Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Listening to others

"Forum on War: Do the Peace Movement and the Tea Party Movement agree?"

Wednesday, February 24, 7-9 pm, WAMC Linda Norris Auditorium, 339 Central Ave (at Quail St), Albany.

The "Right, Left, and In Between Dialogue" planning committee presents the third in a series of local public forums, bringing together representatives of widely diverse thoughts.

The public is invited to hear speakers from many sides of the issue, and to participate in the discussion. The format will be three speakers from each perspective, and a moderator.

The firt part will be approximately 30 minutes, with each speaker giving introductory remarks of about five minutes each. Speakers will alternate between "right" and "left" viewpoints.

The second part, also approximately 30 minutes, will have the speakers asking each other questions, and discussing their areas of agreement and disagreement. The third part will have audience members posing questions to the speakers.

Speakers include: Joe Lombardo, Jason Peterson, Mabel Leon, Patrick S. Zeigler, Steven Vasquez and John Minehan.

Contact: Dennis Karius at 518-456-5721. Sponsored by: the Right, Left and In Between Dialogue Planning Committee, consisting of people who are active members in the following local organizations: Capital Region Council , Campaign for Liberty, Interfaith Alliance of NYS, 9-12 Project, Capital District Greens, We The People, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, John Birch Society, Labor-Religion Coalition of the Capital District/Jobs with Justice, and ARISE (A Regional Initiative Supporting Empowerment).