Next Green Party Meeting
At Barley's, Knoxville's Old City, July 13th, 6:30PM. Open to the public.
The Basement Community Art Studio
An exciting new business has opened at 105 W Jackson Ave that offers all kinds of fun and creative ways for artists of all ages and skill levels to nurture their inner artist. The Basement Community Art Studio offers open studio hours so you can create uninterrupted using supplies on hand as well as classes, workshops, and camps. It's also a great place to host your next party or event for children or grownups.
Give them a call at 865.333.5262, drop by to see them, or visit thebasementartstudio.com for information on hours, classes and all they have to offer!
Morning Cafe @ Birdhouse
The Birdhouse Community Center, corner of 4th & Gill in Knoxville (big yellow house), has opened a donation-based morning cafe where you can get fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, cocoa. There is wi-fi, an interesting library to browse, and good conversation from the folks who are hosting. The hours are 10am-1pm, Monday through Friday.
9 July Thurs 6pm. Mayoral Candidates Forum on Disability Issues. Bridges's Multipurpose Room, 935 Edgehill Avenue. Moderated by Wendy Tucker. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 6 as light refreshments will be served. Individuals not in need of accessible parking may park at the church next door.
11 July Sat 10am to noon. FREEDOM SUMMER. Auditorium, first floor, downtown public library. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. C.T. Vivian on how the ideas and practices from the summer of 1964 still echo today. Selected excerpts from the award winning film "Freedom Summer" by Stanley Nelson will also be a part of the conversation. The film is "a look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party." More info.
- Contact -
Feel free to email Isa at email@example.com.
Field Coordinator for East TN
Voting Precinct Coordinator for Davidson County (24-1)
For the Memphis Area:
Field Coordinator - Ed Griffith
Brad Hedge - contact directly to have announcements posted
- Platform -
Isa & the Left Open crew are Green Party members that follow the Green Party's progressive platform which includes universal health care and education through the undergraduate college level. Of course, the "green" in the Green Party is a strong, progressive stance against pollution and other corporate malfeasance.
We strongly support grass roots democracy and oppose the current corporatocracy threatening world freedom today. Click here for more details.
- Elder Wisdom -
"In this country many say I don't want anything to do with politics. Well you deal with politics every day. You deal with workplace politics.You get angry about what the city/county/state/federal government does.
"You have a voice in what your church does or doesn't do which is politics. You impose rules on your children which is politics. You take your business elsewhere because the price isn't right or the store treated you badly.That also is politics. You and your mate decide what to spend and where, that really is politics. Even deciding who's house your going to eat the thanksgiving turkey or Christmas dinner at is politics. Any time you interact with other human beings that is politics so deciding what you want done, who you trust to get it done and so on with your vote is just another form of politics. Don't vote for a party because your parents did.Don't vote for aparty that makes promises and then never gets around to doing anything about them. DO NOT vote for the lesser evil, evil is evil no matter what you label it. Now what was that you were saying about not wanting to discuss politics?"
Bob Smith 7/15/2015