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This Week

Alliance for Democracy Capital District Chapter meeting. Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. Second Monday of Every month? 10/13, 5:30 PM: The AfD focuses on clean money/clean elections, campaign finance reform, ending political bribery, opposing corporate globalization, pro-democracy campaign, opposing oil wars, and movement/coalition building. Locally, planning upcoming “Clean Elections Clean-Up Crew” political fundraiser protests, anti-war activity, etc. For information call 583-4326 or e-mail

Cultivating a Culture of Peace. Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, 959 Madison Ave., Albany. 10/13, 12:30 PM: An afternoon and evening of workshops and discussions dedicated to finding peace globally, locally, and within. For information call 688-0242 or 783-7769.

Democracy in Latin America 30 Years after Chile’s 9/11. University at Albany, Social Science 250, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/10-12: Nearly 90 presenters from more than 7 countries round out this two-day cultural and intellectual conference on Latin American Democracy over the past three decades. For more information visit or call 442-4890.

Hudson-Mohawk Independent Media Center meeting. YWCA Harriet Tubman Peace Room, Troy. 10/6, 6 PM: Help build an alternative to the corporate-controlled media—be the media. For info visit or call 286-3411.

HIV/AIDS Conference on Africa. Campus Center Ballroom, SUNY uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/10, 8 AM-5 PM and 6-9 PM: A free conference the challenges of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Speakers will include New York State Sen. Neil Breslin, and noted local and African presenters. For information call 442 4248 or 442-4730, or e-mail or

Ironweed Collective meeting. 98 Grand St., Albany. Mondays, 7 PM: The Ironweed Collective is organizing a space at 98 Grand St., which will be a meeting space for activists and community members, a library, and an artists’ workshop, including a music studio. 436-0929.

Meet the Candidates Night in Ballston Spa. County Solar Building, Cooperative Extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. 10/14, 7 PM: A meet the candidates night for all candidates in the upcoming Saratoga County elections. For more information call 465-4162.

New York Civil Liberties Union Capital Region Chapter membership meeting. Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/13, 6:30 PM: All are welcome to join in a discussion on civil liberties issues affecting the Capital Region. For more information call 436-8594.

Peacemakers of Schoharie County. Community Library Cobleskill, Union Street, Cobleskill. Saturdays, 11 AM-noon: Come join members and friends of the peacemakers for a weekly vigil for peace. 234-3947.

Saratoga Greens Community Forum. Saratoga Farmer’s Market, High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs. 10/11, 11 AM: The third is a series of discussions detailing the Green Party’s view on issues of local importance. For more information e-mail

Saratoga Greens meeting. Sussman Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Putnam and Henry streets, Saratoga Springs. 10/9, 7-9 PM: For info visit or e-mail

Saratoga Springs Meet the Candidates session. Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 10/15, 7 PM: The Downtown Business Association hosts this meet the candidates session. All Saratoga Springs City Council and county supervisor candidates are
invited to meet area voters. For more information call 587-8635.

Third Annual Empire Energy & Environmental Expo Albany. Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany. 10/14-15: Two-day expo featuring information on fuel cells, renewable energy, healthy schools, cogeneration, transportation issues, green buildings and more. For more information call 432-6400 x227, e-mail or visit

Vigil for Peace. Opposite the clock tower at site of summertime farm stand, Chatham. Thursdays, 4:30-7 PM: For more information 766-2992.

Vigil for Peace. Corners of Jay and Liberty streets, Schenectady. Fridays, 11 AM-noon: Participate in this local vigil. For more information 861-5627.

Vigil for Peace. In front of the Post Office on Broadway and Church streets, Saratoga Springs. Saturdays, noon-1 PM: Hosted by the Saratoga Peace Alliance, all are welcome to attend. 272-1468.

Vigil for Peace. Cobleskill Public Library, Union St., Cobleskill. Saturdays, 11 AM: For more information call 234-3915.

Vigil for Peace. In front of Town Hall, Great Barrington, Mass. Saturdays, 11 AM-noon: Email for more information.

Vigil for Peace. Riverfront Park, Troy. Saturdays, 11 AM-noon: Rosa House Peace Community invites all concerned citizens to join in a weekly peace vigil. 272-1468.

Vigil for Peace. Bandshell Park, Main Street, Johnstown. Saturdays, 3-4 PM: For more information, call 477-4004.

Vigil for Peace. Four Corners, Delmar. Mondays, 5-6 PM: For more information

Vigil for Peace. Foot of the Capitol, Eagle Street, Albany. Wednesdays, noon-1 PM: For more information, call 477-4004.

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