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February 2011 #801 In 2007, V-Day founder Eve Ensler traveled to Haiti to meet the many Haitian activists working to end violence against women. Photo: Paula Allen,


The Gendered Consequences of Natural Disasters Editor’s Note: In March we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. In January, the PNL received the following update regarding the situation of violence against women in the Haitian displacement camps. It’s a sobering reminder of just how far we still have to go to achieve gender equality. As long as women continue to face a disproportionate level of violence and oppression due solely to their biological sex, then we cannot pretend that there is equal opportunity politically, economically or socially. We admire many of the radical provisions included in the recommended policy at the same time as we regret that basic physical safety remains so elusive to women around the globe. February 14 is celebrated in many communities around the world as V-Day, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Each year V-Day increases awareness by focusing on a specific group of women in the world who are resisting violence with courage and vision. In 2011, V-Day’s Spotlight Campaign is on the Women and Girls of Haiti. All funds raised through the Spotlight Campaign will support a revolutionary national campaign in Haiti lead by a coalition of women

activists—including longtime V-Day activist Elvire Eugene—that will address sexual violence through art, advocacy, safe shelter and legal services. We urge you to take part: Issu­ing unprece­dented rec­om­men­da­tions to the Hait­ian gov­ern­ment, the Inter-American Com­mis­sion on Human Rights (IACHR) has granted a legal request sub­mit­ted in Octo­ber by a group of advo­cates and attor­neys for dis­placed Hait­ian women includ­ing MADRE, the Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in Haiti (IJDH), the Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux (BAI), the Cen­ter for Con­sti­tu­tional Rights (CCR) and the CUNY School of Law. The IACHR’s ground­break­ing rec­om­men­da­tions request that the Hait­ian gov­ern­ment take imme­di­ate mea­sures to pre­vent sex­ual vio­lence against women and girls in dis­place­ment camps. “Con­di­tions in the dis­place­ment camps, fol­low­ing the Jan­u­ary 12 [2010] earth­quake, have exac­er­bated women’s vul­ner­a­bil­ity to rape,” said Malya Villard-Apollon, a found­ing mem­ber of

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Jessica Azulay, Carol Baum, Jack Brown, Andy Mager, Jessica Maxwell, Kimberley McCoy, Rae Kramer, Julienne Oldfield, Amelia RamseyLefevre, Carole Resnick, Ursula Rozum, Richard Vallejo, Rose Viviano, Sara Watrous, Wendy Yost.

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Peace Newslet ter Contents The Gendered Consequences of Natural Disasters adapted from Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti press release.......Cover SPC in Action compiled by Carol Baum.............................................. 3 SPC Activist Profile: Pat Hoffman by Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre......... 5 SPC Community Calendar................................................................. 8

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Bikes 4 Peace - fixing bikes and working cooperatively with youth End the Wars–Stop the Drones - education, demonstrations, outreach Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation - education, hydrofracking ban Radical Reading - starting 2/1/11 with 21st Century Politics (see p. 3) Youth & Militarism - Counter-recruitment and youth empowerment 75th Anniversary - event organizing, materials, planning Fundraising - overall planning to raise funds to support SPC’s work Event Committees: Birthday, Bowlathon, Plowshares, SummerCrafts Finance - analysis, reports, budget, general oversight Peace Newsletter - produce SPC’s monthly newsletter

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION compiled by Carol Baum

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to staff Truth in Recruiting information tables and provide young people with realistic options. We’re looking for people with daytime availability who could help us get to more schools. We again plan to coordinate an Art for Peace contest for high school students. Last year over 60 students participated. This year’s theme and deadlines have not yet been set. Please contact Jessica or Andy.

Get your team together now for SPC’s annual Strike for Peace Bowlathon! Registration forms, flyers and pledge sheets are available at peacecouncil. net/bowl. We will once again be bowling at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool. Sign-in for the morning session begins at noon, for bowling 12:30-2:30 pm. Afternoon sign-in begins at 2:30 pm, for bowling 3-5 pm. We strongly encourage outrageous costumes and team names. Prizes will be offered for team spirit, most age diversity on a team, most creative SPC Annual names, best costumes and more. Teams should be 4-6 people; individuals are Retreat: Feb. 5 & 6 welcome—we’ll match you with a SPC activists and supporters team. Entry fee is $15 for adults, $10 will gather the first weekend for kids (12 and under) and includes of February at the Deer Hill two games plus shoes. Bed & Breakfast in Cazenovia Anyone who raises $50 or more The Radical Anarchist Baking League brought bowling pin-shaped to evaluate and discuss the in pledge money will receive a t-shirt cupcakes to last year’s event and won best costume. Photo: Andy Mager Peace Council’s program as a beautiful gift. to organize an educational forum on work. Saturday’s discussion begins at 9:30 To register your team (please register am (coffee, tea, snacks and lunch provided) drones. Stay tuned. by February 18), get help in starting one and will wrap up by 6 pm. All are invited to • Regional activism against the drones is or anything else bowling related, contact increasing. Some universities in Upstate stay for dinner. The Peace Council SteerCarol (who is a terrible bowler, but has fun). NY have received grants for research ing Committee will continue to meet on related to improving drones. Again, Anti-Wars Activism stay tuned. continued on next page


• Protest the reaper drones at Hancock Air Base from 4:15-5 pm on Tuesday, February 1. Join us outside the main entrance on E. Molloy Rd., Mattydale. We’ll supply the signs, just come with your spirit. Contact Ann or Ed for details: 478-4571. • SPCers Chris Jamison, Ed Kinane, Rae Kramer and Ann Tiffany were arrested in Washington, D.C. on December 16 during an anti-war demonstration. Charges have since been dropped. • The anti-wars committee is working

Youth and Militarism Gets Out of the City

Military recruiters are working hard to take advantage of the economic crisis to lure young people into the military as a job. They continue to struggle to meet recruitment rates in the cities and have increasingly focused on rural communities where jobs are hard to come by and there are fewer community organizations offering alternatives. This semester, SPC’s Youth and Militarism Committee will prioritize getting out to some nearby rural schools

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SPC Monthly Program The US vs. John Lennon Wednesday, February 16 7-9 PM Artrage Gallery (505 Hawley Ave.) A screening of the documentary followed by discussion of current US surveillance and harassment of activists. The film follows Lennon’s transformation into a rallying anti-war activist. It details attempts by the US government under Nixon to silence him and other popular figures involved in anti-war activism. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Contact SPC, 472-5478.

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SPC in Action / from previous page Sunday, and SPC activists are welcome to stay as observers at the meeting, or to stay and enjoy outdoor activities on the grounds of Deer Hill. We ask for a sliding scale contribution of $30-60 for overnight guests (includes accommodations, one breakfast, lunches and one dinner) and $10-20 if you plan to stay for just one day. (You may give less if necessary). RSVP to Carol.

Children’s Peace Workshop Training

SPC and Peace Action have, as part of our annual Hiroshima Remembrance, sponsored short children’s programs using the story of Sadako Sasaki and her thousand paper cranes to help them think about how they can make the world more peaceful. We are taking this program to a wider audience and will start offering the programs in February. We’re looking for people to help at and facilitate the programs and for new venues to present them. We’re offering a free training for presenters/helpers on Thursday, February 10 at 5:30 pm at the SPC office. Join us for bread and soup afterwards. RSVPs helpful, but not required—contact Carol. If you have trouble with stairs, let us know and we’ll make accommodations. To bring us to your youth group or religious education class, contact Terry ( We are happy to send you the lesson plan first if desired.

Onondaga Land Rights Series Closing Celebration

The closing celebration of NOON’s year-long Onondaga Land Rights and Our Common Future series is set for Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm at the Onondaga Nation School, Rt. 11A, Onondaga Nation Territory. The celebration will feature participatory Haudenosaunee social dancing led by the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers. Please join us. Contact Andy.

75th Anniversary

At press time energy is building for our kickoff celebration with Harry Belafonte on January 31. Check out the web site for photos, reports and more. Plans are still

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developing for the year-long celebration, which will include events large and small. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 11 when Noam Chomsky will speak at Nottingham High School. We’re also working on plans for an event to commemorate feminist work for peace (March), organizing to end the Viet Nam War (April) and much more. Help is needed. Contact Andy.

$5900 contributed so far. If you haven’t responded yet, we hope you will do so. The development committee has also launched a campaign for 75 pledgers by the end of the 75th anniversary year. The 45 people who contribute on a monthly or quarterly basis provide a strong base for our other fundraising efforts. We ask you to join this group of committed SPC members. Contact Andy.

Activist Appreciation: Joe Marusa

Joe Marusa is one of those multi-talented activists who brings a thoughtful presence and out-of-the-box perspective to events and project committees. At various times he’s served on SPC’s Birthday Dinner Committee, played a role in our anti-war tableau, worked on Hiroshima Day and assisted with organizational planning. Most recently, Joe joined our 75th Anniversary planning committee. He helped the PNL committee produce our special 800th issue last month and has contributed to planning our kickoff celebration with Harry Belafonte. Joe always pushes us to keep our goals and purpose at the forefront, helping us stay focused. He is engaged, level-headed, and appreciative of those around him. Thanks, Joe.

SPC’s 2011 Steering Committee

SPC’s Steering Committee is responsible for our political direction and financial health and is composed of 10-13 people plus the SPC staff. We are happy that many current steering committee members will be returning and several new people have joined. Returning (non-staff) members are Jessica Azulay, Rae Kramer, Kim McCoy, Julienne Oldfield, Carole Resnick, Richard Vallejo, Rose Viviano and Wendy Yost. We welcome new members Jack Brown, Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre and Sara Watrous. Great thanks to Peter Sinatra, who is leaving the Steering Committee. SPC is fortunate in that our former Steering Committee members are a great resource. Peter will continue his work with the Anti-Wars Committee.

Gotta Pay Those Bills

Plowshares was again very successful last December, raising just over $25,000 to support our work. Response to the fall fund appeal has also been very positive, with

Joe Marusa carrying a banner in the Hiroshima Day Procession. Photo: Diane Lansing

CNY Working Reviews Past Year

As part of planning for the coming year, CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel reviewed our past two years of work. We developed an impressive list of activities: organizing Central New York’s first Nakba commemoration, bringing seven speakers to the community, organizing a half dozen video showings, supporting efforts by local colleges to bring speakers, organizing several demonstrations, raising money to support Palestinian farmers and Israeli anti-occupation activists and more. With your help, we can do even more in the coming year. Contact Andy.

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Pat Hoffman: The Quiet Activist

Pat Hoffman war arrested with other peace activists blockading the local Federal Building to protest the Gulf War. Photo: Post-Standard

Pat Hoffman was born in Washington State. She moved to downstate New York when she was five and to Syracuse with her first husband in 1954. They raised nine children here. She claims she can’t understand why the PNL is interested in interviewing her, but behind her humble facade she reveals a long history of activism and support work with SPC. How did you first get involved with SPC? It was during the Viet Nam War. It was a candlelight march people organized up at Syracuse University and it came down a hill, like Adams or something. It was at night and you could look back and the whole hill was full of people with candles. And I used to do the Hiroshima Day stuff. They didn’t have the procession then. I remember leafletting on the sidewalks on Salina Street. It sounds like when you were first involved it was with a lot of demonstrations and protests. Yes, and then when William Sunderland and Glenda Neff were at the Peace Council, I started to go in. I used to go in one day a week and William was trying to teach me the bookkeeping. At some point Corinne Kinane gave me the job of working with the pledges. I’ve been doing it ever since. Who or what has inspired you? I’d say the Berrigans were an inspiration. I met Carol because we’re both Catholic College alumni and I met her in a group like that. And through Unity Acres. We started taking food up there in about ’69. I thought Phil Berrigan’s book No More Strangers was one of the best books I ever read. My answer could be the Berrigans, and my second husband, Bill [Cuddy]. You said you’re not much of an optimist. What keeps you motivated if you don’t think it’s getting any better? You have to keep your awareness of what’s really going on in the world. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Off the top of your head, what is your most memorable experience with SPC? One of my sons graduated from SU when Alexander Haig spoke at commencement (refers to photo in 1980s column of Jan. PNL history spread). So we wondered, should we participate in the demonstration? Should we go to the graduation like parents would do? We were part of the demonstration. We sat behind that group of people. We didn’t dress up. I didn’t have any blood on my face. – Amelia Ramsey-Lefevre

Gendered Consequences / from cover the women’s grass­roots advo­cacy orga­ni­za­tion KOFAVIV (Com­mis­sion of Women Vic­tims for Vic­tims). Said Lisa Davis, MADRE’s Human Rights Advo­cacy Direc­tor and CUNY Law Pro­fes­sor, “The IACHR set an impor­tant prece­dent in tak­ing deci­sive steps to set con­crete rec­om­men­da­tions before the Hait­ian gov­ern­ment: increase secu­rity patrols, improve light­ing in the camps, pro­vide med­ ical care and ensure legal account­abil­ity.” Mean­while, evi­dence has mounted that recent polit­i­cal insta­bil­ity has dras­ti­cally under­mined women’s safety in the camps. KOFAVIV reports that women lined up at its women’s cen­ter for days after the Novem­ber pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. In addi­tion to call­ing for increased secu­rity and light­ing, the IACHR’s sweep­ing rec­om­men­da­tions advise the Hait­ian gov­ern­ment to pro­vide med­ical care, includ­ing emer­gency con­tra­cep­tion, for rape sur­vivors in dis­place­ment camps. The IACHR has also rec­om­mended that the Hait­ian gov­ern­ment ensure the full par­tic­i­pa­tion and lead­er­ship of grass­roots women’s groups in anti-violence poli­cies and prac­tices in the camps. “The IACHR deci­sion is a big much needed step towards pro­vid­ing safety for all women,” said CCR Legal Direc­tor Bill Quigley. “It is time for the US, the UN and the inter­na­ tional com­mu­nity to sup­port the coura­geous women of Haiti who are pro­vid­ing for fam­i­lies in the most try­ing con­di­tions. Talk is fine, but only a tiny per­cent­age of the money promised by the US for the rebuild­ing effort has made it to Haiti. It is time for action.” – Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

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Dala Feb. 4 / These “darlings of the Canadian music scene” deliver infectious acoustic pop. Vocal Group of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Lissa Schneckenburger Feb. 18 / Back by popular demand: Charming New England fiddle stylings wrapped around original and traditional materal.

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Eric Schlosser investigative journalist; author of fast food nation Investigative Journalism: An Evening with Eric Schlosser March 1, 2011 4:00 pm, Hendricks Chapel Sponsored in cooperation with the College of Human Ecology.

James Balog photographer and director of the extreme ice survey Earth In Sight: Ideas and Images to Inspire Individual and Social Action March 8, 2011 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel Sponsored in cooperation with the Geoffrey O. Seltzer Lecture in The College of Arts and Sciences.

Karen Tse human rights attorney; founder and director of international bridges for justice Transformation and Liberation: Rising Up from Fear to Hope March 22, 2011 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel

Sponsored in cooperation with the College of Law and the School of Education.

Maude Barlow co-founder of the blue planet project and chair of the food and water watch The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water April 5, 2011 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel

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SPC in Action / from page 4

Public Power

On January 18, the Public Power Coalition held a spirited demonstration of about 40 people outside National Grid’s office on Erie Blvd., calling on the Public Service Commission to deny National Grid’s rate hike request. The Coalition continues to believe that the best long-term solution to Syracuse’s high utility rates is a publicly-owned utility. The coalition welcomes new people at our meetings, the first Thursday each month at 7:30 pm at the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice (2013 E. Genesee St.). Contact Jessica.

Jail Medical Care to be Privatized

The fledgling United as One coalition continues to bring together a broad range of groups to work on transparency and accountability within the Justice Center. In January, representatives from the coalition met with jail staff and the County Executive regarding the new contract with a private corporation to provide medical care within the Justice Center. Coalition groups are pushing for community oversight of contract implementation and provision of services. The coalition meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Spanish Action League (700 Oswego St.).

Members of Syracuse United Neighbors, SPC, the Green Party and Partnership for Onondaga Creek came out to oppose National Grid’s rate hike request. Photo: Ursula Rozum

Our Door’s Always Open! Don’t fret if you missed our Get Involved Night on January 19! If you want to work for peace but aren’t sure how, stop in for a cup of coffee or tea, and we can chat about how your passion and skills can contribute to the local anti-war movement. Peace takes all of us! Contact Ursula.

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Artistically Speaking: A Tribute to Mark J. Wright. 1-5pm. Carrier Theater at Mulroy Civic Center, 421 Montgomery St. Proceeds to est. Young Artists Scholarship Fund. Donation $5-50. cdcharle@ University Neighbors Lecture Series. Roger Hallas. Can Images Bear Witness?: The Visual Culture of Aids Activism. 3pm. Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. 478-8634. $10/$5 student.




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Harry Belafonte. Reception to follow. 7-9pm. Syracuse Stage. Contact Andy, 472-5478. $25 regular, $15 low-income. EVERY MON: GED classes. 9am-12pm. Westcott Community Center. RSVP to Paul Harvey at 247-4420 or WCC at 478-8634.


SPC Retreat. 10am-4pm. Deer Hill Bed & Breakfast, Cazenovia. Carol, 472-5478. (see p.3)


Winter Peace Outreach. 4:15-5pm. Hancock Airbase, East Molloy Rd (reaper drone focus). Ed or Ann, 478-4571. Partnership for Onondaga Creek Mtg. 6pm. Brady Faith Center, 404 South Ave., Aggie 478-4571. Call to confirm. Kick-Off Meeting: SPC Radical Reading Group. 7pm. Horace Campbell joins the group’s first meeting to discuss his recent book Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics. 300 Berkeley Dr. Ursula, 472-5478.


G ay a n d L e s b i a n C a t h o l i c s . 5pm. All Saints Church, 1304 Lancaster Ave. 770-2155.


15 March PNL Calendar deadline. Items to or 472-5478. Learning to Learn Together Series: Old Roots, New Roots. A Potluck Dinner and discussion focused on the difficulties between recently arrived immigrants and “older Americans.” Sponsored by Newell St. Community Garden. 6-8pm. Beauchamp Library, E. Colvin & S. Salina Sts. Mary 476-3754 or Mable 471-7063.


G ay a n d L e s b i a n C a t h o l i c s . 5pm. All Saints Church, 1304 Lancaster Ave. 770-2155.


SUN Westside Coalition, 7pm, Brown Memorial, 228 Davis St. 476-7475.

SPC Steering Committee Meeting. 6:30-9pm. Open to SPC supporters. Contact Jessica, 472-5478.

22 Onondaga Land Rights & Our Common Future Closing Celebration and Cultural Sharing. 7pm. Onondaga Nation School, Rt. 11A. Andy, 4725478. (see p.4) PFLAG monthly meeting. 7:30 pm, 1st UU Church, 250 Waring Rd.




What We Want: What We Believe - Documentary footage of the Black Panther Party. 7pm. ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., 218-5711.

28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture: Poet Sonia Sanchez. 7pm. Maxwell Aud., Syr. Univ. Dept. of Afr-Amer. Studies, 443-4302. EVERY WED: Open Figure Drawing. 7-10pm. Westcott Comm. Ctr. Fee. 478-8634.


From the Holocaust to Darfur, Never Again. Sam Totten. 4pm. Reilley Room, Reilly Hall, Le Moyne. Center for Peace and Global Studies.

SUN Southside Coalition. 6:30pm. Beauchamp Library, 2111 S Salina St. 476-7475. EVERY TUES: Rough Times Live (Media Unit). 8pm. Time Warner 98. 478-UNIT.

Every Sun: “Top of the World” music. 10pm-12am, 88.3 FM.





SPC’s Annual Strike for Peace Bowlathon. Flamingo Bowl (Liverpool). Noon-5pm. $10 kids, $15 adults. Carol, 472-5478. (see p.3)

Winter Peace Outreach. 4:15-5pm. Hancock Airbase, East Molloy Rd (reaper drone focus). Ed or Ann, 478-4571.

University Neighbors Lecture Series. My Old House Love Affair: The Joys and Struggles Of Restoring Old Homes. Andrew Besemer. 3pm. Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. 478-8634. $10/$5 student.

Partnership for Onondaga Creek Mtg. 6pm. Brady Faith Center, 404 South Ave., Aggie 478-4571. Call to confirm.



EVERY THURS: Talk to a lawyer. 6-8pm. Westcott Comm. Ctr. 826 Euclid Ave. Steve, 478-8634.



Dala in Concert. 8pm. May Memorial UU Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. Folkus Project, Fee.

Public Power Coalition Meeting. 7:30pm. Syracuse Center for Peace & Social Justice, 2nd floor, 2013 E. Genesee St. Jessica, 472-5478.




SPC Retreat. 9:30am-6pm. Deer Hill Bed & Breakfast, Cazenovia. Carol, 472-5478. (see p.3) EVERY SAT: Sharing the Earth (PAR). 10 pm. Time Warner 98.



Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics. 2nd Saturday Series. 8pm. Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. Folkus Project, Fee.

Children’s Peace Workshop Training. Learn to facilitate a children’s peace workshop. 5:30pm. Followed by soup and bread. RSVP to Carol, 472-5478. (see p.4) Islam in the African American Experience. Zaheer Ali. 7pm. Maxwell Aud., Syr. Univ. Muslim Students’ Assoc., 845-741-8002.


All Fracked Up. Film Screening and ShaleShock CNY meeting. 6pm. Onondaga Free Library. SUN Skunk City Neighborhood Association. 6:30pm. Mundy Library, 1204 S. Geddes St. 476-7475. Cajibío Sister Community Meeting. 7pm. Cortland. Contact Ann to carpool, 478-4571.

SPC Monthly Program The US vs. John Lennon. 7pm. ArtRage Gallery. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Ursula, 472-5478. (see p.3)


Friends of Dorothy dinner. 5:30-7pm. St. Vincent’s Parish. Enter on Winton St. Fee. The Failure of Public Education: Evaluating the Achievement Gap Amongst African-American and LatinoYouth. 6-8pm. Discussion will include a youth panel of current and former Syracuse City School District teens. Grewen Hall Aud., Le Moyne College.



Third Thursday - Citywide Arts Night. 5-8pm. Emerging Women of CNY Exhibit #2. 5-8pm. Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street. or 425-0405. SUN Southwest Action Committee. 7pm. Brady Faith, 404 South Ave. 476-7475. Symposium: Music of Conflict and Reconciliation. 7:30pm.”Refugees and Exile.” Colloquium on music of Afghanistan and Ghana w/Michael Frishkopf (University of Alberta) and John Baily (University of London). Shemin Aud., Shaffer Art Bldg, Syr. Univ. 443-4185. Continues on Friday.


EVERY THURS: Moving for Better Balance. Exercise Program for seniors. 11-11:45am. Westcott Community Center. Transportation can be arranged. 478-8634. PNL Mailing Party. 4pm. SPC office, 2013 E. Genesee St., 2nd floor. Meet and work with great folks... and we provide pizza. Andy, 472-5478.


Lissa Schneckenburger in Concert. 8pm. May Memorial UU Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. Folkus Project, folkus. org. Fee.


19 EVERY SAT: Democracy Now! Time Warner Cable Channel 98, 9-11am. 2011 Thornden Park Association’s Chili Bowl Festival. Noon-4pm.Thornden Park Field House. Dan, 474-3813.


Pax Christi Meeting. 9:30am, 208 Slocum Ave.

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