The AAHS of Rockland will be conducting its ANNUAL MEETING on Monday, Dec 10, 2012 – open to General Members and the Community. You are also invited to a Special presentation of:
“The King of Denmark Comes to Billings”
Written by Mark Judelson
Thousands of people in Billings, Montana courageously responded to hate crimes and incidents committed against their neighbors. In December of 1993, skinheads and neo-Nazis attempted to terrorize and intimidate Native Americans, African Americans and Jews living in Billings.
With every hate-filled act, people stood up to the haters, defending their neighbors. House painters repainted the home of Dawn Fast Horse which had been spray painted with swastikas and the words “Die Indian!” White people attended the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church after skinheads entered during a Sunday service in an attempt to intimidate its African-American parishioners. 6,000 homeowners placed menorahs in their windows after a brick was thrown through the bedroom window where Isaac Schnitzer, a young Jewish boy, had placed a menorah. The Chief of Police and the editor of the newspaper acted quickly to encourage the town to take a stand against the hatemongers. And they did.
This moving play willl be performed as a staged reading.
Monday, December 10, 2012
6 pm – 8 pm
Rockland Community College
Technology Building – Ellipse Room
145 College Road
For More Information
AAHS@gmail.com or 845 362-2126
County of Rockland
Emergency Operations Center
Date: November 6, 2012
Contact: Ron Levine (845) 709-9734
(Pomona, NY) County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced this evening that Rockland emergency officials met earlier with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives to map out assistance plans for Rockland County residents. A Community Response Team (CRT) will begin operations with visits to Rockland’s highest impacted areas, including Piermont and Stony Point.
Additionally, Vanderhoef indicated that the Rockland County FEMA Assistance Center will be located at Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Drive, Pomona, 10970; opening date to be announced.
Rockland County has been added to the Major Disaster declaration. This action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Rockland. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Residents in need of assistance with recovery, who have been displaced or unemployed due to the storm can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or, if internet capable, visit www.disasterassistance.gov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Courtesy of Nyack College
Nyack, NY– The Nyack College campus is applauding the recent appointment of Earl Miller, the college’s executive director of community relations, as 2012-2013 president of the Nyack Rotary Club.
From the patio of Shuman Hall on the Nyack College campus, community leaders, business people, and other special guests enjoyed the breathtaking view of Hook Mountain and the Hudson River, delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and uptempo music prior to the installation ceremony.
Kudos for the new Rotary Leadership from Harriet Cornell, chairwoman of the Rockland County Legislature, were shared by Kim Cross, executive director of the Nyack Center. “How wonderful to learn that Earl Miller has been elected president of the Nyack Rotary,” Cornell’s email stated. “His commitment to the community and Nyack Rotary’s long history of public service are a perfect match!”
Miller a five-year member of Rotary is also a board member of Leadership Rockland, the Nyack Center, the African American Historical Society, and Head Start of Rockland. As a Nyack Rotary member he has delivered food for Meals On Wheels, read to elementary school children for the literacy reading program, participated in Junior Achievement programs and food drives, attended events for senior citizens and acted as club representative at district meetings and conferences.
Joining Miller on the leadership roster for 2012-2013 are Chuck Maze, president-elect; Glen Keene, vice president; John O’Brien, treasurer; Ula Robertson, secretary; Brett Caminez, senior advisor; and directors, David Schart, Jane Del Regno, Nick Del Pizzo and Charles Siemers.
Mr. Miller’s wife Jonette and son Isaiah witnessed the swearing in ceremony conducted by former District Governor Carole Tjoa.
THIS week brings an exhibition that resembles few previously seen in New York in terms of size, scope and subject. “CARIBBEAN: CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD” will be spread among three museums: El Museo del Barrio (opening on Tuesday), which initiated its organization; the Studio Museum in Harlem (Thursday); and the Queens Museum of Art (next Sunday).
It will present more than 400 works by some 350 artists, and will survey the cultural contribution of the Caribbean and its diaspora, from the Haitian Revolution of 1804 to the present in six thematic sections (two each museum) that weave together art and history. The artists include scores who were born and remained in the region, and others who relocated; European and Americans who emigrated there; others who visited; and still others for whom the Caribbean was an ancestral home or simply a place of the imagination. A mere sampling — Camille Pissarro, William Blake, Winslow Homer, Hector Hyppolite, Wifredo Lam, Armando Reverón, Clementine Hunter, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Jean-Michel Basquiat — promises an ambitious effort that, regardless of any flaws, should astound. Information: elmuseo.org.
The exhibition is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ceil & Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts.
September 21, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
This major international loan exhibition challenges conventional perceptions of African art. Bringing together more than one hundred masterpieces drawn from collections in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, and the United States, it considers eight landmark sculptural traditions from West and Central Africa created between the twelfth and early twentieth centuries in terms of the individual subjects who lie at the origins of the representations. Analysis of each of these considers the historical circumstances and cultural values that inform the artistic landmarks presented.
The works featured are among the only tangible links that survive, relating to generations of leaders that shaped Africa’s past before colonialism, among the Akan of Ghana, ancient Ife civilization and the Kingdom of Benin of Nigeria, Bangwa and Kom chiefdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields, the Chokwe of Angola and Zambia, and the Luluwa, Hemba, and Kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Harnessing materials ranging from humble clay, ubiquitous wood, precious ivory, and costly metal alloys, sculptors from these regions captured evocative, idealized, and enduring likenesses of their individual patrons whose identities were otherwise recorded in ephemeral oral traditions.