This week (11/23 – 12/1), activists have the opportunity to participate in protest marches, donation drives, peace rallies and speaker panels. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding racial justice, protest etiquette, national politics and reproductive justice.
- Wed, Nov. 23 March Against Trump @ 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Join Love Has No Borders for a massive march in Tampa to reject Trump and the hate crimes he has inspired. Activists will be marching at 7:30 p.m. through downtown Tampa. Join in solidarity with all people who face horrific consequences as a result of this election. Bring noise makers, banners, signs and water. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
- Nov. 23 – Dec. 10 Greg Cruz’s 5th Annual Toy Drive
If you are able to donate new toys, books or clothes to his drive for local foster kids please contact Greg Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to donate is Dec. 10. Items can also be brought to any Black Lives Matter Manasota meeting which are held in ACE Lounge at New College of Florida.
- Tues, Nov. 29 Peace Rally in Tampa @ 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Join activists uniting together to peacefully show Donald Trump and his supporters that we who have fallen victim to hate speech – Muslims, women, Latinx, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and any minorities – that #LoveStillTrumpsHate. Invite friends and loved ones, make signs and share peaceful thoughts of love and compassion to the American public. This event will have ASL interpreters, and the Deaf community is welcome! For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
- Tues, Nov. 29 National Day of Action in Tampa Post-Election
Keep the focus on important local social and economic justice issues after the election. A major strike of Tampa Bay childcare, homecare, and fast food workers is being organized in Ybor City with support of Black Lives Matter and other community groups throughout the region. For more information, contact Kelly Benjamin at email@example.com.
- Thurs, Dec. 1 Ask the ACLU @ 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Selby Public Library, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236
Since the Presidential Election, more questions than ever have come up about the future of a person’s civil liberties. The Sarasota Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is presenting a panel of lawyers to answer those questions and share what the ACLU will do if Donald Trump carries out some of his campaign promises. Lawyers will answer questions about our rights as protestors and what is legal regarding handing out flyers, gathering personal information, protesting, civil disobedience and what that entails. The event is sanctioned by the ACLU and is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.