Nov 29 – 2nd Annual WalMart Black Friday Boycott/Protest “We will be participating in a WalMart Boycott On Black Friday again this year. We will be visiting all four WalMart stores in the Erie, PA area. Check out National Actions taking place Black Friday around the country. If there isn’t one in your area time to organize one…”
Nov 29 – Made in Erie Marketplace – Made in Erie Marketplace Skip the lines at the mall and join us for our first-ever Made In Erie Marketplace! Sponsored by Civitas, this Green Friday event will showcase locally made goods, local food, and local culture. The marketplace, to be held in the Masonic Temple Camelot Room, will feature: Dozens of vendors selling goods made right here in Erie – from jewelry, to ceramics, to homemade honey; Entertainment by Julio Quezada & Friends; Open mic poetry readings by spoken word artists from Poets’ Hall; Food and beverages by Erie Mobile Kitchen. Admission is $3 and free for children 12 and under. 100% of ticket sales to be donated to charity.
Dec 1 - The Art of Waiting Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie 7180 Perry Hwy Advent, historically, has been a time of fasting and spiritual preparation. For many, especially children, it is still a season of anticipation where one learns to wait. This service will present folk songs and stories, old and new, from a range of cultures, that deal with patience. There will be no religious education classes as this service will be all ages. Speaker: Kelly Armor, Musician: Jan Woods. Potluck lunch after the service hosted by the CONNECT Mission Team.
Dec 2 – “Mr. Dickens is Coming” PCN TV Public Affairs 7:00 pm (2012) Meet Charles Dickens through a performance by his great-great grandson Gerald Dickens in “Mister Dickens is Coming.” Also: “Charles Dickens: American Notes with Gerald Dickens” 8PM. (2012) In 1842, world-renowned author Charles Dickens traveled to the United States and to some famous and some not-so-famous parts of Pennsylvania. Great-great grandson Gerald Dickens shares the impressions Charles Dickens shared with the world in his “American Notes.” Closed Captioning for both.
Dec 3 – Public Hearing Help support the Erie New American Friendship Academy “The Urban Erie Community Development Corp has submitted an application for the Erie New American Friendship Academy Charter School. On Tuesday December 3rd, the Erie School Board will vote on whether or not to approve the application. The New American population is growing rapidly within the City of Erie and our children deserve a school that is tailored to better suit their needs. Please come to the hearing to show your support for the charter school and for New American children throughout the community.” Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 12pm, 148 W 21st St Erie, PA Info on UECDP here.
Dec 3 – Global Gifts Fair Mercyhurst Student Union, Erie PA. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Artisans from the Philippines, Peru, South Sudan, Bhutan and Liberia will sell their crafts at the second annual Global Gifts Fair at Mercyhurst on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Items for sale will include earrings, necklaces, traditional clothing, henna, baskets, scarves, doll clothes, bags and bracelets. Proceeds and gift basket donations will directly benefit the artists and their families. The Global Gifts Fair is sponsored and organized by the Social Work and Sociology Department and the Mercyhurst Honors Program and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union. Learn more.
Dec 4 – “Non-traditional families in children’s literature” SUNY Fredonia. Amanda Pruden, a junior Women’s and Gender Studies major, will explore how alternative family living arrangements are depicted in children’s literature at 5 p.m., at Room G103B Williams Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Dec 5 – Take Action Against Low Pay Noon at McDonald’s at 12th & Sassafras, Erie.
Dec 6 – Monthly Justice for Immigrants vigil Benedictines for Peace organizing Justice for Immigrants vigils the first Friday of each month, starting Dec. 6 at 5:15PM at 2nd and State. Three demands: Protect immigrant workers’ rights, provide a clear path to citizenship, and ensure family unity. Will vigil until the Immigration law is passed. Info: Marlene at 814- 456-4831
Dec 7 – Benefit for Upper Room Homeless Shelter Basement Transmissions, 1501 State, Erie. 5:30pm – 11:30pm, email@example.com Performers: Distances, Smoke and Mirrors, Gator King Meth Quarry, Barlow, Spud Dog. ‘Basement Transmissions is a drug free, alcohol free all ages … Our motto is “No drugs. No drinking. No drama.” We are a place for young people to come together to discover new music and art in a safe environment.’ Promoters: Matt and Mark’s Awesome Show, $6 ~OR~ $5 if you bring donations of wearable clothing.
Dec 8 – “Noodles for Equality” Unitarian Universalist Cong of Erie, 7180 Perry Hwy, Erie PA. Benefits Marriage Equality for PA. “ We will have delicious pasta, sauce and meatballs made by a very wonderful group of volunteers using an Italian family recipe! There will be coffee, soda, water, and desserts.” $8 advance/$10 at door. Kids ten and under eat free. www.me4pa.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 8 – Langer Film: The Sapphires : Taylor Little Theatre, Mercyhurst. Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war. Singers Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, who gives them their first taste of stardom when their all-girl group entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. 2 p.m., tickets 6 for adults, $5 for students/seniors and $1 for Mercyhurst students with ID. Tickets 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.
Dec 10 – Human Rights Day
Dec 12 – Indigenous Women’s Initiatives Full Moon Rising Concert/Dance ,6:30 pm -11:30 pm at “Babeville’s” Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202 to celebrate United Nations Human Rights Day and 400 years of peace and friendship with the Two Row Wampum Treaty of 1613. Features Table Top Three, Freightrain, and Pura Fe and others. Tickets:$20 at Eventbritecom, Talking Leaves Bookstore, 3158 Main St. or call (716)810-4412. Proceeds for this Concert/Dance go to the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives to support public education and actions for traditional lifeways and sustainable communities. Agnes Williams, Seneca 716-949-2619 Nancy Johnson, Onondaga 716-332-6988 Michelle Bancroft, Mohawk 716-332-6988. Indigenous Women’s Initiatives 1272 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY
Dec 13 – Songs for a Winter Night Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia NY.
Dec 29 – Judy Collins at Seneca Niagara.
Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve – If you will be having an “alternative” or community New Year’s event, feel free to use this calendar to let people know. Potluck dinner, New Year’s lunch, worship, game night, whatever…
Jan 4 – The 4th Annual Candle Light Vigil Followed BY 3rd Annual Talent Show The Booker T. @ 12noon – 2pm.Sponsored by Mothers Against Teen Violence. The Booker T. @ 12noon – 2pm.The Booker T. @ 12noon – 2pm. Booker T Washington Center Noon to 2PM.
Jan 11 – 12th anniversary of Guantanamo
Jan 17 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert by Erie Chamber Orchestra - 7:30pm Joey Young: Conductor, Janinah Burnett: Soprano, Edward Pleasant: Baritone, Dr. Parris Baker: Speaker, Frederick Dixon: Choir Director, Shiloh Baptist Choir The ECO is pleased to welcome back baritone Edward Pleasant, alongside soprano, Janinah Burnett and the Shiloh Baptist Choir, for our traditional night of music and celebration. Featuring music from “Ragtime” and more! H. David Bowes Auditorium, Cathedral Preparatory School, 250 West 10th Street, Erie, PA
Jan 20 – Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 21-Feb 26 – Exhibit: Marcellus Shale Documentary Project Allegheny College, Doane Hall. Tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale Gas Industry.
Feb 27-Mar 2 – Playshop Theatre: “Wedding Band” Allegheny College, Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre. Subtitled “A Love/Hate Story in Black and White,” Alice Childress’ play is a poignant examination of an interracial love affair set in South Carolina in 1918. Constrained by laws, judged by family and neighbors, Julia and Herman struggle to survive in an imperfect world which they cannot control. Childress has created a powerful, unflinching portrait of oppression and the human spirit.
Feb 28 –Mar 1 – Pennsylvania Progressive Summit Harrisbug PA.
Jul 17-20 – Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit “It’s like a political rally, a think tank retreat and a non-stop party with your best friends all rolled into one. It’s a celebration of the past achievements and future goals of the ever-expanding Netroots. It’s an event where progressive leaders and candidates come to hear, in person, what you have to say. You’ll leave the convention deliriously proud of how far we’ve come … and where we’re headed.” —Bill Harnsberger aka Bill in Portland Maine, Daily Kos
NEWS & VARIOUS
- Photos from UE 506 Gate Rally Nov 23, 2013: Russ Phillips’ photos Mark Haller’s photos According to Mark Haller, the UE 506 Stand Tall and Stand Proud Gate Rally had Solidarity Support from: UE 684, USW 3199, SEIU 668, SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU 32BJ unit 22, SMWIA 12, Roofers 210, NWPA ALF, LIUNA 603, IBT 397, IBEW 56, IBEW 459, IBEW 1914, IAM 1968, CWA 58028, BAC 9, APWU 269, APSCUF-EUP, AFT 1589, AFSCME 3959,
AFSCME 1850, Occupy Erie
- Movies now playing in Erie: Black Nativity , The Book Thief, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club. May or may not show up locally: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
- PA Environmental Defense Fund sues Corbett
- Cleveland Clinic is NOT laying off
- New Erie police chief focuses on accountability, quality
- Millvale, PA: Suit claims cops stood by and laughed as officer shocked mentally ill suspect with stun gun Allegheny County Town just outside Pittsburgh
- Facing cuts, state-owned schools created their own problems: As I See It
- Study shows how badly frackers lie about jobs
- Holiday Care Cab available in Erie this season
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