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January 2006

January 16 Start of Raccoon - Wings of Hope Snowboard Camp on Igman

February 2006

Read the report from snowboad camp on Igman.

February 2 Start of Raccoon - Klub Jeti Snowboard Camp on Sljeme

February 4 RACCOON's Evening By The River Party Hosted by Selma and Goran Avdicevic - slideshow of pictures from Igman snowboard program will be presented at the party; Saturday, February 4, 2006, 3:00 PM at 28 Avenue at Port Imperial, West New York, NJ 07093

February 25 US pro-rider Tina Basich hangs out with kids from the Igman snowboard program.

February 26 US pro-rider Tina Basich hangs out with kids from the Sljeme snowboard program.

March 2006

no special events

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April 2006

April 19 Return of Writing Workshop!!! With Shqipe Malushi, at the space of AAWO (Albanian American Women Organization, 481 Eighth Avenue, Suite 933, New York, NY 10001), every Wednesday at 6 pm.

April 20 A NIGHT OF CYBER-YUGO, a panel discussion on the Balkan Immigrant Experience, Celebrating Immigrant History Week, Broadway Library, 6 pm

May 2006

May 17 On Tuesdays there are health care workshops at 1 pm, and a language class at 6:30 pm at Raccoon, as of May 17, on Wednesdays there is a writing workshop at AAWO at 6 pm, and on Thursdays there are soccer games at Cornell University at 8:30 pm. Please, check our regular events information in the left window.

May 18 Women's Gathering, 6-9 pm, with Nada Khodlova.

May 20 - May 21 Raccoon is part of Open Studios again and Srdjan Segan's artwork is again hanging from our building.

May 22 at 560 Riverside Drive, Suite 14-A (at 125th Street in Manhattan), our Women's Group will meet from 6 - 9 p.m., to dance and chat about how to end violence….

May 25 Panel: Dayton Peace Accords and Bosnia Ten Years After From The Perspective of Foreign Journalists. Confirmed panelists: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Endgame and New York Times writer David Rohde, and Stacy Sullivan, the author of Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America : How a Brooklyn Roofer Helped Lure the US into the Kosovo War; on the Day of Youth - Tito's birthday. 5pm - 8pm; read the report

June 2006

June 23 If you want to learn more about how to get affordable Health Care, sail with us (yes, sail!) from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP 718-784-9121; Postponed from June 2 to June 23 due to weather conditions!!!

June 16 We invite you to join RACCOON as we unite with the V-Day global movement "Until the Violence Stops." Through an evening of burek, bellydance and burlesque we will bring the issue of violence against women and girls front and center. Breaking the boundaries of women's stereotypes, PURE (www.puredance.org) and the Barbarians (www.jzbich.com) will show us how. From 6 to 11 p.m. at Djerdan Restaurant, located at 221 West 38th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues).

July 2006

July 9 SREBRENICA: COMMEMORATION AND PHOTO EXIBIT, by Lisa DiCaprio. Sunday, from 5-8pm
Lisa DiCaprio, Visiting Professor of History, Washington and Lee University will share a power point presentation with images from the 10th Commemoration that began on July 9th, 2005 the day on which four trucks arrived from Sarajevo with the 610 coffins to be buried on July 11th. This presentation relates to what we know now about the betrayal of Srebrenica, some of the latest developments in the campaign for justice, and the photo exhibit that educates new generation about what happened during the war in Bosnia.

August 2006

no special events

September 2006

Sailboat September 8 Sailing Fundraiser for Raccoon Snowboard camps for kids from families victimized by wars in Bosnia and Croatia; Chelsea Piers, 6 pm; RSVP via Evite.

September 9 September 11 rememberance with the family from Belgrade whose son died in the tragedy (private event).

September 26 Women's Group, 6-9 pm, in Inwood at Nada Khodlova's place.

September 30 Raccoon's annual board & staff organizational retreat at offices of Community Resource Exchange (board and staff only).

October 2006

Begginers language class is back on Mondays!

October 10 Relationship Therapy Group - co-facilitated by Alexander and Sanja Ljubicic of Solutions Psychotherapy; 6 - 8:30 pm
Relationship workshop will explore challanges, problems, and crisis caused by immigration, cultural trauma, economic, financial struglles, negative way of thinking, rigidities, being "still crazy after all thise years" identity crisis, disappointments, living in a no man's land, coping with losses, being unprepared for the future, unable to relax, fear of making mistakes, lack of intimacy and pleasure. The presentors hope to bring greater understanding of the context of the relationships that will motivate participants to find solutions and make positive changes in their lives.


October 26 Women's Group

November 2006

November 13 Relationship Therapy Group - co-facilitated by Alexander and Sanja Ljubicic at Solutions Psychotherapy, 99 University Place, Suite 404; 6 - 8:30 pm
Relationship workshop will explore challanges, problems, and crisis caused by immigration, cultural trauma, economic, financial struglles, negative way of thinking, rigidities, being "still crazy after all thise years" identity crisis, disappointments, living in a no man's land, coping with losses, being unprepared for the future, unable to relax, fear of making mistakes, lack of intimacy and pleasure. The presentors hope to bring greater understanding of the context of the relationships that will motivate participants to find solutions and make positive changes in their lives.


November 21 Raccoon's House Party from 5:30 to 8 pm at Zana's place. RSVP: 718.784.9121. We will show 30 minutes video made by GKA TV about Raccoon's last year's snowboard program in Bosnia with Tina Basich.

November 25 Saturday, 11 am, The next women's group will be a visit to the Brooklyn Musuem, 718-638-5000;
Annie Leibovitz - A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005 - Part of the exhibit portrays a trip to Sarajevo, B & H during the brutal civil war by famous writer Susan Sontag and her lover Annie Leibovitz. Driving from the airport to the hotel, a Serbian sniper killed an innocent child right in front of their eyes. Susan Sontag organized theater performance and lived in a basement bunker of newspaper "Oslobodenje."

December 2006

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2008 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration - Get the Green Card you deserve - the immigration Casino is open October 4 - December 3, 2006

December 8 Forum: Communal Healing, at St. Marks Institute, 57 St. Marks Pl., 6-8 pm, for social and mental health workers.

December 20 Come and take a few moments out of your busy holiday schedules for a casual holiday winter gathering with food and the warmth of woman kinship, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at Nada's inviting apartment in Inwood where holiday cheer and the elusive 4 cat household await you, 19 Cumming St., #3D; Directions: Take the A train to 200th/Dyckman St. station, walk on Broadway 1 block and take a left onto Cumming St., my building is halfway up the block on your right or Take the 1 train to Dyckman St. station, walk west 3 to 5 blocks on Dyckman, at Broadway take a right/heading north, walk one block and take a left onto Cumming St. Phone: home-212-304-3646, cell-646-265-9962 Bring: Food or drink to share and a favorite quotation by a woman that inspires you!


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