This week (9/28 – 10/5), activists have the opportunity to attend cultural festivals, protest marches, educational talks, political rallies, food drives and grassroots bike rides. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding racial inequality, international and domestic politics, human rights, environmental issues, bicyclist rights or disaster relief.
- Wednesday, Sep 28 Festival of Resistance @ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
USF MSC Amphitheater
Tampa, FL 33620
Join USF’s Students for Justice in Palestine in a night of celebration centered around the culture of Palestine. There will be a showcase of Palestine’s food, art and history. Learn more about the occupation of Palestine and how it has affected the Palestinian people. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook and “like” SJP @ USF:
- Wednesday, Sep 28 Dr. Jill Stein at the Cuban Club in Tampa @ 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Cuban Club
2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba
Tampa, FL 33605
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 Presidential Candidate, will be speaking. Local Green Party members will be in attendance. This event is free. Donations for the campaign will be accepted. For more information, check out the event page of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1052949081462761/
- Thursday, Sep 29 Dr. Jill Stein Visits Sarasota @ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
1845 34th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 Presidential Candidate, will be speaking. Other speakers include local Green Party members, Greg Cruz from Black Lives Matter, Andy Mele from Sierra Club who will speak about phosphate mining in Florida, Roberto Ojeda who will speak about “The Broken Two-Party System”, and Julie Mhsyv who will speak about climate change. This event is free. Donations for the campaign will be accepted. For more information, check out the event page of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1568330393475413/
- Friday, Sep 30 Black Lives Matter Protest March @ 5 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
512 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801
This peaceful march is in protest of police brutality and the systemic racism and oppression of the black community. The goal of the protest is to shed light on current issues and to protest a broken, racist system. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766561976959187/
- Friday, Sep 30 Sarasota Critical Mass @ 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
5401 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243
Critical Mass is a monthly celebration ride by cyclists reclaiming the streets. The route for this ride is 4 miles and the pace is 10 mph. Bring front and rear lights and a helmet. Riders will be meeting at the parking lot across from the Ringling Museum and going South on Bay Shore Road, onto Dr. Martin Luther King Way, turning left on Cocoanut Avenue, across Fruitville Road, turning left onto N Pineapple Avenue and stopping at Five Points Park. Contact Kaithleen Conoepan at 786-231-7995 with any questions. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook:
- Saturday, Oct 1 Love Has No Borders Food Drive @ 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
1309 E Osborne Ave
Tampa, FL 33603-4235
Concrete Rose Collective House will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods (no pork), head scarves, children’s toys, school supplies, educational games, gift cards and hygiene products to assist needy families. Doctors, dentists, teachers, barbers, dance instructors, business owners, etc. are welcome to donate vouchers for free services.
Donations may be dropped off on the porch of the house anytime on Oct 1st. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1761458564134506/
- Saturday, Oct 1 Racism and the Struggle for Liberation @ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sarasota, FL (TBD)
Eugene Puryear, a leading organizer of ANSWER Coalition and Vice Presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation will speak about systemic racist violence and how mass movements can cause substantial, lasting change. Puryear is the author of “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America”, which analyzes mass incarceration, its causes and consequences. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/162830194164115/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1474416169118552
- Saturday, Oct 1 Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Solidarity Not Charity! @ 6:30 p.m.
Sacred Grounds Coffee House
4819 E Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL 33617
Come learn about mutual aid disaster relief, a radical new approach to disaster relief and to social movement organizing. Learn about what makes this solidarity-based approach different from top-down charity institutions and how to get involved. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071958882911564/
- Sunday, Oct 2 Orlando in Solidarity: No DAPL and No Sabal Trail Pipeline @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
512 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801
This is a peaceful demonstration in solidarity against the DAPL and Sabal Trail pipelines. Please bring information, signs, sign making materials, water, snacks, sunscreen, comfortable shoes and raingear. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/288404831546331/