[HCCN] September Calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Aug 15 21:23:57 EDT 2011

Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for September (plus a few earlier and/or  
know of things that should be publicized, please send them to me by  
the 15th of the month preceding the month when the event occurs.

Larry Dansinger

August 27: Protest against blue Angels flights over Brunswick Naval  
Air Station, 11-AM-1 PM. Tom Sturtevant, 377-2370 or  
tomstur at fairpoint.net.

August 28 and September 25: (+ other programs almost monthly thru  
December): 11/11 forums on poverty with topics such as food issues,  
literacy, jail, transportation, mental health, classism, 11 AM,  
Unitarian-Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Call Jennifer  
Hill, 722-3383 or rooted at fairpoint.net.

September 5: Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day w/talk and bell ringing, 5  
PM, Portsmouth, preceded by a parade on Parrott Ave. Stephanie,  
sseacord at lemd.com or somssich at myfairpoint.net or 603-436-5221.

September 9-10: Maine Grassroots Media Conference (workshops on media  
strategies), Friday evening (informal events) and 8:15 AM-5:15 PM on  
Saturday, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity. Meaghan  
LaSala, 973-862-7105 or www.mainegrassrootsmedia.org.

September 10-October 10: Bring Our War $$ Home Care-a-Van doing  
talks, events, actions around the state of Maine to highlight the  
need to cut military spending and give more for human needs. For a  
list of events and to sponsor an event in your area: Lisa Savage,  
643-2356 or lsavage at gmail.com or Bruce Gagnon, 443-9502 or  
globalnet at mindspring.com.

September 11: It's Time for Light (candlelight gathering for  
humanity, justice, and peace on 10th anniversary of tragedies of  
9/11/01), 6-8 PM, Back Cove, Portland. Grace, Peace Action Maine,  

September 11: Ten hour "No More Victims" vigil on 10th anniversary of  
9/11/01 attacks, 8:45 AM on, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH. Seacoast  
Peace Response, amyla44 at juno.com.

September 16-18: Annual GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops)  
weekend for new and experienced organizers for new skills and  
techniques, 4-H Camp, Bryant Pond (near Bethel and Norway). Iggy,  
415-4458 or Jacqui, 284-3358 or rosc at psouth.net.

September 23-25: Common Ground Country Fair, Unity. Maine Organic  
Farmers and Gardeners Association, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or  

September 25: "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental  
Footprint of War" film shown, 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of  
Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center,  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

September 30: Sixth annual Chefs Soirée to benefit St. Mary's Health  
System, 5:30 PM, location in Lewiston TBA. Call 755-3366 or  
mellingwood at stmarysmaine.com.

September 30: "Afghanistan Teach-in: What We Have Learned, What Can  
We Do?" 3-6 PM, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Call Peace  
Action Maine, 772-0680.

September 30-October 1: "Not Here" conference on human trafficking,  
Lewiston-Auburn area. Patricia Pora, 615-2522 or www.auburnmaine.org.

October 1: Solidarity vigil with Keep Space for Peace Week, 11:30  
ASM-12:30 PM, outside Bath Iron Works, Washington St., Bath. Smilin'  
Trees Disarmanent Farm, 763-4062.

October 1-9: Keep Space for Peace Week in Maine and throughout the  
world. Global Network against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space,  
443-9502 or globalnet at mindspring.com.


Want to know who won and especially who lost in the recent statewide  
budget negotiations and approval? Ask the Maine Equal Justice  
Partners, which can tell you its effects especially on low income  
people in Maine. Who will lose MaineCare? How will legal immigrants  
be hurt by changes? Who will lose aid thru TANF and General  
Assistance? In one other ways did low income people get the short end  
of the stick? For a list of changes and who will lose what, contact  
MEJP, 1-866-626-7059 or crusnov at mejp.org or www.mejp.org.

The signature gathering process is gearing up to collect 80,000  
signatures on petitions for a vote in November, 2012, on the issue of  
marriage equality. Trainings for volunteers in how to collect  
signatures and what to do with them are being organized in different  
parts of Maine. The goal is to collect signatures between August and  
election day, November 8th. For more on plans and how to volunteer,  
contact EqualityMaine, 761-3732 or info at equalitymaine.org or  

A new web site for people interested in renewable energy and energy  
efficiency, www.greenenergymaine.com, has been launched. It hopes to  
be a clearninghouse of information on those issues as well as funding  
for people who want to transition to a more clean energy economy. It  
includes news, blogs, calendar items, educational information, tools,  
and a directory of Maine vendors and products. For more information,  
contact GEM (Green Energy Maine), 725-9997 or go to the website.
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