Sunday, December 02, 2012

What Would Jesus Buy? Community Justice.

Winter Holiday Party & Annual Elections
December 13th, 7:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St, Rochester

As the calendar year comes to a close, join us for our annual winter holiday party for celebration, reflection, and visions of the next year. 

We will be viewing "What Would Jesus Buy?" a documentary film from Rev. Billy, 2009 Green Party candidate for mayor of New York City & the founder of the Church of Life after Shopping.

"An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Chris
tmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands - Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement." Written by Warrior Poets Releasing

Also on the evening's agenda will be our annual officer elections, with voting open to all enrolled Greens in Monroe County. Please contact current officers if you need more information about what each role entails. Nominations will be accepted on the floor. The following have indicated interest in serving:
Co-Chairs (2): Bonnie Cannan, Scott Brant, Drew Langdon
Secretary: Tom Janowski
Treasurer: Michael Hendrick

The Flying Squirrel Community Space is a wheelchair accessible facility. ASL & other language interpretation may be provided upon request with at least 48 hours notice.

Steering Committee Meeting

Please note that December's Steering Committee meeting has been moved due to the Christmas holiday.  The SC will instead be meeting on December 27th at 7pm.  All enrolled Greens are welcome to participate in our consensus decision-making.  Please contact co-chairs for the meeting's agenda.

2013 Elections

Building a transformative political movement starts in your community.  
Whether it's as a candidate or as campaign staff, we need your help to implement the Green Party's platform. Check out this list of offices up for election next year to see how you might add campaigning and serving in office to your toolbox of tactics for economic, environmental, and social justice.

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