March 28, 2020

Next Poughkeepsie ENJAN meeting

Our next ENJAN meeting is on Wednesday, April 8, from 6:30 PM to 8PM on Zoom. Agenda:
  • Shannon: Report on protecting jail inmates from pandemic.
  • Jeff & Bill: Report on updating the the ENJAN brochure in coordination with Kingston Chapter of ENJAN.
Please send me additional agenda items.

To join our Zoom meeting:
  • With a desktop or laptop computer (with video camera), click here and follow instructions. 
  • With a smartphone on WiFi, tap this phone number: 6468769923,,272715656# (it's a Manhattan number). Ignore the verbal requests to enter your meeting ID and your participant ID. This method can also be used on a tablet or similar device that has WiFi calling. Video conferencing through the wireless (cellular) network may work poorly, may incur high data charges, or both.
  • With landline (audio only), phone 646-876-9923 (a Manhattan number). When prompted for meeting ID, enter: 575 769 120 followed by the # sign. Ignore the verbal request to enter your participant ID.
If you are unfamiliar with Zoom video conferencing, I strongly encourage you to join a test meetingbeforehand to become familiar with the system. This will give you an opportunity to install the Zoom app, enter your name, and test your speaker and microphone. For more information about joining a Zoom meeting, including a one-minute video, click here. Participating in Zoom conferencing does not require signing up with Zoom; you can safely ignore Zoom's sign-up offers. Zoom comes at no cost to participants.


Looking forward to seeing (or at least hearing) everyone at the meeting,
Bill

March 25, 2020

Caste In America

Activist Radio has the following guest on this Thursday (5 - 6 pm):

GUEST: Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News, talks about his new series, “Caste In America," that delves into the prejudice and discrimination that continues to the present day in India as well as the United States and Canada.

The interview can be heard live on Vassar College Radio 91.3 FM, or streamed from https://classwars.org. It will also be aired this Sunday on WIOF 104.1 in Woodstock (4 - 5 pm), and from the Progressive Radio Network PRN.FM (5 - 6 pm). In addition, the interview will be available on the ClassWars.org website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.

Thanks,

Fred
Activist Radio

March 21, 2020

Planting Marijuana

A NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA APPARENTLY PLANTING
MARIJUANA IN A CAR — FOR THE SECOND TIME

Alice Speri

March 18 2020, 2:15 p.m.

March 20, 2020

Zoom video conferencing now

To achieve social distancing required by the Covid-19 pandemic, our next ENJAN meeting, on Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30 PM to 8PM, will be virtual, using Zoom video conferencing. How to join:
  • If you have a desktop computer or laptop (Windows®, MacOS, or Linux) with a video camera and microphone, or a tablet, smartphone, or other intelligent device connected to the internet by cellular service, WiFi, cable, or FiOS, you can join the meeting with full audiovisual communication.
  • If you have a dumb-phone or landline, you can join the meeting with audio-only communication.
No website sign-on is needed, and there is no cost to participants. 

March 19, 2020

GUEST: Fadhel Kaboub, associate Professor of economics at Denison

Activist Radio has the following guest on this Thursday (5 - 6 pm):

GUEST: Fadhel Kaboub, associate Professor of economics at Denison and President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, talks about neocolonialism in Africa, and how third world countries are driven into debt and their citizens robbed of all wealth. 

The interview can be heard live on Vassar College Radio 91.3 FM, or streamed from https://classwars.org. It will also be aired this Sunday on WIOF 104.1 in Woodstock (4 - 5 pm), and from the Progressive Radio Network PRN.FM (5 - 6 pm). In addition, the interview will be available on the ClassWars.org website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.

March 6, 2020

Share this video about bail reform

Share this powerful video on your social media. To share on Facebook, go to our Facebook page: it is pinned at the top.

Structural Racism in the Legal System

Join Shannon Wong and Lucia Hermo for a visual presentation and panel discussion:

Structural Racism in the Legal System: Cash Bail, Judicial Discretion, Risk Assessment Tools 
on Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 PM in the Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin Street, Kingston
  • Soul food and childcare provided.
  • Sponsors: Kingston Chapter of ENJAN, JLUSA, Citizen Action, NYCLU, Harambee.

March 4, 2020

Five Free Events to Celebrate Women's History Month!

The African Roots Center, 43 Gill St in Kingston is Hosting
Five Free Events to Celebrate Women's History Month!

Women & Earth
with Sally Bermanzohn and Sarah Elisabeth
Saturday, March 7 | 4 – 6 pm

Sally will talk about Native American women as farmers and leaders in the Eastern Woodlands. Sarah will speak on the Wise Woman Tradition, opening a connection to the Great Mother, Gaia, Earth, and to yourself.
Food prepared by Sally and Sarah will be shared.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1522134304592396/

"Farming While Black"
with Leah Penniman
Friday, March 13 | 5:30 – 8 pm

Leah Penniman shares her wisdom, wit, knowledge of history and love of the land. With a particular focus on uplifting the contributions of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color, Penniman will guide us to an understanding of how we can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity and abundance for all members of our community.

The event is being held at YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County.
More Info and Reservations

Black Suffragists:
Standing Up to White Supremacy
Saturday, March 14 | 5 – 7 pm

A presentation about the critical role and contributions of Black women in the suffrage movement and their struggle against the racism that tightened its grip on the fight for the women’s vote.
More Info

Author Talk & Book Signing
TennyBoots! by Judy Edwards
Saturday, March 21 | 5 – 7 pm

TennyBoots! is a story of two women on a journey back to love.
Their mother/daughter relationship, now caregiver/care resister, is filled with all the complexities this typically entails. Edwards will take us on the journey that led to this book and read selected passages.

An Evening with
Zora Neale Hurston
Saturday, March 28 | 6 – 8 pm

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist and filmmaker. She wrote four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays and essays. The evening features a presentation about her life and work, including readings from her books and letters.
More Info

March 2, 2020

Trial for Julissa Dawkins and Jamelia Barnett

The trial for Julissa Dawkins and Jamelia Barnett will begin on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:00 AM in Judge MacKenzie’s courtroom at the Dutchess County Family Court, 50 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. Please attend to show your support for the girls.

Lecture: "Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Media: Becoming a Positive Force for Change"

Keynote speaker is Jasmine Rand, Esq., attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Rand is an international legal analyst and consultant and is the founding attorney of Rand Law, L.L.C., based in Miami. A champion for civil and human rights, Rand was recognized by the National Bar Association as one of the nation’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. This event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. Due to limited space, tickets are required; contact Stephanie Seketa at Stephanie.Seketa@marist.edu to reserve a ticket.

 Wednesday, March 11th @ 7:00 pm
 Murray Student Center, Marist College