Peace Action of Staten Island

PASI's January Meeting will be held at 4 PM at the #SIUnited2018 Conference!

#SIUnited2018 CONFERENCE
January 20, 2018
2800 VICTORY BLVD SI,NY 10314
Building 1P (the Performing Arts Center)
 
For the first time in the history of Staten Island, a coalition of grassroots community groups and organizations are mobilizing to hold the first ever #SIUnited2018 conference.
 
On the anniversary of the historic Women’s March and presidential inauguration, the #SIUnited2018 conference will be the first gathering to harness a movement that will create bold change on Staten Island. The goal of the conference is to build a strong progressive movement in New York’s most contested battleground.  A Women's March will also be taking place on the day of the conference.  We apologize for the conflict but please know that we will be organizing on Staten Island for the what women are marching for in NYC and around the country!
                        
From Labor rights, civil and LGBT+ rights, environmental justice, healthcare for all, to immigration reform, criminal justice and dignified housing, peace, equality, women's rights, and racial justice, the conference will touch on the multifaceted challenges facing Staten Island. Academics, community leaders, union leaders, civil rights attorneys and young activists will come together to discuss the issues and craft practical goals of leadership development and base building to fuel key advocacy campaigns.


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#YemenCantWait: Rally Against War




Yemen is at the center of the world’s worst, man made humanitarian disaster. Over 10,000 people have died from the conflict, 1 million people are impacted by the cholera outbreak, and 22 million people are food insecure, with millions on the brink of famine. Funeral halls, homes, hospitals and markets in Yemen are being bombed by the Saudi-led coalition, with U.S. assistance and U.S. weapons. With millions on the brink of famine, and in the middle of a cholera outbreak, the U.S.-supported Saudi-led coalition blockaded Yemeni ports, weaponizing aid that millions depend on. The United States must end all U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Rally with us, and demand an end to all U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen!


Speakers: Dr. Debbie Almontaser - Director of Muslim Community Network Sahar Alsahlani - Board Member of CAIR-NY and National Council member of Religions for Peace and Fellowship of Reconciliation Summer Nasser - Chairperson of YemenAid

Kate Alexander - Peace Action New York State


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March 10: U.S. Militarism Abroad
and At Home

Come to Peace Action of Staten Island's Saturday, March 10, 2018 meeting, at 5:30 PM at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, NY 10301. 

Tara Tabassi, national organizer for War Resisters League, will be speaking on the connection between U.S. militarism abroad and militarization of the police in the United States.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.


Tara comes with a background in community organizing with queer and trans youth of colour communities and BDS movement building in food cooperatives and LGBTQ spaces.  Tara is Iranian-American, raised in the Hague, the Netherlands. Tara holds a BA from the Evergreen State College in Gendered Human Rights and an MA in Conflict, Reconstruction and Human Security from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Tara likes political art-making, plant-medicine, as well as growing, cooking and eating food.

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Art of the Protest Show Opening
Saturday, February 3rd @ 3:00pm


This is an art show curated from pieces from Staten Island protests. The show closes on February 23rd.

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Ongoing: 

Every Saturday 11am - 1pm. Vigil in solidarity with victims of humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Union Square Park New York, NY. South end of park near statue of George Washington on horseback. 

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