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Screening of Craig Saddlemire’s recent documentary

Join filmmaker Craig Saddlemire for a screening of his recent documentary film,

“Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine.”

Film screening will be accompanied by a multi-lingual discussion with several groups in Worcester organizing for people power. It will be a chance to be inspired and to see how our struggles are linked, as well as begin a conversation about how we can be more connected.

Monday, February 8, 6 to 8 pm
5 Pleasant St., 2nd Floor, Downtown Worcester

Co-sponsors of this event:
Stone Soup; Worcester Roots Project and the Toxic Soil Busters Co-op; Ex-prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA); Neighbor to Neighbor, Worcester chapter; Save Our Poolz Coalition; Worcester Immigrant Coalition; Pleasant St Neighborhood Network Center; Mosaic Cultural Complex; Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team; Regional Environmental Council; Worcester Homeless Action Committee; Peace & Social Concerns Committee of the Worcester Friends Meeting

About the Film:
In 2004, the city of Lewiston announced plans to flatten part of a downtown residential neighborhood to make way for a new four-lane boulevard — an urban renewal scheme that would have displaced 850 people, most of them low income, from their homes. Saddlemire followed residents of the targeted area as they worked together to defeat those plans, and in turn developed and pursued their own
vision of neighborhood improvement. This story of ordinary people becoming community organizers and agents of their own destiny is not to be missed.


“In the wave of politically engaged documentaries made in the last decade, Neighbor by Neighbor stands out. This is not just a film about a social issue; it springs directly from the struggle for justice by the marginalized residents of one of America’s forgotten industrial cities. This is what political documentary should look like.” Maple Razsa, activist/filmmaker, EnMasse Films

“An inspiring look at grassroots political organizing.” Steve Dillon, film critic and scholar

“Uplifting, inspiring, and a reminder of how powerful community and human agency really are!” Ashley Kehoe, Loyola University, Center for Experiential Learning

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Fire Support: Stone Soup Wishlist

Stone Soup, the all volunteer-run artist /activist collective and community resource center in Main South is rallying the troups for a rebuild after a devastating fire. I’m posting their Wish List in hopes that you can stop on by and help!
at 4 King St, Worcester

Gloves (work and rubber)


Particulate Masks

Electric fans

Extension cords



Contractor bags


Cleaning supplies.

Silk screening and printmaking ink (water based) and supplies

Printmaking paper

Bike parts (derailers, gear shifters, etc)

Bike tools

Computer desks

Small shelves and bookshelves

Filing cabinets

Wireless Routers

Cable Modem

Cat 5 cables

Working Laptops w/ 2.5 GHZ or faster

Complete computers w/ 2.5 GHZ or faster, more than 512 MB RAM

Working, fast computer printers

Flat screen monitors esp. larger monitors

Computer scanner

Digital camera

Video production equipment


Sewing Needles



Glue/Glue sticks

Paper (All types: printing, construction, poster, butcher block, etc.)


Board games (complete)

Sports equipment

Gardening tools (spades, shovels, hoes, gardening gloves)

Garden furniture

Lumber for raised beds

White boards and dry erase markers

Pots and pans

Serving and cooking utensils

Olive Oil

Plastic utensils and paper goods

Card table

A little red wagon

Large plastic storage bins/tubs (all sizes)

Plates, mugs, bowls, utensils

Coffee pot

Rice cooker


Giant stand up mixer

Giant convection oven


Power drill

General tools and toolbox

Please contact Jen Burt at jenekb@gmail.com or (508)-615-3812 with any additions to or questions about this list.

If you’re heading over to the Lucky Dog on Green Street to see the Satellite Rockers, a portion of the door will be donated to Stone Soup! Roots rock, reggae, and rebuild – what a better way to spend your Friday night! Show at 9p.m.