Democracy Now! daily broadcast moves to 5:00pm on WilliNet ch 1303.

Watch Democracy Now! Monday- Friday at 8:00 am & 5:00 pm on WilliNet’s channel 1303! Democracy Now! moved their evening broadcast time to 5:00pm (from 7pm).

“Birthright Citizens: Black Americans and the Making of Democracy before the Civil War” Lecture on Thu, Sept. 12, from 4:15-5:30 p.m . in Griffin Hall, Williams College

Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver this talk at Williams College on Thu, Sept. 12, 4:15-5:30pm in Griffin Hall, room 3.

Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. She is also the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture 1830-1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). In addition, she is a coeditor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). She is currently completing Vanguard: A History of African American Women’s Politics (Basic)—to be published in 2020 in conjunction with the 19th Amendment’s centennial.

“The Isis Trial” screening FREE @ Old Chatham Quakers, 7pm, 9/14 (potluck at 6pm)

“The Isis Trial” screening Saturday, September 14, 2019, Potluck at 6:00 PM, film at 7:00 PM at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House.

“The Isis Trial” by local filmmaker Ellie Bernstein, is a look at the controversial investigation and trial of 3 young Somali boys with no history of violence accused and convicted of terrorism in 2016 and sentenced to a combined total of 95 years.  Orchestrated by the FBI, this is the second largest federal terrorism case in the United States.  The film examines the controversial use of informants and how federal Countering Violent Extremism programs have divided communities.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow led by the filmmaker and Attorneys Kathy Manley and Steve Downs.  For more information call 518-794-3048.  For directions:

MCLA Gallery 51: Making One’s Mark, Aug 29 – Sept 21, N. Adams

Local artists, including W’town’s Jane Hudson, exhibiting at MCLA Gallery 51’s show “Making One’s Mark” opening August 29-September 21. Opening reception Thursday Aug. 29, 5pm – 8pm @ 51 Main St.

Mark making describes the different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures we create in an artwork. it can be loose and gestural or controlled and neat. It can apply to any material used on any surface: paint on canvas, ink or pencil on paper, a scratched mark on plaster, clay or metal, a digital paint tool on a screen, the pattern in a weaving, even a sound can be a form of mark making. Artists use gesture to express their feelings and emotions in response to something seen or something felt – or gestural qualities can be used to create a purely abstract composition.

COOL Committee hosting Listening Session re) Town Lighting, 7-8:30 pm, Wed, 9/18 @ Wtown Police Station

The Williamstown COOL Committee (CO2 Lowering) invites all to discuss Town Lighting at a public Listening Session at 7-8:30pm on Wednesday, September 18 at the W’town Police Station.

The purpose of the COOL committee is to promote sustainable living practices in Williamstown in a way that inspires community engagement, prompts individual action, and promotes exchange of ideas and practices in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The new Williamstown Police Station is located at 825 Simonds Rd.