Sunday, July 19, 2009

White Rose Calendar for September 7, 2009

In 1942, the White Rose was a resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich.
In the spirit of the White Rose, WPKN offers a weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles of marginalized peoples.
The White Rose Political Calendar is heard on WPKN/WPKM at 8pm Mondays and several other times during the week.

Send your events - meetings, vigils, rallies, etc.


Here is this week's White Rose Calendar:

The Long Island Progressive Coalition's South Fork Chapter meets
Tuesday September 8 at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Tuesday each month at the Incarnation Lutheran Church, Route 27 and Hayground Road, between Water Mill and Bridgehampton.
The chapter focuses on health care, affordable housing and immigration issues as they affect the local community.

More Info here

Co-chair Bill Chaleff (631) 726-4477
On Thursday, September 10, the Rape Crisis Center of Milford is holding a new volunteer counselor training starting at 6:30 pm at Parsons Government Complex, 70 West River Street, Conference Room C, Milford. Cost is $15 for the training manual. For more information, call 203.874.8712.

From Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, September 13, CT Folk
is sponsoring its annual Connecticut Folk Festival and environmental programming. Green Works: Connecticut's Free Green Job and Career Development Fair & Symposium will be held from noon to 4:00pm at the Adanti Student Center on the campus of SCSU. The Green Expo is on Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. at Edgerton Park on the Hamden/New Haven line off Whitney Avenue. It will feature dozens of booths offering information about cost savings through going green; and programs and activities that connect people with currently available “living green” products, businesses, services and resources.

For more information, visit the group’s website.  

Also on Saturday, Sept. 12, the folk festival is offering a new and exciting option – the Tour des Farms, a leisurely bike ride to local farms, greenhouses, orchards, and other agricultural treasures in the region. At each stop along the road a Conn. musician will perform. Two routes are offered: a leader-led flat 25-mile “family friendly” ride and a more challenging self-led 35-mile ride for the avid cyclist. Both routes begin at 7:45 a.m. at Edgerton Park on the New Haven/Hamden town line, and end at the park as well. All proceeds of the Tour des Farms will go toward CT Folk’s educational and family programming. 
Call Aaron's cell at 510-207-6310 for questions about
the ride - for questions about registration, contact Alice-Anne at 203-512-7614 or

On Sunday, Sept. 13, DESK – the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen – will hold its fourth annual Ride To End Hunger – sponsored again by the Benevolent and Protective Society of Elks, New Haven Lodge #25. 

Traditionally, the Ride to End Hunger has been a motorcycle ride to raise money for DESK, but this year DESK is also offering a “green” 10-mile bicycles-only leg of the ride. Both rides will start at 11 a.m. from Sports Haven, 600 Long Wharf Drive and end with a BBQ lunch at B.P.O.E. Lodge #25, where there will be music, raffles and a cash bar. Riders are encouraged but not required to collect pledges. For more info, visit


The Christian Peacemaker Teams' work  in Colombia, from directly confronting armed groups to organizing soccer games between communities split by war will be described in a presentation by Jim Fitz.

Hear "Getting in the Way, Colombian Peace and Justice Stories from Christian Peacemaker Teams"

at Little Portion Friary, 48 Old Post Road in Mount Sinai, New York

on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 pm
call 631-473-0553 for directions. 

and at the Unitarian Universalist of the South Fork 
Meeting House, 977 Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, New York

on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 pm
Call 631-537-0132 for directions _________________________________________

Attention TV viewers in the Riverhead, Southold, Southampton and Shelter Island Towns on Long Island:

There are "Partners for Peace" in Israel / Palestine.

See the film "Combatants for Peace and the Billboard from Bethlehem" on
Channel 20 - Repeating on Saturdays at 10pm.

and LTV East Hampton: Ch. 20 Sundays at 10pm and Mondays at 9am*

Former Israeli Army and Palestinian fighters tell why they work together for peace. Produced by local billboard company owner Bruce Barrett, who went to Bethlehem to work with the Combatants for Peace and a hundred Israeli and Palestinian children to paint the billboard, which has been displayed at sites around Connecticut.

* except Labor Day September 7

For more information visit or email