September 2015
Volume 28
Number 9



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LGBT - The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will have its convention September 3-6, in San Francisco.

Contact: [email protected];

COMMUNITY CONFERENCE - The annual Twin Oaks Community Conference will be held September 4-7. The conference is committed to equality, participatory government, ecology, and non-violence.

Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; [email protected]; http://communities

LABOR DAY - The 31st annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival, a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, will be held September 7, in honor of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. There will be music, dance, poetry, drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, walking & trolley tours.

Contact: Bread & Roses Heritage, PO Box 1137, Lawrence, MA 01842; 978-794-1655; info@breadandroses; http://www.breadandr

VEGETARIAN - The 31st Annual Vegetarian Food Festival will take place September 11-13, in Toronto.

Contact: 17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1L1;

OCCUPY WALL STREET - September 17 is the three-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events are planned in New York City and worldwide.


NONVIOLENCE - The Campaign Nonviolence Week will be September 20-27, with actions across the nation against mainstream nonviolence and to build a culture of peace.


FEMINIST ART - The third annual Feminist Art Conference will be held September 24-27, in Toronto.

Contact: [email protected];

IROQUOIS - The 2015 Conference on Iroquois Research will be held October 2-5, near Buffalo, NY.

Contact: [email protected];

LGBTQ - The 27th annual Out On Film Festival will take place October 1-8, in Atlanta.

Contact: [email protected];

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES - The Changing Face of the South: Investing in the Infrastructure to Support a Growing Immigrant Population conference will be held October 6-8, in Arkansas. Co-sponsored by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), Neighborhood Funders Group, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Grantmakers for Southern Progress.

Contact: PO Box 1100, Sebastopol, CA 95473-1100; 707-824-4374;

PALESTINE - The Students for Justice in Palestine conference will be October 9-11 at San Diego State University.


SPACE MILITARIZATION - October 3-10 is Keep Space for Peace Week, an international week of protest to stop the militarization of space.


HOMELESSNESS - October 10 is World Homeless Day. Events are planned worldwide.


RACISM - The Million Man March will be October 10, in Washington, DC.


FILM FESTIVAL - The Seattle Social Justice Film Festival will be held October 16-17 in venues around Seattle. Revived by the national group Books to Prisoners, the festival’s main theme is around prisoner justice and imprisonment.

Contact: http://www.socialjustice

TEACHERS - The 15th Annual Conference, “Teaching for Social Justice: The Roots of Resistance,” will be held October 10 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.

Contact: 415-676-7844; teachers [email protected];

COLUMBUS - October 13 is Columbus Day. Many groups around the country work to challenge traditional ethnocentric views of Columbus the sole discoverer of America, as well as challenging the celebration of invasion, cruelty, oppression and cultural imperialism.

Contact: http://www.transform

ENVIRONMENT - The APIEL (Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law) Conference 2014 will be held October 24-25, at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. The conference brings together hundreds of eco-minded and socially conscious activists, attorneys, students, scientists and citizens in the interest of social justice.

Contact: PO Box 20363, Knoxville, TN 37920; [email protected];

ENVIRONMENT - The Green Festival, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, will take place in in Los Angeles, September 25-27; San Francisco, November 13-15; in Portland, December 11-13.


RESTORATIVE PRACTICES - The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) will host its 19th World Conference, October 26-28, in Bethlehem, PA. The theme is: Restorative Works: What Works, What Doesn’t, How and Why.

Contact: 610-807-9221; [email protected];

POLICE BRUTALITY - October 22 is National Day Against Police Brutality. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) is currently campaigning towards #RiseUpOctober on October 24.

Contact:; SMIN, PO Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York, NY 10002-0900; 347-979-7646; [email protected];

DRUGS - The biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference will be held November 18-21, in Washington, DC. The conference brings together people from around the world committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs.



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