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 and www.erielead.org
Oct 19 _ Charles Dumas will be reading from his book: Boomer Under the Baobab. Erie Book Store 910 State St 4-6pm. The book is a collection of selected articles, which appeared in Dumas’ column, Under The Baobab,published in the Centre Daily Times 2008-2012 and other writings. Dumas is a professor at PSU and visiting senior professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He is an actor, writer, director and producer. He is a former president of Mid-Hudson Legal Services, United Nations research assistant, Congressional intern and was briefly a news writer for Fox Morning News in New York City. Not willing “to go softly into that good night”. He recently announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives from the 5th District in Pennsylvania.
Oct 19-20 – Fair Trade Connections/Ten Thousand Villages Beaverdam Mennonite Church 17721 Route 89 – Wheelchair accessible 7 miles South on Rt. 89 from US 8; 1/2 mile North on Rt. 89 from US 6 Corry PA Email: email@example.com Phone:814-665-5465 http://www.beaverdammennonitechurch.org/
Oct 24 – Food Day Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
Oct 24 – SUNY Fredonia observes Food Day Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee and the Fredonia Student Association (FSA), a variety of film clips and presentations will be accompanied by a special menu of light refreshments made from local and sustainable foods.
Oct 24 – Women’s Studies faculty panel: “Is There a War Against Women?” Edinboro University, 7PM, Compton Hall, 107A This event is free and open to the public.
Oct 24 – ‘Freedom Denied’at Mercyhurst Racially profiled and wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law School, hip-hop activist Bryonn Bain successfully sued the New York City Police Department and wrote the Village Voice cover story “Walking While Black.” Now Bain has taken his own disturbing experiences of racial profiling and personal demoralization and turned them into teachable moments. He will tell his story at Mercyhurst University on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Taylor Little Theatre at 7 p.m. The program, “Freedom Denied,” is being offered free to the public.
Oct 24 – Human Services Forum Candidates Q&A MHA, 11th & Peach, Erie
Oct 25 – Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District Debate On WQLN 8pm
Oct 25 – Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District Debate On WQLN 9pm
October 25 – “Occupation 101,” an award-winning 2006 documentary about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, involving interviews with scholars, religious leaders, and humanitarian workers (more than half of whom are Jewish) who are critical of the human rights abuses stemming from Israeli policy towards the Palestinians. Titusville Film series, details here http://www.erielead.org/node/6406
Oct 27 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Oct 28 “Independent Lens: Lives Worth Livin”g 1pm and 7pm on WQLN (PBS) “Lives Worth Living” tells the story of the disability rights movement in America, which began after WWII when disabled veterans returned home; and culminated in 1990 with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. duration: 60 min
Oct 29 – ‘Hurst welcomes Bob Woodward 8pm
Nov 1 – Indigo Girls Playhouse Square Cleveland OH
Nov 1 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Bryce Jordan Center, State College PA
Nov 7 – Ringling Brothers: protest “the cruelest show on earth” in Pittsburgh. These events help to raise awareness of the extent of cruelty involved in travelling animal circuses (Ringling’s barbaric entertainment hasn’t come back to Erie since 2010, when it was deservedly plagued with protests from several groups, a near arrest, and an assault on a protester by a security guard. )
Nov 2 – Iraq Veterans Against the War National Convention Held in Baltimore.
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 http://thomasmertoncenter.org
Nov 10 – WNY Peace Center Annual Dinner…celebrating our 45th year Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will speak on “The Challenge of Peace” 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
NEWS & VARIOUS
Harrisburg Police Assault ADAPT Protesters at DPW Harrisburg Police Assault against ADAPT Members at the Department of Public Welfare building on October 16, 2012. You can see an unidentified woman get pulled by her pony-tail over a wheelchair, and then police remove the hat of Joey Tate and also pull him in
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