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POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION COMMITTEE MEETING INFO:

Below Are the videos of past meetings and supporting info/documents for keeping up with  the 
Town of Woodstock Police Reform and REINVENTION Committee Zoom Meetings:
I ask woodstockers—current residents, displaced residents, weekend residents, particularly of color, to join the call and bear witness until your voices are called in. The meetings are public.

Please refer to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order first, and CONSIDER ANSWERING WITH HIS CALL IN MIND (The Executive Order is HERE

The very supportive and valuable Guidelines are Here:
https://townwoodstock.digitaltowpath.org:10111/content/Boards/View/21:field=documents;/content/Documents/File/1587.pdf )

The Survey is at the Woodstock Town Website: 

http://woodstockny.org

(You can also watch the past meetings and find Committee members’ email addresses to stay in touch)

https://townwoodstock.digitaltowpath.org:10111/content/Boards/View/21

You can watch the last meeting here

Contacts:
Police Reform and Reinvention Committee
Town of Woodstock
Email: policereform@woodstockny.org

(start the one below about 15 minutes in when the meeting begins) 

And I ask you sincerely, as the member on the committee who wants to know:

“With all that is going on across the “US” should Woodstock be excused from naming and addressing systemic racism and power dynamics in our own police force/community?”

Please answer that question here as you won’t see a spot for addressing racism, othering or equity shifts in the survey itself. And feel free to address the Governor’s call in the available spaces for paragraphs.
Please note the section on “LOOKING AHEAD” and remember the incredible opportunity presented by the Governor for REINVENTION.

TODAY’S POLICE REFORM & REINVENTION COALITION COMMITTEE MEETING:

11.12.20 Police Reform and Reinvention

Time: Nov 12, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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(11/5/2020 TOPIC:
Robert Jakitis from WPD will be taking us through the Use of Force training that he provides to officers during today’s session.
Please take notes on any questions you might have as he presents to us. He will be joining again next week to finish the training and answer our questions related to the training as well as the revised (federal) Use Of Force policy we were given to review. **You can find that by reaching out to the Police Office or email me @ rmarcohavens@woodstockny.org

“May we each embody the healing of our hearts and minds with the recognition of the interdependence of all things and honor for our {“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“d18bb510-2f79-4f01-b58a-4639fdc77f14″],”srcRootClientId”:””}place on the path to healing the collective conscience.”

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WRITING

It is often difficult to find time to write these days, but there was a time when I wrote quite often. That writing lives at the Palace Of Muse. My blog. Click over there, for the archives and new work, as I continue to wax poetic from time to time…
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MEDIA

Interview with Seth Bernard on The State Of Water Podcast:

Racial Equity Panel Discussion—Earthwork Harvest Gathering/Title Track 2019

Earthwork Harvest Gathering 2019 Saturday Night Set In The Barn:

Panel discussion after the screening of Awake a Dream From standing Rock” at the Ossining public library in the autumn of 2017:

A moment with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! At the Indigenous People’s Climate March:


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From The Hudson River to Standing Rock, December 19, 2016:

Please watch Tiokasin Ghosthorse from the same evening:


Interfaith Climate Vigil In Support of the community who continues to face the invasion of Spectra/Enbridge’s “Algonquin” Incremental Market 42 inch high pressure fracked gas pipeline which now runs just over 100 feet from critical safety infrastructure at “Indian” point nuke plant. While decommission of said nuclear power plant is  is in process, the community keeps vigilant eye on the process, as that in and of itself is a dangerous procedure, but the infrastructure most threatened by the pipeline remains critical:


At Spinning On Earth With #PathwayToParis’ Jesse Smith & Rebecca Foon


See the whole evening of incredible talent here:

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Rachel’s piece begins at 29:08 but please be encouraged to spend a valuable hour watching this beautiful evening in it’s entirety. You will be glad you did.


People Have The Power (^From Spinning On Earth^):


A Branch Of The Talkingstick:

Speaking For Hudson Valley’s Water:

Last November, the Town Of Ulster Supervisor was called to consider municipalities who were clearly affected by his plans for a massive water bottling plant in his town, taking 1.75 million gallons per day from a small lake in Woodstock, which serves as the supply for the City of Kingston—coincidentally and kindly, Kingston provides water to assist him with the water issues in his own Town of Ulster.

**The following clips begin with Rachel—the entire meeting can be viewed by starting at the top of each.

Calling legal compliance, he and the board denied both Woodstock, and Kingston a voice as Involved Agencies in the Environmental Review, while discussing a segmented action, which, is coincidentally, outside of the law.

Somehow, by the grace of community action, the diligence of several and the supportive power of numbers, we were able to send a major bottling company looking elsewhere to land their project. Many in the Hudson Valley Region are still working to secure our infrastructures, repair inter-municipal relationships,    and bolster the immune system of our collective commons with an eye on sustainability and restorative economic development. The Hudson Valley holds too much of New York’s heritage to tackle our economic problems with industrial and urban sprawl…


Woodstock Story Slam 2015:


Woodstock Story Slam 2014:


Some Fun From The Archives!


New Mayden tune! Featuring contributions from Eric StoyeDustin Russell SwanRachel Marco-HavensShamsi RuheBobby BurkeMichael Clip PayneJoe BonesRansom WydnerStephanie Webb:

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I Absolutely LOVED bringing sweet highs to this amazing song!


Vila Vila Kula:


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CONTACT

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