DEMOCRACY OR WHAT?
A panel discussion on DEMOCRACY will be the talk of the town, Sat., Oct. 5th, 7-9 pm at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY. Sponsored by Woodstock Museum, New York Council for the Humanities and Birds of a Feather Media, there will be defining and refining of government and issues.
Chosen for diversity and thoughtfulness, panelists Jay Wenk, Joel Tyner, Randi Steele, Irwin Weisberg, Karin Wolf and Nathan Koenig, facilitator will lead us through the lively discussion with audience participation. This is a free event and refreshments will be served.
Jay Wenk is a former "patriotic" Boy Scout, a father, grandfather, cabinet maker, combat Infantry veteran, member of Veterans for Peace, member of Woodstock Town Board, bicyclist, comedy lover, music, theater, dance and film lover, and passionate about the need to get rid of the system we all live with that sucks the life out of people all over the world, and that masquerades as democracy.
Irwin Weisberg is a retired 69 year old with degrees in anthropology and linguistics from Boston University and University of Pennsylvania who was vice-president of Kingston Candy & Tobacco Co., Inc. for 30 years, He founded the Philadelphia Aikikai, the first school of Aikido in Pennsylvania, and did medical research in neuro-otology for two years before going into business. He has edited research papers in science history and faster-than-light physics for 30 years, and is a healer schooled in chiropractic, applied kinesiology, shiatsu and radionics. He has studied twelve languages.
He and his wife live half the year in Olivebridge, New York, and half in Nanning, Guangxi, China. As an American anthropologist, scholar and capitalist, with a Chinese family, living in China, he is uniquely experienced to discuss democracy.
Joel Tyner: FDR-Bernie-Sanders-Paul-Wellstone-Maurice-Hinchey maverick progressive Dutchess County Legislator representing Rhinebeck and Clinton. For 26 years Joel has been working with students of all abilities in public and private schools from the Bronx to Hudson to Woodstock to Millbrook to Kingston to Arlington. He is host of "Common Sense" Saturday mornings 8-11 am on WHVW.com 950 AM and http://www.DutchessDemocracy.blogspot.com
Cofounder of Dutchess Jobs Not Jails, Dutchess Peace Coalition, and Dutchess County Anti-Fracking Coalition; organizer of annual Labor Day Rallies, Martin Luther King marches, and Holiday Interfaith Candlelight Vigils for Economic Justice for the last 19 years in Dutchess County.
Karin A. Wolf is a writer, photographer, and educator who lives in Phoenicia, New York. After 21 years of teaching writing at CUNY, she is currently studying nursing. Karin is passionate about issues involving preventative and natural health care, protection of the environment, the beliefs and rights of indigenous peoples, and the return of political power to the people.
Randi Steele is a broadcast activist. Born in Washington, D.C.; Rome, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Queens, NY. At age 18, she produced the "Alex Bennett Show", WPLJ, ABC owned FM in NYC six nights a week. Early 1980's:
D.J. WGLI and WNYG on Long Island. 1987 Operations Manager, Program Director Radio NY International, a shipboard radio station anchored off Long Island in international waters and on shortwave 1989-1990 via WWCR, WRNO. 1987-1988 Producer, D.J. 66 WNBC's "The Time Machine", NYC. 1996-1999 Co-Founder Operations Manager WBCQ Shortwave from Northern Maine. Present Woodstock Public Access TV producer and member of its Ad-Hoc Committee.
Nathan Koenig is a documentary filmmaker and Woodstock Museum, president.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Nathan Koenig, 845 246.0600