This & That is published now and then for the Erie area progressive community. Always good to double-check dates and times. Event submissions should have “T&T” in subject line, send to [email protected] . If you don’t want to receive this please reply with “Unsubscribe” in subject line. Also posted to http://occupyerie.net and www.erielead.org
PA VOTERS – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW ID TO VOTE!
EVERYONE: If you are denied your vote, demand a provisional ballot.
VOTER INTIMIDATION HOTLINE: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (en español 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota )
Nov 6 – Sister Joan Chittister, 6-8 p.m.; Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; “American Women and the Rest of the World: No Woman Left Behind.” Free, at this point may be standing room only.
Nov 7 – Wrong was date given for Ringling protest. It took place on Nov 2. Organizers gave the wrong date, and had no working phone number or email address to contact them with. Come on guys, lose the ditziness please!
Nov 8 – NWPA American Federation of Labor fundraiser at Jr’s Last Laugh 14th & State Ticket sale proceeds benefit NWPA ALF Scholarship Fund. You must mention the NWPA ALF when ordering your tickets– advance reservations required.
Nov 8 -Thomas Merton Center 40th Anniversary Party with Medea Benjamin Pittsburgh, PA (Mike Michaelson from Erie is looking for riders to go to the event with him. Details: Leave Erie at 3:30pm, Mike’s cell is 814-397-0323 “If going with me do not register on line, link is for info about event!$50 per person if we get 8 it drops to $45 RSVP to me by Oct 31st and pay by Nov 1st. Transportation included!- Mike”)
Nov 8 – “Checkpoint” (2003) (Titusville film series) A 2003 documentary film by Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir, showing the everyday humiliations experienced by Palestinian civilians in their interactions with Israeli soldiers at the various checkpoints they have to pass through in their daily travels to and from their homes. 7- 9 p.m. in Rm G-5 of the Broadhurst Science Bldg. at Pitt Titusville. Info (814) 827-2238
Nov 10 – WNY Peace Center Annual Dinner ‘Celebrating our 45th year Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will speak on “The Challenge of Peace”. We need to know by 5 PM Nov. 6, if you are coming…. to inform the convention center how many meals — and what kind — chicken or vegetarian – to prepare. Those of you making reservations after Tuesday risk not having a meal and sitting next to someone who is enjoying some excellent food. You can make a reservation by giving us a call and leaving a message: 716-332-3904 or by visiting our web site: WNYPeace.org On Saturday, tickets will be sold at the door…but meals cannot be guaranteed.’ Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center Buffalo NY. Doors open: 5:30 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM Standard Tickets: $50 Low Income/Students: $20 Pay via PayPal or send a check: For more details visit: www.WNYPeace.org
Nov 12 – “”Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream WQLN 10pm. A look at income disparity in the U.S. In Manhattan, 740 Park Ave. is home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the U.S.; about five miles away, in the South Bronx, the same road runs through the nation’s poorest congressional district.
Nov 12 – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks in Cleveland 6m Playhouse Square Ohio Theatre
Nov 13-16 – JES Global Summit
Nov 14 – “A New Definition of Religious Freedom: the Fraud of Fundamentalism” A talk by Rev. Barry Lynn, JD, Exec. Director of Americans United for Separation of Church & State (http://au.org), at noon. at Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Futures Summit, 3207 State St., Erie Advance registration and payment are required. Cost is $20 (including lunch served at 11:30). To register, call 459-8000 or www.jeserie.org (click on “JES Summit / Civic Forum”).
Nov 16 – Lunch Beat – CLE
Nov 23 – Black Friday at Wal-Mart “This is our local action of an National event. Here is the link for the National Event” www.facebook.com/events/436392286418592/
Dec 10 – International Human Rights Day
Obama volunteers needed: If you want to do some last minute volunteering call: Kat Blair (West Erie/Millcreek/Fairview): 814-229-7640. Matt Difiore (East Erie/Harborcreek/Lawrence Park): 814-919-4351. Zac Ogle (Erie County): 814-441-9429.
Video the Vote “Join the thousands who are documenting the election in their community this year. If you encounter a problem at your polling place be prepared to use your smart phone to document what is happening and then share that content on your YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or Ustream account by using #VideoTheVote so our team can follow your stories. Keep watch on democracy this election. Sign Up. Document. Share.
CanIVote.org Provides information about where to vote, VOTER ID INFORMATION, etc.
OurVote.us “The nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Through our state of the art hotlines: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) and 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota (administered by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund), this website, and comprehensive voter protection field programs across the country, we provide Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive voter information and advice on how they can make sure their vote is counted.”
Romney v. Sandy Climate Silence video juxtaposes Romney’s joke about climate change (with GOP audience) with disturbing footage of Sandy. Very powerful, SHARE!
Nearing a million hits, brilliant parody video “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” Based on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”
FBI Voter Intimidation Hotline — 202-514-1888 Don’t call the FBI unless it becomes obvious that local and State officials and Democratic poll watchers aren’t addressing the situation. Article from post-Gazette