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MWF NEWS and CALENDAR February 9, 2020
February 13 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 5:00 pm
February 9, 2020
Monday, February 10
"Prisoners You Have Never Seen Before" Presentation in Bozeman
11:45 am to 1 pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church (2118 S. 3rd Ave in Bozeman)
Hosted by Bozeman League of Women Voters
The Bozeman League of Women Voters will meet on Monday, February 10, and host a presentation by Rev. Roxanne Klingensmith, who will be speaking on “Prisoners you have never seen before.” Rev. Klingensmith, Deacon at St. James Episcopal Church, has had extensive experience working with the Montana criminal justice system. The Bozeman League meets at 11:45 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church on S. 3rd. Coffee and cookies are provided; bring a sack lunch if you wish. Meetings are free and open to everyone. For more information, please contact Janice Benham at 585-7398.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262515891397105/
February Open Mic Fundraiser for Haven
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Townshend's Bozeman Tea House (402 E. Main St..)
Sing a story, tell a song, join us for another evening of music, poetry, and community togetherness. Our featured artist for February is local musician Jess. This month we will be benefiting HAVEN our local non-profit domestic violence crisis center. Proceeds from this months drink special the "Good Karma" latte will benefit HAVEN along with your generous donations.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/940862442975833/
"Birds, Burns, and Beetles of Rocky Mountain Forests
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Hope Lutheran Church (2152 W. Graf off 19th)
Join Sacajawea Audubon Society for a revealing presentation on the relationship between fire, bark beetles, and birds. Wildlife biologist Vicki Saab will talk about how birds co-evolved with wildfire and bark beetle outbreaks in western North American forests. Several bird species directly benefit from the ephemeral habitats generated by these forest disturbances. Learn how important fire and beetle killed trees are to cavity-nesting species and how our changing climate is increasing the frequency and severity of these events. Vickie will also discuss a new mapping tool being used by the Forest Service to locate suitable nesting habitat and make informed decisions on locations for salvage logging.
Vicki Saab is a research wildlife biologist with the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station and Affiliate Faculty at Montana State University. For nearly 30 years she has conducted research on songbirds and woodpeckers in relation to fires, bark beetles, and land management activities in the Interior West. A primary focus of her work has been evaluating effects of post-fire salvage logging and forest restoration activities on birds and identifying appropriate measures for bird conservation. She received graduate degrees from the University of Colorado and Montana State University.
Sacajawea Audubon Society programs are free and open to the public. Our programs feature a special guest speaker the 2nd Monday of each month, September through May, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 West Graf (off of S. 19th). Join us for a social at 6:30 pm, announcements at 7:00 pm, followed by the program.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262982047425044/
Tuesday, February 11
Bozeman Citizens Climate Lobby February Meeting
6 pm to 7:15 pm (5:15 new member orientation; 5:45 Social time)
St. James Episcopal Church (5 W. Olive in Bozeman)
Learn, Practice, and Act in community to enact federal policy to motivate everyone to reduce emissions, from consumers to investors!
Join us at 5:15 to 5:45 for new member orientation, and at 5:45 for social time before the 6 PM meeting
At 6 pm watch former Republican Congressman from South Carolina and CCL Advisor Bob Inglis on the national call. He'll explain how his organization republicEn.org persuades conservatives to address climate change with market-based solutions.
Then hear about our recent successes and how you can help move the needle on climate change through the 5 Levers of Political Will:
- Lobby: sign up for upcoming in-district meetings, new monthly call in tool: cclusa.org/mcc
- Media: learn how to write a letter to the editor!
- Grassroots Outreach: sign up to table at Green Drinks Feb 19, help with Earth Day.
- Grasstops Outreach/Endorsers: We're on a roll!
- Chapter Development: Attend our Climate Advocate Training Feb. 23 at MSU! Help keep membership informed!
Wednesday, February 12
Indivisible Upper Yellowstone Monthly Meeting in Livingston
Livingston Park County Public Library Steveson Room (large conference room lower level)
The topics for discussion are mainly about revving up for our election activities – both primary and general. We're going to need some people to step up and lead efforts such as postcard writing, letters to the editor writing, and registration efforts.
We need some good ideas, inspiration is also welcome.
MSU Women's Center Sack Lunch Seminar: "Let's Talk About It: An Open Conversation Around Birth Control"
12 noon to 1 pm
Strand Union Building Room 168 on MSU Campus
Women have different experiences with different birth control methods. It is important that these are shared for us to feel heard and learn about various options. Ali Maxley, a graduate student at MSU in H&HD, will lead this conversation for all genders about different types of birth control, fertility awareness methods, non-hormonal options and human anatomy.
Thursday, February 13
Rescheduled YBCC Meeting in Livingston
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Park County Extension Office Bldg (119 S. Third St. in Livingston)
The big storm and bad driving conditions last week caused the February meeting of the Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council to be postponed. Tom Woods, candidate for Public Service Commission will still be the speaker.
Yellowstone Phenology Project Presentation in Bozeman
6 pm to 8 pm
Bozeman Public Library
Yellowstone National Park is recruiting citizen science volunteers to assist park staff in researching environmental change in Yellowstone in summer 2020. Phenology is the study of nature’s calendar, especially in relation to climate, and the timing of plant and animal life cycles. The Yellowstone Phenology Project, in collaboration with NEON seeks to engage youth and adults from all backgrounds to collect essential data to help park scientists and managers better understand how the Yellowstone ecosystem is responding to changing environmental conditions. We are recruiting 50 Phenology Project volunteers.For more information please call Erik Oberg at 307.344.2156 or email resume and preferred participation dates to
A Capella and Tea Hosted by The Voice Center of MSU
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Townshend's Bozeman Tea House (402 E. Main St. in Bozeman
Join Townshend's Teahouse and Montana State University's A Cappella group, Rhapsody, in a night of sweet serenades and delicious tea in partnership with the MSU VOICE Center. This event will be hosted during the VOICE Center's Respect is Hot campaign, aiming to bring education and awareness to the topic of healthy and consensual relationships!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/466747087338385/
Human Trafficking Speaker at MSU: University of Washington's Dr. Carolyn West on Racism and Porn
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Strand Union Building Room 233 on MSU Campus
Human trafficking is a hidden crime. It is a form of exploitation that happens in our community and is connected to a wide range of issues, from domestic violence, refugees, and the workplace to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relative’s Movement, racism, and pornography. You can act to make a difference. Entry is free, and food and a raffle is included.
Event page: https://theheartinitiative.wordpress.com/events/
Friday, February 14
Annual Rosalie Little Thunder Memorial Walk in Gardiner
10 am to 6:30 pm
Meet at Yankee Jim Canyon Pullout on Higway 89
Hosted by Buffalo Field Campaign
Mark your calendars and help us spread the word about our 3rd Annual Rosalie Little Thunder Memorial Walk, which will be held on Friday, February 14, in Gardiner, Montana. This 14 mile walk is our way of paying homage to our co-founder, Rosalie Little Thunder, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, who, in 1999, walked 500 miles from Rapid City, South Dakota, all the way to the Gardiner Basin in Montana. Rosalie’s walk was a form of prayer for the buffalo and protest against their senseless slaughter. Rosalie passed away in 2014, so this walk is our way of keeping her memory alive and honoring all the incredible work she did — and continues to do from the Spirit realm — for the last wild buffalo. Members of Rosalie's family and close friends will be joining us.
DETAILS: We will meet at the Yankee Jim Canyon pullout on Highway 89, at 10 am, and will walk down Hwy 89, cross the Corwin Springs Bridge, then south along Old Yellowstone Trail to Beattie Gulch, along Yellowstone's north boundary. At Beattie Gulch we will share a meal and hold a candlelight vigil. We will be staying the night in Gardiner, so if you plan to stay with us please bring bedding and please RSVP with email@example.com. Please share this event with others! Thank you!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2573303169660522/
League of Women Voters 100 Year Birthday Celebration in Bozeman
12 noon to 3 pm
Best Western Plus Grantree Inn (1325 N. 7th Ave. in Bozeman)
Celebrate the League's 100th Birthday. Our speaker will be Dr. Mary Murphy presenting a perspective of the Suffrage Movement. Bring a spouse or a friend or both. In the spirit of the suffragists, wear white if you wish! See Birthday Flyer link for information on how to register and select your meal. The deadline to sign up has been extended to February 3rd.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2530732617254446/
Saturday, February 15
Backcountry Film Festival in Big Sky
Lone Peak Cinema (50 Ousel Falls Rd in Big Sky)
Tickets $15 at the door
For those of you who missed the Backcountry Film Festival in Bozeman in January, you still have another local chance to see it. With titles like “Can’t Ski Vegas,” and “Colter”s Route,” how can you go wrong? Co-hosted by the Madison-Gallatin Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Assoc., the fifteenth annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will be shown in Big Sky, MT at Lone Peak Cinemas (Big Sky Town Center) on February 15th. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the show beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the Chapter.
Sunday, February 16
Violence Prevention Workshop at MSU
12 noon to 5 pm
Voice Center (Strand Union Building Room 370 on MSU Campus)
Free registration online
At the VOICE Center, we believe that everyone plays a vital role in helping to transform attitudes and actions regarding sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. We are inviting student and community members to spend a day with us to learn how you can help prevent violence, support survivors, and create a safer community. This workshop is being offered for anyone who is interested in learning more about the issues impacting our campus and how they can get involved to help create change. The workshop is FREE and open to all Bozeman community members, MSU staff members, and MSU students (both current and incoming).
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2607817799316943/
Upcoming Events - Details in Future Newsletters
February 17 - Annual Meeting of Montana Women For info
February 18 - Film Showing in Livingston: "Listen. It only takes a minute"
February 18 - A Food Raiser - Fundraiser for Bozeman Winter Farmers Market info
February 18 - Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Bozeman info
February 19 - ASPEN's Lunch and Learn Series in Livingston "Holistic Wellness" info
February 19 - February Green Drinks: Bridger Bowl, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Lot G info
February 20 - Film Showing in Bozeman: "The Story of Plastic" info
February 20 - Fundraiser for Watershed Warriors by Trout Unlimited in Livingston
February 22 - Bozeman Winter Farmers Market
February 22 - Flying Signs Fundraiser for Bozeman's Warming Center info
February 22 - Revolution Charity Drag Show on MSU Campus info
February 23 - 33rd Annual Jardine Ski Run in Gardiner info
February 23 - Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba Fundraiser info
February 23 - Become a Cimate Advocate in Bozeman info
February 25 - MTREP February Book Club: The Water Dancer info
February 25 - Park County Nonprofit Network Feb Workshop: "Your New Best Friend Forever - Your Project Budget" with Kristen Galbraith info
February 26 - MSU Women's Center Sack Lunch Seminar: "The Intersectionality of Human Trafficking and Identity"
February 27 - 2020 Toast to Votes with Forward Montana info
February 27 - Bear Creek Council's Monthly Meeting in Gardiner info
February 28 - Community Conversation About Downtown Livingston
March 3 - Women's Adventure Film Tour in Bozeman info
March 7 - Ending Bias, Bigotry, and Racism Workshop in Bozeman info
March 7 - Bozeman Winter Farmers Market
March 9 - Public vs. Private Utilities: A Community Discussion info
March 11 - MSU Women's Center Sack Lunch Seminar: "Menstrual Madness"
March 18 - ASPEN's Lunch and Learn Series: "Engaging Men in Violence Prevention" info
March 21 - Bozeman Winter Farmers Market
March 25 - MSU Women's Center Sack Lunch Seminar: "Women Serving in the Peace Corps"
March 28 - Campaign Skills Training in Great Falls info
March 29 - Voices of Choice Benefit in Bozeman