The White Rose Political Calendar is heard on Monday evenings at 7:55 and other times during the week.
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 its weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice.
Here are this week’s listings:
On Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6-8 p.m., Fight the Hike will hold its first meeting at 2010 at New Haven City Hall, 165 Church St., second floor meeting room. Help organize for lower electricity rates and clean, renewable energy. We will schedule leaflettings in various towns and plan our strategy for getting progressive electricity legislation passed this year. The residents and businesses of CT are still paying the highest electrical rates in the continental US. For more information call Paula at 203.562.2798.
Also on Thursday, Jan 21, at 7:00pm, there’ll be a film screening: What’s Organic About Organic? The film delves into the debates that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. As the film moves from farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, we will see the hidden costs of conventional agriculture. We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected. The film will be followed by a discussion that will be facilitated by Bill Duesing, President of the Connecticut Organic Farming Association. Sponsored by the Women and Family Life Center, 96 Fair St., Guilford. For more information, including ticket price, contact the family life center at 203.458.6699.
Also on Thursday, Jan 21, at 7:00pm, come to a free program called Birds and Bees: attracting wildlife. Andrew Brodtman of Twombly’s Nursery in Monroe discusses ways to plan and plant your garden to attract bees, butterflies and birds. Get a start now on spring! Sponsored by: A Year in the Garden. It takes place at the Plumb Memorial Library ,65 Wooster Street , Shelton. Call 203.924.1580 for more information.
On Sat., Jan 23, from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Two free events on The New Politics of Education Reform:Real Change for Communities of Color Yale Law School, Saturday, January 23, 2010
127 Wall Street, New Haven
First, from 3-4:30 p.m., a New Haven Town Hall Meeting on the Achievement Gap A conversation with the New Haven Delegation of the
Connecticut General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
Yale Law School, Room 128, doors open at 2:00PM.
That’s followed by a Keynote Panel from 5-7 pm at the Yale Law School Auditorium, featuring Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Howard Fuller, Dr. Deborah McGriff, & Anthony Colon
Sponsored by Connecticut’s Campaign for Leadership in Education, Achievement, and Reform Now (Campaign LEARN) is a public messaging and policy initative established to promote increased leadership and accountability in ensuring that all Connecticut children have access to high-quality eductaional options.
Campaign LEARN Partners include: CT Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, Connecticut Black Alliance for Educational Options (CT BAEO), State of Black Connecticut Alliance, CT Commission on Children, Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), African American Affairs Commission, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, CT State Conference of NAACP Branches, CT Charter School Network, Education Equality Project, Stamford Multicultural Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 233-6608
On Sat., Jan 23, it’s the 30h Anniversary Celebration of ACT, Area Congregations Together, Inc., at Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Program at 7:00 p.m. with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Keynote Speaker
For more information, including ticket prices, Call 203-225-0453 or visit www.act-spooner.org
The mission of Area Congregations Together, Inc. is to provide food, shelter and support services to people in need in the Lower Valley. All of our energies are devoted to helping our clients establish a self-sufficient living situation. We recognize the dignity of our clients, we give them our respect and we deliver our services without proselytizing.
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This week’s calendar was produced by Melinda Tuhus.