The Activist Newsletter: 4/19-4/27

This week (4/19 – 4/27), activists have the opportunity to participate in debates, marches, protests and meetings! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding economic issues, climate justice, trans rights or racial equality.

Wed, Apr 26 Socialism or Capitalism? Debate @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, Florida 33602

As college campuses increasingly become a center for ideological debate, youth representatives from the Democratic Socialists of America and Turning Point USA will have a friendly debate over whether millennials should fight for socialism or capitalism. All are invited to this free event. The debate will be live-streamed and snacks will be provided. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1847362342255358/

Sat, Apr 29 Sarasota Stands for Climate Justice @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bay Front Park, Island Park Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Join the Sarasota Climate Justice Coalition, a group that promotes a just and equitable transition to a low-carbon society, at this rally at Bayfront Park as local activists highlight the need for local solutions to the climate crisis. For more info and to RSVP, check out the event page: tinyurl.com/4-29ClimateMarch

Sun, Apr 30 A Celebration of Puerto Rico Now & Then @ 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Rear, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Celebrate Puerto Rican culture with Hector Mayoral and Acho Brother and special guests from the Cukiara Bomba Dance & Drum Group, a group dedicated to teaching Afro-Puerto Rican cultural arts education throughout the state of Florida through folkloric song, dance, and the drums of Puerto Rico. Get ready to dance! Tickets are $12 advance and $15 the day of the show. For more info and to buy tickets, check out the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1869944166611095/

Mon, Mar 1 A Day Without Immigrants

On May 1st, immigrants all across the U.S. will not go to work, school or buy anything. Activists around the nation will participate in this massive action to fight for dignity and respect for immigrants and to send the message that this country cannot function without immigrants. For more info, check out www.lahuelga.com

Tue, Mar 2 Nate’s List School Board Meeting Action @ 6 p.m.

Sarasota County Schools, 1960 Landings Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34231

Join local activists in this ongoing struggle against the Sarasota County School Board for trans students rights. Community members will attend the School Board Meeting and participate in public comment in solidarity with trans rights. If you would like to speak or sit in solidarity please attend this action! For more info, email NatesListSarasota@gmail.com or message the Nates List page on Facebook.

Wed, Mar 3 Fight For $15 Roundtable @ 6 – 9 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Rear, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Activist Kofi Hunt will hosting this important roundtable discussion regarding the latest developments for the fight for a $15 minimum wage. This is a potluck event, so please bring food to share if you can. Do bring plates and eating utensils from home to reducing our footprint. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/204350750069718/

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