Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth — a blending of the words June and nineteenth — is a celebration marking an end to slavery in the United States. Though President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, very few people were immediately freed. Two and a half years later the enslaved African Americans in Texas were pronounced…

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Cultural Connections (CACC, Inc) invites local residents to join the celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month/Father’s Day,  co-sponsored by Charlotte County Community Services.  Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. We are pleased to showcase our music, food, culture, achievements, and heritage as Caribbean…

DWC to hear from immigrant support group Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden

Catherine Cole, the national organizer of Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden will be the featured speaker at the Monday, May 10th Democratic Women’s Club (DWC)  Zoom meeting at 4:00 p.m. Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden is an “overground railroad” type project that provides travel support for legal immigrants making their way from the border to their destinations in the…

45,000 Quilt Project comes to Punta Gorda

45,000!  It’s a huge number to contemplate.  On an average day in 2019, some 45,000 detainees were held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. How do you visualize that? How do you memorialize each one of those individuals? Glen Ring, a member of the Human Rights Group of the Kent Street Coalition…

Water Quality Trends of Charlotte County Beaches will be addressed by Dr. Richard Whitman at the April 6th Environmental Caucus Meeting

Dr. Richard Whitman will review the status and trends of recreational water quality of Charlotte County beaches at the next monthly meeting of the Environmental Caucus on Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 pm. – His presentation will point out specific concerns, the need for pollution source identification, more timely notification, increased advisory reliability, and examples…

Englewood Democratic Club meets on Wednesday March 24th at 5:30 pm

Do you live in northwest Charlotte County, such as Rotonda, Placida and Englewood?  Then please consider attending the next monthly meeting  of the  Englewood Democratic Club, which serves voters in both Charlotte and Sarasota County. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24th at 5:30 pm. Please register in advance at https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/378001/…

Learn about the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition at the March 8th DWC meeting

Joanna Pohopin, the Director of Development for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, March 8th  Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meeting held at 4:00 pm via Zoom.  She will discuss the program with a special emphasis on the effects of the pandemic.  A brief business meeting will…