
Park Theatre
14 Park Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Adults $18 Advance, $24 Door, Kids $10

Black Umfolosi is a self taught a cappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specializing in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally –Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.

For more information, click here!

www.blackumfolosimusic.com (includes video)

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Jul
19
to Aug 5

"Skeleton Crew", Dorset Theatre Festival

July 19th - August 4th
Dorset Theatre Festival
104 Cheney Rd.,
Dorset, VT  05251
802-867-2223  x101


FB Event:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/211754619653536/

 

The Dorset Theatre Festival is showcasing the brilliant work of Dominique Morisseau, Skeleton Crew ... and they are offering a 40% discount. Please support this professional theater giving voice to the works of people of color!! www.DorsetTheatreFestival.org

In Dominique Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit Cycle, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?

"Clifford Odets' dramas come to mind and so does the great Pittsburgh cycle of August Wilson. But Skeleton Crew is squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller...A deeply moral and deeply American play."
-The New York Times

TICKETS

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PPC - [Week 5] EVERYBODY'S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE:  Education, Jobs, Income, Labor, Housing, and the Right to Organize
Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

PPC - [Week 5] EVERYBODY'S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Jobs, Income, Labor, Housing, and the Right to Organize

Albany, NY

Details to come!

NYS Poor People's Campaign FB:  https://www.facebook.com/NYSPPC/

NYS Poor People's Campaign, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition:  https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

National Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

 

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UPRISING - an original drama by Ad Astra Theatre Troupe
Jun
8
to Jun 10

UPRISING - an original drama by Ad Astra Theatre Troupe

Saratoga Springs HS
Friday, June 8th > 7 pm
Saturday, June 9th > 7 pm
Sunday, June 10th > 2 pm

Ad Astra Theatre Troupe is an impressive non-profit student-run performance company focusing on spreading education, confidence, and a sense of community through the arts.

UPRISING:  Few Americans know about what life was like during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. While there is some common understanding about the genocide of the Jews during the Holocaust, a full 30% of the Polish population was lost. Many young Polish people were rounded up, deported, and forced to work in Nazi factories and agriculture. In addition to providing a history lesson, the play helps the audience understand what regular people under Nazi occupation experienced in WWII. In particular, the play focuses on the Warsaw Uprising, when the citizens of Warsaw successfully drove the Nazis from the city and held out under siege for 63 days. Although the city ultimately fell, this respite, after years of foreign occupation, gave Poles a taste of freedom and represented the triumph of the human spirit over the worst forms of oppression. UPRISING is about how life can be beautiful even in the darkest of times.

"Ad Astra is all about empowering local teenagers to make a meaningful contribution to their community through the arts.  Our choice of subject matter is important because it is all about how young people, many of them teenage women, contributed to an important chapter in history. We hope that our production will inspire young people who are part of the project and part of the audience to understand their potential to make the world a better place."

Please visit Ad Astra Theatre Troupe's GoFundMe page and help this inspiring youth group manifest their next production!  Remember to LIKE their FB page, too!!  We'll see you at UPRISING in June!
 

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PPC - [Week 4] ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, and THE RIGHT TO HEALTH:  Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All
Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

PPC - [Week 4] ECOLOGICAL DEVASTATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, and THE RIGHT TO HEALTH: Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All

Albany, NY

Details to come!

NYS Poor People's Campaign FB:  https://www.facebook.com/NYSPPC/

NYS Poor People's Campaign, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition:  https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

National Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

 

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The Reluctant Radical
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

The Reluctant Radical

Our Social Justice Committee will host the screening of the video The Reluctant Radical at our Meeting House on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2 PM. The video captures the story of the radicalization of one man who becomes convinced of the threat posed by Climate Change. It’s a story of both the threat of global warming and the duty to act to counter that threat. There will be time for chat and discussion about the video. Please plan to participate!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264493720759981/

 

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Ad Astra Theatre Troupe -  Uprising
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ad Astra Theatre Troupe - Uprising

  • Old Maxwell Road Latham, NY, 12110 United States (map)
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Ad Astra will be previewing Uprising, which is a new original play about the Warsaw Uprising. Meet the playwrights, Grace Alberti, Lale Davidson, and Catie LeCours. Hear a table read of key scenes by the originating cast. Buy your tickets to the debut performances of the show, which will be held June 8, 9, and 10 in Saratoga Springs. Purchase a signed print of our lovely show poster, an original work of art by Tess Davidson-Brown.

Old Maxwell Rd, Latham, NY 12110, United States

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1657974630960780/?event_time_id=1657974637627446

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PPC - [Week 3] MILITARISM, THE WAR ECONOMY, and THE PROLIFERATION OF GUN VIOLENCE
May
29
2:00 PM14:00

PPC - [Week 3] MILITARISM, THE WAR ECONOMY, and THE PROLIFERATION OF GUN VIOLENCE

Albany, NY
New York State Capitol

RSVP at http://bit.ly/nyppcweek3

Schedule and Details: https://www.actionnetwork.org/events/week-3-albany-non-violent-moral-direct-action

Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/374465492957209/

NYS Poor People's Campaign FB:  https://www.facebook.com/NYSPPC/

NYS Poor People's Campaign, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition:  https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

National Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

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PPC - [Week 2] LINKING SYSTEMIC RACISM & POVERTY: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, Sanctuary and Justice for Immigrants, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities
May
20
to May 26

PPC - [Week 2] LINKING SYSTEMIC RACISM & POVERTY: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, Sanctuary and Justice for Immigrants, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities

Albany, NY

Details to come!

NYS Poor People's Campaign FB:  https://www.facebook.com/NYSPPC/

NYS Poor People's Campaign, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition:  https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

National Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

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PPC - [Week 1] - SOMEBODY'S HURTING OUR PEOPLE: Child Poverty, Women, LGBTQIA+, and People with Disabilities
May
13
to May 19

PPC - [Week 1] - SOMEBODY'S HURTING OUR PEOPLE: Child Poverty, Women, LGBTQIA+, and People with Disabilities

Albany, NY

Details to come!

NYS Poor People's Campaign FB:  https://www.facebook.com/NYSPPC/

NYS Poor People's Campaign, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition:  https://laborreligion.org/call-for-a-new-poor-peoples-campaign/

National Poor People's Campaign:  https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

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