The Activist Newsletter: 3/8 – 3/16

This week (3/8 – 3/16), activists have the opportunity to participate in candlelight vigils, panel discussions, protests and local meetings! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding gender equality, ethical journalism, trans rights, environmental conservation or immigrant rights.

  • Wed, Mar 8 A Day Without A Woman Candlelight Vigil @ 7 – 8 p.m.

1115 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

In honor of Women’s Day, Women’s March Florida will be hosting a vigil and peaceful rally to honor women and gender non-conforming people who have been subject to hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual abuse, workplace violence and harassment, structural oppression in the home, unequal access to healthcare, reproductive rights, unequal access to education, unequal status in the judicial system, verbal harassment and systemic oppression by the government and underrepresentation in mainstream media. Participants are encouraged to wear red, bring signs and posters for the rally and candles for the vigil. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851391408472235/

  • Thurs, Mar 9 Fake or Real: What is News? @ 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Robert Saunders Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida 33602

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists presents a public forum to discuss the current state of the media, news coverage, and the topic of “Fake News.” The forum, moderated by Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, will assemble a panel of television journalists, newspaper journalists, and educators to look at fake news and allow for Q & A from the public. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/359570887770437/

  • Fri, Mar 10 Trans Is Beautiful Photoshoot @ 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

El Centro Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605

Join us for our weekly Wall of Love!

Join the Tampa community in celebrating that trans lives with a photo shoot! Partcipants are encouraged to bring signs with messages of love and support for trans folks to pose in front of a transgender flag backdrop. Photos will be used for educational outreach and media coverage, and each participant will receive their finished photo via email after the event. At 10 p.m. there will be a “Wall of Love” which blocks preachers who protest against trans rights every Friday. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/392473841121010/

 

  • Sat, Mar 11 Save Celery Fields! @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celery Fields, Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Join Stand Up Fight Back SRQ to protest the industrial zoning near Celery Fields. Bring signs and enthusiasm as community members advocate to preserve local green spaces and the wildlife that inhabit it. There will be a host of educated speakers to educate the public on the issue. Snacks and cold water will be provided. Please bring your own cups of water bottle. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547294055294892/

  • Sun, Mar 12 How to Fight Trump @ 6 – 8 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Rear, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation to unite, organize and resist outside the Democratic Party. There will be a forum to discuss how to fight Trump’s Agenda by building a people’s movement in the street. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249045061856435/

  • Tues, Mar 14 Understanding Corporate Personhood @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Rear, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Join Manasota Move to Amend Leadership Team in facilitating a participatory timeline exercise to help the public understand how corporations gained constitutional rights, the importance of people’s movements and the systemic racial oppression that is woven into the history of our country. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/602096213329934/

  • Wed, Mar 15 Immigrant Rights Vigil Planning Meeting @ 6 – 8 p.m.

Quaker Friends, 3139 57th St, Sarasota, Florida 34243

Join All of Us Sarasota in planning the upcoming “Love thy Neighbor” Vigil for Human Rights, a powerful community action calling on House Rep. Vern Buchanan’s (R-Sarasota) to end his support for the Trump Administration’s divisive anti-immigrant agenda. For more info and to RSVP, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962830810605752/

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