The Activist Newsletter
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The Activist Newsletter

Throughout this week (9/26–10/3), activists have the opportunity to participate in activist trainings, panels and presentations concerning student rights and the November ballot. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding state politics, protests and knowledge building.


Sat., Sept. 29, Legal Observer Training @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Selby Public Library – 1331 1st St., Sarasota.


Sarasota’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) chapter is hosting a legal observer training, where volunteers will learn how to act as legal witnesses at political demonstrations and public protests. These trained observers document any incidents of police misconduct or violations of the rights of protestors. ACLU membership is required to attend this training; one can join online or register for membership at the event. Email with any questions.


Mon., Oct. 1, Stop Ballot Confusion! Florida Constitutional Amendments – What They Really Say @ 6 – 8 p.m.

Manatee County Central Library – 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton.


With 13 constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot this coming November, the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization, hopes to clear the confusion in this presentation. They will explain what each amendment proposes, what will happen if it does or does not pass and who opposes and supports each amendment. The event is free and registration is not required.


Tues., Oct. 2, Salt of the Earth Film Screening @ 7 p.m.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center – 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota.


Join Fogartyville in a screening of Salt of the Earth, a film chronicling the agency of U.S. workers made by a team of radical, blacklisted filmmakers sixty years ago.


Thurs., Oct. 4, Know Your Rights Panel @ 6 p.m.

New College of Florida, HCL 8 – 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.


New College’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) club is hosting two lawyers on campus to answer any and all legal questions students may have concerning their rights. Questions can be asked at the event or submitted through an anonymous Google form, linked in their email announcing the event. Minutes will also be sent out, for all who cannot attend. Questions can be campus or non-campus related. Thai Spice will be served!

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