About 50 people gathered around the flag pole at Mitchell Park Sunday night for a hastily called vigil in memory of people killed over the weekend because of their race or religion.
The vigil was called by the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force in response to the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning, and what’s believed to be a racially motivated killing of two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger grocery store last Wednesday, according to Sonia Spar, the co-chair of the task force. READ
Greenport Village was one of hundreds of locations across the country Saturday where rallies were held to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families and to demand they be reunited.
About a dozen community members gathered in St. Agnes School Thursday night for the fourth Synergy Greenport meeting, where school security and police engagement with youths were the biggest topics. READ
A handful of times this past summer, Carolyn Peabody traveled into New York City to attend the court appearances for a family friend’s son, who had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His family, she said, had been “very good” to Southold Town. READ
In the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman protesting a white supremacy rally was killed, events are being planned around the North Fork to address the effects in different ways. READ
The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its third Synergy forum next month in Mattituck.
The event, scheduled for Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mattituck Human Services Center, will be led by Suffolk County Community College professor James Banks and task force member Christopher North.
The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will present a program called Synergy at the Southold Recreation Center April 28. The task force’s mission is to “promote diversity, unity and understanding within Southold Town.” READ