July 12, 2010 … updated July 26
Welcome to this week’s edition of the WhiteRose 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:
Thursday July 29:
the 82nd in Long Island Progressive Coalition’s monthly
“Patriot Games” series of videos and discussions.
The Economic Crisis and the PIIGS
(Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain)
Max Fraad Wolff
Economist at the New School
Freelance Writer and Researcher
Thursday, July 29 from 7 – 9pm
In the Meeting Room of the Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street, Huntington, NY
(1/2 block east of Woodbury Road)
The series is produced by the LIPC’s Huntington Chapter
Regular chapter meetings on 3rd Wednesday of each month
At the Cinema Arts Center.
For further info, call (516) 541-1006 x10
Wed Jul 14, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
New Haven Environmental Justice Network Meeting
The Network seeks to improve our urban environment and protect the quality of life of the New Haven community. Our goals are to:
* Foster awareness of environmental justice issues
* Support and help to create fair and responsible public policy on environmental issues
* Promote activities that safeguard the health of New Haven residents
* Promote remediation measures for our soil, water, and air
* Promote energy conservation and alternative forms of energy
- Admission: Free
- High School in the Community
- 175 Water Street, 2nd Floor, Media Center/Library
- New Haven
Thu Jul 15, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Environmental Justice in the Americas Planning Meeting
at the New Haven/ Leon Sister City Project, 608 Whitney Avenue in New Haven.
Help organize a New Haven based campaign to address environmental and economic injustice in the Americas – from climate change to mining to oil extraction to deforestation; we need to stop trashing the planet and stop dumping on marginalized communities. We are working to develop an action oriented campaign that will involve art, music, nonviolent direct action, a march on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday), and push for concrete personal and policy change.
For More info: contact Chris at email@example.com; 203 562 1607 (mornings)
Friday, July 16, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., it’s Elm City Cycling’s monthly Bike to Work breakfast for cyclists. Meet in front of New Haven City Hall, 165 Church Street (or inside City Hall in case of rain). Enjoy free full breakfast, courtesy of Bru Cafe and 360 State. Meet other cyclists, learn best commuting routes and the latest news about infrastructure improvements, and help build New Haven’s thriving cycling community. For more information or to get a commuting buddy, call 203.287.9811
Sat Jul 17, from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Street Smarts Summer Cycling Celebration
Sponsored by: City of New Haven
This year’s *Street Smarts Summer Cycling Celebration* will take place in East Rock Park. During the festival, all of the roads in East Rock Park will be closed to motor vehicle traffic, allowing all 425 acres of the park to be made available for a full day of free “all ages” activities – including carnival rides, helmet giveaways, BMX stunt shows, a bicycle scavenger hunt, hiking tours, a break dancing show, street performers, and full access to the trails for leisure biking and walking. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes (and helmets, of course!), although non-cyclists will be able to reach the festivities on East Rock’s summit either by foot or by free shuttle. There will also be a limited number of bikes available to rent. Outdoors lovers, cycling fanatics, and New Haven enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to enjoy the day’s events! For more info, check out www.cityofnewhaven.com/streetsmarts. It’s all free!
Wednesday, July 21, from 6-7 p.m.
Health Care in Cuba: What We Learned in Eight Days:
Two New Haven health care professionals, Anne Somsel and Christina Santoni, will discuss what they learned about the healthcare system in Cuba during
a recent visit.
The public is invited to learn a bit about how the US embargo has impacted Cuba’s health care system, and how the Cubans have overcome some of those obstacles in providing care to the country’s populations.
The free event is at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. Free parking is available.
To list your group’s local, regional or national events, send announcements, two weeks in advance when possible, to the White Rose Political Calendar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s calendar was prepared by Melinda Tuhus and is heard on WPKN Radio at various times during the week.