The City of Albany invites you to celebrate Black History Month:
This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.
Excerpts from African American History in spoken word and song.
Poet Nell Stokes will take participants on a unique journey through African American history using both spoken word and traditional Black spirituals. In this uniquely entertaining and informative performance, Ms. Stokes will share excerpts from over 500 years of blood, sweat, tears, pain struggle, triumph, laughter, and joy.
Nell Stokes is a native of Montgomery Alabama who moved to the Capital District in 1963. She has consistently contributed to the Albany community by serving on numerous boards and working as a volunteer. She is a co-founder of the Black Women’s Association of Albany and currently volunteers with the Wizard’s Wardrobe tutoring program. While employed by the Albany YWCA in 1980, she created the Black American Essay Contest for students ages 8 to 18. Nell has written, directed and produced several plays with themes around education, faith, hope and love. She is a poet who credits her inspiration to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
For more information, please call (518) 434-9821, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.albanyny.org
Join Us! On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Prisoners’ Legal Services will host its annual event for National Pro Bono Week. Each year focuses on a different theme. This year’s theme will be death and dying while incarcerated and will include a screening of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, a film highlighting one man’s final days in the Iowa State Penitentiary. Nominated for an Academy Award, the film provides a rarely seen look into prison hospice programs.
After the screening will be a panel discussion with Edgar Barens, the film’s director, and David Leven, Executive Director of End of Life Choices NY, followed by a reception.
Prior to the film, PLS will present awards to volunteers from across the state for their pro bono service to incarcerated New Yorkers.
The event will be held at Albany Law School, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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In Our Own Voices, a local Albany area organization which encourages human and civil rights groups to broaden their agendas to include issues that affect LGBT people of color (LGBT POC), is holding their annual Gayly Bowl on Saturday, September 24, 2016, to honor National Gay Men’s AIDS Awareness Day. The event is from 1pm-4pm at Six Mile Water Works Park on Fuller Road, and will consist of obstacle courses, food and prizes.