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October 2017

Breaking the Binaries: Sex, Gender & Sexuality—October 19, Harrisburg

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
HACC Midtown 2, 1500 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA United States
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From the Diversity Forum, YWCA Harrisburg (http://www.ywcahbg.org) October 19, 8:00-10:00 am HACC Midtown 2, 1500 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, 17102 Sex, gender and sexuality are not binary concepts, so we will explore those marginalized communities who fall in the middle or outside of these spectrums—including intersex, gender-fluid and bisexual. Free & open to the public Light breakfast provided For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.ywcahbg.org.

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Governor’s Food Security Partnership Annual Meeting—October 20, Harrisburg

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
PaTTAN, 6340 Flank Drive
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Give Kids Sight Day—October 21, Philadelphia

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jefferson Alumni Hall, 10th & Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA United States
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This is our 7th annual free day of care and all children are welcome – especially children who do not have health insurance.  We do not ask any questions about citizenship status and we will have interpreters in multiple languages. FREE eye checks and glasses at Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for children 17 years and under. Please spread the word! This free event takes place from 8:30am – 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall. The event is…

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Human Trafficking Symposium—October 21, Harrisburg

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
St. Andrews in the Valley Episcopal Church, 4620 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Climate Justice and Jobs: Building the Beloved Community Convening—October 22-23, Philadelphia

October 22 @ 10:30 am - October 23 @ 2:30 pm
Chestnut Hill United Church, 8812 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA United States
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From POWER (http://www.powerinterfaith.org/): We continue to face troubling times and challenges. Over the past few weeks we have witnessed the terror or racism in Charlottesville to the tragic slaughtering of lives in Las Vegas. We have families and friends from Puerto Rico to Houston, Florida to the Virgin Islands who have suffered through the disasters of Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria. More than ever is the need to build the Beloved Community, rooted in love, justice, and dignity. POWER, as…

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Light of Unity Festival—October 22, Harrisburg

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2701 N. 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA United States
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2017 Work Release Annual Celebration Worship Service—October 22, Harrisburg

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Christian Churches United, 413 S. 19th Street
Harrisburg, PA United States
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The Prison Action Committee of Christian Churches United cordially invites you to attend the 2017 Work Release Annual Celebration Worship Service 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 22, 2017 A Reception will Follow the Service Christian Churches United, 413 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 Come join in worship with representatives from the many churches and ministries that make our weekly Work Release worship service possible. Guest Preacher: Rev. Nathaniel Gadsden Imani African Christian Church Questions? Contact Steve Burlew: (sburlew@ccuhbg.org or 717-230-9550)

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Health Care in Uncertain Times—October 23-24, Harrisburg

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
TBA Harrisburg, PA United States + Google Map

From the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (http://www.pahealthaccess.org): This year has been a challenging one for those of us who care about access to healthcare and health policy.  That's why we think the opportunity to come together and discuss the path forward offered by our annual health conference is more important than ever: Join us for a discussion of how we can preserve & even improve access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Pennsylvanians in this challenging, shifting environment. We'll be launching…

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Americans in Struggle Film Series: We Have a Plan—October 24, Philadelphia

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Unemployment Project, 112 N. Broad St., 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA United States
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From the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (http://www.philaup.org/): Place- 112 N. Broad St. 2nd Floor, Philadelphia Time- 6 PM, refreshments from 5:30 10/24- We have a Plan- With amazing parallels to the Bernie Sanders campaign, this is the story of socialist and author Upton Sinclair’s run for Governor of California during the Great Depression. For more information contact John Dodds 215-557-0822 ext. 102 or 267-975-4706.

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National China Town Hall—October 24, Wormleysburg

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harrisburg Academy, 10 Erford Road
Wormleysburg, PA United States
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From the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (http://www.wacharrisburg.org): The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is a partner in the national China Town Hall with former National Security Advisor Susan Rice 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 2017 Harrisburg Academy, 10 Erford Rd., Wormleysburg, PA Register at https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/china-town-hall/. This is a national forum webcast and local discussion event engaging over 80 locations throughout the nation.  The China Town Hall aims to start dialogue over the key issue of US-China relations and promote productive and meaningful ideas.…

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