Mon Aug 19 6:00pm Act-UP Weekly Meeting – St Luke’s Church Basement – 330 S. 13th St Between Pine and Spruce
Tue Aug 20 7:30pm Books Through Bars Packing Cafe – The A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave
Wed Aug 21 6:00pm Money Out of Politics working group/ Philly Rootstrikers – Friends Center
Sun Aug 25 2:00pm PHARE/Wells Fargo working group – 1706 Race St.
5:00pm Long Term Organizing MDU working group – Ethical Humanist Society, Rittenhouse Square
Monday, August 19, 5:30pm, Happy Hour Fundraiser for Decarcerate PA, Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th St.
This is a fundraiser for Decarcerate PA at Dock Street Brewery! Come out and show your support for ending the expansion of Graterford Prison.
Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. We demand that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities.
$6 gets you a drink from Dock Street and a donation for Decarcerate! Please invite your friends and family to this event. Raffle items will be available! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30am, Carolyn Hill wants her children back: appeal in court, PA Superior Court
530 Walnut St Philadelphia PA 17th floor
Ms. Carolyn Hill has been struggling for over a year to get her nieces back who were removed from her care by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. Ms Hill is Black and low-income. False claims were made about her to justify the removal of her nieces and the fact that she didn’t have a GED was a key factor that was used to say that she was not suitable to adopt the children. Finally, she has a hearing to determine if she has standing in court so she can overturn this outrageous injustice and be reunited with her girls. All out to reunite this family & end racial, income & education bias in the child welfare system! Sign Petition here or go to www.everymothernetwork.net
DHS Give Us Back Our Children & Every Mother is a Working Mother Network 215-848-1120 email@example.com
Tuesday, August 20, 5:30pm, GAY PRESS, GAY POWER with Tracy Baim and Mark Segal,
Giovanni’s Room 345 S. 12th Street
Join us for an evening’s conversation centered around the past, present, and future of LGBTQ community publications. Editor and co-author Tracy Baim will discuss her new book, GAY PRESS, GAY POWER: THE GROWTH OF LGBT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS IN AMERICA, with Philadelphia Gay News founder Mark Segal.
Tracy Baim, publisher of Chicago’s gay publication Windy City Times gives us a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of gay print media. Baim uses essays, interviews, and hundreds of news clips and images from both mainstream and early gay publications to describe the critical role of the gay press.
Thursday, August 22, 3:30pm, PCAPS Day of Action to Save Our Schools, 17th & JFK.
As the days tick down to September our schools remain on course for a disastrous opening without the necessary staff to maintain health and safety, let alone insure that learning goes on. We can’t let that happen.
Join PCAPS on Thursday, August 22 for an afternoon of events.
• 3:30 Rally at Comcast, 17th and JFK – Demand corporations pay their fare share
• 4:15 March to City Hall, Demand City Council and the Mayor take emergency action to fund the schools
• 4:45 March to SRC meeting, Demand they fight for funding instead of attacking teachers and school workers
Thursday, August 22, 8:00pm Queer Poets Showcase @ The Turner Dome, Entrance on 2nd Street. Just north of Oxford. 1617 N. 2nd 2A. 4 blocks north of Girard (Girard, Thompson,Masters, Jefferson, Oxford).
Get @ a night of poetry at the Turner Dome/OX Warehouse on ** THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND 2k13**
Featured Poets: Dianna Dregonetti reading from ‘Tangier’ https://www.facebook.com/a.literal.werther, William Rome http://tracychiptune.tumblr.com/, Wordz The Poet Emcee (Christian Axavier Lovehall) reading from “black, trans & gifted…” — will have copies for sale. https://play.google.com/store/music/artist?id=A3dg6hb2yi6rv7zewnulkhdc2bu, Marion Bell, Leah Basarab, Che Gossett, Jacob Russell, and there will be an open mic afterward for anyone interested! *FREE* admission.
Saturday, August 24, 11am, March on Point Breeze Ave. for Affordable Housing, Public Education, Jobs, and Freedom, 1717 Point Breeze Ave, outside the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we will march on Point Breeze Ave. for Affordable Housings, Public Education, Jobs, & Freedom.
Long-term residents of the Point Breeze community, have suffered through years of divestment, drug epidemics, and gun violence. NO JOBS. Young people with NO OPTIONS – locked up, often charged as adults, and come home with even less options.
Finally, some resources are coming into POINT BREEZE.
BUT those resources are not being allocated with the design to help long-term residents, or to build a vibrant working-class Point Breeze. Instead they’re being allocated to push people out! Outrageous!
We recently defeated OCF’s plan to build Ori Feibush’s dreamhouse on Annin St. against the neighbors wishes. ZBA votes against Ori Feibush’s Point Breeze Project
We need others to stand with us! We need others who recognize that what happens in Point Breeze has implications for all of Philadelphia. We need people to stand in SOLIDARITY WITH US against UN-DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT.
We will begin with a rally outside the historic Point Breeze Performing Arts Center (1717 Point Breeze Ave. and end at Point Breeze Ave. and Federal St. protesting the profit-first development of OCF Realty.
Sunday, August 25, Philly Naked Bike Ride 2013, We RIDE at 4:00pm! Starting & Ending point announced on the facebook page. Route: TBA
WHY WE RIDE:
We ride to PROMOTE CYCLING ADVOCACY.
We ride to RAISE AWARENESS about FUEL CONSUMPTION and the environmental impact of car culture.
We ride to PROMOTE POSITIVE BODY IMAGE.
We ride to PROMOTE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY as a way of life and a corporate responsibility.
Why are YOU riding?
–Check out PNBR’s PHOTO POLICY for information on photographing and making videos of the event–
questions? want to VOLUNTEER? check out: www.phillynakedbikeride.org twitter: @phillynbr
Save the Date & Save Items for the Sale! The Philadelphia International Action Center is gearing up for our annual Rummage Sale which will be held this year on Saturday, September 28th.
We will be collecting items for the sale from now through September 27th. Please contact us if you can donate. We can arrange to do picket ups. Please call Betsey at 610-352-3053 or email phillyIAC@gmail.com. We will also need volunteers for set up on Friday September 27 and during the sale on the 28th. Thanks for your support.
Things we can use: Books, records, DVDs, gently used clothing, house wares, small furniture, working electronics, toys, plants, jewelry, lights, small appliances…if you are having your own porch or yard sale this summer and end up with left over items give us a call. We can take them off your hands and use for the sale in September.
Greetings gentle denizens of the Delph! Hip ‘n with-it feminist arts collective Permanent Wave is putting together a lit-zine with one hidden message-laden theme and we want YOU to party down with US! (because monolithic society is a mere collection of idiosyncratic individuals and the feminist revolution starts with the revolutionaries within our multiple selves)!
The theme for this issue is TINY ACTS OF REBELLION.
Tell us a story—about your own rebellion or about the rebellion you’d like to have, for yourself, or the whole of the nation! How do tiny acts of rebellion connect to larger issues of oppression? Can you redefine rebellion? Or interrogate the size constraints that constitute ‘tiny’!? And what does it all have to do with the patriarchy? And kyriarchy? And the love we share, or something.
However you do it, we’re interested in hearing what tiny acts of rebellion mean to you, your feminism, et al. We are also accepting all this and more in the form of visual art.
Send us: stories, essays, collaborative work, visual + audio art, et al. To firstname.lastname@example.org. By: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Expect news about a zine release show further down the line! Thanks! With pleasure, the proud participants of Permanent Wave
Events listed here include Occupy Philadelphia related events as well as other social justice events. For more updates be sure to check the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OccupyPhilly. Your support is greatly appreciated!