Monday, April 21, 2014


Rubin Carter was falsely tried
The crime was Murder One, guess who testified?
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game
Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell
"Hurricane" (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston

Janet Bosco and I are starting a new book read and action group at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston on the corner of Wall and John St.  The first meeting is this Sunday the 13th from 3-5.  O'dell and Jeff have agreed to help us get started.  Please get the word out to anyone who might be interested, new people who are just reading the book and people that have been involved and one to help get a new read and action group started. We have already met with representatives of both ENJAN and other activist groups who want to coordinate activities with us.  The theme for the Center this year is Justice for All, and they mean all. Members of the Center and Everyone else are  invited to join us.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mini-Experiential Workshop on the Alternatives to Violence Project

Jim Peppler, a Quaker and  member of End the New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJAN),   is offering  a free mini experiential AVP workshop for  people in the Hudson Valley. Jim  is a certified AVP counselor/facilitator with many years experience.  Jim goes into Greene Correctional Facility where inmates inside and people from the outside attend and lead AVP workshops.  If this mini experiential workshop generates sufficient interest,  we can bring a weekend long workshop to the Hudson Valley, the Catskill region and/or the Albany region.   Please spread the word to community groups.

Mini-Experiential Workshop on the Alternatives to Violence Project

Date:                    Monday, April 7 

Time:               7  pm  to 9 pm

Place:                New Progressive Baptist Church,  8 Hone St., Kingston, NY 12401

Doors open:        6:30 pm for light refreshments and conversation

Additional Info:

Questions:           Odell Winfield  ph. 914-388-3092  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Meeting Dates for January (Poughkeepsie ENJAN)

  • ENJAN is not meeting on Jan. 22 (just as it didn't meet on Jan. 8 due to a conflicting meeting at the Unitarian Fellowship). ENJAN will meet on Jan. 29.
  • After that, ENJAN will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, as usual.