Schenectady Neighbors for Peace Report June 2008

For June, our  key events included:

  • Doing peace crafts and tabling at Kids’ Day. The main project focused on practicing peace at home so that it extends beyond that into the larger world.
  • Cost of the War Banner Display at Farmer’s Market, and at two Friday vigils.
  • Tabling / craft sales at the Holly Near concert by the 8th Step at Proctors.
  • Marching in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade (very positive public response – personal contact and questions to Jim Tedisco regarding Military Toxins Law).
  • Counter-recruitment meeting with the head of the Guidance Dept. at Schenectady High School, who is now working on developing materials for showing alternatives to the military and more student options. A follow-up meeting is planned, and possibly some branching out to other local high schools.
  • Farmers’ Market tabling/display of banners/craft sales fundraiser – made profits/reached people. Fate for the continuation of this project is unknown.
  • Ongoing weekly vigils
  • Successful, productive monthly meeting with key focus on planning Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial