PNN’s mission is to engage, educate and empower our neighbors to make our City a better place to live. Here’s what’s coming up in each of these areas:
Engage: Join Our Action Planning Team Call, Park Clean-up & Yoga
Educate: Sign Up for the "Protect Democracy" Civics Forum in PA-01
Empower: Come to the Autumn Lawn Party on Sept 10th
Join Our Action Planning Team Call
Wednesday, August 16th, 7:30PM, Virtual
Join our Action Planning Team Call and learn how you can create, and/or effectively support, issue campaigns that you care about. We'll meet online to talk about the issues that plague our city and figure out what we can do about them. If you have an idea, you’ll be able to share it with like-minded activists.
Otherwise, you can take part in the issue analysis and planning that goes into making a campaign a success, and in mapping out winning strategies. Activism has its privileges, and one of them is working together with like-minded justice-warriors to change the world, while also making life-long friends. Join us.
Park Clean-Up & Community Healing
Saturday, August 12th, 11AM-3PM, 5100 Pine Street
As violence continues to plague our communities, come out and join residents and concerned neighbors at Malcolm X Park to enjoy of day of services intended to provide peace and healing opportunities to those most affected. Help clean up the park, enjoy soothing sounds, take part in yoga, reiki, massage and art therapy.
Democracy Civics Forum in PA-01
Thursday, August 24th, 7PM, 186 East Court Street, Doylestown
We all know that democracy has been under relentless attack by fascists and frauds. We also know that it extends beyond out city borders. That is why we will host a "Save Democracy" Civics Forum with Public Citizen and other allies in Pennsylvania's First Congressional District (represented by Brian Fitzpatrick).
The Civics Forum will take place at the Salem United Church of Christ at 186 East Court Street in Doylestown. It will be student-centered because they are the next generation of activists who are in the crosshairs of the self-righteous and their opportunity for a broad-based education is being diminished by attacks on books, curriculum, teachers and LGBTQ students.
If you would like to join us in Doylestown on August 24th to stand up for democracy, then click on the link below and we'll send you a reminder with the details.
See You at Our Autumn Lawn Party!
Sunday, September 10th, 4PM-6PM, 1905 Wynnewood Road
If you attended last year’s Summer Soiree, you’ll remember the great time we all had. More than 80 of us got together to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. We heard from Councilmember Kendra Brooks and District Attorney Larry Krasner about the current state of our politics.
And, of course, you’ll remember the wonderful meal prepared by our hosts – PNN Organizing Director, Tim Brown and his partner Susan Butterweck – who grilled up chicken, beef and vegetables for homemade tortillas and mixed big batches of sangria and iced tea for everyone.
And we crowned our first Bean Bag Toss Champions!
This year’s fundraiser is called The Autumn Lawn Party and it will support both PNN and our friends at WFP, who will be up against the City Establishment to take those minority party seats that always defaulted to the GOP.
Out Autumn Lawn Party will be held on Sunday, September 10th, from 4PM to 6PM at the same place as last year – 1905 Wynnewood Rd, in Overbrook Farms near St Charles Seminary. There is plenty of free parking in the neighborhood. And we’ll conduct our 2nd Annual Bean Toss Championship! We look forward to seeing you there!
This Week in History
Aug 14, 1935 – Social Security Act. Calling it a "patriotic" action, FDR signed this historic bill, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. Social Security has since become one of the bedrock programs of our nation.
Aug 15, 1969 – Woodstock. On this day, 400,000 descended upon Max Yasgur's farm in NY to take part in America's most famous counterculture music festival. It featured icons like Bob Dylan, Santana, Joan Baez, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and CSNY who were performing only their second gig together.
Aug. 17, 1985 – Hormel Strike. Following wage cuts and serious injuries, workers at the Hormel plant in MN began a one year strike to win safer working conditions and higher pay.
Thanks for your activism!
Tim Brown, Organizing Director