REE PALESTINE is the theme for this Wednesday Walk for Black Lives


FREE PALESTINE is the theme for this Wednesday Walk for Black Lives on June 9 at 5:00 p.m. at Academy Green Park in Uptown Kingston. Jewish Voice for Peace/Middle East Crisis Response will present a handful of speakers including Palestinians, Muslims and Jews. They will give brief overviews of the region’s history, current political situation and Palestinians’ resistance to Apartheid Israel.

The weekly Wednesday Walk for Black Lives is a coalition of grassroots organizations including ENJAN, Rise Up Kingston, Citizen Action and Real Kingston Tenants Union.

Race Amity Day and Juneteenth!

This month, instead of its regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting, the Race Unity Circle (RUC) will join with other forward-leaning community groups in celebration of Race Amity Day and Juneteenth! The RUC will host a two-day online symposium entitled "We, together . . . Exploring Race Unity from the Perspective of Head, Heart, and Spirit"

on Saturday, June 12, 8:30 AM -- 4:45 PM and Sunday, June 13, 9:00 AM -- 1:00 PM. Participants at this virtual event can select between two concurrent sessions during Saturday's 9:00--10:30 timeslot: 

  • Track A: Race & Biology -- The Science versus the Myth
  • Track B: Current Genetic Science and the Race Debate

Pre-registration is required here; contributions are requested, but are optional. The attached flier and the pre-registration page have further details.


Rise Up Poughkeepsie on May 25


Eastman Park is behind the old YMCA. If you want to attend just the rally at the Post Office, there is limited parking on the side-streets, else you can use the parking garage on Market Street and Main across from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, and walk 2 blocks north.

Release Mumia Now: April 30


A critical/virtual event sponsored by ENJAN


April 30th 6-7:30 ZOOM

To join:

PAMAFRICAspeakingforMUMIAABU-JAMAL MumiaAbu-Jamalistheworld’smostfamous political prisoner. He was tried and unjustly convicted of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death in 1982. Until a recent victory that allowed him to return to the general prison population, Mumia was on death row with most of the time spent in solitary confinement. Despite ballistics evidence, which proved otherwise, the recanting of key witness statements and a confession by someone else, Mumia remains in prison. Known as the Voice of the Voiceless even from prison he is a commentator on worldwide events, an organizer, and a much-heralded author. Now 39 years later Mumia needs our urgent help as he is facing life threatening COVID 19 and congestive heart failure and infected sores on his ankles and wrists from being shackled to his bed. He has systematically been denied the medical attention that any sick person in prison deserves. It seems like they are trying to kill him. Pam Africa has worked tirelessly for Mumia getting European parliaments to support him, city governments here such as San Francisco and Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Toni Morrison.

Local Warrior Speakers : Paul Bermanzohn took a bullet to his head by the KKK in 1979, Noel CaseyRAPP Releasing Aging People from Prison Westchester/ Hudson Valley community organizer, Li’L Joe Johnson Former member of the Black Panther Party CA. Warrior EntertainersStephen Johnson 350 Nu Bossa Singer, Songwriter,, Taina Asili Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Melvin Greenwich Billie Holiday Sound Like, Cellist, Jazz Sepia Network, Nomi Power Struggle Hip Hop Artist San Francisco

For more information contact Odell Winfield: 914 388 3092


Black Lives Matter at School

 Black Lives Matter at School:

Disrupting White Supremacy
Friday, April 16 | 6p – 7:30p
Presented by Anthony Dandridge and Kiersten Greene, founding members of the Black Lives Matter at School Collective at SUNY New Paltz.

Read more about the program and register here.