[HCCN] Updated December Calendar of Events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Nov 17 10:19:08 EST 2014


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

FOLKS, I PLAN TO STOP DOING THIS CALENDAR IN MAY OR JUNE OF 2015, AT  
THE LATEST. I'M SURE IT'S NOT THAT BIG A BENEFIT FOR ALL OF YOU, BUT  
IF ANYONE WANTS TO TAKE THIS LITTLE PROJECT ON, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Here are some calendar items for December (plus a few earlier and/or  
later).  FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM. If you  
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


November 23: "Fixing the Future" film shown (jobs, income, and  
sustainability), 6 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St.,  
Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

November 28: "Inequality for All" film shown (Robert Reich on economic  
unfairness), 6 PM, Community Center, Turner Ridge Rd., Palermo. Connie  
Bellet, 993-2294 or pwhitehawk at fairpoint.net.

November 29 (+ next three Saturdays): Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30  
AM-12:30 PM, outside Bath Iron Works, Washington Street, Bath. Call  
Smilin' Trees, 763-4062.

December 1: Juan Cole talks about "The Obama Administration and the  
Arab Youth Revolutions," 7:30 PM, Little Hall, U/Maine, Orono.  
Elizabeth McKillen, elizabeth.mckillen at umit.maine.edu or 942-9343.

December 4: Dialogue w/Rear Admiral Michael Dumont re: being gay in  
the military, 1:15 PM, Conference Room, Woodbury Student Center, USM,  
Portland. Call USM for details.

December 4: Film showing of "Across the Divide" and talk on the  
Holocaust and current Middle East conflict w/Alice Rothchild  to  
benefit Gaza Mental Health Foundaton, 7:30 PM, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine  
St., Brunswick. Call 443-9502.

December 6: Maine Climate Action Team Conference (from local  
initiatives to state/national projects), 10 AM-4 PM, Moulton Union  
Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. 350 Maine, 350maine at gmail.com.

December 7-8: Presentation of "Americans Who Tell the Truth" portraits  
and talks by those who were painted by Alice Rothchild (7th, 7  
PM ,Blue Hill Library) and Lily Yeh (8th, 7 PM, The Bay School). Dud  
Hendrick,348-2511 or dudhe at myfairpoint.net.

December 10: Peaceworks annual winter gathering to celebrate Human  
Rights Day w/Mary Beth Sullivan and music by Full Circle, 7 PM, St.  
Charles Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Bruce, globalnet at mindspring.com 
.

December 11: Opening of photo exhibit about four transgender women,  
age 55 plus, and their stories, 5-8 PM (opening event, exhibit  
ongoing), Salt Institute, 561 Congress St., Portland. Contact Salt for  
details, 761-0660.

December 13: Maine Green Independent Party Fall Assembly, 8 AM-5 PM,  
Vassalboro Grange, 357 Main St. (Route 32), East Vassalboro. Jacqui  
Deveneau, jacquio50 at yahoo.com.

December 14: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" film shown, 6 PM, Peace  
and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org 
.

December 17: "Fixing the Future" film shown (alternative economic  
successes), 6 PM (preceded by potluck at 5:30 PM), Free Library,  
Belfast. Meredith, 338-5089.

December 14-21: Youth Organizing Immersion Kamp (YOIK) to El Salvador  
via Bangor. PICA, 947-4203 or info at pica.ws.

December 31: Annual Polar Bear Plunge and 5K run to support work  
against climate disruption, 9:30 AM, Back Cove, Portland. Judy Berk,  
Natural Resources Council of Maine, 430-0103 or judy at nrcm.org.

January 13: Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show begins (thru Jan.  
15). MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assn.) annual meeting,  
all day, Civic Center, Augusta. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga.org.

Notices:

Over 26,000 signatures were collected on election day in support of We  
the People's referendum petition for a constitutional convention to  
declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech.  
However, that's only about half the way to the goal of 60,000+  
signatures needed to get the issue on the Maine ballot. So, more  
people are needed and more signatures. If you can help collect them at  
town meetings or city councils, or at other public locations, contact  
We the People, c/o Jan Carpenter, 326-8635 or Beedy Parker, 236-8732  
or capelesi at mainelywired.net.

The Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program has new  
handouts on the population issue--how too many people is hurting the  
environment. As the subtitle explains: "The Fate of the World Is in  
Your Hands and in Your Pants." Sierra Club Maine should have a version  
of these flyers, which remind us that about half of all pregnancies  
are unintended. That means that parents are not ready, or can't  
adequately pay for and care for a(nother) child, or it may have health  
repercussions for the parents or child. Go to the Sierra Club's www.sierraclub.org/poulation 
  web site to call the Maine chapter, 761-5616 or maine.chapter at sierraclub.org 
.

The Maine Wabanaki-State Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is  
on the road and looking to for speaking gigs around the state. The  
commission is addressing the horrors that Native children went thru  
when they were taken from their parents and placed in foster care  
homes. While most of this ended over the past several decades, the  
memory lives on in those who were the victims and in Maine society as  
a whole. There will be hearings on the impacts and opportunities for  
those hurt to testify to how they were affected. For presentations on  
the issue, contact Tom Reynolds at 783-7421 or tom at mainewabanakireach.org 
  for southern Maine or Barbara Kates at 947-6858 or barbara at mainewabanakireach.org 
  for northern and eastern Maine. Also, the web site is www.mainewabanakitrc.org 
.

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