[HCCN] March + Calendar events
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Mon Feb 16 10:43:25 EST 2009
Dear Newsletter editors,
Here are some calendar items for March and later. FEEL FREE TO PICK AND
CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.
February 26: Premiere film showing of "Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an
Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine" (stopping a highway through the
middle of downtown Lewiston), 6:30-8:30 PM, Public Library, Lewiston. Kate
Brennan, 782-7876 or kate at mainepeoplesalliance.org.
February 26: "Inheritance" film shown (confronting the Jewish Holocaust),
6:30 PM, Klahr Center, U/Maine, Augusta. Holocaust and Human Rights Center
of Maine, 624-3530 or infohhrc at maine.edu.
February 28 (snow date: March 1): "The Co-op Model: Transition to a
Democratic Economy" (fifteenthe annual Changing Maine gathering) day long
event to organize new cooperatives and support existing ones, 8:30 AM-4 PM,
Pine Tree State Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Cooperative Maine,
525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net to register or www.cooperativemaine.org.
February 28 (+ next six Saturdays): Lenten vigil for peace and disarmament,
11:30 AM-12:30 PM, across from Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath.
Smilin' Trees Farm, 763-4062 or Jack, 772-1442 or jafabussell at gwi.net.
March: A month of events by MaineShare member groups celebrating
MaineShare's 20th anniversary of raising money for root-cause oriented Maine
nonprofit groups. For a complete list: www.maineshare.org.
March 3 (also March 16-17, 24, 31, and April 7): Growing Peace within Me &
the World" workshop on nonviolent communication, 6:30-8:30 PM, Addams-Melman
House, 212 Centre St., Bath. Call 443-9502.
March 5: Palestine Teach-In w/"Readings from Rachel Corrie," 6:30-9 PM,
Public Library, Portsmouth, NH. Palestine Education Network, 603-436-2424 or
skyarne at yahoo.com.
March 6: Midcoast Maine Maine workshop for war tax resisters in Maine, 7-9
PM, Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Maine WTR Resource Center,
525-7776, rosc at psouth.net.
March 7: Annual Southern Maine workshop for war tax resisters in Maine,
10:30 AM-1 PM, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland. Maine WTR
Resource Center, 525-7776, rosc at psouth.net.
March 7: "Gaining Ground in Maine" workshop to protect farms and affordable
farmland, 10 AM-3:30 PM, MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd.,
Unity. Call 338-9509 or kate at earthlovers.org.
March 7-8: "Building a PV Module" workshop (how to build it yourself), 17
Rockwell Rd. SE, Jonesport. To register or FMI: Soni Biehl, 733-1095.
March 8: "Introduction to Nonviolent Communication" w/Peggy Smith, 9 AM-5
PM, MOFGA Education Center, Crosby Brook Rd., Unity. Peggy Smith, 789-5299
March 8: International Women's Day.
March 10: "The International Movement for Food Sovereignty" slides and
discussion w/Logan Perkins about recent conference in Mozambique, 6:30 PM,
Free Library, Belfast. Belfast Food Co-op, 338-2532.
March 12: "A Case for Socialism in a Time of Crisis and Change" talk by
author Ashley Smith, 6:30 PM, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland.
Jamilla El-Shafei, jamillaelshafei at gmail.com.
March 13-15: "Introduction to Nonviolent Communication" training weekend
w/Peggy Smith, Ellsworth. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or www.nvc4me.com.
March 14: "Spring Growth" conference on growing grains in Maine, 9 AM-4 PM,
MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity. Call 568-4142 or
mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
March 14: Community Cultural Celebration to promote ethnic diversity with
exhibits, foods, presenters, videos, etc., 10 AM-3 PM, Lake Region HS.
George Bradt, 647-2389 or info at cccofmaine.org or www.cccofmaine.org.
March 18: Eric Hooglund speaks and shows slides about the crisis in the
Middle East--Israel/Palestine, Iraq, and more, 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast.
Cathy, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, 338-4920.
March 19: Maine Women's Policy Center hosts Girls' Day at the State Capitol,
bringing 100 girls to show them the legislative process and how young women
can be involved in it, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. Call 622-0851 or www.mainewomen.org.
March 21: "New Organizing Strategies in the Obama Era," "ACT (Active
Community Teach-in) w/speaker Joseph Gerson and workshops and panel, 1-5 PM
(tent.), Unitarian-Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. Peace and
Justice Center, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
March 21: Michael Gregor speaks on "The Latest in Human Nutrition" as part
of the Great American Meat-Out, 7 PM, Luther Bonney Hall, USM, Portland.
Maine Animal Coalition, 773-2215 or www.maineanimalcoalition.org.
March 21: EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary awards dinner w/speakers, awards,
history displays, celebration of progress, etc., 6 PM, Holiday Inn by the
Bay, Spring St., Portland. EqualityMaine, 761-3732 or info at equalitymaine.org
March 21: "Organic Orcharding Workshop" (pruning and caring for fruit
trees), 10 AM-3 PM, MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.
Call 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
March 21: "Leading to War" (US in Iraq) film with discussion following with
Iraqi refugees, 7 PM, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland. Call
772-0680 or peaceactionme at peaceactionme.org or www.peaceactionme.org.
March 22: "Motherland Afghanistan" film shown (women's health and education
in Afghanistan), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 170 Park
St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
March 24: "Tableland" film shown (small, sustainable food production
projects), 6:30 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Belfast Food Co-op, 338-2532.
March 24: Dud Hendrick speaks on US bases in other countries and US
influence on their policies, 7 PM, Bailey Library, Winthrop. (Also talks
early in the day in Augusta area.) Tom Sturtevant, Veterans for Peace,
377-2370 or www.vfpmaine.org.
March 28: Seed swap and scion exchange for gardeners and orchardists,
noon-4:30 PM, MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity. Call
568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
April 1: Sexual Assault Awareness Month w/events sponsored by Maine's sexual
assault prevention projects. Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
April 1: "Grow Your Own Organic Garden" classes, evening, various locations
throughout Maine. Call MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
April 2-8: Tour of Maine by Cheri Honkala, coordinator of Poor People's
Economic Human Rights Campaign speaking on the need for economic human
rights, Bangor area (2-3), Portland (5-6), Lewiston (7), Augusta/Waterville
(8). ROSC, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net for complete schedule and location of
April 3: Town Hall Meeting to address economic, health care, foreign policy,
and war/peace issues (plus others), 6:30-9:30 PM, Lecture Hall, Abromson
Building, USM, Portland. Global Network, 443-9502 or
globalnet at mindspring.com.
April 4: "Action Plan for Economic Human Rights Organizing in Maine" all-day
workshop to promote economic human rights in Maine w/Cheri Honkala, 9 AM-4
PM, Pine Tree State Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Larry
Dansinger/ROSC, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net.
You might still have time to get a share of fresh shrimp this winter and
early spring. Port Clyde Fresh Catch, part of the Midcoast Fishermen's
Cooperative, is offering a community supported fishery shares on a weekly
pickup basis in several midcoast locations, from Damariscotta to Belfast. To
find out if the shrimp are still available this year or to sign up for next
winter, contact Glen Libby, 372-0628 or glen at midcoastfishermen.org or
"Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine"
is a film about what turned into "The Visible Community," a group of low
income downtown Lewiston residents who stopped a city-sponsored highway
running through the middle of town. Had the road been built, an estimated
800 people would have been displaced and affordable housing would have been
almost impossible to find. The Visible Community has forced the city to
listen to its low income residents especially when plans or proposals affect
them and the downtown area. To get a copy of the film to show in your area,
contact Kate at 782-7876 or www.roundpointmovies.org.
As the layoffs continue, finding a job is getting tougher. "Transitions: A
Resource Guide to Restarting Career and Community" is a state of Maine
resource that can provide ideas and places to contact around job hunting,
unemployment insurance, maintaining healthcare coverage, financial
resources, legal issues, taxes, and more. Probably any Career Center
(employment) office would have one, or call 1-888-457-8883.
The Bees are buzzing again, looking for groups to sponsor the Beehive
Collective's latest set of art/politics murals on mountaintop removal
(especially in coal field areas). They also have previous displays on Plan
Colombia, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and globalization. If you can
book the Bees for your area, contact them at
pollinators at beehivecollective.org or 255-6737.
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