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Activist Calendar: July 28 – August 5

Written by on Saturday, July 29, 2023

We have something for those of you yearning for action: the weekly Activist Calendar.

By Claudia Allers

Original Air Date: July 28, 2023


Official Transcript

Johannes Werner: And finally we have something for those of you yearning for action. Claudia Allers brings us the Activist Calendar.

Host: This is Claudia Allers, bringing you the weekly Activist Calendar for July 28. Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 11am, the Manasota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will lead a Stop Gun Violence Awareness Walk in support of Aaron Poynter, the 13 year old Newtown boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head near his home on June 22. Now home from the hospital, Lil AA as he is known, will face a long, challenging recovery.

The group will assemble at 9am at Martin Luther King Jr. Park located at 2523 Cookman Avenue in Sarasota, and the walk will start at 10am. Members of Moms Demand Action will be wearing red shirts.

Also on Saturday, July 29, from 9am to 12, noon, the Suncoast Waterkeeper, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to clean water, is hosting a family friendly festival to celebrate World Mangrove Day and the launch of Suncoast Waterkeeper’s new citizen pollution monitoring program, Eyes on Suncoast, along with the christening of their new patrol boat.

Fun activities will include making sun prints, lessons or casting, dip netting and stand up paddle boarding, live music, food trucks and a raffle. Festivities will be held at the Sarasota Salmon Squadron at Ken Thompson Park, located at 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. The contact for further information, Samantha Wassmer can be reached at swassmer@suncoastwaterkeeper.org.

Also on Tuesday, August 1 from 7:30pm to 8pm, the Multicultural Health Institute’s Community Coalition meeting will be held on Facebook Live and include updates on their latest health news and upcoming events. More information is available on their website the-mhi.org.

And on Friday, August 4 at 5:30pm, the Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services invites the community to learn about their efforts to protect and promote public health by managing mosquito populations. Mosquito Management staff will give a short presentation on their operations, how the community can protect themselves from mosquito bites, and will answer questions. This event will be held at the Robert L Taylor Community Complex at 1845 34th Street in Sarasota.

For the latest information about Mosquito Management Services, mosquito borne illness, spray missions or to submit a service request, listeners may call 311 or visit their website at scgov.net/mosquito.

This has been Claudia Allers with the weekly Activist Calendar.


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