MWF December Meeting 12/3/2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

6:30 pm

At the Park County Extension building, 119, S. Third St in Livingston

We have monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to everyone.

At the December meeting, one of our members, Melissa Noontz will be speaking. Melissa is the Montana Field Organizer for Moms Clean Air Force as well as being the newest member of the Livingston City Commission, and will discuss Livingston health resources (including mental health), the under/overpass issue, planning board, and other issues affecting our community.

We will also be planning upcoming events and organizational issues. Everyone’s ideas and insight are needed.

Please join us.

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MWF November Meeting

Monday November 5.

6:30 pm

Park County Extension Office – 119 S. Third St in Livingston

Montana Women For meets the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome!

Please come help us plan what to do when the elections are over.

Fall film series, community conversations, etc.

Everyone is welcome.  You do not need to be a member to come to meetings.

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Montana Women For October Meeting

Please join us Monday, October 1 at 6:30 pm at the Park County Extension Office in Livingston (119 S. Third St).  We’ll be planning future projects, updating current ones, and we’ll have a speaker from another organization.

 

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Montana Women For September Meeting September 10

September 10 at 6:30 pm

Park County Extension Office – 119 S. Third St. In Livingston

Michelle Uberuaga  from PCEC will join us to update us on Livingston/ Park County planning and zoning issues

Please join us to

  • Plan actions and events for this fall and holiday season
  • Review our voter registration efforts and decide how to go forward with them
  • Discuss the progress of our memorial project for Margie Kidder

Everyone is welcome – please join us.

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Save Our SCOTUS Rally

Please join Indivisible Upper Yellowstone and Montana Women For as we stand united to defend the rule of law, women’s reproductive freedom, health care, voting rights, the right to a safe and clean environment, LGBTQ rights, workers rights, and the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers against the threat of Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court.

RSVP at: https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/21223/signup/?akid=&zip=&source

This event is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome. Please bring signs.

And then you can carpool with others at the rally over the pass to Bozeman for a Save Our SCOTUS Rally at the Bozeman Library at 2 pm.  Make a day of it!

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Montana Women For July Meeting

July 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm, we’ll meet in the Livingston Public Library in the Teen Room (upstairs). Free and open to the public.

Energized by the protests, political season, and our community of activists? We’re looking for a few committed activists to help organize and carry out forums, demonstrations, film series, and other actions. Come join us.

You don’t have to be a member to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 333-4746

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Margie’s Benches

MARGIE’S BENCHES

Help us place four benches facing North, South, East, and West along our city trails

in memory of Margie Kidder.

Donate Here:

Or send a check to
Montana Women For
P.O. Box 2196
Livingston, MT 59047

Please designate “Margie” or “Benches” on donation.

Thanks.

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Memorial for Margie Kidder

Everyone is invited to a Memorial gathering hosted by her family for Margot Kidder: May 31st, 2 PM, Livingston Civic Center. Montana Women For… will have Statue of Liberty costumes available for those who wish to wear them. Come 20 minutes early to get a costume.

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Protest at Verizon Retailer against Rollback of Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, December 7 from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm join us at Livingston’s Verizon retailer (Cellular Plus) The big black and pink building just west of 7th St on Park.

Internet users outraged by top Verizon lawyer turned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. Verizon has poured massive amounts of money into trying to end Net Neutrality so they can control what user have access to on the internet and charge users and websites extra for reasonable speeds.  This threatens the medium that has replaced print journalism and is quickly becoming the top source of organizing and disseminating information.  Protesters will make it clear to members of Congress that the time is now to stand for net neutrality, not Verizon’s bottom line. And please remember, this event is about protesting actions of Verizon executives, lobbyists and their supporters in Washington, not the employees at these stores.

Please bring signs. We’ll be staying on the public sidewalk and off of private property.

Co-hosted by Indivisible Upper Yellowstone

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Friday Film Series

Friday Film Series to be Presented by Montana Women For at the Livingston Library

Climate change.  Economic inequality.  Transgender rights.  Coal.  The future of our communities.  These are some of the issues that divide our society.  But what if, instead of sitting alone in front of our televisions or social media, stewing with frustration, we came together as a community to watch films on these issues and then engaged in thoughtful discussion of ideas and possibilities?  Would we come up with new ideas?  Would we learn from each other?  Would we enjoy the social interaction and celebrate the bonds between neighbors and friends?  Would we be inspired to action? That is what Montana Women For is hoping will happen at their  Friday Film Series beginning this week.  Provocative documentary films will be shown Friday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Livingston Park County Public Library (228 W. Callender St in Livingston)  from October 20 through November 17.  After each film a discussion will take place.  The film screenings are free and open to the public.

Here is the schedule:

October 20th:

  • Tomorrow – an award winning environmental documentary highlighting how bottom-up community action regarding food, energy, finance, democracy and education can have a meaningful impact toward positive outcomes.   Paul Hawken says, “Without question, this is absolutely the best and most creative film on the future of humanity and the environment”. 

October 27th:

  • From the Ashes  – captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump administration.   A compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal”  “Heartbreaking and enlightening at the same time. A must-watch for everyone because we should all be in this together.” – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  Includes segment on Colstrip in Montana.

November 3rd:

  • Requiem for the American Dream  – well-known social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.

November 10th:

  • Prodigal Sons – in this documentary, filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home to Helena, Montana, for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself as a transgender woman who was co-captain of the football team and a winning  quarterback,  and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged adopted brother Marc.

 

November 17th:

  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Stars:  Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry.

 

For more information, contact Margarita McLarty maga@wispwest.net  333-4746

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