OSSINING WELCOMES ALL OF WESTCHESTER TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Vance Gilbert Plays at Ossining's Louis Engel Waterfront Park, 7pm Wednesday, 8/28
Special musical guest Vance Gilbert performs during a night of fruitful words and music with members of the Ossining community and the Star of Bethlehem Mass Choir. The Boston Globe says of Vance, "He is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats as eagerly between songs as they do during them."
Speakers will engage and inspire attendees with insights on topics including civil rights history nationally and in Ossining, voting rights, the criminal justice system and economic justice. Come relax with us and don’t miss this evening of culture! (*Rain Location: The Ossining Community Center)
Brother Outsider Screens at Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theater, 6:30pm Thursday, 8/29
The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series continues with Brother Outsider, a compelling film that follows the story of Bayard Rustin, a powerful leader and voice to nonviolent activism and civil rights. Following the screening, we will engage in learned discussion with panelist Walter Naegle, Rustin’s life partner, and Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program and professor at Columbia University’s School Law Institute where he teaches Race, Poverty and Constitutional Law.
About The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series
Our mission is to bring our community together to watch, enjoy and engage in conversations about documentaries that collectively open our eyes to issues that are important to our lives and to our circles. At these free screenings, we have a panel of experts available to answer questions and facilitate discussion. We hope that the issues raised in the documentary will encourage questions and action towards making a difference in Ossining and in the world. Check out our website (www.ossiningdocumentaries.org) and Facebook page for upcoming event details.
With Special Thanks To Event Sponsors: The Hudson Valley Arts & Sciences (ossining.org), New York Yearly Meeting's Black Concerns Committee (NYYM.org), Chappaqua Friends Meeting (ChappaquaFriends.org)
Special thanks also goes to ProjectEarthquake, the Waterfront Vision Committee, The Waterfront Concert Series, The Ossining Parks & Recreation Department, The Ossining Public Library, Green Ossining, Transition Ossining, and SBS Shipping and Business Services, Ossining Arts Council and the Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series
If you’d like more information about these events or to schedule an interview with the panel, please call
Toro Adeyemi at (412) 760-0710 or email Toro at email@example.com