(en) NY Green Happenings this month

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday December 1, Forum on Global Warming (Queens)

In preparation for the international conference in Kyoto, Japan on climate change, the Green Legal and Education Fund has organized this

forum on global warming. David Levner of the Queens Greens will read a statement endorsed by Green Parties worldwide (including the Green Party of NY State) that will be presented to the Kyoto conference.

The forum will take place in the Queens Borough Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. By train, take the F to 169 St., exit at the rear of the train and walk two blocks south on Merrick Blvd. The forum will be on

the basement level in Area A. For more information, contact David Levner (levner@panix.com, 718-897-1448).

Thursday December 4, Candlelight Vigil to Demand an End to Global Warming (Manhattan)

President Clinton will be negotiating with world leaders in Kyoto, Japan on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Tell him he must take a strong position. Join us in showing our commitment to putting a stop to global warming.

Meet at 4:45 P.M. directly across from the United Nations in Ralph Bunche Park, 42nd St. and First Ave. By subway, take the 4, 5, 6 or 7

trains to 42nd St./Grand Central By bus, take the M15, M42, M98, M101, M102, M103, or M104.

Contact Gina Kim of NYPIRG (212-349-6460) for more information.

Friday December 5, Brian Tokar Speaks About His New Book (Manhattan)

Brian Tokar will speak about his new book, Earth for Sale, in Black Out Books at 5 P.M. This bookstore is located at 50 Avenue B, between

E. 3rd and E. 4th Streets. The closest subway stop is Second Ave. on the F line; exit on the First Ave side of the station and walk two blocks east and 3.5 blocks north. For more information, call Mitchel Cohen at 718-449-0037.

Saturday December 6, Fourth Annual Your Food Today & Tomorrow! Conference (Brooklyn)

Food, farm and anti-hunger advocates, community gardeners, dieticians

and nutritionists, chefs and educators will come together at New York

City Technical College to explore strategies for supporting stronger,

healthier regional farms while providing better food and opportunities to low-income urban and rural residents. The event will kick off with

a dramatic, interactive "Food System Firing Line" with a dozen food-system experts addressing the issues and challenges facing us. Over 60 organizations -- ranging from City Harvest, Hunger Action Network of NYS and Greenmarkets to American Farmland Trust and Cornell's Farming Alternatives Program - will participate in the day's many workshops, displays, plenary and breakout sessions.

Focusing on strategies for strengthening farms, reducing hunger and creating community, the conference sessions will cover such issues as

the myths and realities of hunger in NYC; the alarming decline in - and tremendous potential for - farming in our state; New York State and City food; nutrition and farm policy; how groups and individuals can buy direct from farmers; healthy diets; and food-system education. All participants will learn about the food system, their role in it and concrete ways to get better food while creating a stronger local economy, cleaner environment and healthier neighborhoods.

A central part of the day-long event will be a delicious, gourmet lunch prepared by Julia Jordan and her hospitality management students at City Tech - using seasonal ingredients brought in that morning by regional farmers. Peter Hoffman, Executive Chef of the Savoy Restaurant in Soho, will speak after lunch about his personal journey

as a celebrated chef working directly with regional farmers and the vast potential for New York City to help create a sustainable regional food system.

And the day will wrap up with a New York State wine, juice and cheese

reception/press conference sponsored by New York Farms!, a state-wide

collaborative campaign of over 50 organizations working to promote New York State agriculture and foster consumer loyalty to New York farm products.

This conference is organized by Just Food and hosted by New York City

Technical College - just one stop over the Brooklyn Bridge at Klitgord Hall, 280 Jay Street between Tillary and Johnson. The building is well marked and easily accessible by subway (2, 3, 4, A, C, F, N, R all stop within blocks), bus and car (parking is plentiful). The conference starts at 8:30 A.M. and lasts until 5 P.M. The $35 registration includes lunch and membership in Just Food.

Saturday December 6, The Third Bi-annual Statewide Conference on Grassroots Politics and the Environment (New Jersey)

"Building an environmental peoples program from the ground up."

This conference is presented by the following groups: * North Jersey Independent Alliance * New Jersey Independents * Green Party of New Jersey * Socialist Party USA of New Jersey

The keynote speaker is Brian Tokar, author of The Green Alternative and Earth for Sale. There will be workshops and panels on: * watershed preservation and the Hackensack Meadowlands; * depleted uranium; * the Cassini space probe and the nuclearization of space; * toxic cleanups; * ecofeminism; * sustainable communities; * environmental politics; * the campaign to ban atrazine; and * Bergen transit issues

The conference is from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Edward Williams College of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, New Jersey Registration is $12.50 before Nov. 30th, $15.00 after that date. NJI members and students pay $10 before Nov. 30, $12.50 after. Organizational display tables are $10. A vegetarian buffet Indian lunch will be provided.

Make checks payable to North Jersey Independent Alliance, PO Box 86, Hackensack, NJ 07602. For information call 201-487-3748 or 908-255-8044.

Sunday December 7, Picket and Civil Disobedience at Brookhaven National Lab

For 50 years, Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) has contaminated Long Island. Every year they apologize for their past mistakes and promise

to improve, and yet every year they continue to spread poisons into our ground and water. We are demanding that they permanently close the research reactors and clean up the messes they have created. We will gather at the William Floyd Parkway Entrance to BNL (L.I.E. exit 68 and north) at 11 A.M.

These monthly demonstrations are organized by Roger Snyder of L.I. SHAD (lishad@pobox.com, (516-265-9430). This demonstration will include an interfaith service and civil disobedience. If you wish to take part in the civil disobdeience, you must take a nonviolence training course; please contact Roger. Of course, you are also welcome to join a lawful picket in support of those who plan to be arrested.

Other organizations participate, including the Peconic Green Party and the Nassau County Green Party.

Here are some photos from an earlier demonstration in March and a demonstration in April.

Monday December 8, A Concert for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Political Prisoner on Death Row (Manhattan)

This concert is in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist and former Black Panther who may have been framed for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia policeman. He remains on death row in Pennsylvania, awaiting a decision from the PA Supreme Court on his demand for a new

trial. Mumia's case concentrates all the current trends toward the criminalization of Black men, the suppression of dissent, the expanded death penalty, and the gutting of defendants' rights.

You'll be able to hear the following bands and performers: * DJ Spooky * The Arsonists * Non-Phixion * Killer Priest * Mark Ribot * Roy Nathanson * Gloria * Sparrow * Universus from the Bronxside * Tracie Morris * Stephan Smith * White Collar Crime * ... and special guests

DJs from Cultural Alchemy will take over all night in the Downstairs Lounge.

At 7 P.M. in Wetlands 161 Hudson Street, 2 blocks south of Canal Street stop on A/C or 1/9 trains

Sunday December 14, Presentation of the 1997 Humanist of the Year Award to Mumia Abu-Jamal (Manhattan)

The Church of Humanism will present this award at 11 A.M. at the Universalist Society, 76th Street and Central Park West, in N.Y. City. The Church of Humanism bestows its Humanist of the Year Award on exemplary individuals in the great struggle for social justice, human

liberation and the creation of a better world.

The key speaker at the ceremony will be Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and long-standing member of the Move organization.

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a political prisoner on death row in Pennsylvania.

There is strong reason to believe that Mumia, an award-winning journalist, radio talk-show host, former Black Panther, MOVE supporter and outspoken critic of the prison system, has been framed and sentenced to death because of his political beliefs. Mumia has been on death row for 15 years and is in great danger of being executed.

Mumia's trial for allegedly killing a Philadelphia police officer was

full of gross procedural errors and judicial misconduct. Human Rights

Watch gave Mumia an award as an author under political persecution, and Amnesty International has stated that the government "appears to have overtly used Mumia's political beliefs and affiliations... to impose the death penalty."

Writer Alice Walker, who visited Mumia twice in prison, stated that Mumia's is a "...rare and courageous voice speaking from a place we fear to know... He is innocent."

For more information call 212-877-5662.

Monday December 15, Demonstration for Labelling of Genetically-Altered Foods (Westchester)

The Westchester Greens will demonstrate outside Food Emporium (an A&P

owned store) on Mamaroneck Avenue at the intersection of Rutherford St. starting at noon. We will let area supermarkets and shoppers know

that we want genetically-altered foods labeled. We will bring signs, petitions, and leaflets to hand to shoppers. Anyone in favor of labeling genetically-altered foods is welcome to join us. For more information, please call Heather at 914-666-3047.

Saturday February 21, State Assembly of the New York State Greens and Green Party of NY State

A state assembly is the ultimate decision-making body for the New York State Greens/Green Party of NY State (G/GPoNYS). All members and supporters of the G/GPoNYS are invited. The assembly will take place in Westchester County.

Agenda items may be submitted by any local chapter, or by any three members, by contacting the Clearinghouse Coordinator David Levner, (levner@panix.com, 718-897-1448, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. The agenda will be organized by the Coordinating Council.

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