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Rock Tavern, NY –The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF)’s First Fridays virtual series will take place again (after a long hiatus) on Friday, August 5, in order to draw attention to the epidemic of gun violence, its impacts on our communities, and calling upon our elected officials—and all of us—to find real solutions.
 
The Friday forum will be followed by a Saturday march in Poughkeepsie to coincide with the Poughkeepsie River Fest, an annual cultural festival. The march is the first in a monthly series being coordinated by the “Stop the Violence Movement,” a coalition of community groups, cultural organizations, labor unions, businesses, and elected officials.
 
Panelists for this First Friday will include Angelina Reynoso of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), bringing the perspective of health care workers; Ashley Bohuniek of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), reflecting on the impacts of the seemingly endless string of horrific school shootings on both students and teachers; march organizers Robert Pemberton and Joseph Stratford; high school student Paxton Honerkamp; and Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson (A.D. 104), who will discuss possible legislative measures to address gun violence (despite the setback of the recent Supreme Court decision on concealed weapon regulations).
WHAT – an online panel discussion/town hall event, focusing on the role of the labor movement in pressing for a more equitable, sustainable society, through bargaining for the common good.

WHEN – August 5, 6:00 – 7:00 PM 

WHERE  via Zoom/Facebook Live; register at this link to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. Facebook Live link will be at https://www.facebook.com/hvlabor/
 
WHY – To re-energize the unions in the Hudson Valley (and beyond), and to re-connect workers 
through their common interests in the labor movement as we begin to re-imagine the world through the lens of working people and our communities.

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