Archive for August 31, 2012
Not everyone can attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. next week, but the planners developed five ways to people to get involved, if you can’t be there in person. Check out the full story at the link, and here’s the list:
1. Host or attend a Watch Party in your community. On Thursday, September 6, Americans will gather together at watch parties across the country to watch President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden deliver their nomination acceptance speeches. Find a party near you and join, or get a group of friends together to host your own.
2. Download the 2012 DNC Mobile App. The first-ever DNC mobile app offers another opportunity to engage and participate in the convention. Live stream the convention from gavel-to-gavel straight to your phone; get an all access pass to convention events; and share your favorite convention moments and photos, all right at your fingertips.
3. Watch the live stream on DemConvention.com. The entire convention floor program, from the Keynote Address to the platform approval to the President’s acceptance speech, will be broadcast live on the DNCC website and YouTube channel so you can watch from your mobile phone, computer, or tablet device.
4. Join the conversation @DemConvention and #DNC2012. Use social media to engage with fellow Americans as you watch the convention unfold. Use the official hashtag #DNC2012 and get updates from @DemConvention on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, and YouTube.
5. Take an “I’m There” photo to show your support, and encourage others to get involved. Take a photo with the DemConvention logo and tweet it or post it to Facebook. Get your friends and family to follow your lead and let us know that you’re “there” for the President.
CORALVILLE, Iowa– An art exhibit titled “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan” will be on display at the Coralville Public Library from Sept. 1 through 30. The exhibit is sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Iowa Veterans for Peace, PEACE Iowa, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Iowa United Nations Association, West Branch Friends Meeting, Iowa City Friends Meeting, First Mennonite Church, West Branch Religious Council, Scattergood Friends School & Farm, Social Justice Coordinating Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, and Iowa NEA Peace & Justice Caucus.
Exhibit will be available for viewing during normal library hours and the public is invited to a reception on Sept. 9. Click here for the reception information.
M-Th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
F: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
For more information check out the Windows and Mirrors website, or call Ed at (319) 621-6766 or Ann at (319) 321-9657.