For the week ending
Sunday, May 11, 2008
In 1942, the White Rose was a
resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize
opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich.
In the spirit of the White Rose,
WPKN offers a weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the
struggles of marginalized peoples.
Here are the
On Thursday, May 8th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP) will hold their monthly meeting at the Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street (2 blocks east of North Main St.), in West Hartford, CT. Please contact Robert Nave by e-mail email@example.com or call (203) 206-9854.
The Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty (CNADP) has been working to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut since 1986. CNADP stands strongly opposed to the death penalty as it is poor public policy. The death penalty does not deter crime, it is not cost efficient, it kills the mentally ill, it is economically and racially biased, it kills the innocent, and it does not provide closure to families - it is simply revenge, not justice.
Feet to the Fire Festival 2008: Exploring Global Climate Change from Science to Art will take place from 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, May 10th at the Veterans Memorial Park, Newfield Court, in Middletown, CT. The event is co-presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Environmental Studies Program, the Jonah Center for Earth and Art and the City of Middletown. For more information, visit www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events
The goal of the family-friendly Festival is to deepen our community's understanding of global climate change and sustainable living through multiple lenses. It will feature interactive displays and exhibits on energy conservation and sustainability by environmental scientists and a farmer's market with local organic food vendors.
June 12th – June 23rd, the Witness for Peace National Grassroots Conference will bring activists from all over the U.S. to Washington DC to examine the critical issues facing Latin America and to learn skills to carry the movement forward. Workshop topics include: “Free Trade & Labor Rights”, “The Drug War in Columbia”, “The Roots of Migration” and “The Trade and Travel Ban on Cuba”. Lobby Day will be on Monday, June 23rd. For more information on the Conference, contact Tanya Snyder, (202) 547-6112 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every 3rd Saturday at 5:00pm, people gather for the Long Island Iraq Moratorium Vigil with other Long Island peace activists in front of the Armed Forces Plaza on Route 347, Veterans Highway in Hauppauge, New York. Contact Thomas at email@example.com or call (631) 889-0203.
The Connecticut Green Party’s New Haven Chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm at the Never Ending Book Store, 810 State Street, New Haven, CT. For details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 782-6808.
The New Haven Peace Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, rain or shine from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the People’s Center, 37 Howe Street in New Haven, CT. People can join them and become a part of a world wide Non-Governmental Organization working towards creating a more civil society in the United States and throughout the world. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
East End Women in Black began its vigil at the wharf in Sag Harbor in August 2002 to stand against violence in the Middle East and against the occupation of Palestine and the invasion of Iraq. Join East End Women in Black on the first Sunday of each month at the Monument at Ocean Road and Route 27, and on the third Sunday of each month at the Sag Harbor Wharf. All vigils are from 5:00 – 6:00pm. For more information, including a vigil schedule visit www.eewib.blogspot.com
To include your group's upcoming demonstrations,
meetings, lectures, films and boycotts in the listings of the White
Rose Political Calendar – send information about
national, regional, state-wide, and local events (at least two weeks in
advance when possible) to:
The White Rose Political Calendar
244 University Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Or you can send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s calendar was produced by Merrill