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This Week In Charleston Activism

August 19, 2017

The Charleston Activist Network is partnering with Indivisible Charleston to bring you, the concerned citizens of the Lowcountry, the latest events in activism each week. Here's what's coming up this week!

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

 

Enough Pie & St. Julian Devine Community Center invite you to come together with fellow knitters and crocheters once again -- and enjoy a warm light meal to boot! Join the knitting community -- all skill levels of knitters welcome. The crafted creation will be on display in the large green courtyard of St. Julian (facing E. Bay) starting in late Spring, 2017. The group will meet every Monday to work individually and/or as a group. While we have some needles and yarn, we encourage you to bring (and/or donate) materials to the project if you are able. We are currently seeking yarn donations for this project! Drop off at St. Julian during business hours (1 Cooper Street) or mail. Can't make it every Monday? Join the project by creating a 2x4 ft blue-themed rectangle for the giant wave we are creating. You can drop off your pieces at St. Julian Devine Community Center (1 Cooper St.) before April 1. Please share this group with your church circle, your neighbors, your colleagues, your friends. All are welcome -- participation is free, open to any level of knitting experience.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

From Ideas Into Action: The following local organizations — Charleston Moves, East Cooper Land Trust, Lowcountry Local First, Bike Law, and One80 Place — will hold a discussion about why biking and walking is an imperative part of achieving basic human rights and flourishing livability in the Charleston area.

Biking and walking are not "alternative transportation," but in fact are vital parts of any successful transportation system. With customers on a bike or on foot, locally owned businesses prosper. With more citizens using bicycle or pedestrian means, all socioeconomic levels of our community thrive with equitable access to work, errands, and general enjoyment of life. And when our elected officials, planners, and engineers strive to provide infrastructure for multiple forms of transportation, rather than a sole focus on motorized vehicles, our community is a safer and more connected place.

GATHERING FOR GOOD:

Our goal is to raise $1500 for the Mitch Hollon Memorial Bike Safety Fund in memory of Dr. Mitch Hollon, community advocate, husband and father, who was killed while riding his bike on the James Island Connector in 2011. This Fund is reserved for implementing on-street bicycle facilities in Charleston County.
Please make note that this meeting is held the day after the Solar eclipse. You may want to give yourself additional time to get to the meeting.

 

Location: The International Longshoremen's Building,1142 Morrison Drive, Charleston.

 

To RSVP for the event and to learn more, click here.

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

 

Join AFFA at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, for a chance to meet their new Executive Director, Chase Glenn, and mingle with community members. 5:45pm hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Everyone is Welcome! For more event information, click here.

 

For more information on community events in the Charleston area, check out the

Indvisible Charleston Calendar on their website!

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