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Social Movements & Community Engagement

This guide combines events, organizations, and volunteer opportunities from around Pensacola. Stay involved, Argos!

April 8th: Poets for Change at Movement for Change

When: Saturday, April 8th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Where: Leroy Boyd Center for Social Justice at 1603 North Davis Hwy

From the event's Facebook page:

The Pensacola Poets and Movement for Change host the "Poets for Change Poetry Reading" at the Leroy Boyd Center for Social Justice at 1603 North Davis Hwy. The reading is a celebration of poetry for social justice and benefit for Movement for Change. Donations accepted and food will be for sale. More details to come. See you there!

April 15th: Wildlife Sanctuary's Annual "Baby Shower" and Supply Drive

When: Saturday, April 15th, 12 PM - 3:30PM
Where: Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida
105 N. S Street, Pensacola, 32505

From the event's Facebook page:

Free Admission - Join us for the Wildlife Sanctuary's Baby Shower and Open House Saturday, April 15, 2017 noon to 3:30 on the Sanctuary's grounds to enjoy a day on the Wildlside. See Birds of Prey, feed the pelican booth, wildlife giftshop, bake sale, children's games and wildlife crafts and much more. Bring your camera, bring your friends and family for a day with the animals. Help us continue our mission to give Wildlife a Second Chance by supporting our wildlife hospital and nursery as well as our permanant residents.

April 22nd: March for Science / Earth Day

March for Science

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9am-10am
Location:
Bayview Senior Citizens Center
2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, 32503

From the Facebook Page for the event:

"It is time for scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens to come together to make ourselves heard! This is a Facebook Group for the Discussion and Organization of a March for Science in Pensacola by scientists and science enthusiasts to remind the world about the importance of Science!"

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Earth Day Pensacola Festival

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Bayview Park
2001 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, 32503

From the event's Facebook page:

Go Green in '17!
RAIN OR SHINE
Join us for a day full of family fun and educational opportunities as we celebrate the 47th official Earth Day. 
Some of this year's highlights include:

  • 9 - 10 March for Science
  • Live music lineup:
    • 11:00 Shelby Brown
    • 12:00 Dalton Wright
    • 1:00 Kristen Elizabeth Long 
    • 2:00 String Farm
    • 3:00 Jeff Glickman
  • Yoga: 
    • 10 - 12 Yoga with Marc Reagan of URU
  • Get your goofy photo taken with Earth centered props sponsored by EAM Productions, proceeds donated to 350 Pensacola
  • Delicious vegan food by End of the Line Café
  • Children’s area including bounce houses, craft making with recycled materials, and more
  • Dozens of Earth centered local vendors 
  • Face painting
  • Henna tattoos 

Much more to be announced! Stay tuned to our page and this event page for up to date information! 

If you would like to volunteer, become a sponsor, become a vendor, or participate in any way, please contact Eric St. Pierre at 850-293-3578 or ericst.pierre03@gmail.com.

May 20th: Hands Across the Sand

On May 20 we hold hands at the water's edge and stand in silent unity. Our message is No to dirty fossil fuels, and Yes to clean energy. We''ll have live music, speeches, and educational activities before we hold hands. Come join us!