When the movement is bigger than your #hashtags: a letter to Wendy’s

When the movement is bigger than your #hashtags: a letter to Wendy’s

Dear Wendy’s and Heidi Schauer, This past spring break, instead of going to some tropical paradise to sip on virgin piña coladas, I fasted for five days alongside 80 other farmworkers and allies. We woke up at 6 a.m. every...
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Hundreds gather for protest at Bayfront Park in solidarity with March For Our Lives

Hundreds gather for protest at Bayfront Park in solidarity with March For Our Lives

SUBMISSION BY CHARLIE LEAVENGOOD   A chorus of supportive car horns accompanied, “Hey! Hey! N-R-A How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?!” at the local Sarasota March for Our Lives.   An estimated 7,000 protesters congregated at Bayfront Park on...
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When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

  Corey Mobley. Rodney Mitchell. Chad Washington. Unarmed black men being injured or killed at the hands of police officers breaks mainstream news fairly frequently in cities across the United States these days. While many Sarasota natives have been kept....
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‘Our Kids Matter!’ #Enough NCF Walkout draws crowd of 300

‘Our Kids Matter!’ #Enough NCF Walkout draws crowd of 300

A crowd of 300 is no easy feat at a small, liberal arts college’s campus. With faculty support and cancelled classes came the perfect environment for students, professors and local Sarasota activists to show up for the #Enough NCF Walkout...
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Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Editor’s Note: This is a continuing story. A more in-depth story will be printed in the next issue of the Tangent.   On Mar. 22, Newtown resident Darnesha McMillan called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help fellow Newtown resident, Chad...
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The Activist Newsletter (11/16 – 11/24)

The Activist Newsletter (11/16 – 11/24)

  This week (11/16 – 11/24), activists have the opportunity to participate in meetings, conference calls, vigils, care package deliveries and protests. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding indigenous rights, environmental issue...
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The Activist Newsletter (11/2 – 11/10)

The Activist Newsletter (11/2 – 11/10)

  This week (11/2 – 11/10), activists have the opportunity to attend spoken word, cultural heritage festivals, speaker panels, documentary screenings and VOTE! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding LGTBQIA+ rights, diversity, th...
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The Activist Newsletter

The Activist Newsletter

  This week (9/7 – 9/14), activists have the opportunity to attend meetings, educational conferences, volunteer training sessions, art exhibitions, and political rallies. Read on if you want to get involved in the community fighting for racial justice, ...
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Arrested for feeding homeless

Arnold Abbott came to Stranahan Park to feed the homeless and left in the back of a police car.  The Fort Lauderdale resident was in violation of a controversial ordinance, officially passed Oct 22, which is one of several pieces...
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