One week from today, women and men in Portland will celebrate a different kind of V-Day -- one that doesn't involve chocolates and flowers. This February 14th marks the 15th anniversary of Eve Ensler's V-Day: "a global movement to end violence against women and girls."
This year's event, dubbed One Billion Rising, calls on women and men to "stop what they normally do, walk out, strike, and dance."
The legislation I mentioned in last week's story about girls and the trades, LD 1865, An Act to Enhance Career and Technical Education, was the first of four education-related bills to be heard in Augusta this week. The bill, which aims to make it easier for students to take CTE courses, is the least controversial prong of Governor Paul LePage's education agenda; the education committee and most legislators support improvements to vocational education -- especially those that don't cost anything.
Okay, so some computer problems and other weirdnesses caused us to neglect mentioning this in last week's "8 Days A Week," so here's your announcement:
tonight at the Apohadion (107 Hanover St, Portland), a CD-release with Aleric Nez + Viking Moses + Forest City Lovers. 8 pm | $2
And check the Phoenix on Wednesday for a review of the Aleric Nez disc!