Apr 122012
 
Center for Civic Engagement Newsletter
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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Meet the DREAMers at Bard College!
Friday April 13th, 6:30 pm, Olin 102

Come join us for snacks and discussion with the courageous DREAMers of the New York State Youth Leadership Council who are walking 150 miles from NYC to Albany to gather support for the NY DREAM Act, a bill that would allow undocumented New Yorkers to access state financial aid for higher education.

For more information click here: http://www.nydreamact.org/walk-to-albany-to-spread-new-york-dream-act/

The next day…come walk with us on Saturday April 14th as we journey the 17 miles from Bard College to Catskill, NY. We will meet in the parking lot across from the library at 8 am for a light breakfast and end around 6:30 pm for a dinner at the community center in Catskill, stopping for lunch midday at the Germantown Community Farm. Wear your comfiest sneakers! If you can’t walk the whole day, meet us at 5:30PM on the east side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge so we can march into Catskill together!

Please email ltorymurphy@wjcny.org to let us know if you or your group is coming. We are coordinating transportation from Catskill back to Bard so people can pick up their cars at the end of the day. Thank you!

This event is co-sponsored by the Worker’s Justice Center and the Red Hook ESL Project.
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Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Red Hook village Building

Keynote speaker award-winning author and filmmaker John Sayles.  For more details go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Hook-Community-Arts-Network/116401555104181.  Interested in volunteering?  Contact Erin Cannan at cannan@bard.edu or rhcanreadlocal@gmail.com.
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The Center for Civic Engagement is proud to offer a unique opportunity to help the Columbia County Habitat for Humanity get their ReStore location ready for Earth Day.  There are only a few spots available, so please contact Bob Feeny at rfeeny@bard.edu if you are interested.  First come, first served.

Details:

We will leave Bard around 8:30am on this Saturday (April 14th).  We will drive up to Hudson and get to work helping get the store ready.  All you need to do is show up in jeans and a t-shirt, ready to work.  We will return to Bard by 5:00pm.  Transportation will be provided.

ReStore is a division of Habitat for Humanity.  ReStore outlets sell salvaged, reused, and recycled building materials to the general public.  This provides people with low-cost building supplies, and it raises money for Habitat for Humanity.

I hope to hear from many of you.  This will be a great way to spend a Saturday!

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