1) Ben Jealous, President of People for the American Way, former CEO of NAACP, discusses PFAW’s efforts, and recent protest actions, pressuring the Biden administration to take urgent action to get the Senate to pass both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
2) Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine will discuss a recent study described in the publication’s article titled, “Commonsense Solidarity: How a Working-Class Coalition Can Be Built, and Maintained.”
3) Morris Pearl, A former managing Director of BlackRock, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires group, and co-author, along with Erica Payne, of the book, “Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes & Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer.”
4) Mona Shaikh, a Pakistani-American Comedian and founder of the Minority Reportz comedy show, talks about sexual harassment on the comedy circuit, her politics and the very dangerous times we’re now living in, with the rise of an authoritarian- anti-democratic Republican Party.
Monday, November 29, 8 pm and archived.
This month on North Fork Works, Hazel Kahan welcomes back Sister Margaret Smythe, who runs the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, with offices in Riverhead and Greenport. Sister Margaret, who helped found North Fork Spanish Apostolate in 1997, has provided comprehensive services addressing the needs of the growing mostly Hispanic immigrant population, both legal and undocumented, with issues ranging from employment assistance, inadequate housing, education, unpaid wages, healthcare, abuse in the workplace, to basic tasks, such as guidance with applications and school forms. The organization also runs a thrift shop and food pantry and hosts Spanish language masses in Greenport and Riverhead, where Sister Margaret maintains an office at the former St. John’s Elementary School. In this interview, Sister Margaret talks about how the Hispanic community has developed over the years and how broader national policies and other events have affected the individuals and families since she first started her mission on the North Fork.
Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 PM and archived.