Events Calendar

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CALENDAR – October 2020
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible
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Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Black Lives Matter mural painting and art fair. Experience New Haven’s renaissance of public art, support local creators, share your story at the mic. Temple St. blmnhv@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will return to mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the Sept. stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets. This date marks the 19th year since the wars began. We will practice social distancing and expect all participants to wear masks.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
October’s Medicare for All CT monthly virtual meeting – more info and link to RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/646138206340871

Saturday, Oct. 17, 12 p.m.
Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series:
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. George Washington Black is a field slave on a sugar plantation called Faith in Barbados. After being “loaned out” to the master’s scientist brother, “Wash” goes on a worldwide adventure while constantly looking over his shoulder for a slave-catcher hired by his master. Reserve a physical copy of this book to pick up curbside, or find it online! Register at http://nhfpl.libnet.info/event/4474293

Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hometown Recycling Day. All New Haveners can bring unwanted or broken devices, mattresses and textiles for recycling. Free shredding for important papers and docu-ments (weather permitting). Truman School, 114 Truman St.  *

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m.
Democracy in the United States and the Idea of the Post Office. Talk by Philip Rubio, North Carolina A&T U, author of Undelivered: The Great Postal Strike of 1970 and the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service. Find it! Register at http://nhfpl.libnet.info/event/4596352.

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Sunday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.
14th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration. All are welcome to Zoom. Odd Nansen will be honored. He financed and operated an orphanage for Jews who faced imminent death in Nazi-occupied Europe. U.S. Senate Commendation presented by Sen. Richard Blumenthal to the Nansen family. Comments by Timothy Boyce, Esq. re-publisher of “From Day to Day,” the secret diary of Odd Nansen. jewishnewhaven.org/RSVP

Saturday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m.
Gandhi Peace Award ceremony, honoring Dr. Zaher Sahloul and Mayson Almisri. Sponsored by Promoting Enduring Peace. For info on this Zoom event, see pepeace.org or call (202) 573-7322. More details in the November issue of the Progressive Action Roundtable newsletter.