WESTON, Conn. ‒ An Occupy Weston meeting, a Civil War lecture and Speak Up Weston are three events in the area this weekend. Check our Events page for more listings.
Sat. Feb. 9
Occupy Weston meeting: 2 p.m. Occupy Weston, the town's version of the grassroots movement that started on Wall Street in 2011 and spread across the country, will hold its monthly meeting to discuss its opposition to the Citizens United ruling. Weston Library, 54 Norfield Road, Weston.
African Americans in the Civil War lecture: 2 p.m. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation that freed nearly 4 million slaves, David Koch, a Housatonic Community College professor, will discuss how nearly 200,000 freed slaves joined the Union Army and participated in the Civil War. The Historical Society of Easton lecture is free. Easton Public Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton.
Speak Up Weston: 10:30 a.m. to noon. The League of Women Voters will hold their annual "Speak Up" that gives residents the opportunity to discuss local issues with town representatives. Weston Library Community Room, 54 Norfield Road, Weston.