Riverside-Salem Program Schedule

November - December, 2005

4:00-6:00 p.m.


[Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are at Riverside-Salem Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.  Sundays in BOLD; other events of interest in italics. For information/confirmation: 773-1426]


Nov. 6         “Bringing Peace to the Congo.”  Mary Kay Jou, LSW, MSW, Director and Founder of the Training Dept. at the International Institute of New Jersey, will present her experience as the first social worker to co-facilitate the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops in the Congo.  Our local Interfaith Peace Network (IPN) contributed to the costs of this exceptional journey. ALSO:  Western Area Meeting, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder (1:15 lunch, 2:00 business meeting).


Nov. 10              WNY Peace Center Annual Dinner & Fundraiser, 6 p.m. onward, Buffalo Convention Center.  Info/reservations: 894-2013.

National Donor Sabbath weekend will be observed Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2005. For more information, call the Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc. (UNYTS) at 853-6667, or visit www.unyts.org.

Nov. 13*      “My Bicycle Trip Across the United States to Support Caroline’s House” by Sue Tomkins, Professor Law at UB and chair of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Niagara, who rode from Washington (state) to Massachusetts, from the Pacific to the Atlantic.


Nov. 20       "In the Eye of the Storm:  Violence against Women in India and Globalization.”  Rima Aranha will briefly talk about her work and WIB-India.  Drawing from that, she will specifically talk about dowry deaths and bride burnings--but conceptualizing this in the larger globalizing trends we are seeing today.  Pat Shelly, a member of Women in Black-Buffalo, will offer a report on the 12th International Women in Black Conference, held in East Jerusalem, which she attended in August. The path of feminist peace offers many ideas and strategies, and Pat will recount some from Israel, Palestine, Belgrade, Spain, and Italy.





Dec. 4         BUSINESS MEETING  


Dec. 11        Dave Lanfear, Straw Bale Construction


Dec. 18        CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS: A CAROL SING & POTLUCK with Nan Hoffman & the DeLoughrys & Joe Tumino & David LaDuca


Dec. 25        CHRISTMAS [NO CHURCH]


Dec. 31             New Year’s Eve Party (watch/call for details—773-1426)