The Activist Newsletter (5/1 – 5/8)
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The Activist Newsletter (5/1 – 5/8)

Throughout this week (5/1 – 5/8), activists have the opportunity to participate in public meetings, lectures and film screenings. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, animal welfare and local politics.

Sun., May 5, Compost-A-Thon 2019 @ 7 a.m.

Robert L. Taylor Community Center – 1845 34th St., Sarasota.

Come with friends, family and neighbors to collect compostable food scraps in sealed buckets! Compost-A-Thon 2019 is Manasota’s largest, one-week, food-scrap-to-soil effort in honor of community building, soil creating and fundraising to support the education and action initiatives of Sunshine Community Compost. Register for the event at

Tues., May 7, SST – Join the Conversation! @ 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Selby Library – Conference Room – 1331 1st St., Sarasota.

Sarasota Stands Together (SST) is an organization striving to protect democracy and represent Florida’s 16th and 17th congressional districts. SST hopes to create a networked community of empowered, action-oriented individuals who work to protect the well-being of all citizens and who support the election of candidates that defend human rights and the American democracy. SST’s final meeting of the season is envisioned as a more intimate conversation which will celebrate the achievements of the Indivisible movement and consider plans going forward. Come with ideas for speakers next season. Join the conversation! This meeting is free and open to the public.

Tues., May 7, Sarasota County 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 (6:30 p.m.) and the third Tuesday (3 p.m.) of each month. School board meetings and work sessions are aired live on Comcast 20 and Frontier 33. This meeting is free and open to the public.  

Tues., May 7, Cause A Scene For A Good Cause @ 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Blaze Pizza – 215 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota.

Participate in Cause A Scene For A Good Cause, sponsored by the Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC). As the area’s premier no-kill shelter, HSSC engages the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals. Bring in the event flyer or show it on your phone before paying for a meal at Blaze Pizza and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to HSSC.

Thurs., May 2, SRQ Brady Season Wrap-Up @ 5:15 p.m.

First Congregational UCC – Syster Hall – 1031 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota.

The Brady Campaign unites community members against gun violence. Gather for a brief meeting, a light dinner and plenty of time to meet other Brady members. Robert Disney, a liaison from Washington, will talk about rebranding and the new state executive board. Also, Madison Markham, Sarasota’s Team Enough youth leader, will tell the group what she’s been up to since attending the recent national seminar in San Diego. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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