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LGBTQ+ Rights are still fragile
The LGBTQ+ pride flag was hung at Cooperstown’s Village Hall on June 1, the second year it has been displayed for Pride Month. (Kevin Limiti/Allotsego)

LGBTQ+ Rights are still fragile

By MACGUIRE BENTON • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

This June marks 52 years since the Stonewall uprising began. We commemorate the contributions and sacrifices LGBTQ+ community members, activists and pioneers have made in the fight for civil rights.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a series of demonstrations began in New York City as a result of a violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a historic gay club located in Greenwich Village.

LGBTQ+ bars and nightclubs were subjected to constant raids by law enforcement agencies in the city at that time. The Stonewall uprising is recognized as the catalyst of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Civil Rights, Learn How To Improve 06-19-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  FRIDAY, JUNE 19

First Juneteenth, Celebrate

155 Years Since End Of Slavery

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CELEBRATE – 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate our progress since the official end of slavery with food, music and art. Also, learn about all the work that still needs to be done. Please wear a mask & practice social distancing. Includes speakers at 6 with candlelight vigil at 7:45 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/events/275119526873479/ for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Hike A Winter Wonderland

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KIDS HIKE – 10 a.m.-Noon. Jeff Handley leads a hike through “Winter Wonderland” at Riddell State Park to learn about the life of a forest in the past, present, and future. Free. Registration preferred. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out/ or call Jeff @ (607)547-4488

CIVIL RIGHTS DISCUSSION – 6-7 p.m. “Racial Profiling: A Panel Discussion,” hosted by the Black Student Alliance Interest Group. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, Harry Matthews Matthewsh@hartwick.edu

TOASTMASTERS – 6:15-7:30 p.m. Come practice your public speaking in a supportive environment. The Green Earth, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, FEB. 20

Remembering Songs Of Civil Rights

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COMMUNITY SING-A-LONG – 7-9 p.m. An evening of spirituals and other songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Hosted by Intercultural affairs and the Music Department. Celebration Room, Hartwick College. Info, Lee Wright wrightl@hartwick.edu

ROLLER DERBY PRACTICE – 6 p.m. Sports team practice. Anyone 18 and older of any skill level are welcome. Interskate 88, 5185 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. Info, www.facebook.com/hillcityrollers/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 26

‘Know Your Rights’

At Hartwick College

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DISCUSSION – 7-8 p.m. Dinner and a Panel discussion “Know Your Rights.” Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Harwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

CONFERENCE – 8:30-10 a.m. Local manufacturers and training providers meet to discuss goals to ensure there is a trained workforce in the county to meet employers needs. Reservation required. Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, Barbara Ann Heegan, President/CEO Otsego County Chamber of commerce, (607)432-4500 ext. 202 or email baheegan@otsegocc.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 16

Observance, Lecture Honor

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. – 7 p.m. First ever observance in Cooperstown of the Birth Day of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. First Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St, Cooperstown. Info, www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-Cooperstown-NY-42793051908/

LECTURE – 9-11 a.m. Lecture “Race, Justice, and the Death Penalty: A Martin Luther King Day Commemoration” hosted by guest speaker Francis D. Landrey, Esq. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel house, Hartwcik College, Hartwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

DINNER DISCUSSION – 5-7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. discussions hosted by Pluralism Associates League for Students. Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, Hartwick College, Harwick Dr., Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-celebrates-king-jr-civil-rights-heritage-month/

Mo’Ne, Anderson Monarchs Bring Civil Rights Tour To Cooperstown

Mo’Ne, Anderson Monarchs Bring

Civil Rights Tour To Cooperstown

This morning in the Hall of Plaques, Mo'ne Davis holds up the jersey she donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame last year; she was in Cooperstown today with her team, the Anderson Monarchs, as part of their Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour, dramatizing young people, about their age, killed a half-century ago during resistance to desegration in the South.  (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)
This morning in the Hall of Plaques, Mo’ne Davis holds up the jersey she donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame last year; she wore it while pitching in the Little League World Series.  Mo’ne was in Cooperstown today with her team, the Anderson Monarchs of Philadelphia, as part of their Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour, dramatizing young people, about their age, killed a half-century ago during resistance to desegration in the South. (Milo Stewart Jr./Baseball Hall of Fame)

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