Citizen Action Condemns Anti-Semitic Violence, Shows Solidarity with Jewish Communities Albany, NY— In response to the rise of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, Ivette Alfonso, president at Citizen Action of New York, released the following statement: “We condemn the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence in New York and across the country. This has been a … [Read more...] about Citizen Action Condemns Anti-Semitic Violence
Reflections by Rick Sprout In less than 48 hours a coalition of Binghamton University students organized a rally in support of Palestinian Solidarity that swelled to over 250 people. The speakers not only spoke of the ongoing barbarism of the Israeli state but also the ongoing complicity of the United States. Several speakers pointed out the recent cracks … [Read more...] about Protest for Palestine
Transformations: The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger will be at the Cooperative Gallery for the month of June. The special guest exhibit will feature some 30 selected works by Jerome Weinberger from the Museum of the Transformed Object. "Jerome Weinberger created wonderfully thought provoking sculptures from found objects. They're intriguing, as well … [Read more...] about Transformations: The Visionary Art of Jerome Weinberger
The BC Peace Action group and Veterans for Peace dedicated a Children's Peace Garden at Otsiningo Park recently in their effort to promote peace and find alternatives to war and violence. The Plaque features a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., "Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." On Saturday May 8th, the day before Mother’s Day, a group of … [Read more...] about Children’s Peace Park Dedicated
ALBANY, NY (May 6, 2021) – Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed the Survivors of Trafficking Attaining Relief Together (START) Act, S.674 (Ramos)/A.459 (Gottfried), a critical bill that would help survivors of labor and sex trafficking move forward with their lives. This will allow trafficking survivors to overcome previously insurmountable barriers … [Read more...] about Bill for Survivors of Human Trafficking Passes
The Earlville Opera House continues to accept Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for on-line presentation in our Virtual Gallery Exhibition Series. During the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, it is imperative to promote and share the talents of visual artists who are struggling during this time. Our virtual format allows opportunities for artists to demonstrate … [Read more...] about CALL FOR VIRTUAL VISUAL ARTISTS
Binghamton, NY–Tenants and housing justice advocates with Citizen Action of New York will host a press conference on Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the Town and Country housing complex to demand better living conditions. Tenants will be presenting a list of demands to hold the property management company accountable for failure to address code violations … [Read more...] about Town and Country Residents Demand Better Living Conditions
In response to a the police objecting to a book to be read by children at MacArthur School, a rally was called for Saturday April 24th at Rec Park. The Black Children Matter campaign previously spoke at a School Board meeting. The book is "Something Happened in Our Town" and the Binghamton Police asked that it be pulled from the curriculum and subsequently … [Read more...] about Black Children Matter
Concerned students, faculty, and community members are gathering together online via Zoom on Sunday April 18th from 4-6 pm to host an Anti-Racist Town Hall to discuss racism in Binghamton together as a community, both its history and its latest incarnations (see below). How can we move Concerned students, faculty, and community members are gathering together … [Read more...] about Anti-Racist Town Hall April 18th.
Following on the success of One Person, streamed online in January, KNOW Theatre will present Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries for on-demand virtual performances from April 22-30. This production will be fully staged and recorded for online streaming whenever viewers want to watch. Gruesome Playground Injuries is not your typical love story. … [Read more...] about Get ‘Gruesome’ with KNOW!