Peace Action of Staten Island

PASI Upcoming Schedule of Events
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 Sat. Dec 13 Millions March NYC for Justice for Eric Garner
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
Saturday, December 13, 2 PM

 
A Millions March NYC is planned for Saturday beginning at 2 pm at Washington Square Park in Manhattan calling for justice for Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others killed unjustly by the police.  This is a grassroots-organized peaceful protest with contingents coming from neighborhoods all over the city.  For details go to the following website:
http://www.millionsmarchnyc.org/.

Peace Action supporters have been invited to join Staten Island Against Racism and Police Brutality made up of College of Staten Island students, faculty and community members at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at 12:15 pm on Saturday to catch the Ferry to Manhattan for the protest.  

Staten Island Against Racism and Police Brutality is also planning a demonstration tomorrow, Thursday, December 11th at 2:30 at the College of Staten Island at the Fountain in pack of Building 1P. 

Friends, please feel welcome to be part of this movement.

 
 Sat. Dec 20 Celebrate the Centennial of the Christmas Truce
with poetry and music at the Culture Lounge


Saturday, December 20, 2:30 PM
Culture Lounge
St. George Ferry Terminal


Peace Action of Staten Island will host a commemoration of the Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Culture Lounge, inside the St George Ferry Terminal, on the afternoon of December 20th, starting at 2:30 PM.

The Christmas truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. The truce is often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history. It was a moment when war was all but put to a halt by joy and song, shared culture and mutual respect.

As part of the program, we'll watch a short documentary and have a variety of musical and spoken word performances.  Performers will include Occupy Guitarmy and Day de Dada,  

The Culture Lounge is run by Staten Island Arts, our borough's local arts advocacy organization. 

Peace Action of Staten Island (PASI) is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the non-violent resolution of conflict and the abolition of nuclear weapons, as well as to halting the global spread of conventional arms, building a human rights culture and promoting an economy rooted in human needs instead of militarism.  Go to www.peacesi.org to learn more and become a member.

For inquiries concerning the event please contact Ilya Jalal at 646-474-4713. 

 
 Sun. Nov. 16  
 Tues., Nov. 18

College of Staten Island
Students for Justice in Palestine present the Professor Steven Salaita on Academic Freedom


On Tuesday, November 18 at 2:00 in building 1S Room 116Professor Steven Salaita will be speaking 
on academic freedom, the silencing of marginalized communities and dissident ideas in the academy and university campuses in an event titled "Silencing Dissent: Hear Steven Salaita". During the recent Israeli slaughter of over 2,100 people in Gaza, Professor Steven Salaita bravely spoke out against this barbaric assault and in defense of Palestine on twitter. 

For this, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees purged him from his tenured position due to pressure from donors, in direct violation of basic norms of academic freedom.
Now Professor Salaita is going on the offensive – against academic censorship, and against the continuing colonial domination of the Palestinian people that this censorship covers for. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.


College of Staten Island address:  2800 Victory Boulevard Staten Island NY 10314 
 
 Tues, Nov 11 College of Staten Island
Students for Justice in Palestine present "Soldier and Refusenik: Gaza 2014 Chronicle of a Death Foretold"

On Tuesday, 
November 11th 2:30 - 4:30 in building 1S Room 116 for our "Soldier and Refusenik: Gaza 2014 Chronicle of a death foretold"  event to meet and hear guest speakers Maya Wind and Eran Efrati, two conscious Israelis who will be sharing their experiences of Palestinian-Israeli struggle for justice and equality. They will discuss the events in Gaza and Jerusalem over the summer, direct action and protest in the West Bank and their efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation. They will also share their experiences of growing up in segregated Jerusalem and of their Zionist and militaristic education. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.

College of Staten Island address:  2800 Victory Boulevard Staten Island NY 10314 
Sun., Oct 26, 3 pm-8 pm  LIGHT THE SHORE ART BUILD
Sunday, October 26th, 3 pm to 8 pm
MakerSpace,450 Front Street, Unit B, SI, NY 10304

In preparation for the 2nd anniversary events and to keep the spotlight on Staten Island and the families STILL struggling with rebuilding, community members throughout the Island are invited to attend a facilitated Art Build @ SI MakerSpace on Sunday, October 26th, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Wed. Oct. 29, 4 pm - 8 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014
LIGHT THE SHORE
2nd Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy


Two years ago Hurricane Sandy made landfall causing devastation throughout NYC and the eastern seaboard.  The Staten Island Long Term Recovery Organization will host the second annual "Light the Shore event."  All are welcome as we remember our losses, recognize our ongoing struggles, and honor how our community has come together.  
 4 pm – Resiliency Walk on the Boardwalk (Sand Lane & Fr Capadonna Blvd by Dophins)
5 pm – Community Supper (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
6:30 pm – Service of Remembrance (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
7:45 pm – Light the Shore Vigil ((Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave or waterfront closest to your home)
 
Sat., Nov 8,
5:45 -8 pm
 PASI GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
   
REFLECTIONS ON THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE 1914
Speakers: Bill Gilson of NYC Chapter of Veterans for Peace and Ghanim Khalil of Iraq Veterans Against the War
at the
 Unitarian Church of Staten Island

 312 Fillmore Street at Clinton Ave. 
from 5:45 pm - 8 pm
By Bus: Take the S40 from the Staten Island Ferry 

The Christmas truce was a series of widespread, unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. The truce is often seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Light Refreshments.

Contact us: leave a message at 718-989-2881
or email pasi.contact@gmail.com
PO Box 201, St. George Station, Staten Island NY 10301
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