Archive for January, 2016

Challenging Islamophobia

Presentation & Discussion on Islamophobia:From State-Sponsored Policies    to Speech and Physical Attacks

Sunday, January 31, 2016
UU Church of Fort Meyers, 13411 Shire Lane Miller Sanctuary
Presentation: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions: 1:45-3:00 p.m

Speakers, Alan Levine and Donna Nevelwill discuss the intersections among different forms & manifestations of anti-Muslim discrimination & related issues of civil/human rights. Breakout sessions will discuss organizing as partners and allies in the movement to challenge Islamophobia.

Organizing information: Go to Jewish Voice for Peace 

For more information, link here to UU Church of Fort Myers

Space limited. Contact Prita for a space at this workshop.

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Winging It in SW Florida:

2016 Holton Eco-Preserve Bill Brewer Family Gardens Conference Series

Gardening with Natives for

Birds, Bees, Bats, and Butterflies

Saturday, January 23, 2016  between 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UU Church of Fort Myers

13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers 33912

Featured Speakers: Charles Sobczak and Rachel Singletary, Joy Hazell

Exhibitors and break-out activities relating to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Pre-register at http://familygardens.eventbrite.com 

$15.00 per person-$20 per family (3 or more members)

Inquiries to Peg  at pegger103@hotmail.com

Offered in collaboration with University of Florida IFAS Extension.

The Holton Eco Preserve Bill Brewer Family Gardens is a Community Service Project of the UU Church of Fort Myers

More information here: Holton Eco-Preserve

More information about Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers: www.uucfm.org/</

View a flier for this event: http://uugardens.org/images/conferenceflyer.jpg

 

 

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MOVE to AMEND’s David Cole BARNSTORMING FLORIDA

MOVE to AMEND’s David Cole is barnstorming Florida in January 2016 to build and strengthen connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America

Challenging Corporate Rule & Creating Democracy aims to help local folks understand how they can work to abolish corporate personhood and establish a government of, by, and for the people. David Cobb is one of the founders of Move to Amend and one of the authors of the We the People Amendment.

DATES: January 7, David in Broward County; January 10 in Delray Beach; January 11 in Jacksonville, January 14 at 6:00 pm at Santa Rosa County Auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way, Milton; January 16 at 5:30 pm at the UU Fellowship of Marion County,7280 SE 135th St., Summerfield; January 17 at 12:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North,  St. Petersburg; on January 17 5:00 pm at United Church of Tampa, 7300 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa ; and January 19 at 7:00pm at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, 34236 Sarasota.

For more information, go to: MTA Florida Barnstorming Jan 2016

All welcome, free and open to the public.

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Move to Amend Barnstorming

First stop: Broward County

Thursday, January 7, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation

11850 West State Road 84, 33325 David , FL

All welcome, free and open to the public. go to: MTA Florida Barnstorming Jan 2016

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PACHAMAMA SYMPOSIUM

January 9, 2016 9 a.m.-Noon 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville at 4225 N.W. 34TH St. 

The Pachamama Symposium is a transformative social justice workshop that explores the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the role people can play in creating a new future.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to take a stand for the thriving, just and sustainable future you want to see. You will Discover both possibility and grounded optimism in a new future; Connect with like-minded people who all are stronger together, joining forces to reach solutions; Experience a deep sense of personal fulfillment as you rediscover what’s meaningful and possible for the world right now; and Be Moved into concrete action.

Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. It draws on the wisdom of indigenous peoples. Go to: http://www.pachamama.org/

To register at no cost, e-mail Pachamama@uufg.org

Followed by optional lunch together at Sandy’s (less than $10)

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Climate Action Coalition of South Florida

Palm Beach County Climate Speakers Bureau Training

Speaker Training by The Climate Action Coalition of South Florida is scheduled for: Friday, January 8, 2016: 2:45 PM-4:15 PM, at COMPASS, 201 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL.

Be trained so you feel comfortable and competent to provide Education and Outreach about Climate Change and its impacts to Home Owners Associations and Civic Groups in Palm Beach County.

For information about the CAC of South Florida go to https://www.facebook.com/Climate-Action-Coalition-of-South-Florida-605199476162712/

Contact Mary Jane at mjrange@comcast.net for further information about this training or future trainings.

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