Welcome to this week’s edition of the White Rose Political Calendar. The calendar takes its name from the White Rose, 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 the weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice.
Here are this week’s listings:
Starting Tuesday, October 27 and running through February 5, 2010, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Out of House and Home, an exhibition that explores the comforts and securities of home and the uncertainties and anxieties brought to bear by the recent mortgage crisis, record foreclosures, and plummeting real-estate values.
The exhibition will be on display at The Parachute Factory, Erector Square, 319 Peck St., Bldg. 1, New Haven. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, from 5-7pm. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The work of participating artists ranges from the comforts of home to the struggle for survival in the most primitive of shelters.
The Parachute Factory is located in Erector Square, 319 Peck Street, Building 1 in New Haven. Hours are Wednesday, 10am-2pm; Thursday and Friday, 12-5pm; and by appointment. This exhibit is a collaboration with Columbus House homeless shelter.
On Thursday, Oct 29, at 7 p.m., Ralph Nader will speak at Labyrinth Books, 290 York Street in New Haven, about his new book of fiction, “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us,” as well as the looming economic and environmental crises, and what should be done. This extraordinary story, written by the author who knows the most about citizen action, returns us to the literature of American social movements—to Edward Bellamy, to Upton Sinclair, to John Steinbeck, to Stephen Crane—reminding us in the process that changing the body politic of America starts with imagination.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information write to: email@example.com or call 203.787.2848.
Also on Thursday Oct 29, at 7:00pm, it’s the Oxford Land Trust Annual Meeting & Program at Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road. After a brief business meeting, Master Wildlife Conservationist Felicia Ortner will present a talk entitled, “Black Bears in Connecticut.” This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Peter Petrochko at 203.888.9835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, Oct. 30, join the Critical Mass Halloween bike ride. Cyclists meet at the flagpole on New Haven’s lower Green at 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. departure. Costumes highly encouraged – make sure your vision is not obstructed and that no flowing garments will create an Isadora Duncan demise. New Haven’s “kinder, gentler” Critical Mass is free and aims to create a sense of fun and community among area cyclists.
On Saturdays through November 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., it’s Open Farm Day, sponsored by: Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Avenue on the flank of West Rock Ridge in New Haven.
Take a self-guided tour of our beautiful urban organic farm at the peak of fall harvest season. Sample herbs in the garden, see the ripening fall harvest, and visit the farm animals. Free for all ages! For more information contact Rebecca Holcombe at 389-4333 ext 1213 or email at email@example.com.
Looking ahead a bit, on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., the 4th Annual East End Black Film Festival will screen “Beyond the Bricks” at the Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY.
This short documentary from Washington Koen Media focuses on the alarming drop-out rate of African American male students in America’s public schools. It explores the issues that produce these dismal statistics, but focuses on the solutions to the poor academic performance and low graduation rates of school-age black males in the United States.
The film will be followed by a focused Q&A /Audience discussion with the producer and director of the film as well as Southampton High School principal Adam Fine and teachers and parent advocates.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by emailing all guest names to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info: call (631)766-8642.
To include your group’s upcoming events in the listings of the White Rose Political Calendar – send information about national, regional and local events (two weeks in advance when possible) to: email@example.com.
This week’s calendar was produced by Melinda Tuhus.