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7:00pm Money Out of Politics working group/ Philly Rootstrikers – Friends Center
Wednesday, May 29, 7:00pm, Community Forum on Fracking, Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Dr.
Join us for a conversation on fracking and what we can do about it, as we host workers severely impacted by fracking who want their stories told.
We will be joined by Mac Sawyer, a former fracking worker who is now speaking out against the industry, as well as Dr. Walter Tsou, former commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Other speakers will include local leaders from Food & Water Watch and Iris Marie Bloom, Executive Director of Protecting Our Waters.
Thursday, May 30, 4:00pm Rally Against the Doomsday Budget, 440 N. Broad St.
On May 30th, the School Reform Commission will pass a budget that will virtually eliminate every program and service our schools provide for children.
Everyone is invited to come together at 440 N. Broad St. to call for an end to austerity budget cuts to school programs. Come early for the Masterman High School Orchestra performance at 4 PM, the Rally starts at 4:30pm and the SRC meeting begins at 5pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/584470841570742/
Thursday, May 30th, 5:30pm Get to Know IDK, Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse, 1904 Walnut St.
The IDentity Kit Project invites you to an evening of getting to know the team behind the project. Nationally distributing affirming LGBTQ/faith materials and workshops, the IDK Project is influencing conversations about gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality.
You’ve probably heard bits and pieces about the IDK, but here’s your chance to get a full formulated thought about what the project does, who it helps, and how you can get involved. Join us for a light reception of wine and cheese followed by a chance to hear music from the Executive Director and founder of the IDK Project, Crystal Cheatham. RSVP to https://www.facebook.com/events/374911052627160/ to let us know you will be there.
Thursday, May 30, 5:30 pm, Celebrate: Philly JwJ’s Solidarity Awards Night! 1319 Spruce Street, 1199c
Thursday is Philly JwJ’s Solidarity Awards Night, featuring awardees Barbara Rahke (PhilaPOSH), Daniel Denvir, Kahim Boles (AFSCME DC 47), IATSE Local 8, CWA Locals 13000 and 13500, and PCAPS. As always, our Awards Night also features an open bar and some really good food!
On May 30th, hundreds of students will converge at the Sallie Mae Shareholder’s meeting to oppose Sallie Mae’s predatory student loan policies and lobbying efforts to defund public colleges and universities. Buses will be leaving from locations across the US. If you want to join us in holding Sallie Mae accountable, sign up below to Get On the Bus!” ttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZJiPE1FIfWvU-A7_zVmaV4BKICfmCy4IpcXRk2xIxv4/viewform?pli=1
Thursday, May 30, 7:00pm, a-space 4722 Baltimore Ave
In her new book, “Wild Children – Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education” (Fernwood, May 2013), Layla AbdelRahim examines and critiques the underlying premises of the overarching and interrelated systems that form the basis of what we call “civilization”. She also examines how these (often unquestioned) premises structure both our socio-environmental and socio- economic relationships. In this conversation, Layla will discuss how the human-animal origin
stories justify coercive relationships of dominance, relationships that splinter our sense of community with our environment.
Layla AbdelRahim is an author, anthropologist and comparatist. She offers a critique of civilization from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes such fields as literature, medical anthropology, anthropology of science, ethology, ecology and education. She currently lives in Montreal, Canada.
Wild Children-Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education: http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca/Wild-Children-Domesticated-Dreams/
Friday, May 31, 6:30pm until 9:00pm, a-space 4722 Baltimore Ave
Art show at the A space featuring a dark psychological series of paintings based on memory and repression by local artist Danielle Kulp. Follow her work at http://erata-melpomene.tumblr.com/ and come see the show!
Friday, May 31, 8:00pm NPFNB & Philly Jail Support Collective Benefit Show!! Lava space 4134 Lancaster Avenue.
Folks from FNB and PJSC have been working together for a couple months, sharing resources and supplies. Come out listen to some music, and support our friends, and comrades continue helping one another. Polyphony, Horrendus Privilage, Plutonian, Hippie Cult, & special guests TBA. $5-7$ Sliding scale..NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS. Vegan baked goods, and beverages!
Unfamilar of what NPFNB is? Food Not Bombs operates on the belief that we must work to build alternative institutions NOW, at the grassroots level, to help create the just society we would like to live in. This is why Food Not Bombs is all-volunteer, collectively run, non-hierarchical, and anti-authoritarian. All decisions, within each autonomous chapter, are made by consensus. No one is in charge. No one gives us orders. We have no leader or headquarters. Things get done because people see that something needs doing.
Unfamilar of what PJSC is? We organize “support” days, in which we connect with formerly incarcerated folks, as well as family and friends visiting their loved ones. We believe the justice system is flawed and the prison system perpetuates inhumane treatment. These so-called “correctional” facilities are based off a system of profit rather than rehabilitation. We wish to promote an empathetic response to former inmates and their otherwise stigmatized and criminalized identity. We provide inmate visitations when requested and food, cold drinks, bus tokens, hugs, smokes and resource documentation to those released.
Wanna get involved with LAVA? LAVA, the Lancaster AVenue Autonomous space is a center for radical media and organizing located on Lancaster Avenue in the Belmont neighborhood of West Philadelphia http://lavazone.org/
Friday, May 31, and Saturday June 1, 6am, Free Dental Clinics in Philadelphia, Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
MOM-n-PA is an annual two-day free dental clinic for under served Pennsylvanians. All services are provided free of charge by members of organized dentistry and assisted by a host of volunteers.
MOM-n-PA provides dental care for the relief of pain to thousands of the most needy, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance.
Many of these patients might otherwise have no hope of receiving care.
During our mission on May 31 and June 1st, 2013, more than 800 volunteers, including 120 dentists will treat around 2,000 patients!!!!!!
Services Include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, and much more! No eligibility or income requirements, Children & Adults welcome. Doors Open At 6 am
Saturday, June 1, Philly Bus for Bradley Manning Rally, Philadelphia to Ft. Meade, MD
Join hundreds of other supporters from cities across the U.S. at Fort Meade, MD, on June 1 for the largest rally to date in support of army whistle-blower Bradley Manning.
Rally sponsored by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, and the national Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace groups, and more. Learn more about the rally, what Bradley revealed, his impending trial, and the story so far at: www.bradleymanning.org
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