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May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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May 18, 2020 Newsletter
In 2019, the United States spent $35.1 billion on nuclear weapons.
Imagine that money being redirected to the COVID-19 response
or preparedness. According to the International Campaign to
Abolish Nuclear Weapons, one year of U.S. nuclear weapons spending
would pay for 300,000 beds in intensive care units, 35,000 ventilators,
and the salaries of 150,000 U.S. nurses and 75,000 U.S. doctors.
MONDAY, MAY 18TH4 PM: COVID-19: Live Q&A with Park County Health Dept &
Park County Health Officer, Dr Laurel Desnick will discuss the
Governor’s Phased Reopening of Montana followed by a Q & A
session with Livingston Businesses. · Hosted by Livingston Area
Chamber Come to the Bandshell and discuss in the open air any
concerns or ask questions from your Park County Health Dept
about Covid 19 community and Business related questions.
Adhere to the 6ft social distancing please & masks encouraged.
6 PM – 7 PM Bozeman City Commission’s Mayoral
Proclamation for Equal Pay Day and a Task Force for Gender
and other Equity to Advance All Bozeman Women's and Girls'
Human Rights at the Bozeman City Commission Meeting special
program! Please join us for the (re-scheduled) Event Details:
We hope you can join us virtually on May 18th, but if not, please
email a comment in support - before Noon on Monday - to our
City Commissioners via firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers matter
and we thank you! The Bozeman for CEDAW Initiative is
creating Virtual Ways We Can Advance our Women’s and
Girls’ Human Rights!
TUESDAY, MAY 19TH:
12 PM: Women Tech Makers, Lunchtime Social (Virtual) Join
for a little lunchtime socializing with some WTM ladies. No
agenda, just some time for connecting! Sponsored by Women
Tech Makers, Google Developer Group, Bozeman:
12 PM – 1 PM: Exploring Intersections of Economic
Recovery and Climate Change in an interactive
En-ROADS Climate Workshop
Sponsored by the Bozeman Climate Alliance Register for a
In this interactive En-ROADS Climate Workshop, we'll examine
the intersections between climate change and economic recovery.
We'll consider how our actions to recover from the COVID-19
pandemic and economic crises can benefit our communities,
systems structure, and climate. The En-ROADS Climate
Workshop is a free event, and is a great remote learning experience
for people of all backgrounds and expertises. We encourage you to
invite your co-workers, community group, family, students, or
anyone else who comes to mind (particularly if you have already
participated in a workshop recently).
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH:
1 PM Discussion: Putting Climate Center in Our Economic
Recovery, Sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby. Join Deborah,
Doug, and Kristen Contact Deborah at
email@example.com for the ZOOM information. Read one
or more of the following articles in preparation for the discussion:
- Can we tackle bothCC and Covid Recovery:
- Could Coronavirus spur a Green Recovery
- NYT Coal
document/d/1Nl3-6oNDX- KvQa1dqM4dBX6El7I4zpuqyz5kMIuu upY/edit?usp=sharing7 PM: Our Revolution: Montana Monthly Virtual Statewide
Meeting, Come join is for our second statewide meeting with
special guest Jim Hightower, Montana Rep. Rae Peppers and
Native American Caucus Chair Sharon Stewart-Peregoy. Rep.
Peppers will talk about her work on Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Hanna's Act. Rep. Stewart-Peregoy will
talk about her time in the legislature and what the legislature has
done for Indian Country. Mr. Hightower is a nationally
syndicated columnist, progressive political activist and author.
From 1983 to 1991 he served as elected commissioner of the
Texas Department of Agriculture.
Our goal for this meeting is 100 RSVP's! Please share with 3 of
your friends and lets break that goal! You can RSVP at this link!
Public, · Hosted by Our Revolution Montana and Our Revolution
7 – 8:30 PM Spring into Summer (online event) Montana
Wilderness: Past, Present, and Future, We’ll welcome Montana
Wilderness Association Senior Conservation Advisor John
Gatchell to talk about the history of wilderness designation efforts
in Montana and MWA’s current campaigns to protect the wild
places that make Montana so special. Register for Zoom event:
https://p2a.co/Xa9xGeb Once registered, you’ll receive an
email with instructions on how to join us on the evening of May
20. If you have any questions about the event, please email me.
Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there, – Lisa Trankley,
Madison-Gallatin Chapter board member
THURSDAY, MAY 21ST
6:30 PM Bozeman Maker Space:
We will not be holding our traditional Open Build evening just yet,
but we are going to have an officer at the Makerspace during this
time to handle any new member tours. Continued mask use is
The Bozeman MakerSpace is a Makerspace
Makerspace) / Hackerspace
Hackerspace) location in Bozeman,
MT. If you have an interest in making or modding things, new
technology, or just want to learn how things work, this is going to
be the place for you. Our makerspace is a workshop combined
with a meeting space where people of similar interests or skills
can converge to create, modify, learn, talk and build. You don't
need to be proficient with any tools, skill, computer, or even know
how to solder. All you need to the desire to learn or teach.
A Makerspace / Hackerspace allows groups of people to pool
resources and create a community of people with varied interests.
These interests may include but are definitely not limited to:
circuitry, robotics, soldering, woodworking, fabricating,
programming, networking, hacking, bending, etc.
Check us out on Facebook
or Visit the Bozeman MakerSpace website (http://bozemanmakers.com)
for project ideas and updates to our progress!
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS:
Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council is happy to announce
that we're launching a second Solarize Livingston campaign.
Our 2019 Solarize Livingston campaign was hugely successful
and thanks to YBCC's effort and all of our participants, Livingston
moved one step closer towards a clean energy future!
Solarize Livingston is designed to remove some of the biggest
barriers to going solar.
A solar purchase can seem like a daunting and complex decision,
involving choices about technical components. Even choosing
between installers can be an overwhelming task.
Every aspect of our Solarize Livingston campaign is designed to
provide actionable information while reducing complexity. A
committee of neighbors has pre-selected three phenomenal
installers. We'll even provide you with a thorough and informative
site assessment. Our program reduces a dizzying array of
technical choices to one simple question for participants: yes
or no? And you won't be going solar alone! Others in your
community will be right there with you. By going solar together,
we can offer each other support, and negotiate a better price.
The more the merrier!
If you're thinking about going solar, sign up for a site assessment
Signing on simply indicates a desire for more information and not
a commitment. One of us at YBCC will get back to you. You'll also
find photos and testimonials from our 2019 participants.
Hate Doesn't Live in Livingston: Communities counter
hate as antisemitism plagues Montana. While three Montana
communities recently awoke to find neighborhoods papered with
conspiratorial antisemitic literature, there has been an impressive
and robust response from city governments, media, and Christian
leaders to support the Jewish community and denounce the
hateful acts. More Information:
Emergency Housing Assistance Available: Applications are
now being accepted for an expanded housing assistance program
meant to support renters and home owners who have lost income
or jobs as a result of covid19. Rental Assistance, Security
Deposit Assistance, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Hazard
Insurance Assistance: CovidRelief.MT.Gov
TUESDAY, MAY 26TH: 4 – 5 PM : Winning a Green Energy
Recovery in the West, virtual panel hosted by Western
Organization of Resource Councils. Register Here:
Clean energy is just one piece of a multi-faceted, resilience-
focused federal recovery platform that the WORC network has
drafted and shared with Congressional leadership. Our May 26th
webinar is a deeper dive into the clean energy recovery portion of
that platform, giving our audience the chance to learn more about
how COVID-19 has impacted our burgeoning clean energy
industry and concrete actions they can take to pressure federal
decision makers in the months to come.
Panelists include Western solar installers, clean energy trade
industry advocates, and local decision makers -- bios coming
soon! Attendees will have a chance to ask questions of the
panelists and sign-up for next action steps.
We also have a Facebook event that you can share widely with
your network where people can also register for the webinar
(Facebook event link here:
6 – 7 PM Talk Saves Lives (Virtual Presentation) An Introduction to
Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that
covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention,
and what people can do to fight suicide. · Hosted by American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Montana Chapter Register
today at https://tslmtmay26.
6 - 7 PM "A Wild Land Ethic: The History of Wilderness in
Montana" Montana Wilderness Association’s Wild
Divide Chapter hosts "A Wild Land Ethic" is an exciting new book
that tells the story of the wilderness movement in Montana. More
than forty writers and thirty photographers contributed to this
book detailing how Montana's wilderness came to be protected
and the work that remains to advocate for our state's
unprotected wildlands. Writers share their personal experiences,
sentiments, and first-hand knowledge. Wayne Chamberlain and
Dale A. Burk, the editors, will join us to discuss this new book,
and Dale and Lou Bruno will share excerpts from their
contributions. Readings will be accompanied by photographs of
Montana’s beautiful wild landscapes. We'll also share how and
where you can purchase a copy of your own. Please register for
this online event in advance. https://p2a.co/
MAY 28TH: 7 – 8 PM Shakespeare in Montana by Gretchen
Minton, · Hosted by Elk River Books Montana State University
professor and Shakespeare scholar Gretchen Minton will discuss
her new book, Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country's Love
Affair with the World's Most Famous Writer. Elk River Books,
120 N. Main St. Livingston
May 29TH: 3 – 3:45 PM "Grizzly Bear Management in
Northwest Montana" Sponsored by Montana Wilderness
Association’s Flathead-Kootenai Chapter . Learn about grizzly
bear management in northwest Montana from guest speaker Tim
Manley, a bear manager with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
June 4th: 12-1 PM ACLU Annual Membership Meeting This
year we will host a Tele-Town Hall, with the option to join through
video conferencing. Join the call and hear updates on our
advocacy work and learn about our strategies for the rest of 2019!
The annual meeting will feature Executive Director Caitlin
Borgmann who will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has
impacted civil rights and civil liberties in Montana, and how we
have shifted some of our work in response to this public health
crisis. She will also share some highlights about our ongoing work
to end the criminalization of poverty, advance Indigenous justice,
protect voting rights, and more! Please RSVP to attend this
call. If you have questions, call us at (406) 204-0292.
June 14th: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Vegans Rock Montana
Rock-Montana The monthly
Live and Let Livingston Vegan Food Potluck will take place at the
Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main Street, on Sunday,
June 14 at 4:30pm. The (always optional) theme this month will
be “picnic favorites” and the recipe demo will be how to make a
giant sub sandwich. All who choose kindness are welcome;
families, tourists, animal lovers, and the veg-curious. Potluck
attendees are asked to bring a friend and a 100% plant-sourced
dish free of flesh, fishes, eggs, animal-derived dairy, and honey.
People are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all
ingredients used, (for the benefit of those with food allergies).
The theme is always optional, and those who don't want to cook
can bring something to drink.
Plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and warming trays are provided,
along with hot tea, coffee, and non-dairy creamers. Anywhere
from 2-4 dozen people attend and there are usually several
gluten-free and raw dishes offered, along with the inevitable…
For more information or cruelty-free recipes, join Live and Let
Livingston on Facebook and Vegans Rock Montana on