Peace Action of Staten Island

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Next Generation Activism: A Panel Discussion

Plus: Update on Shutting Down Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Peace Action of Staten Island Meeting

Thursday, June 11, 6:30 pm

Unitarian Fellowship Hall

312 Fillmore Street (at Clinton Ave), Staten Island


The toolkit of organizing has been turned on its head in the last few years.   Politics and lobbying has been infused with larger and larger sums of big corporate financing.  Our problems of income equality, immigration reform, and endless wars have dug in deep.  On Election Day, we can measure the ranks of the disaffected and unengaged.  Meanwhile, we see the streets filled with new voices determined to make change in the Black Lives Matter movement. 

What does this all mean for the next generation of activism?  How will organizations like Peace Action and other social justice organizations face the challenges ahead?

Come hear a panel of young activists discuss the challenges that face them on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 pm at the next meeting of Peace Action of Staten Island, to be held at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 312 Fillmore Street, on Staten Island.

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Panelists:

Dulce Chuva, Resource Coordinator, El Centro del Inmigrante

Naflan Doole, Staten Island Immigrants Council, Communities United for Respect & Trust, EyeOpeners Youth Against Violence

Ilya Geller, Peace Action of Staten Island, Sandy recovery volunteer, community activist

Rev. Karen Jackson, ‎Minister for Social Justice at Project Hospitality

Ghanim Khalil, Iraq Veterans Against the War

Katie Robbins,  Executive Director of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan

Krystal Sanchez, Staten Islanders Against Racism and Police Brutality 

Dave Tiribi, member, Young Democrats of Richmond County

Moderator: Michael Santangelo, Peace Action of Staten Island

In addition, Carl Lundgren, Chair of Update on Shutting Down Indian Point, will give an update on the movement to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility.  In the NYC Council, there is a resolution (0694-2015) calling on the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission not to relicense Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3, so that those reactors will cease operations.  It also calls on New York State to work with affected workers, local officials, and environmental groups to develop and implement a socially, economically, and environmentally just transition plan to address the needs of displaced employees and affected local communities.

This program is open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Doors open at 6:15 pm.  The program will start promptly at 6:45 pm.


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