Our February meeting is all about housing justice! Find out how you can get plugged into our Housing Working Group and their work with mobile home communities and the Lift the Ban campaign. We'll also have Nicole Newman and Gordon Davis from Helping Hands of Springfield joining us to discuss housing and poverty in the Springfield area.
This meeting is free and open to the public, to members and non-members alike. Parking is available in the union hall lot and the metered parking is free along 5th Street on Saturdays.
The rear entrance (accessed via the alley off of Cook between 4th & 5th) is accessible. Please contact us to coordinate.
The route 4 bus has a stop at Cook & 4th. If public transportation doesn't reliably service your area, contact us (the sooner the better) and we'll reach out to membership to coordinate ridesharing.
Join us for drinks at Celtic Mist and learn how you can get involved with our Housing Work Group and our upcoming Brake Light Clinic event!
Attendees are encouraged to utilize public transportation to get to and/or from this event if possible. SMTD is launching a new bus system on January 7th and all fares will be free from that day through January 19th. The new bus transfer center is located within walking distance, just 2 blocks east of the venue.
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“Boots Riley’s first feature is a scintillating comedic outburst of political imagination and visionary fury. With subplots involving grassroots activism, artistic provocations, and media manipulations, Riley dramatizes outrageously complex machinations of predatory greed and depraved misrule - and offers a passionate, joyous vision of resistance.” - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Join us for our first movie night where we’ll be screening Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You! The film is rated R so parental discretion is advised. The program breaks down as follows:
5pm - Potluck
6pm - Movie time!
8pm - Discussion
There is a mandatory $5 donation for entry which will be used to purchase materials for period packs for the Sojourn Shelter. Want to help but can’t make the screening? Click here to donate.
The event is open to members and non-members alike. Parking is available in the lot off of 5th as well as on-street parking. The rear entrance of the building is accessible and can be accessed via the alley off of Cook - please contact us to coordinate.
“Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.” - Howard Zinn
Want to change the world but but don’t see that path through electoral work? If this statement applies to you come to our next meeting where we will discuss L.A. Kaufman’s Direct Action. Our discussion will focus on the the effectiveness of four examples of direct action and the organizational structure of the groups that perform them.
If you haven’t already received your copy of the book contact Andrew and he will take care of you.
Location: 615 S. 5th Street (map)
Don't look now but.... it's our July Meeting!
We'll be celebrating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win in NY, voting on an accessibility resolution, plotting the demise of ICE, and planning our first cookout. Plus, some exciting news about how your dues will be used in the organization!
Don't forget to bring any books you'd like to donate to the 3 Rs Project! These books will be distributed to the libraries of central Illinois prisons.
All our meetings are open to the public, to members and non-members alike.
Parking is available in the lot off of 5th as well as on-street parking. The rear entrance of the building is accessible and can be accessed via the alley off of Cook - please contact us to coordinate.