[HCCN] Calendar of events for February, 2014

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Wed Jan 15 20:58:12 EST 2014

Newsletter editors and emailers (I hope you will send this to others  
in your group or area if you don't already),

Here are some calendar items for February (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. I  
don't have time to search for things, so your assistance is really a  
big help in getting notice of more upcoming events.

Larry Dansinger
(207) 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net

January 25 (snow date: Jan. 26). "American Winter" film shown (effects  
of the economic crisis on working people in US), 2 PM, B Street  
Community Center, 57 Birch St., Lewiston. No Class, 525-7776.

January 31-February 1: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger and Garth Lenz speak on  
resistance to the Alberta tar sands drilling, time/location TBA in  
Portland (31) and 2 PM, Wells Conference Center, U/Maine, Orono (Feb.  
1). 350.org Maine, 317-1692 or www.350Maine.org.

February 1: Ellen Davidson, Tarak Kauff, and Yonatan Shapira will talk  
and show slides about Israel/Palestine conflict and proposed boycott  
of Israeli products, 7 PM, Curtis Library, Brunswick. Dud Hendrick,  
Veterans for Peace, dudhe at myfairpoint.net.

February 1 (snow date: Feb. 2): Annual workshop/planning meeting for  
war tax resisters and supporters in Maine, 10 AM-3 PM, Mediation and  
Facilitation Resources, 11 King St., Augusta. Call Larry, Maine WTR  
Resource Center, 525-7776.

February 7: Deadline for Maine Initiatives "Grants for Change"  
proposals to be received. Call 622-6294 or www.maineinitiatives.org.

February 8 (snow date: Feb. 9: "Rights-Based Ordinances" conference on  
local sovereignty for food, water, environment, etc., 1 PM on with  
potluck and music in the evening, Happy Acres Hall, 3704 Bennoch Rd.,  
Alton. Stop the East-West Corridor, 495-3648 or www.stopthecorridor.org.

February 8 (snow date: Feb. 15): "Growing Good Seed: From the Ground  
Up" workshop on seed saving, 12 noon-6 PM, U/Maine, Farmington. MOFGA,  
568-4142 or www.mofga.org.

February 15 (snow date: Feb. 22): "Principle Six: The Cooperative  
Future of Food in Maine" workshop on developing food cooperatives in  
Maine, 9 AM-4 PM, Mediation and Facilitation Resources building, 11  
King St., Augusta. Paul Sheridan, Cooperative Maine, 338-0350 or sheridanpa at earthlink.net 

February 15: David Swanson, author of "War No More," speaks on war and  
peace issues in Portland-Brunswick area and possibly another venue,  
time/location TBA. Martha Spiess, 865-3802 or mspiess at myfairpoint.net.

February 16: "Dirty Wars" film shown (Jeremy Scahill on US covert  
wars), 6 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St. #100, Bangor.  
Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

February 18: Organic Orcharding workshop, 6-8 PM, Free Library,  
Belfast. Kate Harris, Belfast Co-op, 338-2532.

February 19: "Half the Earth" film shown (women creating social  
change), 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Call Meredith, 338-5089.

February 25: Citizen Action Day on environmental legislation (w/update  
and lobbying to follow), 9 AM-1 PM, State Capitol, Augusta. Natural  
Resources Council of Maine, 430-0115 (Todd) or tmartin at nrcm.org.

March 1: "Queering the Media" conference on bring LGBTQ issues to the  
media and having a larger presence within it, time TBA, Colby College,  
Waterville. Contact The Bridge, colbycollegebridge at gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/colbycollege.bridge 


Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is sponsoring signature collecting to  
put an initiative on the November, 2014, ballot to prevent the use of  
dogs, traps, and bait in bear hunting. The campaign includes several  
animal rights groups that are trying to give bears a chance to survive  
in a human culture that believes them to be a threat or a competitor  
for other animals. The collection deadline may be as early as February  
3, so, those who want to help need to act quickly. Forms to collect  
signatures and more information about the campaign are available from  
MFBH, 747-4079 or info at fairbearhunt.com.

Maine Health Care Is a Human Right is a survey from the Maine People's  
Alliance and Maine AFL-CIO to identify the problems of inadequate  
health care in Maine and what to do about that. What insurance, if  
any, do people have? What access to health care resources are  
available, and how does that compare to what each Maine person should  
have a right to? How does health care, or lack of it, influence how we  
live our lives? Who should be responsible for health care and insuring  
that every person have access to it? For more on the survey and  
results from it: Sarah Bigney, Maine AFL-CIO, 622-9675 or sarah at maineaflcio.org 

Interested in a worker rights center for central Maine? There are some  
labor and worker activists who would like a resource and information  
center similar to those in the Portland and Bangor areas. Some areas  
of interest: Wage theft, immigrant rights, rights of workers to  
organize or address problems of working conditions. Legislation and  
public policy issues, advocacy for working people, living wages, and  
information about services might be other areas of interest, along  
with safety and health, legal support, and much more, since workers  
get screwed so many ways in today's society. The Central Maine Labor  
Council and Maine Labor Group on Health are taking the lead in this  
initiative. For more details: Peter Crockett, mlgh at gwi.net or 622-7823.

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