The Activist Newsletter (11/30 – 12/7)

 

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This week (11/30 – 12/7), activists have the opportunity to participate in peace rallies, speaker panels, fundraisers and volunteer trainings. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding racial justice, economic equality, indigenous rights, protest etiquette and reproductive justice.

 

  • Tues, Nov. 29 Peace Rally in Tampa @ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

Peacefully show Trump and his supporters that we who have fallen victim to hate speech – Muslims, women, Latinx, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and any minorities – believe that #LoveStillTrumpsHate. Make signs and share peaceful thoughts of love and compassion. This event will have ASL interpreters, and the Deaf community is welcome! For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.

 

  • Tues, Nov. 29 National Day of Action in Tampa Post-Election

 

Keep the focus on important local social and economic justice issues after the election. A major strike of Tampa Bay childcare, homecare and fast food workers is being organized in Ybor City with support of Black Lives Matter and other community groups throughout the region. For more information, contact Kelly Benjamin at kellybenjamic@gmail.com.

 

  • Thurs, Dec. 1 Ask the ACLU @ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Selby Public Library, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Sarasota Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is presenting a panel of lawyers to answer those questions and share what the ACLU will do if Donald Trump carries out some of his campaign promises. Lawyers will also answer questions about protesting rights and legality. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.

 

  • Sun, Dec. 4 Standing Rock Fundraiser @ 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct (Rear), Sarasota, FL 34236

Several local activists will be speaking about their experiences at Standing Rock while delicious vegan and vegetarian food will be served. Entrance is $20 and additional donations are encouraged. 100 percent of the donations will go to Standing Rock. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.

 

  • Sun, Dec. 4 Ban Bannon @ 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Demens Landing, 2nd Ave SE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Donald Trump has appointed Steve Bannon, an openly racist, misogynist and anti-semitic politician who has been lauded as a hero by white nationalists, as his Chief Advisor. Activists will march to urge Trump to hire a new Chief Advisor. This will be a peaceful event. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.

 

  • Wed, Dec. 7 Volunteer Planned Parenthood Escort Training @ 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Planned Parenthood Affiliate, 736 Central Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236

There is a Volunteer Orientation and Escort Training on Dec. 7 for a local Planned Parenthood Affiliate. Volunteer escorts walk patients to the health center’s door and provide a positive face for patients while intentionally not engaging with protestors in any way. For more information, e-mail publicpolicy@ppswcf.org or Robin Lindsley at robin.lindsley14@ncf.edu.

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