V Week events I’m stoked about

January 30th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

These are part of the V Week of Events. There’s lots more, but these were the ones that caught my eye. 2/6 Friday — Critical Mass & Speak Out @ 1pm, SAMPLE GATES –Take to the streets in a critical mass bike ride to raise awareness of violence against women. 2/11 Wednesday — Film Screening […]


Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally in Bloomington

January 21st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Event: Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally “Celebrating 36 years of reproductive choice!” What: Rally Host: Roe supporters Start Time: Thursday, January 22 at 2:00pm End Time: Thursday, January 22 at 3:30pm Where: IU Sample Gates To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=71448004688


New Neighbor

December 4th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Sometimes people move into your neighborhood, and sometimes it’s the whole house.  I think the house moved from N. Walnut St. to a block from my house.


Voting and CommUNITY

October 29th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

From Georgia early voting: Prada wearers, discount devotees together: There, overlooking an Office Depot and, in the distance, a Wendy?s and a McDonald?s, an anymore rare public coming together of the classes has been congregating on recent weekdays to exercise an all-American right: the right to stand in line. Voters decked out in everything from […]


Early Voting and Sample Ballots

October 27th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

One of the ways to ensure your vote gets counted is to vote as early as possible.  You may be able to vote but there may be complications with your registration (you’ve moved for instance) that might complicate things and could delay your voting or just make for an uncomfortable situation on election day. Early […]


Republican environmental policy

October 10th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m as sick of snarky partisanship as much as the next guy, but couldn’t help but share this flyer for Indiana Republican candidate Mike Sodrel that I found stapled to a tree on the IU campus.  I think the tree will survive, but it just seemed crass to me somehow.  Still it wasn’t quite as […]


FYI: change of address and voter registration

October 6th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

Procrastinating as usual, I went to change my voter registration address today, the last possible day to do it.  I asked what would have happened if I hadn’t changed my address and the answer was that, at least in Monroe County, you are allowed to vote once at your previous polling location.  The challenge is […]


Healthcare and the state update

October 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Healthcare and the State continued There are few feelings better than knowing that someone’s got your back, or at least is looking out for you, or at the very, very least is holding up their end of being accountable to you.  So, I was really excited when my primary medical provider’s office called me and […]


Decarcerate Monroe County/Critical Resistance Fundraiser “Vegan Dessert Party!” @ 110 N. Maple St. 2-8p. $5.

September 9th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Decarcerate Monroe County/Critical Resistance Fundraiser “Vegan Dessert Party!” –Saturday, September 13th. –2pm-8pm –110 N Maple Street Support local jail resistance and help us get to CR10 in Oakland, CA!! Decarcerate Monroe County(DMC) is a Bloomington-based coalition resisting jail expansion and working toward meaningful alternatives to incarceration. CR10 is the tenth anniversary conference of Critical Resistance, […]


Reading across the lines

August 20th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The book group I’m facilitating at the county jail met again this past week, interrupting an Uno game going on in the common area of the cell block.  I had just played a game of Uno that afternoon, sprawled out across a post-picnic blanket on a grassy patch just above the lake.  Kids splashed below […]