During the pandemic we used this space to announce virtual talks. Now that things are reopening, we look forward to including more live events and will continue to feature programs related to immigration and immigrants + housing, health care, quality food, and learning activities and other opportunities for students. For additional events of interest, check the calendar on UIDN’s Facebook page. Please note: all times on this page are Eastern.

Oct. actions: housing justice + good cause laws

 Sundays, 12-2 p.m., Mondays, 6-8 p.m., and Thursdays, 4:30-7 p.m., For the Many (formerly, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson) hosts virtual phone banks for housing justice. Wednesday, October 20, 5:45-7 p.m., Kingston office, 13 Grand Street, virtually attend Kingston City Council’s public hearing on Good Cause Eviction. Details for and local events can be found on For the Many’s website.

Housing for the Many photo.

Thursday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
Refuge, Refusal, Rights (virtual)

Political scientists Rebecca Hamlin and Lamis Abdelaaty are migration scholars whose work has broad implications for the study of asylum and migrant rights. They’ll join Cornell’s Migrations initiative and a small panel of Cornell scholars to discuss the future of asylum and immigration systems across multiple countries and regions. Co-sponsored by Cornell University’s Center for the Study of Inequality and the Dept. of Government. Free. Details and registration here.

Thursday, October 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Teaching about the Stockbridge-Munsee (virtual)

To learn more about indigenous people in our area, sign up for this free online conversation with Heather Bruegl. She is director of education at the Forge Project and former director of cultural affairs, Stockbridge-Munsee Community. Heather is a member of the Oneida Nation and a first line descendent, Stockbridge Munsee. CTLE hours available. Registration required. Hosted by Teaching the Hudson Valley.

Photo of Heather Bruegl
Logo, Ulster Cnty Vaccine Resource Center

Oct. & Nov., Ulster County students who get vaccinated can enter scholarship drawing

Students between 12 and 17 who receive their first dose of the covid-19 vaccine at a high school gym on one of the dates below, are eligible to enter a drawing for one of two two-year scholarships provided by the SUNY Ulster Foundation. All clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins welcome. Appointments at VaccinateUlster.com. Dates: Oct. 23, New Paltz HS; Oct. 24, Onteora HS; Nov. 13, Ellenville HS; Nov. 14, Highland HS; and Nov. 20, Marlboro HS.

Every Friday, 6-10 p.m., Lights On @ Kingston High

Arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor sports, baking and culinary arts, weight room, photography, gym, LGBTQ social club, dancing, and more for ages 13-18. Register and get more info at 845-334-5492 or email TYWI@co.ultr.ny.us. Child care provided by the YMCA.

Flyer for Lights On Kingston High

Resources from previous events

In fall 2019 some 80 activists and educators got ideas and information from parents, school personnel, and advocates at Back to School: Supporting Immigrant Children and their Families. Get take aways from this session.