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
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Harriet Tubman Center for the Study of Freedom and Equity at Binghamton University will host a discussion titled “The 3 Rs: The Road to Reparations and Reconciliation,” featuring Mary Frances Berry and Hilary Robertson Hickling, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Since the summer of 2019, … [Read more...] about BU to host discussion on slavery reparations
Local leaders all over the country—Republican and Democrats—are elated by the eye-popping federal aid awards included in Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. As reported previously here at The Bridge, the City of Binghamton is slated to receive about $48 million, and the Town of Union is in line for $32 million. The U.S. Treasury is required to … [Read more...] about The Federal Aid Windfall is not a Political Slush Fund: Here’s Why the Smart Move from Local Leaders Right Now is Patience
This article by Jack Gilroy of Peace Action/Veterans for Peace was originally published in the Na, published here in the National Catholic Worker by permission of the author. I remember well where I was on Oct. 1, 2014. I was handcuffed tighter than I had ever been, wiggling my fingers to keep my hands from going numb. I had been stuffed prostrate between … [Read more...] about Why I support a treaty to ban weaponized and surveillance drones
Saturday March 27 @ NOON at the Peace Quad on BU Campus Sponsored by the Binghamton Pan-Asian Leaders Council In recent months we’ve seen a horrific rise in hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans across the country. From the Cantonese grandmother burned in New York to the Thai man murdered in California, these acts of violence and hatred have … [Read more...] about Binghamton Stop Asian Hate Crimes Rally
Social Justice Organizations Call on the Broome County Legislature to Reject Sheriff's Plan On Thursday, March 18 the Broome County Legislature is set to rubber stamp Broome County’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative plan. The six sentence proposal is a dismayingly inadequate response to widespread community demands to end unjust policing and … [Read more...] about Call to Reject Sheriff’s Plan