This highly interactive and inspiring workshop gives an overview of a human rights framework and helps participants think freshly about our obligations and responsibilities as citizens as well as the obligations of our institutions and organizations. Participants will leave with new ideas and hopefully, new inspiration for yourself, your organization, and our community as a whole for both promoting, exercising and protecting the human rights of everyone.
Date: June 26, 2014
Location-Unitarian Church Parlor
Cost: $50.00 (limited number of scholarships are available)
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Also, stop using exfoliating body products with plastic beads in them. Basically just use Bronner’s and stop doing everything else, okay?
Days For Girls Sewing Event, May 16-17th at All Saints Church in Lansing: Help make cloth pads for young women to use when they’re menstruating.
What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but still miss up to 2 months of school every year. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.
Can’t sew? No problem! “Non-sewers can help cut and iron or donate toward the 100% cotton and flannel fabrics that we will use.”
Left Labor Project urges you to MAKE THURSDAY A MAY DAY TO REMEMBER
MAY 1, 2014, 5:00 pm, NEW YORK CITY HALL!
Join the NYC Central Labor Council, DC37, 1199, UFT, NYSNA, SEIU 32BJ, and many other union locals along with Domestic Workers United, Taxi Workers Alliance, Make the Road NY, NY Immigration Coalition, NY Communities for Change, US Labor Against the War NYC, and MANY OTHER LOCAL MOVERS AND SHAKERS!
(See attached flyer for longer list of endorsers)
MAY DAY 2014 demands LABOR RIGHTS, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, JOBS FOR ALL!
This will be the broadest May Day rally in decades, with the participation of the majority of the city’s unions, and advocates for fair contracts, peace, justice, equality and human rights.
Take 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge, R to City Hall, 2,3 to Park Place, A,C,J to Chambers or Fulton, E, PATH to World Trade.
Look for our Left Labor Party contingent on Broadway and join us!
Happy May Day,
Larry Moskowitz, Left Labor Project
Save the Date
- Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County present-A Special Viewing of The Throwaways documentary – Apr 29, St John’s Episcopal Church, Ithaca
- Ithaca Freeskool: Teach for Summer Semester – Deadline for class submissions: May 1
- Voices Across the Divide Screening Sunday, May 4, 2-4pm at Cinemapolis in Ithaca sponsored by the Dorothy Cotton Institute
- Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, Sunday, May 4 – Sunday, June 22, Joe’s Pub, NYC
- Global Exchange Gathering, July 31-August 3, 2014, Rhode Island
- Bulk Literature & Stickers for Vegan Outreach, from Action for Animals
- Office for the Aging’s Tompkins County Housing Preferences Survey
- Who’s Building the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi? migrant worker rights petition
Things to Read or Watch or Listen to
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice annual report 2013
- Heartbleed info from May First
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He’s Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed
- Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community (via Edge Left)
- Harsh Reality Break: 234 Girls Kidnapped from Physics Test
- The Pay of Corporate Executives and Financial Professionals as Evidence of Rents in Top 1 Percent Incomes (via Edge Left)
- Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus Day (cheers to Susan for the link)
- An Occupier’s Trial (via Edge Left)
- Socialists and Animal Rights: Volume 4 [Kindle Edition] by Jon Hochschartner
- Tree houses! pin board by Sarah Chouinard
- Vegan pin board by Iramsi
- Vegan Treats pin board by Tigerbalm
- Comrade_Chompsky @dravazed on Twitter
- vegans of color @vegansofcolor on Twitter
Have you heard about PPSFL Action yet? This new 501(c)(4) organization will support PPSFL by educating and advocating to our elected representatives. Leslie Danks Burke, Board Chair of PPSFL Action, says, “PPSFL is building in an incredible way. At the same time, there are active forces at work to dismantle what we are building.”
PPSFL Action is building a Leadership Circle to support this important work. The group includes community leaders — professionals, activists, philanthropists, elected officials, and scholars — who are dedicated to publicly standing with Planned Parenthood and make a pledge of $1,000 over two years.
Funds raised will help build grassroots support for PPSFL, and let our elected officials know that our community supports Planned Parenthood politically. Contributions to PPSFL Action are not tax-deductible; they fund our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts. To find out more about our Leadership Circle and PPSFL Action, please contact Alicia Kenaley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The sponsoring organizations for this event are:
LOHV-NY – The League of Humane Voters of New York
FOA – Friends of Animals
IDA – In Defense of Animals
On lobby day we will have an orientation and organize into lobbying teams in the Terrace Lounge (street level) of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany from 10:45 am to 12:00 noon.
We will then lobby from 12:30 to 3:30.
There will be a bus from New York City to Albany and back ($20 roundtrip)
There is no charge for registration
Please Register Now to Attend
After you register for the event you will be given an opportunity to buy a bus ticket on-line or by mail and be given directions to the Legislative Office Building (LOB) by car or public transportation.
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- “On April 18th the film 1971 directed by Johanna Hamilton, and produced by former Arts Engine team members, Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.”(More)
- “Sustainable Tompkins is launching The People’s Salon: Conversations that Matter to Your Future with a shared public inquiry into the climate dilemma. ‘The Climate, the Market, and the Commons’ will be the theme for a series of conversation salons held on Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, on April 17, May 8, June 5, and June 19 at the Sustainability Center, 111 N. Albany St., Ithaca.” (More)
- “The moral agency of the Black church must never abandon its claim on an apology and reparations for the protracted crimes against African humanity, during and as a result of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.” (More)
From Astraea: “Watch our new video to find out how Astraea’s new global campaign Fueling the Frontlines will bolster grassroots movements for LGBTQI rights and justice. Astraea Executive Director J. Bob Alotta and grantee partner Jabulani C. Pereira, co-founder of Iranti-Org, will tell you about how we are working together towards a world that is safe for LGBTQI people around the globe.”