December 16, 2016

Ellenville NAACP Presents

Ellenville NAACP Presents: “Where Do We Go From Here” A Panelist Forum, Tue, Dec 20 at 6 p.m.
Ellenville Public Library Community Room, 40 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428.
We invite the community to attend this open panel discussion on the current political landscape and the ways we can be active in making positive impacts in our local area.

The Panel:
Peter Heymann, community activist.
Imogene Simmons-Kelly, social justice advocate.
Dr. Albert J. Williams-Myers, historian in the Mid-Hudson Region and retired professor of SUNY New Paltz (Black Studies Department).
Michael Sussman, civil rights attorney. Dr. Zelbert Moore, retired professor of SUNY New Paltz (Black Studies Department)

For more information call Maude Bruce, President of Ellenville NAACP (845) 647-6371

December 8, 2016

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.