THATCampFeminisms West (Scripps College): We will be working in person (at Honnold-Mudd Library in Claremont) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. We are encouraging all THATCamp attendees to join us and we welcome those who cannot attend in person to join us virtually.
Duke University: We will be working in person at the FHI Conference Room, Bay 4, C-107, Smith Warehouse from 1pm-3pm. Anyone is welcome to join in, or if you cannot come physically, do think about joining us virtually!
THATCampFeminisms South: Join us in person at Emory University Library – Jones Room, 3rd Floor, 11am -3pm EST
JustPublics@365 at the Graduate Center of CUNY. 11am-3pm EST. 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6304.01. Anyone welcome - just need a photo ID for entrance to the building.
Event: An edit-a-thon! Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and collaborate with others to write about topics related to women and feminism!
On February 14, 2013, the Green Party of Monroe County held a special meeting where Emily Good presented the topic of "Love as a Revolutionary Force." The meeting took place at the Flying Squirrel Community Space.
Rochester IMC has never had a lot of entertainment/lifestyle articles. That's why I was very happy to see folks from TheRochesterInsomniac.com come to the media collaboration meetings that have been happening Thursdays before the IMC meetings. We hope this is the first in of many syndicated articles that look at the local entertainment scene in Rochester. Enjoy!
On the first Monday of every month the Flying Squirrel Community Space in Corn Hill hosts a discussion series called "Monday Mayhem." Topics have ranged from the housing crisis to the threats caused by fracking. For March, the discussion was of worker justice. The United States Constitution guarantees us certain inalienable rights like freedom of speech, association, innocence until proven guilty and freedom from unwarranted searches and seizures. But these basic principles don't apply at most workplaces. And that's only the beginning. Many workers also face unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, discrimination, sub minimum pay and denial of overtime. Often the employer finds it's cheaper to pay the fine than fix the problem. Workers who speak out face retaliation. What can we do about it?
On March 2, 2012, the Rochester Committee on Latin America held its annual Rice and Beans and White Dove Award dinner at the Downtown Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY.
The International White Dove Award went to the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and its Haitian affiliate, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI). Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq., Director of IJDH, gave the keynote address and accepted the award on behalf of IJDH and BAI.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Rochester on February 21 2013. Despite a stiff wind and temperatures in the teens he was greeted by 40-50 demonstrators calling for a ban on the drilling process known as "fracking" for natural gas. Another group of 10 or so were demonstrating against the State's new gun law, one of the most restrictive in the nation. While the issues may seem unrelated, members of both groups were critical of the lack of access ordinary citizens have to elected officials. One said "it's like he's a Duke or something...he doesn't care about us."
Submitted by SusanGalloway on Fri, 2013-02-15 22:00
On February 14, 2013, Rochester, NY participated in a world wide event, "One Billion Rising", to bring attention to the issue of violence against women and girls. Participants danced to the song "Break the Chain" for as Emma Goldman said, "A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having."
February 11, 2013. Loud cars, high winds and falling water from melting snow on the roof of City Hall couldn't muffle Alex White's announcement that he intends to run once again for Mayor of Rochester NY. One of the issues he is challenging is how we police the city. White last ran for Mayor in 2008 and for City Council in 2010.
Submitted by Take Back the Land Rochester on Thu, 2013-02-14 09:21
Facing foreclosure, Mary of Smith of 53 Cutler Street, Rochester, NY 14621, is pledging to stay in her home and not let American Tax Funding put her out of her longtime home. Take Back the Land Rochester is pledging to support her.
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media.
February 11, 2013. High winds, loud cars and falling water from melting snow on top of city hall were not enough to muffle Alex White's announcement that he is running for mayor of Rochester. White, who ran for city council two years ago and mayor four years ago, is on the Green party ticket.
Members of the community met with Take Back The Land met at the Flying Squirrel Community Space on February 4 2013. Topics of discussion were: What is Gentrification? How does it work? Is Gentrification necessary for urban revival? What are the possibilities for resisting gentrification? What organizations are working against it? What are the roles of community groups and centers?
March 22, 2012: Demonstrators gather at the Liberty Pole in Rochester, NY to denounce the fact that the alleged killer of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, still hadn't been charged with a crime and was free. Current events continue to inform us about these same issues--stand your ground laws and gun control, mass shootings and gun violence, and racism. Therefore, we felt this was worth putting up and certainly timely.
This interview from 2011 is with Virginia Henry--the homeowner for 11 Appleton St.--being helped by Take Back The Land. In this interview, she explains the issues with her home and a then-recent trespassing arrest for being in her home. Don Frazier from Take Back The Land offers his views on the situation. Ms. Henry's case is still unresolved as of 2013. She is currently pursuing legal recourse while her home remains boarded up and vacant.