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 and WPKM offer their weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice.
Here are this week’s listings:
Wednesday September 30:
A Rally to support real health care reform and to support the public option will be held in Shirley, New York.
Join members of the South Country Peace Group on Wednesday, September 30 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Montauk Highway in Shirley (near Pathmark Shopping Ctr)
Signs will be provided but please bring a sign if you can.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR and GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN HOUSE comes to LONG ISLAND. It’s being coordinated locally by Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI) and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at several sites around Long Island.
The National Solar Tour is considered the largest public renewable energy education event in the world. It is a self-guided tour of homes, businesses and other buildings with solar features including passive solar design, solar hot water and solar-electric generating systems. The Solar Tour is an excellent way to experience first-hand that solar energy really works on Long Island. You can learn about the benefits of solar and other forms of renewable energy, watch electric meters run backwards, see the actual savings on utility bills, and talk to the people who own these systems.
For a list of tour sites, visit www.renewableenergylongisland.org.
On Saturday, October 3, TERRA VERDE, a celebratory eco-party will take place at Vaiuso’s Nursery, 75 Hosley Ave in Branford from 6:00-8:00pm. Jamie Burnett will beautifully illuminate the greenhouses, visible from I-95, with energy efficient LED lighting, La Cuisine will cater with a light appetizer selection of organic and local produce. Local and organic wine and beer will be served. Many local green and natural living businesses will be represented with an offering of their products. Proceeds will support Branford Luminata, a multi-media light and sound event on the Branford Green highlighting the rich history of Branford.
Sponsored by Projects2k, an Art/Science/Ecology collaborative. For more information and tickets, contact Joy at 203.215.2227 or Robin at 203.415.5613.
On Sunday Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., Rally to Abolish the Death Penalty in CT at the Capitol building, Hartford.
This spring a bill to abolish the death penalty passed both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, but Governor Rell vetoed it. Rally Speakers will include Lorry Post (the head of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation) whose daughter was murdered and who helped lead New Jersey to repeal of the death penalty in 2007, and Walter Everett, a Methodist minister who lost his son to murder.
The rally is Co-sponsored by 13 groups supporting abolition of the death penalty, including the ACLU, Amnesty International, and the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty. A bus will be available to take people from New Haven to Hartford, leaving from the Saint Thomas More Catholic Center and Chapel at 268 Park Street no later than 12:30 p.m. You can reserve a seat on the bus when you RSVP online at: cnadp.org/rsvp.php
On Wed Oct 7, from noon to 1:00pm, come to the New Haven Green, corner of College and Chapel streets for a Vigil Against the Afghan War on its 9th Anniversary. The vigil’s purpose is to express dissatisfaction with our present Afghan policy, especially the proposed increased troop levels, and to call for diplomacy rather than war. Sponsored by: the Greater New Haven Peace Council.For more information, call 203.389.9547
On Thu Oct 8, 2009 8:30am – 3:00pm you are invited to a community forum about breast cancer: Hope not fear. The purpose of this symposium is to educate and update breast cancer survivors, their families, and members of the community on the latest advances in the detection, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. The discussion will also explore ways in which breast cancer can be conquered in our communities. The symposium is free and lunch is provided. It will take place at Yale’s West Campus, 141 Frontage Rd., in Orange, CT. For more information and to register, call 203.785.2328. Sponsored by: Yale Cancer Center, Yale-New Haven Breast Center, West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:00am – 5:00pm, come to the Yale Peabody Museum for A Celebration of North American Native Cultures.
The day will feature crafts, games and storytelling with an 11 a.m. performance by Grammy-nominated North American flute player Joseph Fire Crow in this year’s focus on North American Native peoples. Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven.. For more information,
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Solar Youth Benefit Party, Auction and Planetarium Show!
Sponsored by: Solar Youth, Inc.
Enjoy: - Open bar - Delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts - Music and dancing - Live and silent auctions featuring vacation trips and items from local merchants - Planetarium Show!!!!!
Admission: $40 for 1, $70 for 2
Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium
355 Prospect Street
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:30am – 12:00pm
Urban Garden Series #3
Sponsored by: New Haven Land Trust
Rachel Ziesk, Certified Master Gardener, will discuss and give great tips of closing your garden and how to maximize your garden for the fall/winter and early spring. Q&A following discussion. Light refreshments shared. Pre-registration is suggested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-562-6655.
New Haven Free Public Library - Main Branch
133 Elm Street
On October 22nd to the 24th, the School of visual Arts in Manhattan will be having a three day event entitled "The Visions of War: Art Represents Conflict". All events are free and open to the public. A link to the flyer follows.
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.