Activist Newsletter: 2/22-3/2

This week (2/22 – 3/2), activists have the opportunity to participate in meetings, film screenings, lectures and festivals! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding the arts, cultural diversity, intersectional feminism, environmental or racial justice. Check out every week for an extended calendar of events!

  • Wed, Feb. 22 Stand Up Fight Back SRQ General Meeting @ 5:30 – 8 p.m.

1325 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Stand Up Fight Back SRQ welcomes new members to their potluck dinners held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. This meeting will focus on next actions regarding: the Mosaic mining expansion, GMO food labeling, the War on Drugs, climate change, Anti-Trump/Republican Agenda, the Earth Day march on April 22 in downtown Sarasota and more. Please bring food to share. This is a private residence. Please park on 14th Street between Cocoanut Avenue and Tamiami Trail/US41. For more information call Mark at 941-536-5900 and “like” Stand Up Fight Back SRQ on Facebook.



  • Sat, Feb. 25 2nd Annual Black Arts and Film Festival @ 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Gallerie 909 @ 909 2nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

This annual event is a celebration of the arts, culture and heritage for Black History Month. Meet over 20 local and national artists, experience the African American History Museum and Heritage Trail. There will be fun activities for people of all ages! For more information, contact Gallerie 909 at 727-565-3930 or check out the event page on Facebook.



  • Mon, Feb. 27 “How To Let Go of the World” Film Screening @ 6 – 9 p.m.


Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota @ 3975 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34232

In “How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change”, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away? For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.



  • Mon, Feb. 27 Pedal for Puppies @ 7 – 8 p.m.


Cyclebar @ Sarasota UTC @ 5275 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34201

Join for a free spin class in support of the Southeastern Guide Dogs 2017 fundraising goals. Please bring a minimum $10 cash donation and get ready to Pedal for Puppies! For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.



  • Thurs, Mar. 2 Feminism in the Black Lives Matter Movement @ 7 – 9 p.m.


USF Cooper Hall, Room 126 @ 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

Join the intimate conversation with community leaders on the state of the Black Lives Matter movement locally and nationally and its intersection with feminism. This talk will feature Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez, cultural anthropologist and associate professor of Africana Studies, and Donna Davis, an experienced community organizer and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Tampa chapter. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.


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