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Zaps - 09/10
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Zaps - September 2010
ANARCHY FEST - The fourth annual Victoria Festival of Anarchy & Bookfair is planned for September 5-12, with the Bookfair on the last two days; features workshops, presentations, music and more.
FAIR TRADE - The Fair Trade Futures Conference is scheduled for September 10-12 in Boston, with seminars aimed towards promoting an alternative and more just economy.
Contact: Fair Trade Futures Conference, 202-636-3547; email@example.com; www.fairtradeconference.ning.com.
BOOKFAIR - The Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair is scheduled for September 10-12 in south Minneapolis, with skillshares, crafts, food, music, and of course authors, publishers and books.
DEMOCRACY SCHOOL - The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is hosting a democracy School in Seattle September 17-18, to teach organizing for environmental justice and sustainable communities.
PEACE DAY - September 21 is the UN's International Day of Peace, with this year's theme Youth, Peace and Development. Activities promoting peace and opposing violence and war are scheduled for the entire week including during the United Nations for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit September 17-19.
MOBILIZATION - Appalachia Rising events against mountaintop removal mining are scheduled for September 25-27 in Washington, DC. A weekend conference, Appalachia Rising, Voices from the Mountains, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the Appalachia Rising Day of Action will feature a march and rally, with opportunities for non-violent civil disobedience.
JOBS - A mass mobilization and march for jobs, One Nation Working Together, is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 in Washington, DC. The event is supported by local peace and economic justice groups around the country, who are organizing rides there.
Contact: One Nation Working Together, 1333 H Street NW, Suite 300, East Tower, Washington DC 20005; 202-533-2578; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.onenationworkingtogether.org.
WORKSHOP - Democracy Unlimited's workshop "Challenging Corporate Rule, Creating Democracy" is scheduled for October 2 in Eureka, California; this introductory workshop on fighting corporate hegemony and building a grassroots movement is offered three times a year.
Contact: Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County, PO Box 610, Eureka, California, 95502; 707-269-0984; www.duhc.org.
SPACE FOR PEACE - The annual International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space is scheduled for October 2-9; resources to help plan educational events or demonstrations are available online and by request.
Contact: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, PO Box 652, Brunswick, ME 04011; 207-443-9502; email@example.com; www.space4peace.org.
ARTIVIST - The 7th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards, dedicated to addressing human rights, children's advocacy, environmental preservation, and animal rights, is scheduled for October 5-9 in Hollywood.
Contact: The Artivist Collective, Inc., PO Box 910, Hollywood , CA. 90028; 310-712-1222; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.artivists.org.
TEACHERS - The 9th Annual Conference, "Teaching for Social Justice: A Labor of Love," will be held Saturday, October 9 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Mission High School in San Francisco. The free event features workshops and resources.
Contact: Teachers 4 Social Justice, 542 Munich Street, San Francisco, California 94112; 415-676-7844; www.t4sj.org.
CLIMATE - Climate action days are being planned for Sunday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 12. The carbon/climate connection group 350.org has registered over a thousand events and teach-ins around the world for 10/10/10, also called "A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions" and a "Global Work Party." Climate Justice Action has called for a Global Day of Action on October 12, in conjunction with the Latin American network Global Minga.
IMF/WB PROTESTS - Protests against the elite International Monetary Fund and World Bank are being planned for October 9-11 in Washington, DC, during the groups' meetings there.
RNC PROTESTERS - Protesters who face draconian fines and prison terms for their non-violent political activism during the 2008 Republican Convention are scheduled to go to trial on October 25 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Though one of the original eight defendants is opting for a plea agreement as of this writing, the other seven are continuing to trial. Supporters are urged to get informed and involved to help defend their civil rights.
EDUCATION FORUM - The World Education Forum (WEF) will take place in Palestine from October 28-31. Under the umbrella of the World Social Forum, the WEF is an annual thematic forum which seeks to uphold the concept of education as a fundamental human right. Simultaneous assemblies are scheduled in Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza, Jerusalem, and Beirut (Lebanon), while interlinked expanded worldwide events in live communication with the assemblies are being planned.
BOOKFAIR - The 9th Annual New Orleans Bookfair is scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at the 500-600 blocks of Frenchmen Street. It will be a celebration of independent publishing and alternative media.
Contact: Robin Stricklin, New Orleans Bookfair, 504-813-6163; email@example.com; www.nolabookfair.com.
DISSIDENT FOLK - The annual Dissident Folk & Arts Festival is moving from upstate New York to NYC's Brecht Forum this year. Featuring musicians, poets, film and theater artists, it is scheduled for November 6 from 3-11 PM.
GATHERING - The National Gathering of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is scheduled for November 6 at Conway Hall in London. This year's event will feature speakers and entertainment highlighting arms issues under the new British regime.
Contact: CAAT, 11 Goodwin Street, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HQ; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.caat.org.uk.
CATALYST - The Catalyst Project is a center for political education and movement building, prioritizing anti-racist work with mostly white sections of social justice movements while also developing relevant theory, strategy, and practice to build the organizational capacity of our movements. A collectively run, democratic organization of volunteers and a small staff, with an annual budget under $100,000, the project has been raising funds to expand its reach.
Contact: The Catalyst Project, 522 Valencia St #2, San Francisco, CA 94110; email@example.com; www.collectiveliberation.org.
MEDIA - MediaChannel.org, founded in 2000 by Danny Schechter and Rory O'Connor to inspire debate, collaboration, action, and citizen engagement has been kept alive through fundraisers of late, but is now asking for creative ideas, as well as emergency financial support to keep going in a difficult media environment.
Contact: MediaChannel, 575 8th Ave., New York, NY l0018; 212-246-0202; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mediachannel.org.
RADIO - The Union Edge Talk Radio Show is raising money to keep its hour-long weekday show going (broadcast in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia), and available online through the Working Family Radio Network.
Contact: The Union Edge Talk Radio Show, 841 California Ave. Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; email@example.com; www.wfrnlive.com.
AFGHANiSTAN - Raising my Voice: The extraordinary story of the Afghan woman who dares to speak out by Malalai Joya tells the story of this Afghan member of parliament who has been a strong critic of the U.S. occupation and of the warlord government, from her time growing up in refugee camps to her political activism.
Contact: Rider Books, Ebury Press, Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA UK; www.ebury-publishing.co.uk.
ANARCHISM - Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective by Judith Suissa offers a philosophical account of the neglected tradition of anarchist thought on education, from Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Proudhon, to Noam Chomsky, Paul Goodman, Daniel Guerin, and Colin Ward.
Contact: PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland, CA 94623; 510-658-3906; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pmpress.org.
ART - The University Avenue Project, Volumes 1 & 2, by Wing Young Huie, offers a behind the scenes look at a public art photographic exhibition exploring intersections of culture and community along a six-mile urban corridor in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Contact: Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102; 651-259-3000; www.mnhs.org; www.theuniversityaveproject.com.
COPYING - In Praise of Copying by Marcus Boon builds on the deceptively simple but original argument that copying is an essential part of being human while examining the evolving methods, technologies, laws, and social constructs surrounding the issue.
Contact: Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; 800-405-1619; Contact_HUP@harvard.edu; www.hup.harvard.edu.
CORPORATIONS - Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights by Thom Hartmann examines how corporations have exploited their legal status as persons and won special protections while avoiding responsibilities.
Contact: Berrett-Koehler, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104; 415-288-0260; email@example.com; www.bkconnection.com.
DETENTION - Between the Fences: Before Guantánamo, there was the Port Isabel Service Processing Center by Tony Hefner offers an insider's account of one of the largest immigration detention centers in America, exposing alarming corruption and violations of basic human rights.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts St., New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sevenstories.com.
EDUCATION - Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools, edited by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortés Jr., Lisa Delpit, and Joan T. Wynne, offers essays to "transform current approaches to educational inequity."
Contact: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108; 617-742-2110; BP_Orders@beacon.org; www.beacon.org.
EMPIRE - Dying Empire: U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance by Francis Shor combines academic and activist perspectives to analyze the crises endemic to empire and to propose a vision for the realization of another more socially just world.
Contact: Routledge, c/o Taylor & Francis, Inc., 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042; 800-634-7064; email@example.com; www.routledge.com.
ENVIRONMENT - Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage by Dianne D. Glave is a comprehensive study of the diverse relationship and attitudes of African Americans with nature.
Contact: Independent Publishers Group, 814 North Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610; 312-337-0747; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ipgbook.com.
FOLK MUSIC - Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals by David King Dunaway and Molly Beer, foreword by Pete Seeger, is based on 30 years of interviews that describe folk's origins and its ongoing revolution.
Contact: Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-726-6000; email@example.com; www.oup.com.
GRAPHICS - Signal: 01: A Journal of International Political Graphics, edited by Josh MacPhee and Alec Icky Dunn, is an ongoing, full-color, book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles.
Contact: PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland, CA 94623; 510-658-3906; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pmpress.org.
HUMAN RIGHTS - The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence by Randall Williams examines why some people are deemed worthy of human rights and others are not, showing how the concept of human rights corresponds with U.S. imperialist aims.
Contact: University of Minnesota Press, Suite 290 111 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401; 612-627-1970; email@example.com; www.upress.umn.edu.
ICON - Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal by Jerry Lembcke offers an analysis of how and why Jane Fonda the person became Hanoi Jane the myth, locating its origins in the need of Americans to explain defeat in Vietnam through delusions of emasculating home-front betrayal.
Contact: University of Massachusetts Press, PO Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004; 413-545-2217; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.umass.edu.
MANIFESTO - The Anti-American Manifesto by Ted Rall warns of the dangers of a U.S. heading toward economic and political collapse and offers an alternative program.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts St., New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; email@example.com; www.sevenstories.com.
POSTERS - Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas by Shaun Slifer and Bec Young, and curated by the Justseeds Artists' Collective, offers 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information in illustrated mini-poster pages that showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers, and rabble-rousers, from Emma Goldman to Tupac, Pablo Neruda to Fred Hampton.
Contact: Microcosm Publishing, 222 S Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47404; 812-323-7395; www.microcosmpublishing.com.
PROPAGANDA - Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century, edited by Kenneth Osgood and Andrew K. Frank, presents a series of essays by media scholars and historians on American war promotion from the Spanish American War to Iraq.
Contact: University Press of Florida, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32611; 352-392-1351; www.upf.com.
VIOLENCE - Teacher at Point Blank: Confronting Sexuality, Violence, and Secrets in a Suburban School by Jo Scott-Coe offers a memoir in essays focused on subtle and overt forms of violence in secondary public education where teachers—now nearly 80 percent women—find themselves idealized and disparaged, expected to embody the dedication of parents, the coldness of data managers, and the obedience of Stepford spouses.
Contact: aunt lute books, PO Box 410687, San Francisco, CA 94141; 415-826-1300; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.auntlute.com.
WORKER CENTERS - Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy, edited by Ruth Milkman, Joshua Bloom, and Victor Narro, presents 11 case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, makes the case for a distinctive "LA Model" of union and worker center organizing.
Contact: Cornell University Press, Sage House, 512 East State St., Ithaca, NY 14850; 607-277-2338, ext. 251 or ext. 258; www.cornellpress.cornell.edu.
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AnnouncementsLABOR - May 1 is May Day. Workers of the world will celebrate the 124th anniversary of International Worker’s Day. Born out of a call for an 8-hour workday in the United States, this day is an opportunity for all workers to show their solidarity with one another, as well as to renew the call for labor rights.
FARM CONFERENCE - The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability will be held May 24-26 in Summertown, TN, in partnership with the Fellowship of Intentional Communities. Tour green homes, see sustainable food production, learn about solar installations, alternative education, midwifery, and more.
Contact: Douglas@thefarmcommunity.com; http://www.thefarmcommunity.com/.
PALESTINE - The Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North American will be held June 3-5 in Vancouver. The conference will examine the future of the Palestinian liberation movement.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.palestinianconference.org/.
LABOR - The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 45th annual conference will be held May 3-5, in Portland, OR. This year’s theme is Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future. A call for presentations, workshops and papers is currently underway.
Contact: PNLHA, 27920 68th Ave. East, Graham, WA 98338; 206-406-2604; PNLHA1@aol.com; http://www3.telus.net.
MARIJUANA - On the first Saturday of May marijuana legalization activists will hold informational and educational events, rallies and marches in over 300 cities around the world.
ECONOMICS - The Union For Radical Political Economics will hold its 39th annual conference May 9-11 in New York City.
RECLAIM THE DREAM - The 2013 Poor People’s Campaign & March from Baltimore to Washington D.C. will be May 11. Communities, schools and unions interested in participating are encouraged to contact the Baltimore People’s Assembly.
Contact: 410-500-2168; 410-218-4835; BaltimorePeoplesAssembly@gmail.com; Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
MOTHER’S DAY - The 17th Annual Mother’s Day Walk For Peace will be May 12th, in Dorchester, MA. The walk began in 1996 for families who had lost children to violence. The day has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis Brown Peace Institute.
Contact: http://www.ldbpeaceinstitute.org/; http://mothersdaywalk4peace.org/.
NATO 5 - An International Week of Solidarity with the NATO 5 has been called for May 16-21. Supports call on supporters to raise awareness of the NATO 5 and support funds for the defendants on the one-year anniversary of their preemptive arrests.
Contact: email@example.com; https://nato5support.wordpress.com.
MOUNTAINTOP - The 2013 Mountain Justice Summer Activist Training Camp will be held May 19-27 in Damascus, VA. It will be a week of workshops, field trips to view Mountain Top Removal coal mines, direct actions, and service project.
FEMINIST SCI-FI - The feminist science fiction convention WisCon 37 is scheduled for May 24-27 in Madison, WI.
Contact: WisCon, ? SF3, PO Box 1624, Madison, WI 53701; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.wiscon.info/.
ANARCHY FEST - A month-long Festival of Anarchy is scheduled for May in Montreal. The festival includes The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 19-20).
Contact: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/; http://www.radicalmontreal.com/.
LABOR - The International Labor Rights Forum will present: Down the Supply Chain, Driving Corporate Accountability, on May 22 in Washington, DC. The Labor Rights Awards Ceremony and Reception will honor pioneers in supply chain worker organizing, working solidarity and international labor rights policy.
MULTICULTURE - The 26th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) will take place May 28-June 1, in New Orleans.
Contact: SWCHRS, 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 290, Norman, OK 73072; 405-325-3694; email@example.com; www.ncore.ou.edu.
MEDIA - The 2013 Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference will be held May 29-31, in San Francisco, CA. Participants will include educators, community leaders, media professionals, journalists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers and students.
RADIO - The 38th Annual Community Radio Conference is schedule for May 29-June 1, in San Francisco, CA, with discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202-756-2268; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nfcb.org/.
BRADLEY MANNING - On June 1, a rally will be held at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning.
BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike-A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides scheduled, music, exhibitors and more.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; email@example.com; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in New York City.
Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduated Center, ? Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016; http://www.leftforum.org/.
VEGAN FEST - Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 8. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.
Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://veganfest.org/.
ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16, in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops on civil rights, media and other topics.
Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990; email@example.com http://convention.adc.org/.
CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5 day Seminar at University of Havana, plus visits to a cooperative, urban garden, community development project, social research centers, and educational & medical institutions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.globaljusticecenter.org/.
NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; email@example.com; http://www.netrootsnation.org/.
MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201; http://alliedmedia.org/.
GRASSROOTS - The United We Stand Festival will be hosted by Free & Equal, June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The festival aims to reform the electoral process throughout the U.S.
SOCIALISM - The Socialism 2013 Conference is scheduled for June 27-30 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.socialismconference.org.
LITERACY - The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles under the heading, Intersections: Teaching and Learning Across Media.
Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; http://namle.net/conference/.
IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from branches across the continent to learn new skills and build One Big Union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13th, the 11th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; email@example.com; http://www.peacestockvfp.org.
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE - July 15-19, join clergy, seminarians, Christian educators, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates for children at CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, for five days of spiritual renewal, networking, movement building workshops, and continuing education about the urgent needs of children at the 19th annual Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.childrensdefense.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in Ben Lomond, CA; Portland, OR; Charlton, MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference in the world.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 18-19 in New Orleans, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions.
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
LABOR - The Eastern Conference For Workplace Democracy: Growing Our Cooperatives, Growing Our Communities, will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, July 26-28.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://east.usworker.coop/.
WOMEN/LYNNE STEWART- Radical Women is asking for support letters and cards to be sent to Lynne Stewart. Stewart is a civil rights attorney and political prisoner who is currently in jail. She has breast cancer and authorities have denied her request for transfer from her Texas prison to the New York City hospital where she received medical attention during a prior bout of breast cancer. Send messages and cards to: Lynne Stewart 53504-054, Federal Medical Center Carswell, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127.
Contact: 747 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109; 415-864-1278; RadicalWomenUS@gmail.com; http://lynnestewart.org/; http://www.radicalwomen.org/.
HAITI/WOMEN - Haiti’s government is considering a legal reform measure that would prohibit and punish all sexual assault, including marital rape. MADRE and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are launching a petition to raise international support for this push to address violence against women in Haiti.
Contact: 121 West 27th Street, #301, New York, NY 10001; 212-627-0444; email@example.com; http://www.madre.org.
SYRIA/MIDDLE EAST - The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is currently seeking funds to assist more than 200,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria.
FOLK FESTIVAL - The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 2-4, in the Berkshires, NY.
Contact: http://www.falconridgefolk.com/; firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAR RESISTERS - The War Resisters League will hold its 90th anniversary conference, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Building Bridges Across Generations and Communities, August 1-4, at Georgetown University. The event will focus on the U.S.’ long history of antimilitarism.
Contact: 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-228-0450; email@example.com; http://www.warresisters.org.
POPULAR ECONOMICS - The Center for Popular Economics is holding its 2013 Summer Institute August 4-9 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. No background in economics is needed for this intensive training. This year’s theme is, The Care Economy: Building a Just Economy with a Heart.
Contact: Center for Popular Economics, PO Box 785 Amherst, MA 01004; 413-545-0743; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.populareconomics.org.
VETERANS - Veterans for Peace is holding the 28th annual convention August 6-11 in Madison, WI. This year’s theme is, Power To The Peaceful.
DEMOCRACY - The Democracy Convention will take place August 7-11 in Madison, WI. The convention brings together nine conferences including topics such as media, education, defense, race, environment and others.
MEN - The 38th National Conference on Men & Masculinity: Forging Justice: Creating Safe, Equal and Accountable Communities, presented in partnership with HAVEN, will be held in Detroit, MI, August 8-10.
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.nomas.org/.
OCCUPY - An Occupy National Gathering will be held in Kalamazoo, MI, August 21-25.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://occupynationalgathering.net/.
COMMUNITIES - The Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for co-operative or communal lifestyles, with workshops, events and entertainment; scheduled for August 30-September 2 at the Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Virginia.
LABOR DAY - The 29th annual Bread and Roses Festival, a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, will be held September 2, in honor of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. There will be music, dance, poetry, drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, walking & trolley tours.
Contact: PO Box 1137, Lawrence, MA 01842; 978-794-1655; http://www.breadandrosesheritage.org/.
OCCUPY WALL STREET - September 17 is the two-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events are planned in New York City and worldwide.
TEACHERS - The 13th Annual Conference, “Teaching for Social Justice: The Politics of Pedagogy,” will be held October 12 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.
Contact: 415-676-7844; email@example.com; http://www.t4sj.org/.
HAITI - International Action, which brings clean water and chlorinators to Haiti, seeks office space capable of housing up to six people and their office equipment.
Contact: Zach Bremer, Zbrehmer@haitiwater.org; 202-488-0735; http://www.haitiwater.org/.
MEDIA - The Union for Democratic Communications and Project Censored are sponsoring a joint conference on media democracy, media activism and social justice to be held November 1-3 at the University of San Francisco. Proposals for presentations, workshops and panels from activists and critical scholars are invited.