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
As reported previously here at The Bridge, Binghamton is in line for $48 million in flexible federal aid to support recovery efforts as we emerge from the crushing impacts and trauma wrought by the pandemic. The first $24 million is expected by May 10, and the second half will be wired by the US Treasury around May 2022. The deadline to spend funds is … [Read more...] about $48 Million for An Equitable Recovery in Binghamton: Commit at Least Half to Housing Justice
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!
Peg Johnston's The Alchemy of Denatured Objects and Angelina Blasich's Behold Yourself: Life of an Intentional Celebrant The month of May brings Spring color and nowhere more vibrant than at the Cooperative Gallery 213, May 7-29th, with two exhibits, “The Alchemy of De-Natured Images” by Peg Johnston and “Behold Yourself: Life of an Intentional Celebrant” … [Read more...] about Colorful Exhibits on Display in May at Cooperative
Binghamton University art installations to raise awareness about violence against women BINGHAMTON, NY – In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Binghamton University will host two art installations to raise awareness of violence against women. … [Read more...] about BU art installations to raise awareness about violence against women