Events Calendar

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CALENDAR – December 2021
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible
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Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1-4:30 p.m.
World AIDS Day virtual conference Ending the Epidemic: A Shared Responsibility, hosted by the NH Mayor’s Task-force on AIDS with producing partners Health Care Advocates International, the NH Pride Center, Guardian Health, and Leeway. Explore how, as a community, we can come together to create support, fight stigma, and end the epidemic for good. Register: bit.ly/MTFAWADRegistration

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Livestream: Gospel, Rap, and Social Justice & Dante’s Devine Comedy. Formerly incarcerated musicians and activists with Yale students explore Dante’s contemporary relevance. Ism.yale.edu/Dante2021.

Thursday, Dec. 2, 12-1 p.m.
Books Sandwiched In. Justice, Justice, Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work, Fighting for A More Perfect Union. Author Amanda Tyler discusses the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Zoom. Register at nhfpl.org/events.

Thursday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
New Haven Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on the New Haven Green. Music, a petting zoo, and other activities for families and children are being planned. The switch will turn lights on at 7 p.m. *

Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Make to Sell Holiday Bazaar. Main Ives Library, 133 Elm Street.  *

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Why does the UN always criticize Israel? Is it fair to do so? A background webinar organized by the Ottawa Forum on Israel/Palestine with Dr. Peter Larson, Chair, Ottawa Forum on Israel Palestine and Professor Michael Lynk, UN special rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. To register, contact Promoting Enduring Peace: office.pepeace@gmail.com or call (202) 573-7322.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 5-6:30 p.m.
The Poetry Lounge – Poetry for the Soul – an evening of reading and listening to original poetry, led by poet Deborah Elmore. Listen and enjoy, share your own poetry during the open mic portion of the program. Masks required. Info: (203) 937-4233, ext. 3. West Haven Library, Connie Sacco Room, 300 Elm St., West Haven. *

Saturday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m.
MAKING GOOD TROUBLE Together We Rise for a Hopeful Future. People’s World Amistad Awards virtual program.

Monday, Dec. 13, 1-2 p.m.
Mitchell Library Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, follows generations of 2 sisters, one in Africa and the other enslaved and brought to what is now the US. Register: nhfpl.org/events.

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
Medicare for All CT — December virtual meeting. We’ll discuss the CT state-level single-payer legislation, federal Medicare for All, municipal resolutions as well as committees and organizational updates. Visit https://www.medicare4allct.org/ and look for meeting registration link under “Events.”

Thursday, Dec. 16, 12-1 p.m.
(Virtual) Books Sandwiched In. Ravi Shankar discusses his new memoir, Correctional: A Memoir. Info: nhfpl.org/events.