Madison Activist Calendar from 3/3/2014
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Action Alert – Mon. March 3rd 12:00 Noon State Capitol, Rm. 412 East
Public Hearing on Frac Sand Mine Bill (SB 632/AB816)
Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Joan Ballweg have introduced a new, horrible frac sand mining bill, SB 632/AB816. Please attend if you can to speak or register in opposition. Also, please call your state legislators to oppose this bill.
According to environmental attorney Glen Stoddard: “If enacted SB 632 & AB 816 would constitute a “give-way” to the frac sand and nonmetallic mining industries at the expense of Wisconsin’s citizens, counties, and towns. Contrary to industry propaganda, these bills would place significant new limitations on counties and towns that would greatly reduce their ability to regulate existing and future nonmetallic mining and processing operations in order to reasonably protect public health and safety…These bills would “grandfather” existing nonmetallic mining operations, and prohibit counties and towns from imposing any more restrictive regulations on these mining operations if they expand in ways that could cause additional adverse impacts to nearby citizens and private property owners in the future… Furthermore, these bills would unreasonably limit the authority of counties and towns to prevent extraction of nonmetallic minerals from any land that is registered by the owner of the land, even if mining has not begun.”
For more info? #250-9240 or http://www.wnpj.org
Four Star Video Wants to become a Cooperative – and You Can Help!
Many people have been to Four Star Video over the years thanks to its amazing collection of unique videos and wonderful staff. Well, the friendly folks at Four Star are now launching a campaign to transform it into a worker collective and they need community support! You can find out more by visiting the following links:
Indiegogo – http://igg.me/at/fourstarvideoheaven
Facebook – facebook.com/videoheaven
Four Star Video Heaven – www.fourstarvideoheaven.com
You can also contact them at: #608-255-1994.
Youth Video Contest! – Sponsored by the WI Network for Peace & Justice (WNPJ)
WNPJ’s first-ever youth video contest – The Future We Deserve: A Wisconsin Without War – is now open! We’re asking high school students to make short videos in response to the question, “If you had one trillion dollars, what would you do for yourself, your family and your community?” We’ll recognize four of these young peace activists’ thoughtful and creative projects with scholarships, and show their videos at a WNPJ celebration in May. The deadline for video contest submissions is April 1st. Please tell high school students, teachers, counselors and other people you know who might be interested about WNPJ’s youth video contest. We encourage interested students to register on our website: www.wnpj.org Info? 608-358-9993 or email@example.com
Mon. March 3rd 6:30 pm MTI Bldg – use back entrance (821 Williamson St.) Monthly Meeting of the Madison Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Join the One Big Union and find out how you can kick the boss off your back! Info? #255-1800 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-IWW-GMB/327436533955863
Tues. March 4th 7:00 pm Wisconsin Historical Society (816 State St.) The Loving Story. Second film in a four part series, followed by discussion, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and passage of the Civil Rights Act. Info? http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/index.asp?id=3366&c_program_id=&c_region_id=&dte=3/4/2014
Fri. March 7th 4:30 – 8:00 pm St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (605 Spruce St.) International Women’s Day Free Dinner! Hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Join us to celebrate women’s character, courage, and commitment with appetizers, soup, stories, and activism. Info? #244-6595
Mon. March 10th 6:30 pm Madison Infoshop (1019 Williamson St.) Madison Infoshop Collective Meeting – new volunteers always welcome! Help keep your local community activist resource clearinghouse alive and kicking. Info? #262-9036 www.madisoninfoshop.org
Wed. March 12th 7:00 pm 122 State St., Rm. 200 The Bandit Queen – 1994 film based on the true story of a woman fighting gender, caste and class oppression in India. Free! Sponsored by IWW Social Action & Solidarity. Info? 442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Fri. March 14th – Sat. March 15th UW-Baraboo – 1006 Connie Rd. in Baraboo, WI
Land + Water + Seed = Food Conference, featuring David Rhodes and Raj Patel!
Plus – Third Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Dinner and Ceremony!
Hosted by Family Farm Defenders & Midwest Environmental Advocates!
Fri. March 14th 6:30 – 9:00 pm Book Reading with David Rhodes, author of Driftless and Jewelweed, as well as FFD founder. Followed by short food/farm documentaries.
Sat. March 15th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Land + Water + Seed = Food Conference with special guest, Raj Patel, author of the Value of Nothing and Stuffed and Starved. Panels and workshops on such topics as land grabbing, water rights, fighting factory farms, challenging biotechnology, media advocacy, free trade vs fair trade, and defending local control. Lunch included. For a complete schedule, visit: www.familyfarmdefenders.org
Sat. March 15th 5:30 – 9:30 pm Third Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Dinner and Ceremony. With a special tribute to longtime FFD president and founder, John Kinsman, who passed away on Jan. 20th, 2014.
Registration for the full weekend is $100 for FFD members ($120 for non FFD members, $50 for students) before March 1st and includes both Sat. lunch and the Sat. award dinner. Sat. conference only is $50 for FFD members ($70 for non FFD members, $20 for students) including lunch. Tickets for the Sat. dinner and award ceremony are $50 per person ($30 for students). Sponsorships for the 2014 John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize are also still being accepted.
To register and for more details, please visit: http://www.familyfarmdefenders.org
Sat. March 15th 2:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Dada Maheshvarananda, yogic monk, activist, and author of After Capitalism: Economic Democracy in Action will speak on strategies for a more cooperative and equitable economy for all. Info? #442-8399.
Sun. March 16th 5:30 pm Nile Restaurant (6119 Odana Rd.) Madison-Rafah Sister City Project invites you to their Annual Rachel Corrie Commemorative Dinner! Vegetarian menu includes hummus, falafel, spinach pie, cheese pie, foule (fava beans), lentil soup with spinach, bread, and dessert. Ticket prices are $25 per person at the door, or $22.50 if paid in advance by 3/11. Program features slideshow, short presentation and door prize drawing. RSVP by March 13th to: firstname.lastname@example.org or #278-0483.
Sat. March 22nd 1:00 – 4:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Introduction to Essential Oils with Sabrina Bodden – Wellness Project Workshop hosted through the Dane County Time Bank! Students will learn about the history, chemical compositions, extraction/creation, and the benefits & risks of therapeutic grade essential oils. We will cover 10 oils specifically: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Purification, Valor, Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming, and Thieves. Sabrina is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor who is committed to empowerment in personal health care. At 2:30 join us for warm tea and delicious snacks created by community volunteers. All participants are invited for casual conversation, spontaneous cooking demonstrations, and making connections with other people in the community interested healthy living. Suggested donation – $$, Time Bank Hours, or “sweat equity” accepted. Info? www.danecountytimebank.org #630-6435
Tues. March 25th 7:00 pm Wisconsin Historical Society (816 State St.) The Freedom Riders. Third film in a four part series, followed by discussion, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and passage of the Civil Rights Act. Info?
Wed. March 26th 7:00 pm 122 State St., Rm 200 Screening of Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed” (2004, 77 minutes) about the famously feisty black woman presidential candidate. Free. Sponsored by IWW Social Action & Solidarity. Info? 442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Wed. – Sat. March 26th -29th Madison. White Privilege Conference (WPC) 15:
Building Relationships! Strengthening Communities! Seeking Justice! Keynote speakers include: Jacqueline Battalora, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Saint Xavier University; Daniel Beaty, Award-Winning Actor, Singer and Writer; Rosa Clemente, Community organizer, independent journalist, and hip-hop activist; Joe Feagin, Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M; John Powell, Professor of Law and African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Howard Stevenson, Professor of Education and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania To register and for more conference info, visit: http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/
Sat. April 12th 1:00 – 4:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Let Your Body Lead You to Wellness with Kathy Oppegard – Wellness Workshop hosted by Dane County Timebank! There’s so many wellness options —different ways to exercise, eat well, meditate, and more. How to choose? If you’re starting out in a journey to wellness or well on your way, this class will help you get in touch with your best instructor—your own body. Learn the “Body Compass” from Life Coach Kathy Oppegard. Simple but powerful, you’ll better navigate your way to wellness and your best life with this great tool. Kathy is in Martha Beck Life Coach Training, where she enjoying learning from Martha Beck herself, and Martha’s Master Coaches. At 2:30 join us for warm tea and delicious snacks created by community volunteers. All participants are invited for casual conversation, spontaneous cooking demonstrations, and making connections with other people in the community interested healthy living. Suggested donation – $$, Timebank Hours or “sweat equity” accepted. Info? www.danecountytimebank.org or #630-6435.
Sat. April 19th 6:00 pm Evolution Arts Collective (202 S. Dickinson St.) Earth Day Celebration – featuring the Beehive Design Collective! Potluck at 6:00 pm, followed by “Rock Bottom” story telling with graphic arts at 7:00 pm. Then at 8:00 pm the “Water is Life” Puppet Show by Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) and the Madison Infoshop, concluding with live music and dance party! All proceeds to benefit the Bad River Legal Defense Fund and Anti-Frac Sand Mining Efforts. Info? #262-9036 or email@example.com
Tues. April 22nd 7:00 pm Wisconsin Historical Society (816 State St.) Slavery By Another Name. Last film in a four part series, followed by discussion, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and passage of the Civil Rights Act. Info?
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. This is said to be the longest demonstration/protest/rally/happening ever. 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.
Second Tuesday of the month. 7:15 pm Anderson Auditorium, Predalin Hall, Edgewood College. Monthly meeting of the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations Association -USA. Info? email@example.com
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
Every other Wed. 6:00 pm 122 State St. 4th Fl. Conf. Rm. Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) meeting. Info? https://www.facebook.com/MAMAmadison
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? http://www.madisonvfp.org or #767-4099
Third Wed. of the month. 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Red Gym (716 Langdon St.) Monthly General Meeting of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Thurs. of the month. 7:00 pm Redamte Café (449 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 email@example.com
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
First Sat. each month 2:00 pm UW-Madison Library Mall (700 Block of State St.) Madison Food Not Bombs! Madison Food Not Bombs is a collective of volunteers who cook and share free vegan & vegetarian meals as a protest against war & poverty. To volunteer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
First Sun. of the Month. 12:00 Noon – 3:00 pm Madison Infoshop (1019 Williamson St.) Prison Pen Pals. Join us to write correspondence and messages of solidarity to prisoners, some of who are political and all of who are subject to a broken in-justice system. We’ll provide stamped envelopes and snacks. Info? #262-9036