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Sat 8/17 (and every Saturday) 11:00 am to 12:30 pm:
Vigil for Yemen

There’s still a long way to go to stop the war in Yemen. It’s important to keep this issue in the public eye. You can help! Please join the ongoing weekly vigil (Saturdays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm) at Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan (Avenue ‘A’ & St. Marks Place) (under the trees.)
Organized by the Catholic Worker Movement.

E-mail Felton Davis davisfelton3@yahoo.com if you’re planning to participate so that you will be notified if plans change, especially in case of bad weather

Wed Aug 21
Demand closing of migrant detention centers, reunification of families

Please join Rockaway Women for Progress and Hand in Hand to demand the closing of the migrant detention centers and the immediate reunification of families on August 21st at the Elizabeth, NJ Detention Center.  This is a humanitarian crisis!
A coach bus (leaving at 9:00 am from Arverne, Rockaway) will be provided, contingent upon a commitment of 35 people. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis.  Please arrive at 8:45 am (details in attached invite) to board the bus (departs at 9:00, sharp) and plan on this being an all-day event. We plan to return to Rockaway late afternoon. We will be outside so dress for the weather (i.e. sunblock, umbrella, hat, etc.).  We will have some food and water, but please pack a nut-free lunch for yourself, as well.  The bus will likely fill quickly and/or you may need to only attend part of the day so please know that the protest is in no way limited to bus participants. If driving is preferable and an option for you, please know that many people will be doing the same. 
Email rockawaywomenforprogress@gmail.com for details on location in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  

If you would like to ride the bus, you can register by clicking here.  If the bus reaches capacity, please add your info to the waitlist.

In solidarity,

Rockaway Women for Progress & Hand in Hand
rockawaywomenforprogress@gmail.com

Save the Date! Th 9/5, 7-9 pm:
Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons:
Film Screening & Discussion with Ray Acheson

Thurs 9/5, 7:00–9:00 pm: Save the Date!
Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons: Film Screening and Discussion with Ray Acheson

Join us for a film screening of The Beginning Of The End Of Nuclear Weapons! We will be joined by Ray Acheson, director of Reaching Critical Will, for a discussion after the screening.
Where: The Brooklyn Commons Cafe – 388 Atlantic Ave
Doors open 6:45. This event is free and wheelchair accessible!
“The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” tells the story of how the United Nations came to approve a new treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, despite the fact that the majority of the world’s population neither know about the treaty nor understand the threat that nuclear weapons pose to the world today.
Ray Acheson is the Director of “Reaching Critical Will”, a project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She provides analysis, research, and advocacy across a range of disarmament and arms control issues. Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn Commons; CodePink NYC; Peace Action New York State; Veterans for Peace NYC Chapter 34; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (list in formation)

Thurs 8/22; & Thurs 9/5
Artists Unite for a Green New Deal

CALLING ALL PEOPLE WORKING CREATIVELY FOR A MORE JUST EXISTENCE ON THIS PLANET!
Join us for “Artists Unite for a Green New Deal”—a summer call series for anyone looking to get informed, inspired, connected, and engaged.
Call Dates: THURSDAY AUGUST 8: EXPLAINING POLICY, EXPLORING POETICS with
Molly Crababble, Artist & Illustrator of “A Message from the Future”; 
Pablo Akira Beimer, Climate Justice Alliance;
Priya Mulgaonkar, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance 
THURSDAY AUGUST 22: SCIENCE FACTS & SCIENCE FICTIONS
THURSDAY SEPT. 5BUILDING STRATEGY & CO-CREATING CULTURE—-ALL CALLS AT 8PM EST / 5PM PST —-
***Register here for all three calls! Then attend one, two, or three as your schedule allows.***