Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Deeper Than The Skin: Greg Greenway & Reggie Harris Celebrate MLK, Jr.

 

Caffe Lena
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tickets available here:   https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3167986

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Musicians and activists Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are much beloved in the world of Unitarian Universalism. They regularly perform at our General Assembly and are involved in several UU justice initiatives. We are thrilled that they will be leading our worship service on the morning of Sunday, January 14, in conjunction with an amazing weekend of events for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day coordinated by MLK Saratoga.

Singer-songwriter, storyteller, and activist Reggie Harris follows in the footsteps of Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Bernice Johnson Reagon. For four decades he has brought African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock, and the music of the civil rights movement to stages across America.Greg Greenway is a chart-topping folksinger with eight studio albums and has served as of the beloved harmony trio Brother Sun. 

Together they have a unique story. Born three days apart, they discovered well into their 30 years friendship that they both trace their ancestry back to the James River in Richmond, VA, where 300,000 captured Africans were brought ashore. The river brought Reggies ancestors to a plantation in Ashland. With beautifully performed songs and words, they share a compelling story of racial injustice faced down with creative resistance, friendship, music and joy.

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MLK 50 Forward: Together We Win Love For Humanity
Jan
14
2:30 PM14:30

MLK 50 Forward: Together We Win Love For Humanity

  • SUNY SCCC Carl B Taylor Auditorium (map)
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Schenectady County Human Rights Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition presents their 50th Anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration:

Sunday, January 14, 2018
2:30 pm
SUNY SCCC Carl B Taylor Auditorium
78 Washington Avenue

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Michael A. Blake,
State Assembly Member and DNC Vice Chair

All are welcome to support and attend.  For more information, contact the Human Rights Commission at 518-377-3823.

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Deeper Than The Skin: Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris Celebrate MLK, Jr.

 

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of  Saratoga Springs
624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

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Musicians and activists Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are much beloved in the world of Unitarian Universalism. They regularly perform at our General Assembly and are involved in several UU justice initiatives. We are thrilled that they will be leading our worship service on the morning of Sunday, January 14, in conjunction with an amazing weekend of events for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day coordinated by MLK Saratoga.

Singer-songwriter, storyteller, and activist Reggie Harris follows in the footsteps of Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Bernice Johnson Reagon. For four decades he has brought African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock, and the music of the civil rights movement to stages across America.Greg Greenway is a chart-topping folksinger with eight studio albums and has served as of the beloved harmony trio Brother Sun. 

Together they have a unique story. Born three days apart, they discovered well into their 30 years friendship that they both trace their ancestry back to the James River in Richmond, VA, where 300,000 captured Africans were brought ashore. The river brought Reggies ancestors to a plantation in Ashland. With beautifully performed songs and words, they share a compelling story of racial injustice faced down with creative resistance, friendship, music and joy.

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2018 MLK Celebration Weekend
Jan
12
to Jan 15

2018 MLK Celebration Weekend

RESISTANCE RECEPTION*
Friday, January 12, 2018
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Resistance Reception
     JKB Theater Lobby, Skidmore College
     (*Tickets required by 1/04/18: click here)

DR. KING CHALLENGE
Friday, January 12, 2018
     7:00 pm - doors open
     7:15 pm - 9:30 pm DKC Program
     JKB Theater, Skidmore College

YOUTHQUAKE:  Teen Awareness Day
Saturday, January 13, 2018
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
     Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs, NY

TRAILBLAZING VOLUNTEER TRAINING (Youth Squared)
Saturday, January 13, 2018
     11:45 am - 3:30 pm
     Maple Avenue Middle School, Saratoga Springs, NY

DISMANTLING RACISM:  Understanding Race and Privilege Workshop
Co-sponsored by Saratoga Unites
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Facilitated by Jean Fei
     12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Dutcher Room
     Saratoga Springs Public Library

IMMIGRATION & HUMAN RIGHTS:  The Case for Central America
Co-sponsored by Saratoga Immigration Coalition
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Presented by Terry Diggory & Kevin O'Brien
     3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Dutcher Room
     Saratoga Springs Public Library

AMERICA'S FAMILY TREE
Co-sponsored by Frederick Allen Lodge #609 and Mary A. Carter Temple #362
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Presented by Sharon Leslie Morgan
     3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Frederick Allen Lodge
     69 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs NY

POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN: A National Call for Moral Revival
Co-sponsored by Presbyterian New England Congregational Church
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Presented by Joe Paparone, Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS
      4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
     Presbyterian New England Congregational Church
     24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

CommUNITY DINNER & JAMM
Sunday, January 14, 2018
     5:30 pm to 6:30 pm  Soul Food Dinner
     Sponsored by Presbyterian New England Congregational Church


     6:00 pm to 8:15 pm  Entertainment by The Heavenly Echoes
     Presbyterian New England Congregational Church
     24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

CommUNITY BUILDING through COMMUNITY SERVICE: 
Volunteer Projects

Monday, January 15, 2018
     9:30 am to 12:00 pm
     Registration > 9:15 am, Dutcher Community Room
     Saratoga Springs Public Library

VOLUNTEERS' LUNCHEON
Monday, January 15, 2018
     12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Dutcher Community Room
     Saratoga Springs Public Library

CommUNITY CELEBRATION
Special Guest Artist-Activist: TAINA ASILI
Monday, January 15, 2018

     2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
     Saratoga Music Hall
     3rd floor of City Hall, 474 Broadway,
     Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

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Take a Knee Saratoga
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Take a Knee Saratoga

City Hall

Flash Mob and Street Theater

"An event to create space for us to publicly acknowledge institutional racism, the harm it continues to do to our sisters and brothers of color and give them some tools to help change systemic injustice. We also help reclaim the focus of Colin Kaepernick’s protest back to the treatment of people of color and away from the false narrative of it being anti-American.”


With prayer and song, people will read the names of people of color who, while unarmed, have been killed by police officers and will take a public oath to work to dismantle systemic racism and work for racial equality." Reception follows at Temple Sinai. Free.

(This is a community initiative.)

For more info: Linda LeTendre, letendre.linda@gmail.com or 518-330-7683.

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Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Community Forum with "Gathering at the Table" Authors Sharon Morgan & Thom DeWolf

Saratoga Music Hall
474 Broadway (above Town Hall)

Recent events around the world have escalated tensions, violence, and hostilities.  Why?

We are honored to welcome award-winning authors Sharon Morgan and Thomas DeWolf (Gathering at the Table) to lead this forum.

"Gathering at the Table" is the healing journey of a daughter of slavery and a son of the slave trade.

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Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

"All Are Welcome Here" - Silent Walk & Peaceful Vigil

MLK Saratoga is co-sponsoring this important community action, which has been organized by The Saratoga Immigration Coalition, a non-denominational group of concerned citizens. With three(3) starting locations - Union Avenue near the Track Entrance; Beekman Street; North Broadway, near the City Center and Temple Sinai, all peacefully-silent walkers will congregate at the Spirit of Life statue in Congress Park for a short program of spoken word and song.  [Locations have been chosen for their current and historical connections to immigrants.]

For further information &/or to volunteer, contact Committee Maxine Lautenberg:
587-9438 • mlautenberg@nycap.rr.com

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