LAKE ERIE ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY (LEAD) DISBANDS
Please note: the website for Lake Erie Alliance for Democracy (LEAD) will be taken offline in mid-March 2014. If you wish to retrieve articles or other items that had been posted on there, do it prior to March 11, 2014. LEAD, an organization of local progressive people, was formed in 2005. It had not met for several years, and officers recently disbanded the organization, with the contents of the treasury going to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Health Care. for All PA. This & That can be viewed on at http://occupyerie.net and http://www.nwpapeace.org/
Mar 9 – Apr 21 – Benedictine Art Show to Celebrate Women’s History Month Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski, OSB, has announced the opening reception of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie Spring Art Show, Women See: Sunday, March 9, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Chapter 57 Gallery at Mount St. Benedict Monastery. This annual show celebrates Women’s History Month by showcasing the artwork of Benedictine Sisters, Oblates and invited women artists. Beginning on March 9 and continuing through April 21, the exhibit will be open: Sunday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Mar 12 - “Inside the Actor’s Studio: Transitions and Cultural Stereotypes of post 9-11 America”. 8pm Gannon Zurn 104 $5. This conversation led by Rob Lopez, will address the life of Middle Eastern people and their cultural upbringing, transitions to the United States, and the hardships they face, with a particular focus on stereotypes. The panel will include Maythem Nuri, Zamin Nuri, and Hiba Almasri. This one night only event is sure to be a panel discussion you do not want to miss.
Mar 13 – Equality PA Kick-Off Event 6:00pm until 8:00pm Join fellow supporters of LGBT rights in your area at Equality PA’s community kickoff meeting in Erie on Thursday, March 13 from 6 to 8 PM at First Niagara Bank’s Community Room, 801 State St, Erie PA. Enter via the doors on E 8th St. We’ll be talking about what our local grassroots team will do to advance equality for all Pennsylvanians, and how you can get involved. FREE refreshments are being provided by Drenched Fur, Erie Gay News, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Marriage Equality for PA, NW PA Pride Alliance, and PFLAG Erie & Crawford Counties When it comes to passing a non-discrimination bill or making progress toward freedom to marry for everyone, we know we have support in every part of the state. However, we need to work together to find those supporters and make sure that leaders throughout the state hear every voice. All we need to make it work is you! Have questions? Contact your local organizer Shanea Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (484) 612-5813.
Mar 16 – On Screen/In Person Series: ‘Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines’ 2:00 pm Mercyhurst Taylor Little Theatre, Erie PA. “Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation… We encourage everyone to come dressed up as your favorite superhero! The filmmaker will be present for a Q&A following the film and will chose the patron with the best costume for a prize. The On Screen/In Person Series is made possible by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.” $6 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, $4 for president’s card holders and $1 for Mercyhurst students (with ID)
Mar 19 – “Grapes of Wrath” (1940) at Tinseltown Erie 2pm and 7pm.
Mar 20 – “No” (Chile, 2012). 7pm Movies at Meadville 11155 Highline Dr, Meadville, $7. Pablo Larrain’s film was up for the foreign film Oscar in 2013. The movie follows advertising colleagues who mount a unique campaign: They want Chileans to vote “no” for keeping Augusto Pinochet in power. 1:50, rated R. March 20.
Mar 21 – Community Call to Action 6-8PM JFK Center 2021 E 20th We will be continuing to gather community support and plan out neighborhood walk teams with faith community leader participation for the spring as the weather breaks. Response to these meetings has been positive and our collaboration with the ERIE Unified Youth Violence Reduction Initiative will bear fruit with YOUR participation. Please join us. Organized by Mothers Against Teen Violence
Mar 23 - Langer Film Series: Inside Llewyn Davis
Taylor Little Theatre. Mercyhurst. 2 p.m.
Run Time: 105 minutes
Mar 26 – Namoli Brennet in Oil City 7PM Clarion University Venango Campus, Oil City, PA
Mar 26 (Wed) – Candlelight Vigil for Equality (Erie Federal Courthouse, 17 South Park Row, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM – 8:15 PM. To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the Oral Arguments before the US Supreme Court for DOMA and Prop 8, we hold this rally to show that we have a long road to follow for equality in PA. Email: email@example.com. Browse to http://www.me4pa.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/235787059925558/.
Mar 28 – “My Name is Khan,” SUNY Fredonia multicutlrural film series. Film about a journey across the U.S. by an Indian Muslim
Mar 28 – Cesar Chavez film released
Mar 29 – “Mountain – The Journey of Justice Douglas” A staged reading of this play will be presented 8 p.m. at the Robert H Jackson Center located at 305 E. 4th St. Jamstown NY. Prior to the performance will be a reception for SUNY Fredonia alumni at 6 p.m. in the center’s banquet room.The play, by Douglas Scott, is an exploration and celebration of the life of William O. Douglas (1898-1980). Beginning and ending on the last day of his life, the play spans his 81 years: as Justice on the Supreme Court where he was defender of civil liberties, personal privacy and the wilderness, as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fighting a corrupt Wall Street, professor at Yale, his four marriages, his mountain climbing and globetrotting through such lands as Iran and the Himalayas, and his childhood in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The issues are as timely as the morning’s headlines. For more information, contact the Fredonia Office of Alumni Affairs at (716) 673-3553. Tickets for the general public are available at the Jackson Center.
Apr 6 - On Screen/In Person Series: “United in Anger: A History of Act-Up” Taylor Little Theatre, Mercyhurst. 2 p.m.
Apr 9 – NY Humane Lobby Day Albany NY. Info and registration here. From HSUS: What is Humane Lobby Day? It’s a one-day event where you can meet with your elected officials and their staff about animal protection issues in New York. Don’t worry if you’re new to lobbying or are unfamiliar with the issues. What’s important is that you’re there. We’ll be there with you every step of the way. Read what animal advocates are saying about Humane Lobby Day»
Apr 22 – Earth Day
Apr 24- 27 – “The Laramie Project” Taylor Little Theatre, Mercyhurst. 8:00 pm The Mercyhurst Theatre Program Presents: The Laramie Projectby Moisés Kaufman. and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project Directed by Dr. Brett D. Johnson THE LARAMIE PROJECT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Apr 29 – PA Humane Lobby Day 2014 Info and registration here. From HSUS: What is Humane Lobby Day? It’s a one-day event where you can meet with your elected officials and their staff about animal protection issues in Pennsylvania. Read what animal advocates are saying about Humane Lobby Day»
May 9 - Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus: “Rise Up Singing” Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia NY.
May 16 – Drone Warfare Panel 7PM Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie 7178 Perry Hwy, Erie. There will be a UU in Community Forum on May 16 at 7 pm on Drone Warfare. The panelists will include: Scilla Wahrhafatig, Charley Bowman, Bob Johnson, Aaron Kerr, Joshua Szczesny, Jimmy Menkhaus. It will be moderated by Jerry Trambley. This diverse group includes anti-drone warfare activists, veterans, a philosopher and a theologian. Arguments from many sides of this controversial issue will be presented. After a presentation of views from each panelist, the audience will be permitted to ask questions. This forum is being produced by members of our UUCE community, the Erie Peace Initiative, and Benedictines for Peace .
- Protest at Jamestown’s The Post-Journal About 50 people weathered cold and high winds to take a stand outside The Post-Journal, protesting what they say is bigotry and bias in that publication. Photos, radio interview, background and more at this link.
- Same-sex Erie County couple attempts to get marriage license at county courthouse
- Background on UPMC actions. Column from President of SEIU “A City Unites to Demand Better from its Largest Employer” also the Make It Our UPMC website offers background and updates. Pittsburgh’s largest employer Pittsburgh’s Largest Employer Draws Hundreds Of Protesters Over ‘Poverty’ Wages
- Erie chapter of NORML meeting monthly at Whole Foods Co-op.
NEWS & VARIOUS
- “Kids for Cash” Documentary now showing at Tinseltown reveals the horrifying story of how thousands of children in Luzerne County were jailed by two corrupt judges who received kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities.
- NY State in Deal to Limit Solitary Confinement “New York State has done the right thing by committing to comprehensive reform of the way it uses extreme isolation, a harmful and inhumane practice that has for years been used as a punishment of first resort” in prisons, said Donna Lieberman, executive director NY Civil Liberties Union
- Harrisburg area “guest worker” abuse: McDonald’s “guest workers” win settlement, forced to work 25-hour shifts, live in boss’s basement. Also check this 2012 story about abuse ofguest workers at Hershey’s.
- Mercyhurst’s poll of PA attitudes on marijana
- Casey urges Pa. legislature to sidestep union bill
- Pittsburgh water authority changes drinking water due to pollution from fracking
- “Frackgate”: Ohio Regulators Planned to Subvert Eco-Groups, Promote Fracking in State Parks
- Greenhouse gas audit at SUNY Fredonia shows considerable progress
- Iranian queen of pop Googoosh releases music video about same-sex couple. Heated debate follows.
- NextGen weigh in on Keystone XL
- Studio 360 digs up Black Panther music
- Magazine names Hurry Hill’s Janet Woods Farmer of the Year
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . If you don’t want to receive this please reply with “Unsubscribe” in subject line. Also posted to http://occupyerie.net LEAD website will be taken down in mid-March 2014. To UNSUBSCRIBE TO EMAILING: Reply And put “UNSUBSCRIBE” in subject line.