The Activist Newsletter (11/16 – 11/24)
This week (11/16 – 11/24), activists have the opportunity to participate in meetings, conference calls, vigils, care package deliveries and protests. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding indigenous rights, environmental issues, national politics, refugee and immigrant resettlement, transgender equality or racial issues.
- Wed, Nov. 16 Standing Rock Event Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
(Private residence) 1325 Cocoanut Ave and 14th St, Sarasota, FL
Stand Up Fight Back SRQ will be having a potluck and an organizational meeting for their upcoming Standing Rock event in December. Activists will be discussing the event, the speakers, the goals, etc. and will take input, ideas and suggestions. Please park on 14th Street between Cocoanut and Tamiami Trail. Please bring food to share. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
- Wed, Nov. 16 Election is Over: Now What? Conference Call @ 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join leading movement thinkers Mab Segrest, Tarso Ramos and Suzanne Pharr for a panel discussion conference call about the threats, challenges and opportunities after the election and implications for organizing strategies. The discussion will be followed by ideas for how to move this discussion to local groups doing racial justice work. For more information and to register for the conference call, check out the event page on Facebook.
- Thurs, Nov. 17 Indigenous Solidarity Conference Call @ 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This conference call is an opportunity to discuss the work of non-Native white people in decolonial work. Topics include: U.S. settler colonialism, settler privilege and responsibility, mourning the loss of land-based spirituality, guarding against cultural appropriation, connecting to Indigenous solidarity work, building decolonial/anti-colonial analyses and responding to Standing Rock. For more information and to register for the conference call, check out the event page on Facebook.
- Sat, Nov. 19 March Against Racist Policing @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Downtown Bradenton, FL
Join protesters demanding an end to racist policing by Bradenton police. Data recently uncovered by Manatee County NAACP shows that although the Black community makes up roughly 16 percent of the city’s population, Black people account for 75 percent of those killed by police in Bradenton. The records also show disproportionate stops and citations of people of color. For more information on the protest, check the event page on Facebook.
- Sun, Nov. 20 Transgender Remembrance Day Vigil @ 4:50 p.m.
New College of Florida
New College’s TPARTY will be facilitating a candlelight vigil for Transgender Remembrance Day. Students will gather at Z Green around 4:50 p.m. and will walk to the bay at sunset to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence. For more information, contact Elliot Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sun, Nov. 20 Love Has No Borders Care Package Delivery @ 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
12535 Tinsely Circle, Tampa, FL 33612
Activists will be delivering care packages to resettled refugees in the Tampa community as an act of solidarity. Care packages include food, school supplies, coats, toys, hygiene products and other needed items as refugees adjust to new homes and new lives. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.