The Activist Newsletter (3/27 – 4/3)
Giulia Heyward/Catalyst

The Activist Newsletter (3/27 – 4/3)

Throughout this week (3/27 4/3), activists have the opportunity to participate in public meetings, fundraisers, film screenings and demonstrations. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, education reform and food accessibility.

Wed., Mar. 27, Sarasota Climate Change Meetup @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Selby Public Library – 1331 1st St., Sarasota.

Join community members for a viewing of The Green New Deal, a short film, followed by a discussion to candidly share thoughts and reactions. The Green New Deal is a non-binding resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Confusion about it is rampant, goaded on by the plan’s opponents, but also abetted by its supporters. Important questions and considerations include: Does the Green New Deal mean the end of air travel and cheeseburgers? Does the Green New Deal go too far, or not far enough? Is Florida ready for it? Are you ready for it? This event is free and open to the public.

Sat., Mar. 30, Love Is Love Fundraiser @ 5:30 p.m.

Purple Rhino Lodge – 2920 Beneva Rd., Sarasota.

Join the Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Sarasota County (SDCSC) for the second annual Love Is Love fundraiser. This is the premier fundraiser for the caucus and helps fund numerous election-related activities, which is much needed as SDCSC gears up for the 2020 cycle. SDCSC hopes to go into this election season with a healthy war chest to support pro-equality candidates and campaigns in Sarasota County. A silent auction will be held and live entertainment will be provided throughout the evening. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Cash or check will be accepted the day of the event. Payment is also accepted ahead of time by mailing the check to: Stonewall Democratic Caucus of Sarasota County, 7358 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

Sun., Mar. 31, Walk To End Summer Hunger – Campaign Kickoff @ 8 – 11 a.m.

JD Hamel Park – 199 Bayfront Dr., Sarasota.

Join All Faiths Food Bank to kick off the 2019 Campaign Against Summer Hunger with a walk across the Ringling Bridge. The walk will mark the start of a six-week long campaign to raise funds to feed children at risk of hunger over the summer. Get your friends, family and businesses together to help raise awareness and end summer hunger for children in the community! Registration is required online at

Mon., Apr. 1, Jill Wine-Banks Presentation Luncheon @ 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Harbourside Ballroom – 3000 Harbourside Dr., Longboat Key.

The Longboat Key Democratic Club is featuring Jill Wine-Banks, former assistant Watergate prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst, at a special presentation luncheon. Wine-Banks has a unique perspective to speak on “Where are We and Where are We Going With the Trumpgate Russia Investigations.” At 11 a.m., attendees will hear Wine-Bank’s observations about the U.S. Justice Department’s Mueller report. Food will be served at noon and will be followed by a question and answer session. The luncheon costs $75 per person. Registration can be completed at

Tues., Apr. 2, School Board Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

School Board Chambers – 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota.

Join the Sarasota County School Board to discuss issues affecting students, teachers and members of the community. All meetings are open to the public and held on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of every month.

Tues., Apr. 2, Film Screening: Norma Rae @ 6:30 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center – 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota.
Watch a screening of Norma Rae, a 1979 American drama about a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works after the health of her and her co-workers is compromised. This event is open to the public. A $5 donation is requested.

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