The Activist Newsletter (10/25 – 11/2)
This week (10/25 – 11/2), activists have the opportunity to participate in community meetings, film screenings, protests and marches! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding gun legislation, urban farming, farmworker’s rights or gender equality.
Wed., Oct. 25, Fired Up Pinellas: FL Gun Laws & Issues, Charter Schools @ 6 – 8 P.M.
Metro Wellness, 3251 3rd Ave N #125, Ste 125, St. Pete, FL 33713
Fired Up Pinellas is a multi-issue activist group that will be hosting this meeting featuring several different speakers tackling different topics. This meeting will bring in speakers to discuss Florida gun laws and the controversy over charter schools. Attendees will also learn about the mission of Metro Health Wellness and Community Center and the local organization Clothes to Kids. Please bring new or used children’s and teen’s clothing, school uniforms and shoes to donate. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
Fri., Oct. 27, Films for a Future: Growing Cities @ 7 – 9 P.M.
Academic Center Auditorium, Ringling College of Art & Design, 2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34235
This special Eat Local Week edition of Transition Sarasota’s monthly Films For a Future series features Growing Cities, a film about urban farming across America. Filmmakers take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Pre-register at Eventbrite to ensure a seat. A $5 donation at the door for Transition Sarasota is suggested, but no one will be turned away. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Sat., Oct. 28, Wendy’s You’re Failing Farmworker Women @ 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
14890 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33966
FGCU SFA is hosting a solidarity action for the “Wendy’s You’re Failing Farmworker Women” National Week of Action! Join SFA, CIW and SWFL allies for a Boycott Wendy’s picket in Fort Myers! Together, let’s bring the message to Wendy’s that CIW and their allies will keep up the pressure until they commit to protecting farmworkers’ human rights! For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Sun., Oct. 29, Harvest Without Violence: Boycott Wendy’s @ 1 – 2 P.M.
Wendy’s, 1601 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239
Join the newly-formed Sarasota Fair Food and farmworker members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for a Boycott Wendy’s demonstration that culminates Sarasota Fair Food’s “Wendy’s, You’re Failing Farmworker Women” week of action, Oct. 22-29. Launched by the formidable CIW Women’s Group, Harvest without Violence highlights the sexual abuse endemic in Wendy’s supply chain and calls on the fast food company to do its part to secure human rights for farmworker women and men laboring in the fields by joining the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program. For more information on the CIW and the Wendy’s Boycott, visit boycott-wendys.org/harvestwithoutviolence. For more info on the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the event page of Facebook.
Mon., Oct. 30, USF 1st Annual Slut Walk @ 2 – 5 P.M.
Marshall Student Center, 4103 Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620
Join activists for USF’s first Slut Walk, the national movement of individual protest marches, to call for the end of rape culture, including victim blaming and slut shaming of sexual assault victims. Students are demanding that USF legislate a Zero Tolerance policy around sexual assault. If a student violates the consent of another student and has been found responsible for the action, they should be expelled from campus, regardless of their status within the institution. Join activists at the MSC Amphitheater at 2PM for a march and speak out, featuring real stories of campus assault and harassment. Costumes and all levels of dress are encouraged. If you would like to share your story or to request that a proxy read your story, please email Safe HOME president Katie Shrum at: email@example.com. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.