The Madison InfoShop is a volunteer run collective, which means it is what you make of it, your space. We encourage interested members to come to a few meetings, get to know the InfoShop and volunteer with opening the space, as well as creating events, affinities or resources relevant to the mission of the InfoShop.
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c/o Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative
426 West Gilman
Madison, WI 53703
Because we are volunteer run, our hours vary day to day. Most days, though, a volunteer will be there at some point - if you see our sandwhich board outside that is a sure sign we are there! Folks can always access our lending library and other resources during the regular hours that Rainbow Bookstore is open.
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Madison Activist Calendar from 12/8/2014 To post events or announcements for future listings, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org To subscribe or unsubscribe from this weekly calendar listserv, visit:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/madisonactivistcalendar/ This calendar is brought to you by the friendly volunteer collective of the Madison Infoshop! Madison Infoshop c/o Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W. Gilman St., Madison, WI 53703 tel. 608-262-9036 www.madisoninfoshop.org We are a non-hierarchical freespace and activist clearinghouse that needs your support to survive and flourish. Check out our free lending library (videos, books, periodicals, zines), our other community resources (computer with internet, art supplies, theater props, graphix and stencils, megaphones, and button maker). We also host meetings and help organize events. Volunteer gatherings are held the second and fourth Mon. each month at 6:30 pm – join us! Disclaimer: According to official UW-Madison policy only those UW events that are sponsored by an academic department are open to the general public. Otherwise they are limited to UW-Madison students, staff, faculty, and/or members of registered student organizations. ************************* Mon. Dec. 8th 11:45 am State Capitol – State St. Corner. Protest Against Enbridge 61 Pipeline! Followed by a march to the DNR and the Dane County Board to express our opposition to tar sands coming through our state and corporate profiteering for climate injustice! Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/608231599306700/ Mon. Dec. 8th 3:00 pm Waunakee Community Center (333 S. Madison St. in Waunkee) Join the Overpass Light Brigade and SOUL of Wisconsin in support the Local Power & Energy Efficiency Options of the Badger-Coulee Proposal being considered by the Public Service Commission. Our children should not be stuck with outmoded forms of energy generation and transmission. You can also submit your own comments to the PSC here http://bit.ly/TransmissionHearing Info? http://bit.ly/SOUL_Dec2014Newsletter Mon. Dec. 8th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Madison Infoshop Meeting! Become a volunteer with our collective and help keep your activist community resource center alive and kicking! Info? #262-9036 www.madisninfoshop.org Tues. Dec. 9th 4:30 pm City County Building (MLKJ Blvd off the Capitol Square) Ferguson to Madison Rally! Come speak out against policy brutality, criminal injustice and racist incarceration. Info? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ferguson-to-Madison/604393679688446 Tues. Dec. 9th 7:00 pm The Fountain, Rm. 200 (122 State St.) Screening of the Heist–Who Stole the American Dream and How We Can Get it Back – the 2012 documentary narrated by Thom Hartmann. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Info? email@example.com or #438-9536 Tues. Dec. 9th 7:00 – 8:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 301 (201 W. Mifflin) Middle Eastern Cross-Cultural Comparisons – public lecture with Prof. Mary Layoun, Dept. of Comparative Literature, UW-Madison. Hosted by the UNA-USA Dane County Chapter. Dr. Mary N. Layoun is the author of Wedded to the Land? Gender, Boundaries, and Nationalism-in-Crisis. In this critical commentary on the idea of nationalism, Prof. Layoun explores narratives surrounding three geographically and temporally different national crises: Greek refugees’ displacement from Asia Minor into Greece in 1922, the 1974 right-wing Cypriot coup and subsequent Turkish invasion of Cyprus, and the Palestinian and PLO expulsion from Beirut following the Israeli invasion in 1982. Info? www.unadane.org Thurs. Dec. 11th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) Community Holiday Party – hosted by the Madison Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF). Bring your favorite holiday treats and recipes to share. Info? #221-8696 or visit http://chapters.westonaprice.org/madisonwi/ Sat. Dec. 13th 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon Villager Mall, Community Room (2300 S. Park St.) Workers’ Rights Center Annual Meeting. Reports on campaigns and programs, highlights from worker victories, small group planning, and board/officer elections. Interpretation, childcare, refreshments provided. Info? #255-0376 www.wrcmadison.org Sat. Dec. 13th 9:45 am Willy St. Co-op East (1221 Williamson St.) and 11;45 am Willy St. Coop West (6825 University Ave. in Middleton) Rallies to support Willy St. Co-op Workers efforts to organize a union – because ALL workers have the right to collectively organize. You can also send letters to the Willy St. Co-op Board, supporting the union drive at: firstname.lastname@example.org Info? email@example.com or #221-1401. Sat. Dec. 13th 3:30 pm James Reeb Unitarian Universalist (2146 E. Johnson) Dane County Transportation Coalition meeting. Join us to strategize on the future of public transit in our region! Info? firstname.lastname@example.org Wed. Dec. 17th 4:30 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Year-end celebration of the Wellness Project – hosted by the Dane County Time Bank. Come add your vision for future programming, review what we’ve done since 2011, brainstorm ways to build more wellness services into the TimeBank, create a calendar for the first half 2015 for Wellness Workshops, open opportunities for individuals to be involved, and make connections to others with shared priorities Free, and open to all – light snacks and tea will be served. Info? http://danecountytimebank.org Wed. Dec. 17th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Goliath Book Group, discussing Max Blumenthal’s book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (Nation Books 2013) Co-sponsored by the Madison Infoshop Free Skool. Info? 284-9082. Fri. Dec. 19th 4:00 – 8:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) End of the Semester Celebration and Fundraiser Party! Join volunteers and other lovers of Madison’s only independent co-op bookstore for a holiday shindig. There is no better time to renew your membership for 2015, plus 10% off all purchases throughout the day! There will also be silent auction with many great holiday gifts; a crafty corner to make your own cards, decorations and buttons; mulled cider and holiday cookies – and starting at 6:00 pm a community potluck, bring your own dish or drink to share! This is a family-friendly alcohol-free event, so everyone is welcome! And don’t forget to check out the newly expanded and reorganized Infoshop lending library and zine archive! Info? #257-6050 or #262-9036 ********************** Roots and Wings – Eight Week Radical Wellness Series! Sundays from 10 am – 12:00 Noon Beginning Jan. 4th and running thru Feb. 22nd We believe radical wellness involves recognizing that our well being is deeply intertwined with the health of our community and impacted by the oppressive systems that surround us. In this eight week series, we will take a seasonal approach, finding inspiration from the opportunity for deep reflection winter offers us. Facilitators will guide participants in exploration of this past year, grounding in the present moment, and reaching toward the future of our deepest longings. We will further develop compassionate relationships with ourselves, each other and our environment centered in what we value and most care about. This series will use a variety of creative methods such as storytelling and art to unearth our true natures and move forward into 2015 with a sense of joy and possibility. About our collective: we are a life coach, a therapist, and an herbalist with a grounding in somatic practice. The three of us have come together through a shared vision that our social justice work needs to be grounded in personal transformation and vice versa. Our collective has a long term vision of building community space in Madison that embodies this vision. Sliding scale donation: $95-$225 – scholarships available. Info? #515-7348 email@example.com ********************** Mon. Jan. 5th 6:30 pm MTI Building – use back entrance (921 Williamson St.) Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) – Madison General Membership Branch (GMB) monthly meeting. Find out what is up with the One Big Union and how you can dump the boss off your back! Info? #255-1800 or Sun. Jan. 18th 2:00 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 301 (201 W. Mifflin) Food Chains – community screening of the new documentary about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their struggle to win justice for immigrant tomato pickers in FL. Hosted by Slave Free Madison and with a follow-up discussion of food politics and fair trade with Mike Moon of Just Coffee and John Peck of Family Farm Defenders. Info? http://slavefreemadison.squarespace.com/ ********************** WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio Station is Seeking Your On-Air Commentary! Have your opinion heard about an issue that is important to you on WORT’s Insurgent Radio Kiosk! Write and record your two minute long commentary to be aired along with our Action Calendar. For more information and to submit your commentary, go to http://www.wortfm.org/kiosk-commentaries-submission or call WORT and leave a message for the kiosk at 608-256-2001. *********************** Regular Meetings & Events: Each Week Day. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday -Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda, Friday near the Lady Forward statue at State St. & Mifflin. Solidarity Sing-A-Long! Join a group of local activists who continue the Solidarity protests begun two years ago. We have sung together over 500 times, songs of the civil rights and labor movements, as well as many created especially for our local situation. Find your voice, and use it! Each Monday (except federal holidays) 12:00 Noon -1:00 pm Peace vigil at corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Doty St. in front of U.S Post Office. All Welcome! Bring your peace signs/banners! Info? firstname.lastname@example.org First Monday of the month. 6:30 pm. Northside Family Restaurant (1200 N Sherman Ave) Friendly Supper Club – monthly interracial dinner, since 1986, all ages welcome. Info? #249-5979 Every Tues. 5:30 – 7:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) LGBT Books to Prisoners meeting! For more info, check out our calendar , visit lgbtbookstoprisoners.org or e-mail email@example.com First and Third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 pm Mother Fool’s Coffeeshop (1101 Williamson St.) Madison Food Not Bombs planning meeting. Info? https://www.facebook.com/MadisonFoodNotBombs Each Wed. 4:00 – 6:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP) meeting! Join others interested in getting quality reading material and educational opportunities to those who are behind bars. Donations of new softcover books are also most welcome. Info? #257-6050 or join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinBooksToPrisonersProject Each Wed. 7:00 pm UW-Madison Memorial Union (check Today in the Union TITU for exact location) Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! Info? http://slacuw.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call #233-6912 Second Wed. of the month. 6:30 – 8:00 pm Goodman Public Library (2222 S. Park St.) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Chapter meeting. Info? #846-5217 or email@example.com Third Wed. of the month. 6:00 pm Rm. D240, Downtown MATC Campus. Veterans for Peace #25 Monthly Meeting. Info? www.madisonvfp.org or #767-4099 Third. Wed. of the Month 6:30 pm 122 State St., 4th Fl. Conf. Rm. Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) meeting. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org Third Wed. of the month. 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Red Gym (716 Langdon St.) Monthly General Meeting of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Info? email@example.com . Each Thurs. of the month. 7:00 pm Michelangelo’s Coffee House (114 State St.) Madison Socrates Café! Join us for philosophical dialogue (not debate) using the Socratic method of question and answer. What is right and wrong? What is truth? What is love? What is self? What’s it all about? Info? #257-8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org First and Third Thurs. of every month. 7:00 pm Motherfools Coffeehouse (1101 Williamson St.). East Timor Action Network (ETAN) meeting. Info? #244-4563 or www.aideasttimor.org Every other Sat. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) LGBT Books to Prisoners meeting! For more info, check out our calendar , visit lgbtbookstoprisoners.org or e-mail email@example.com Each Sun. 3:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Recovery Renegades meeting! Narcotics Anonymous meeting whose purpose is to address substance abuse using modified (nonpatriarchal) 12-step language. Our group understands that an anti-oppression approach to the language of recovery is more inclusive and inviting. Creating this space for ourselves in recovery is necessary not only in achieving freedom from active addiction but in creating the kind of world in which we want to live. First and third Sundays are Recovery Resource meetings (sponsorship, stepwork, transition from institution, etc.). Second and fourth Sundays are 60-minute speaker meetings (30 minutes for speaker, remaining time round robin). All welcome. Coffee will be provided. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org or #257-6050 Each Sunday. 3:30 pm 333 W. Dayton St. Meeting for Street Pulse, Madison’s Homeless newspaper. Street Pulse engages and challenges various aspects and issues regarding homelessness and poverty. Info? #920-810-0972 or visit: www. streetpulsenews.org