Weekend Events

Saturday December December 10 from 10:30 - 11:30. Vigil and Protest. I trust that you have read the recent accounts of Ulster Savings Bank (my bank) being taken to federal court for excluding Blacks from receiving equal treatment when applying for loans. The tests that turned up this alleged disparity occurred at the bank’s offices in White Plains, Goshen, Poughkeepsie and Riverhead, in Suffolk County"  (WAMC).  I would like to be able to put together at least three sites: 
-Poughkeepsie (2680 South Road),
-New Paltz (Main St) and
-Kingston (180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.- near the bus station)   
The Rev Richard Witt
Rural & Migrant Ministry

Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM - 4 PM @ Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
317 Main St, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Slavery technically ended over 150 years ago. But Ava DuVernay wants you to take another look at the amendment that abolished it. Her documentary 13TH is a powerful look at how the modern-day prison labor system links to slavery. The film offers a timely and emotional message framed by the recent election and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Screening of PROFILED

3:00-5:00 PM
After the 52 minute film, we will be leading facilitated discussions on the issues presented. This film screening is free, but we are asking folks to bring new or gently used popular fiction books for people behind bars at Green Haven Correctional Facility. 

LGBTQ Community for Racial Justice
presents a screening of


Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latinx youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims—Eric Garner, Michael Brown—are now familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family and friends in their New York neighborhoods

Race Soldier

What White People Can Do About Racism


How to act against racism from a position of 

unearned (and unwanted) racial privilege

Saturday, December 3, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The Kirkland Building, 2 Main St, Kingston NY 12401

United States society is historically and presently structured by race. White people have a privileged position within that structure. Many white people understand this implicitly and are uncomfortable with the inherent unfairness, but do not know what to do about it. This workshop is intended to give white people some basic knowledge about:

-racial structure
-building connections and cross-racial alliances
-finding direction on your journey as an effective change agent
-building a personal support network for the work you do

Cost: $95 per participant, including lunch.* Sliding scale available.

*Graduates of one of our prior workshops receive a $10 discount off the registration cost.

Format: a 6-hour workshop offered on a single day with a morning session, a lunch break, and an after- noon session. The workshop uses didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and a slideshow presentation. Handouts are made available to participants.

The registration fee covers all materials, plus lunch. Participants also receive a free book. Available choices are either Accountability and White Anti-racist Organizing: Stories from Our Work (list price $17.95) or Lifting the White Veil: A Look at White American Culture (list price $19.95). The workshop has been developed under the care of the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. (CSWAC) in Roselle, NJ. Each workshop is conducted by a team of CSWAC trainers who are also white anti-racist activists with a history as organizers and facilitators working in cross-racial alliances.

Requirements: The workshop is appropriate for white people who are open to learning what to do about racism, perhaps feeling they should be doing something but not sure what. The workshop is also appro- priate for people of color who want to support white people who want to take action against racism.

For more information, contact:
Robin Alpern (914) 736-5447, robin.alpern@gmail.com
Jeff Hitchcock (908) 245-4972, contact@euroamerican.org

4th Annual Walk for Gun Sense, Sat, Nov 5

ENJAN-Poughkeepsie agreed at our meeting last night to walk as a contingent in the 4th Annual Walk for Gun Sense sponsored by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence this coming Saturday. Please feel free to join us!  The march begins at 10 am on the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson. If you think you can make it, let me know so we know to look for you!  The weather should be nice: they are forecasting partly sunny skies and a high of 61 degrees!



by Keenanga-Yamahtta Taylor

“Keenanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s searching examination of the social, political, and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for Black liberation.” 
 Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Monday, November 7, 2016

At the new A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library
43 Gill Street, Kingston NY

Starting Promptly at 6 PM

Books available for purchase at next ENJAN MEETING, October 24, 2016 at New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone Street, Kingston, downstairs or online at Amazon

For Info: Call Odell at 914-388- 3092