Good Friday friends! Today in La Voz con Mariel Fiori is a day of immigration and culture. I shared a calendar for the weekend and several opportunities to show solidarity.

Work hits with Culture Connect, for part-time Coordinator with the College Connect program. Yesenia Ruiz, member of the board of the organization, gave us the details: start date: January 1, 2021, from 8 to 10 hours a week, pay is $20 to $25 an hour to connect after 3 p.m. with students and their parents, virtually for now. Owning transportation is required. Send your request before November 30th or write to admin@cultureconnectrbk.org, for more information.

The teacher Maritza Del Razo in her column From the Heart, What They Didn't Tell Us, continues to teach about the history of racism in the United States and in New York. Del Razo recommends that we read The Other History of the United States: From 1492 to Today, by Howard Zinn, available in Spanish at the local library. She also presented us with an interactive graphic about the ships that left Africa to bring slaves to America, with permission from Slate publication.

 

Calendar and solidarity

-Beyond the 4 Walls outreach program accepts coat donations! You can bring new or slightly used coats to 14 Van Buren Street and Beyond the 4 Walls will make sure you get someone who can wear it to keep you warm this coming winter! Bring coats from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until November 20th.

-Climate Conversation #4: Repair Revolution

Friday, November 20 12: 00-1: 15 p.m.

Join Sustainable Hudson Valley for this conversation about taking control of "things" with John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight, co-authors of the book Repair Revolution.

-Make A Hudson Valley Kids Christmas Wish 2020: an initiative for parents and family who want to offer gifts to their little ones and do not have the resources to do so. The program is called Make a Hudson Valley Kids xmas Wish 2020 and they have a website where you can request gifts. The deadline is December 20, 2020. Your personal information such as your address will not be passed on to the donor, unless you want them to be mailed to you. You can make 8 orders for 8 different children.

-Due to the pandemic, New York State has seen great growth in demand for services and this week launched an application to make it easier for people to find these services. It's called findservices.ny.gov. According to the site, they do not store or share the information provided to them.

-Learn about careers in art. THRIVE: Making a Career in the Arts is a free virtual panel this Monday at 4:30 p.m. More information and registration here.

-Help for the victims of Iota in Honduras. SUNY New Paltz Senior Men's Soccer Forward Carlos Cuellar calls on New Paltz students, faculty, staff and the entire community to assist in relief efforts from Hurricane Iota, which has hit Central America hard, including his home country. , Honduras. To help, Cuellar asks for donations of clothes, shoes and other essentials that he will send back to his home country on Monday. Anyone wishing to donate can stop by the SUNY New Paltz Athletic and Wellness Center Wednesday through Sunday. The AWC is open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. At 8 pm.

-Aid for the victims of Eta and Iota in Nicaragua, organized by the SOS Nicaragua committee, based in the Hudson Valley, through a fundraiser in Gofundme.