Weekly Update 5.20.19

"In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision concluded that women have a constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortions. That landmark decision wasn't the beginning of women having abortions; it was the end of women dying from abortions."
Jan Schakowsky
(D-U.S. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district, serving since 1999)

 Happy Sunday, WeCANners! There's a few new items this week so grab yourself a beverage, pull up a chair, and take a look at what's going on in our community. 


Action: Long-Term Housing for All
hosted by Brattleboro Solidarity
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at The Stone Church (210 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 1pm-4pm. 
Stand with us in solidarity with those struggling to find homes amidst the crisis of unemployment, homelessness, and poverty.


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Weekly Update 02.25.18

“Hearing my school said in the same sentence as Columbine and Sandy Hook will never stop shocking me. I don’t want Marjory Stoneman Douglas to be remembered as “the school that had the shooting”. I want it to be remembered as the school that started a revolution.”

Carly Novell, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL

     There are a lot of new events in this week's email so please take a moment to scroll through to the bottom to see all the new entries. Anti gun violence protests and student walkouts are included below as well and the list will be added to as events are made public. To submit an event please email admin@wecantogether.net with your event name and date in the subject line by Friday night at 10pm (ex: "Enough! National Student Walkout, March 14, 2018"). Thank you!

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Weekly Update 02.05.18

"When you wake up every day you have two choices: you can either be positive or negative, an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective and choice."

     There are many new events in this week's email, friends. Scroll down to check out new listings that include yoga benefiting our community, tax help courtesy of United Way, and a self defense series at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro that starts today (Sunday).
     Take a look and consider alleviating your cabin fever by attending an event this week...we hope to see you there. 




Starting Today: Self Defense Group 
Sundays February 4th, 2018 - March 28th, 2018 at Sangha Martial Arts (74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 4pm-7pm. Cost: $10 per class ($80 total). 
Part class and part group exploration on the topics of Self Defense, Self Reliance, and Self Empowerment. 
Join facilitator Matt Hoffman for 8 weeks of progressive physical and mental exercises designed to help participants change the relationship to movement and conflict in practical and accessible ways. No previous experience required. Minimum age requirement is 16 or 14 with parental involvement (permission and waivers).


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Weekly Update 11-13-17

"I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.”
Danica Roem 
-when asked about her opponent, Robert G. Marshall (who proudly referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe”) after her state legislature win- 

Happy Sunday, WeCAN family. We have a lot going on this week so let's dive right in:


Looking at the 2nd Amendment: Politics of Disarmament
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church (16 Bradley Ave, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 9am-10am. 
This Forum will be led by Meg Mott, Professor of Politics, Marlboro College. The November 12 Forum on the Second Amendment is the first of two related forums; the November 19 Forum on gun regulation will be led by Ann Braden, founder of GunSense Vermont. Important enough to be given almost top billing, the right to bear arms has always played a central role in the American system of justice. Without a robust militia in the states, argued the Framers, the Federal Government could easily lean towards tyranny. While the current Supreme Court has not worried so loudly about tyranny, it has started to read this constitutional right as a fundamental liberty of individuals. What does it mean when a bulwark against tyranny becomes an individual right?



Fossil Free Windham County Launch Party
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at The Root Social Justice Center (The Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). First Floor. 6pm-8pm. The Root is fragrance and nut free. 
In conjunction with 350.org, join 350 Brattleboro for a Fossil Free campaign launch party. Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all. Find out what you can do in your town to begin the Fossil Free future we need and connect with other activists equally passionate about this work. Pizza and snacks provided. Contact: brattleboro@350vt.org for more information.


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