The Activist Newsletter: 4/12 – 4/19

This week (4/12 – 4/19), activists have the opportunity to participate in film screenings, vigils, protests and meetings! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding immigrant rights, environmental issues, American politics or racial equality.

Thu, Apr 13 U.N. Human Rights / Police Accountability Documentary @ 7 – 9 p.m.

West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St, Tampa, Florida 33607

Join Showing Up For Racial Justice Tampa for a guest talk that will provide activists with a basic understanding of the United Nations’ human rights violations processes and the global impact of racism. The expert discussion  will be followed by a screening of a riveting documentary on police accountability. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook:

Thu, Apr 13 Love thy Neighbor Vigil for Human Rights @ 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Federal Building, 111 S Orange Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236

Join All of Us Sarasota at the “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:

Fri, Apr 14 Boycott Wendy’s Protest @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Wendy’s, 1601 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

New College of Florida students will be ending a 5-day fast in solidarity with The Ohio State University students as part of a campaign against Wendy’s due to the company’s refusal to join the Fair Food Program. Join NCF student fasters, farmworkers and Sarasota-area allies for a high-energy protest in support of the CIW’s national Wendy’s Boycott. For more info or to sign-up for the rideshare, check out the event page on Facebook:

Sat, Apr 15 The Truth Matters Tax-Day March @ 12 – 4 p.m.

“Unconditional Surrender” Statue, Island Park Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Join activists marching for truth, transparency, media respect, human rights, environmental protection and for President Trump to release his tax returns. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook:


Tue, Apr 18 Preserve the Celery Fields @ 6 – 9 p.m.

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

Join activists in preserving the history and beauty of the Celery Fields! There will be slide show presentations by speakers explaining what’s at stake on April 26th Sarasota Board of County Commissioners. This is a potluck event. Please bring food to share. Attendees are encouraged to bring plates from home to reduce waste. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook:

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