[HCCN] Calendar of events for November and more
rosc at psouth.net
Sun Oct 17 08:11:18 EDT 2010
Here are some calendar items for November (plus a few earlier and/or
later). FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.
October 29: Physicians for Social Responsibility annual meeting w/
speaker Edgar Allen Beem, 5:30 PM, Freeport Community Center, 53
Depot St., Freeport. Call 869-1014.
October 30: "Poverty Free Maine" convention to promote economic human
rights and ratify a bill of economic human rights, plus panel,
workshops, 8:30 AM-4 PM, Jewett Hall, UM/Augusta. Maine PPEHRC,
453-2353 or mlightfootlane at gmail.com.
November 2-11: Maine Walk for Peace, Human Needs, and Veterans Care
from Farmington to Portland via various towns/cities in Maine.
Veterans for Peace, 865-0655 or 443-9502 or, for a complete schedule
of towns along the walk: http://vfpmaine.org/vfp.htm.
November 4: "Cuban History through the Lens of Music" presentation by
Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, 7 PM, Curtis Memorial Library, Pleasant St.,
Brunswick. Tina Phillips, Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Assn.,
tlphillips at brunswicktrinidad.org or www.brunswicktrinidad.org.
November 5-7: Building an Organized War (Tax) Resistance Movement,"
annual gathering of war tax resisters and supporters in New England,
Boston/Cambridge MA. For carpooling from Maine and more info: Larry
Dansinger, Maine WTR Resource Center, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net or
November 5-7: Farmer to Farmer annual conference on what works and
what doesn't, Point Lookout Resort, Northport. MOFGA, 568-4142 or
mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
November 10: Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence annual awards
dinner, 6-9 PM, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. MCAHV, 780-0501,
info at mcahv.org or www.mcahv.org.
November 11: Draw-a-thon combining art and peace on Veterans Day to
"Bring Our War Dollars Home," 10 AM-4 PM, Space Gallery, 538 Congress
St., Portland. Natasha Mayers, 549-7516 or mayersnatasha at gmail.com.
November 17: "Maquilopolis" film shown (low wage work in less
developed countries), 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Jane Sanford,
November 19-21: Low Impact Forestry and Chainsaw Safety Workshops,
MOFGA Education Center, Unity. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or
November 20: Maine Pesticide Summit, Brunswick (time and location
TBA). Laura Stevens, Toxics Action Center, 871-1810 or
laura at toxicsaction.org.
November 20: PICA (Power in Community Alliances) annual auction to
benefit El Salvador sister city and PICA programs, 3-6 PM, Brick
Church, Union St., Bangor. PICA, 947-4203 or info at pica.ws or
November 21: "The End of Poverty?" (wealthy countries actions as
cause of global poverty), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 170 Park
St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
November 28: Sustainability Film Festival w/"Dirt: The Movie," "For
the Next Seven Generations," and more, 1 PM on, Lincoln Street
Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Phil Whitehawk, 993-2327 or
pwhitehawk at fairpoint.net.
"She Decides" is an agenda promoted by women's groups in Maine to
harness the power of women's votes for change. The issues on the
agenda include raising the minimum wage, getting paid sick days,
equity in pay, and family leave insurance. They are looking for
candidates who support these issues and are urging women and men to
vote for candidates who support them. For more on this campaign:
Maine Women's Lobby, 622-0851 or www.mainewomen.org.
Looking for a pen pal? How about Frank Donnelly, an Ellsworth area
war tax resister who is serving time in prison for tax fraud. (This
case is unique; war tax resisters rarely are jailed.) Frank would
love to hear from anyone who believes in peace and is active in the
peace and justice community in Maine. Write: FCI-Estill-Satellite
Camp, Frank Donnelly 01787-036 Unit E, PO Box 699, Estill, SC 29918.
Calling all Landless Farmers: The Maine Landless Farmers Association
is trying to open up opportunities for young farmers to have access
to land they need. High land prices and gentrification make owning
land difficult for those without many assets. The association is
trying to organize farmers to make their needs known, identify
possible land available and abandoned farmlands, arrange work trade
options, and matching new farmers with older farmers or other farming
opportunities. If you are such a (potential) farmer or know others
who are having difficulty getting on the land, contact: MLFA,
446-5477 or mamaspitfire at riseup.net.
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