Monday, January 20, 2014

Upcoming events: January 20-27

Caucus caucus caucus caucus caucus caucus caucus! Here's where.

Lots of other stuff this week. It's MLK Day and here's the big Iowa City event:

"Join us for the celebration, “Unity in the Community,” which will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the Spot - 1030 Crosspark Avenue on the backside of STUFF ETC., in Iowa City. It will be an afternoon of celebration, music, food and fun. Choirs, praise dancers and musicians will perform. And Marian Coleman — who will share photos of the 1960s civil rights movement — will will be our guest speaker."

Also because of the holiday weekend, the deadline for campaign finance reports for all state/local committees, normally the 19th, is Tuesday the 21st.

On Wednesday, see "Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars" from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A.

Unmanned: is a Robert Greenwald film from Brave New Films examining our increasing use of weaponized drones. It includes coverage of U.S. armed drone use in Pakistan and other countries, and features interviews with US officials & family members of civilian victims.

Sponsors: Veterans for Peace #161, Johnson Co. Green Party, Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, and PEACE Iowa

At 4:30 Thursday, Local labor activists are holding a "Save Our Co-op Rally & Press Conference" at the South Slope office, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty:

We call on South Slope’s current Board of Directors to stop operating in secret, imposing harsh new contract terms without agreement from employees, and withholding information about upcoming Board elections.

After that you can attend an evening fundraiser featuring Middle Eastern food and music for the Iowa City Emergency Campaign for Syrian Refugees. That's 6:30 at Old Brick. Suggested donations: $20 for adults/ $15 students. Proceeds towards UNICEF.

Friday the new Goodwill flagship store opens its doors in the old Office Depot site. Across the parking lot from Salvation Army: thrift store price war!

Later Friday, it's the Mike Carberry for Johnson County Supervisor Fundraiser/ 53rd Birthday Party is Fri. Jan 24, 5-6:30 pm The Mill (120 E. Burlington St. Iowa City, IA) More details later

Saturday is the big Ready For Hillary rally in Des Moines. I'm curious but will probably miss out - not a boycott but the weekend post-caucus I'm always dealing with the mountain of paperwork.

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