Weekly E-mail Update 3-19-17

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming." 
Pablo Neruda

Today is the WeCAN: Spring Into Action Fair! 

Woo Hoo!! We are so excited to see you this afternoon. To plan your time with us please check out the schedule of panels and kids’ activities HERE
Help us spread the word that today's the big day by sharing the Facebook Event this morning and this afternoon, and use the hashtag #weCANSpringIntoAction when you post those awesome pictures you took at the Fair to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. WeCAN’t wait to see you at 12pm!

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Happening TODAY, Sunday, March 19th, 2017:


Song and Solidarity 
Regular weekly meeting. 
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 the Atrium at The Winston Prouty Center (the old Austine School). The Atrium is on the fourth floor of the big building in the center of campus. 3pm.
We're meeting the same time this Sunday as usual, 3pm, but at 3:30pm we'll go down and join the fair and close it out by leading a few group songs. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Please email Fred at fred@carvill.net with questions or for more information.


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Weekly E-mail Update 3-12-17

As we gear up this week for the WeCAN Spring Into Action Fair on Sunday, March 19th, we'd like to take a moment to thank all of the panelists, organizers, and volunteers who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event truly meaningful and memorable. As Elizabeth Andrew said, "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart".
Please, join us in offering a resounding THANK YOU to all who have come together to make this event (and, indeed, every event in these weekly email blasts) possible. Your time and effort is so very much appreciated! 

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ONE WEEK until the WeCAN: Spring Into Action Fair! 

You can now RSVP for the Sunday March 19th Action Fair and check out the packed schedule of panels and kids activities HERE. Help us spread the word. Forward your friends the link to RSVP or invite them to the Facebook Event.


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Happening Today March 12th, 2017

Song and Solidarity 
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at the Root, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 3pm.
Regular weekly meeting. 

Brattleboro Huddle: Action Army 
Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 6pm.  
Meeting and potluck. 
For more information, please consult the Facebook Event, here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/259284994531961/

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Weekly Update March 13th-19th, 2017


Vermont Workers' Center Organizing Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at the Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 
First Floor. Doors open at 5:45pm, meeting is from 6pm-8pm. 
Organizing for economic justice and the right to health care. All are welcome. For more info: windham@workerscenter.org


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Weekly E-mail Update 3-5-17

Happy March, friends! There are lots of events taking place this week--surely something for everyone. In celebration of this bounty of information we invite you to bring a friend to an event during the coming week. With the Spring upon us, it's the perfect time to plant some seeds of knowledge and watch them grow in the coming summer months. Happy learning! 

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Two Weeks until the WeCAN: Spring Into Action Fair! 
You can now RSVP for the Sunday March 19th Action Fair and check out the packed schedule of panels and kids activities HERE. Help us spread the word. Forward your friends the link to RSVP or invite them to the Facebook Event.

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REMINDER: Town Meeting Day is this Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. Don't forget to cast your (informed) vote! 

All polls in Vermont open between 6am and 10am and close at 7pm.

Resources: Vermont Secretary of State Citizens Guide to Town Meetings    Locate Your Polling Place    Vermont Secretary of State Town Meeting and Local Elections Website    Act 46 Legislation    VT Digger Act 46 Archives   

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Happening Today: Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Parenting 4 Social Justice Chat 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the Putney Public Library (55 Main St, Putney, VT 05346). 10am-12pm. 
We will talk about why we are organizing - what is it all for? And then we will make a plan for increased family presence at marches, meetings, and events.
Free, Childcare and snacks provided.


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Public Witness and Vigil
sponsored by the The Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy Association 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017, in front of Centre Congregational Church (193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 1:00pm.
We will gather to stand in solidarity with our Jewish and Muslim sisters and brothers and to speak up against the alarming increase in hate and hate crimes against them. Please bring appropriate signs and banners ("Love Not Hate", etc.). 
PLEASE JOIN US!

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Weekly E-mail Update 2-26-17

Thank you for showing up every week. Thank you for caring a little more, hugging your loved ones a little tighter, and for going that extra mile to ensure that your neighbors and those in need feel loved and cared for. WeCAN is growing every day and that is because of you and your hard work. So THANK YOU! 

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HAPPENING TODAY
Sunday, February 27th, 2017 at 3pm


Song and Solidarity Weekly Meeting in the Atrium at The Winston Prouty Center (the old Austine School). The Atrium is on the fourth floor of the big building in the center of campus. We're meeting the same time Sunday as usual, 3pm til 4pm or so. Please email Fred at fred@carvill.net with questions or for more information.


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Talking Across Political Divides: A Skillshare
Sunday, February 26th, 2017, at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (29 South St., Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 1pm-4pm.
All are invited for this three hour skill share. Experiential and interactive activities provide space for attendees to practice strategies for creative, compassionate, and courageous communication across the political divide. 
Partnering to provide this skill share are: SIT’s Office of Diversity, ACT for Social Justice, 350 Brattleboro (a local group of 350VT), and The Root Social Justice Center. Other sponsors of the event are VBike, Post Oil Solutions, John Woolman College of Active Peace, and the Social & Environmental Action Committee of All Souls Church.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Childcare will be provided. We ask that you do not eat or handle any nuts before or during the event and that you please come fragrance free.
For more information contact Angela Berkfield, Daniel Quipp, or Kara Hamilton at angelaberkfield@gmail.comdaniel.quipp@gmail.com andhamilt.kar@gmail.com.

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Brattleboro Time Trade's Annual Meeting 
Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at the Marlboro Grad Center (28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301), in classroom 2E on the 2nd floor. 12:00pm-3:30 p.m.
Current members are encouraged to attend, prospective members are invited! Potluck-stye food at 12:00 p.m. in lieu of our monthly potluck - please bring a dish to share if you can! MORE VOLUNTEERS/HELP NEEDED! Please contact brattleborotimetrade@gmail.com for more information.




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Weekly Events February 27th-March 5th, 2017

Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up
Monday, February 27th, 2017 at the KidsPLAYce (20 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 5.30pm-7.30pm. 
Join us in building solidarity amongst parents by taking action to protect the health and safety of our collective future. Inspired by Black History Month and using the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan as a case study, we'll connect the many ways in which climate justice is intertwined with racial justice. We'll also explore ways we can participate in local, state, and national climate legislation and action. A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. RSVP helpful, but not required. Contact Abby Mnookin for more info at abby@350vt.org.


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