CF100: 2017 04 16 – Progressive Activism & Earth Day

Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online,  usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition. This week my Earth Day post appeared in print.

What was the biggest story of the week?

It is an interesting, and busy, time to be a progressive activist in Central Florida. Last weekend various community groups shared plans and inspiration at the Florida Resistance Training. Yesterday, (4/15), a Tax March called on Trump to release his taxes to increase transparency. If you missed these, there is more. On Earth Day, 4/22, there is a March for Science at Lake Eola at 10:00am. The People’s Climate March takes place the following Saturday, 4/29, in Pine Hills at 1:00pm. All marches parallel events in DC on the same days. Lots of ways to get connected and involved.

What will be the biggest story in the coming week?

Central Florida Earth Day will once again be celebrated at Lake Eola in a large and wonderful event with something for both committed environmentalists and those who are seeking a greater understanding of how to make a positive difference. There are exhibits and speakers and panel discussions. There are food vendors and earth friendly products. There is live music and art and activities for kids. It’s a wonderful outing focused on our health, as well as the health of our communities and planet. Bring the family or a friend. Come spend a beautiful and meaningful day in the park.

The series focuses on state and local news.

Read the Sentinel’s introduction to the series

Read my first post on the series.

My posts related to this can be found using the categories in the right sidebar. Click either Central Florida or Current Events.

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