Social Justice Calendar: Go. See. Do. 


Wednesday, Oct. 17

The first session of workshops on a Low Carbon Diet will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., at Spades Park Library, 1801 Nowland Avenue. This 5-series workshop reviews your household lifestyle patterns and systems and encourages a variety of carbon dioxide reduction choices. Lower your carbon dioxide footprint by 5000 pounds! For more info, visit or contact Paul Chase at (812) 988-2153 or

The film Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story will be shown on Wednesday at 6:30 pm at North Meadow Circle of Friends, 1710 N. Talbot, with a light supper preceding at 6 p.m. (no cost: vegan too) and followed by discussion 7-8 p.m. For more info, contact Jane Haldeman at 926-4318 or

Indianapolis Pages to Prisoners, which responds to requests from prisoners in federal and state institutions for free reading materials, in order to encourage self-education and rehabilitation, will meet at Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the ACLU, Price Building, 1031 E. Washington. For more info, contact Kyle Galster at 274-1916 or

The Indianapolis Chapter of Amnesty International will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Abbey Coffeehouse, 825 N. Pennsylvania. For more info, contact Noel Fliss at 916-6050 or

Thursday, Oct. 18

There will be an Anti-death Penalty Witness gathering on Thursday, Oct. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the east steps of the State House, Capitol Ave. and Market, sponsored by The Indiana Information Center on the Abolition of Capital Punishment (IICACP). Bring a sign or use one of ours; come for any part of the hour. For more info, phone 466-7128.

Christians for Peace & Justice in the Middle East will meet on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the home of Henry and Dottie Gerner. Bring a sandwich. For more info or directions, phone Henry Gerner at 283-7175.

Bent on becoming peaceful within and taking compassionate action, a community gathering to discover how the power of love, grace and acceptance can help change the status quo in religion, politics, our economy and social justice will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43. Philip Gulley and James Mulholland will speak about “Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World.” Michael Atwood, host of “Across Indiana” on WFYI/PBS will moderate discussion following the talks. For more info, visit or phone Richard Brendan at 796-1897.

Friday, Oct. 19

The weekly vigil protesting the U.S. Occupation in Iraq will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in front of the Federal Building at North and Pennsylvania streets, sponsored by the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center. Bring an appropriate sign or have one provided. For more info, contact Ron or Jane Haldeman at 826-4318 or

The film 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, in which the lone filmmaker spends one hour with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, will be shown on Fri. Oct. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86 (Tickets $10 at the door). For more info, contact Betty Brandt at 846-3404 x339 or

Sunday, Oct. 21

Earth Charter Summit for 2007 on the theme “Personal Lifestyle Choices at the Eleventh Hour-What Now, What Next?” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, 1:30-6 p.m. at Old Centrum, (Cost: $3). For more info and a schedule, visit or phone John Gibson at 925-9297.

Throughout October

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is teaming up with 22 local veterinary clinics to help pet owners get their pets spayed or neutered at a reduced fee during the month of October. This partnership with local veterinarians during the month of October makes it possible to reduce the number of unwanted pets, and consequently the number who are eventually euthanized each year and is available to pet owners regardless of income.

Pet owners who would like to take advantage of SNSI’s reduced surgical fee program may download a certificate at, pick up a bright green certificate at many Central Indiana Libraries, or request one by mail by calling 767-7771. Participating vets, which are located throughout Central Indiana, are listed on the reduced fee certificate. For more information on this and other programs SNSI sponsors, please visit or call 767-7771.


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