The Activist Newsletter (10/4–10/12)

The Activist Newsletter (10/4–10/12)

This week (10/4 – 10/12), activists have the opportunity to participate in community meetings, academic discussions, marches and demonstrations! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding climate justice, worker’s rights, racial equality or disaster relief for Puerto Rico.


Wed., Oct. 4, Climate Justice: A Talk by Jacqueline Patterson @ 1:30 – 3 P.M.

University Student Center, 140 USFSP Harborwalk S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will be speaking on a panel titled “Social Vulnerability: Effects of Climate Change on Society.” This panel is part of a two-day workshop organized by the Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience at USFSP. This event is free and open to the public. For more info or to RSVP, check out the event page on Facebook.


Thurs., Oct. 5, Tell Ben & Jerry’s: Human Rights Can’t Wait! @ 5 – 6 P.M.

Ben & Jerry’s, 371 St. Armand’s Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236

Join us in solidarity with farmworkers in Vermont for an action at our local Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop to demand they stand up for workers rights!

In 2015, Ben & Jerry’s pledged to only source from dairy farms that met humane standards for working conditions for dairy workers such as adequate pay, food, water, shade and breaks. For two years, Ben & Jerry’s has made no moves to follow through on that promise. On October 5th, actions will take place at Ben & Jerry’s shops across the country. Join activists to deliver a letter to the Sarasota shop expressing concerns and demanding that they support the Milk with Dignity program now. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.


Sat., Oct. 7, Decolonize Columbus Day @ 5 – 8 P.M.

Integration Statue, 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Join FSU Students for Justice in Palestine in decolonizing Columbus Day with a rally and march demanding that we no longer celebrate Christopher Columbus as an American icon. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.


Sun., Oct. 8, Crisis in Puerto Rico: Discussion and Supply Drive @ 3 – 4:30 P.M.

Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Ste C, Sarasota, FL 34236

Join activists to discuss what is happening in Puerto Rico and wish community members good luck on their trip to deliver donations to the island. They way that climate disasters are dealt with in socialist Cuba and Venezuela will be discussed. Attendees are urged to drop-off donations during the event. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.

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