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Throughout this week (11/27–12/4), activists have the opportunity to participate in group discussions, panels and donation events. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding activist journalism, feminism and LGBTQ+ support.

Thursday, Nov. 28

10th Annual ALSO Youth 

Turkey Trot

@ 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota – 

100 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota FL

Start Thanksgiving morning with a scenic 5k run or walk over the John Ringling Bridge for ALSO Youth’s 10th Annual Turkey Trot. All proceeds of this event will benefit ALSO Youth, a local non-profit that supports, educates and uplifts LGBTQ+ youth in the Sarasota area. Registration, which includes breakfast, is $40, but ALSO Youth will be offering a half-price registration fee for those under 14-years-old. This event is open to the public.

Sunday, Dec. 1

First Sunday Monthly 

Dog Wash at PAW

@ 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Pinellas Ale Works Brewery – 

1962 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg FL

Pamper your pup and enjoy some locally made beverages at Pinellas Ale Works’ First Sunday Monthly Dog Wash event. Dog baths are $10 and nail trims are $5, with all proceeds going to Friends of Strays Animal Shelter, a St. Petersburg-based organization dedicated to giving homeless animals a second chance at life. This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Conversation with 

Carrie Seidman

@ 6 – 7:30 p.m

Second Floor Conference Room  – Selby Library – 1331 1st St, 

Sarasota FL

Meet up with members of Sarasota Climate Change Meetup along with Sarasota Herald Tribune columnist Carrie Seidman for a discussion regarding news coverage of climate change and what local newspapers can do to make a difference. Seidman will answer questions regarding environmental journalism,  the opportunities within this field and the obstacles writers may face. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Divine Feminine in Religions Past and Present

@ 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center – 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota FL

Join local speaker Mitsi Ito for the continuation of Fogartyville’s The Divine Feminine: Coming into Balance, a six-week series of presentations, talks and exhibits regarding the concept of feminine energy and its unique traits. This event will be a panel discussion centering the presence of the feminine in both ancient and modern religions, and will continue the theme of bringing the importance of feminine energy to light. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

SRQ Homes and Events 

Toy Drive

@ 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Evie’s Tavern and Grill – 1560 Main Street, Sarasota FL

Support families in need this holiday season through donating toys and essentials during SRQ Homes and Events’ Seventh Annual Toy Drive. This year, SRQ Homes and Events will be collecting for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), an organization that provides support and services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence, along with four other local organizations benefiting mothers and children in the Sarasota area. Visit SRQ Homes and Events website or Facebook page for a full list of items in need. This event includes a free food and drink voucher upon donation and is open to the public.

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