Madison Activist Calendar from 4/14/2014
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Global Climate Convergence High School Youth Essay Contest!
When you think about Earth Day and May Day mean, what solutions do you propose that would be big enough to address the problems our society faces?
$250 cash prize for the winner, with $125 prize for second place and $75 for third place!
Your essay should be 500-750 words and must be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on Fri. April 18th.
Remember, this is NOT a research paper – we want your best ideas! The winner will also have the opportunity to share their essay at the May Day Rally at the State Capitol on May 1st!
For more info: http://www.globalclimateconvergence.org
Mon. April 14th 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
Tues. April 15th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Debt Servitude and Debt Resistance – third part in the latest Madison Free Skool series! Join us to explore the sordid history of debt! We’ll be reading and discussing selected excerpts from Patricia Adams’ Odious Debts for tonight’s session. Info? email@example.com #262-9036. http://madisonfreeskool.wordpress.com/
Tues. April 15th 7:00 pm MTI (821 Williamson St.) Global Climate Convergence planning meeting. Planning meeting for Earth Day to May Day activities. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues. April 15th 7:00 pm Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium. United Nations Association-USA, Dane County Chapter Meeting with speaker, Florence Reed, on
Sustaining the Planet and its People: Sustainable Family Farms as Key. Florence Reed founded Sustainable Harvest International, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with rural Central American communities to implement sustainable land use practices. Explore the global and local impacts of unsustainable farming practices in the tropics and Sustainable Harvest International’s unique and successful model for reversing the harmful trend.
Wed. April 16th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Union South (1308 W. Dayton) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Debate! Learn about both sides of the American healthcare controversy. This debate features Michael Bare, Research Coordinator at the Public Policy Institute and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. Followed by a Q&A session. Hosted by the WI Union Directorate’s Society and Politics. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/535819623203910/
Thurs. April 17th 6:00 pm Goodman Public Library (2222 S. Park St.) Screening and follow-up discussion of At the River I Stand – the moving documentary that recounts the two months leading up to Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination and his key role in labor rights struggles. Info? #262-2112
Thurs. April 17th 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Microbial Sciences (1550 Linden Dr.) The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars – talk by renowned climatologist, Michael Mann, based upon his recent book.
Thurs. April 17th 6:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 3203 Student Activity Center (333 East Campus Mall) Kombucha: Intro to Home Brewing – with Ryan Grist. Brewing kombucha is easy! Come join the discussion about the health benefits, joys of fermentation, and the techniques and materials necessary to get you started making this delicious fermented tea. We’ll be raffling off starter kits for you to take home! Hosted by F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture. Info? www.fhkingstudentfarm.com
Thurs. April 17th 7:00 pm 122 State St, Rm. 200 Screening of F.L.O.W.–For Love of Water – documentary about the fresh water crisis due to creeping corporatization. Free. Sponsored by IWW Social Action & Solidarity. Info? #442-8399 or #815-685-8567.
Sat. April 19th 2:00 pm Evolution Arts Collective (202 S. Dickinson St.) Earth Day Celebration – featuring the Beehive Design Collective! Speakers include: Patty Loew, Al Gedicks, Patricia Popple, among others. Find out what you can do to stop corporate resource grabbing in the Midwest! Potluck at 6:00 pm, followed by “Rock Bottom” story telling with graphic arts at 7:00 pm. At both 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm performances of the “Water is Life” Puppet Show by Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) and the Madison Infoshop, concluding with live music from Bonobo Secret Handshake (nine piece funk band) and Thistle and Thorns! $10 suggested donation. All proceeds to benefit the Bad River Legal Defense Fund and Anti-Frac Sand Mining Efforts. Info? #262-9036 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1408067549454110/
Sat. April 19th 7:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) The Barf Zine Tour! We’re making our way across the Midwest to bring you rarely-discussed blunt analysis and personal anecdotes about body image, food, eating disorders, and radical identities! For far too long activists, communists, anarchists, feminists, and queers have ignored issues of body dysphoria, fatphobia, and eatingdisorders. Our insistence that these problems exist only in the normative culture silences the very real comrades, friends, lovers in our community who struggle daily.The Barf Zine is an anthology of personal narratives from the people in these diverse communities that are tired of being quiet. As an extra special treat, the Barf Zine Tour is pleased to welcome zine contributor Gus Allis and her short, one-woman play entitled “I Thought Fat Girls Were Supposed to be Funny?” along for the ride. Through an intense, darkly funny, brutal monologue, Allis addresses the audience and forces them to examine the effects of fatphobia on one woman’s life. Discussion follows. Info? #257-6050 www.rainbowbookstore.coop
Mon., April 21st 12:00 Noon Corner of MLKJ Blvd. and Doty St. (in front of the downtown Post Office) Peace Vigil – in honor of Earth Day, the Madison Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will feature information about the Environmental Impacts of War.
Mon. April 21st 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union (Check Today in the Union TITU for exact location) Water is Life Puppet Show! Come enjoy an evening of folk art, created to educate and agitate about destructive frac sands and iron mining in northern Wisconsin. Come hear what endangered species such as Wood Turtle, Whooping Crane, and Emerald Dragonfly have to say about these proposed resource extraction activities! Followed by live music from Thistle & Thorns! Hosted by the Madison Infoshop and Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA), with support of the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). Info? #262-9036
Tues. April 22nd All Day Monona Terrace Earth – To Be Determined! 8th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference. We’ve entered a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene — “the age of humans” — requiring new strategies for conservation and prosperity. Earth: To Be Determined will explore challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, human health, natural resources, the economy, urban development, the demographics of the environmental movement and more. Actress and activist Rosario Dawson, British science fiction author China Miéville, and leading ecologists Erle Ellis and Kevin Noone will be among the featured speakers, along with Nelson Institute director Paul Robbins and others to be named. The event will also include exhibits, student and alumni awards, and panel discussions on a variety of topics. To register and for more info: http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/events/earth-day/
Tues. April 22nd 5:30 pm Monona Terrace Protect our Water – Reject the Mines and Pipelines! Earth Day March from Nelson Conference to Library Mall. Bring noisemakers, banners and signs to show your love for the earth! Part of the Global Climate Convergence. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1410089955928792/
Tues. April 22nd 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union (Check Today in the Union TITU for exact location) Beehive Design Collective performance of Rock Bottom in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction: Fracking, Sulfide Mining, and Tar Sands in the Great Lakes Region. Part of the Global Climate Convergence. Hosted by the Madison Infoshop with support of the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). Info? #262-9036
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?
Wed. April 23rd 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 3203 Student Activity Center (333 East Campus Mall) Get the Dirt Potluck: and Stewards of the Land – talk with Michael Bell, UW Professor and CIAS Director. Discussion will include the importance of environmental stewardship as it relates to farmland uses and conservation. Bring a dish or snack to share, a friend, and lots of questions! Hosted by F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture. Info? www.fhkingstudentfarm.com
Wed. April 23rd 7:00 pm Madison Central Library – 2nd F. (201 W Mifflin) Economic Democracy panel discussion: Move your Money! Join a panel discussion about means to invest our money and energy in democratic economic models and divesting from hierarchical/exploitative structures.
Thurs. April 24th 5:00 – 6:30 pm Veterans Plaza (corner of State St. and Carroll St. near the State Capitol) Speak Out! Hosted by the IWW Social Action and Solidarity Committee. Radical and progressive organizations and individuals are invited to bring literature and signs and if they wish to give short speeches and announcements through our microphone or megaphone. Info? #442-8399
Thurs. April 24th 6:00 – 8:30 pm 458 Jean St. (near Tenney Park) Local Fruit and Farming! Includes fruit tasting, appetizers and walking tour of existing fruit in the neighborhood. $15 suggested donation. Please RSVP by 4/21 to: email@example.com
Thurs. April 24th 7:00 pm 122 State St. Rm. 200 Screening of Bidder 70 – the story of climate justice activist, Tim DeChristopher, who served two years in federal prison for taking direct action in 2008 at a BLM auction to stop oil and gas drilling on thousands of acres of public land in UT. Free. Sponsored by IWW Social Action & Solidarity. Info? 442-8399 or 815-685-8567
Sat. April 26th 12:00 Noon Library Mall to State Capitol and WMC. March for People, Planet, and Peace over Profit! Join us as we take our message to the Dane County Farmers Market, the Isthmus Green Day and onto the Wisconsin Manufacturers’ and Commerce. Numerous speakers on economic justice, environmental justice, and how to take our democracy back from corporate interests. Part of the Global Climate Convergence. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1410089955928792/
Sat. April 26th 6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian Universalist (2146 E. Johnson) Sustainable Saturday Night! Potluck, sustainability open mic, and sing-a-long tribute to Pete Seeger.
Sun. April 27th 12:00 Noon – 3:30 pm Token Creek Eco-Inn (3919 Gray Road near DeForest) Introduction to Home Cheese Making! In this class we will explore the basics of turning milk into fresh cheese. We’ll make a firm farmer’s cheese (think queso blanco) as well as a soft spreadable cheese in the style of fromage blanc. You will take home samples of the cheeses we make, as well as recipes and the skills to make a variety of styles of fresh cheeses, including mascarpone, ricotta, quark, and others. Instructor Jeanne Lydon lives on a homestead in rural Sun Prairie, where she tends sheep, chickens, turkeys, orchards, and gardens. She has been developing many traditional skills, including cheesemaking, for over 14 years. Cost is $55. To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. April 27th 1:00 – 5:00 pm Farley Center (2299 Spring Rose Rd. near Verona) Earth Day Open House for Peace and Justice! Farmer led mini workshops on composting, garden bed prep and agroforestry. Sing along led by Daithi Wolfe and Barbara Chusid. Kid activities, talking circles and more! Bring a trail mix food item to contribute to a community bowl, and come with your whole family for an afternoon of fun and nature! Info? http://www.farleycenter.org/
Mon., April 28th 12:00 Noon Corner of MLKJ Blvd. and Doty St. (in front of the downtown Post Office) Peace Vigil – In honor of May Day, the Madison Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will feature information about the Economic Impact of War.
Mon. April 28th Workers’ Memorial Day! Annual event to remember those who lost their lives on the job. Details TBA.
Tues. April 29th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Debt Servitude and Debt Resistance – third part in the latest Madison Free Skool series! Join us to explore the sordid history of debt! We’ll be reading and discussing selected excerpts from Andrew Ross’ Creditocracy, and Occupy’s Debt Resisters Operations Manual. The class will be facilitated by John E. Peck, an indebted part-time economics instructor at Madison College. Info? email@example.com or #262-9036. For other Free Skool classes, check out: http://madisonfreeskool.wordpress.com/
Thurs. May 1st 3:30 pm Brittingham Park May Day – International Workers’ Day March, followed by a 5:00 pm Rally on the State St. Steps of the Capitol for immigrant justice, worker’s rights, and a living wage for all. Hosted by the Immigrant Workers Union. Info? http://www.uniondetrabajadores.org/
Thurs. May 1st 6:00-10:00 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) May Day Sing-a-Long! A tribute to Pete Seeger in celebration of International Workers Day! Join us to celebrate the power of working class solidarity – songbooks will be provided, along with some light refreshments. The Solidarity Singalong and other performers are expected. Bring your own voice and/or instrument to share. Hosted by the Madison Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Info? #255-1800 or #262-9036
Sat. May 3rd 12:00 Noon – 5:00 pm Arboretum Cohousing (1137 Erin St.) NOKXL Pipeline Civil Disobedience Training! Obama is expected to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by early summer. So, we have decided to hold *one more* civil disobedience training to prepare for a local action to stop the pipeline (more info: nokxl.org/pledge). To participate in the Madison action, you *must* be trained. This will be our fifth (and almost certainly final) training. At the training, we’ll give an overview of the pipeline and our strategy to defeat it, learn the basics of civil disobedience, talk about legal matters, and prepare to take action together in Madison. The training is free, and snacks will be provided. RSVP here: www.PledgeTraining.eventzilla.net
Sat. May 3rd 1:00 – 3:30pm 2421 Chamberlain Ave. (near W. High School) Local Fruit and Farming! Come sample unique fruits from currants and saskatoons to
mulberries and elderberry; learn about planting and caring for fruit in your own
backyard and neighborhood; meet your farmers Erin & Rob from Hilltop Community
Farm and Ian from Living Earth Community Farm and hear about their new “Fruit n Farm Currantcy” program; leave the event with recipes and resources on growing
and eating local fruit and a plant or two to grow at home. $15 suggested donation. Please RSVP by 4/30 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. May 3rd 9:00 pm Bandung Indonesian Restaurant (600 Williamson St.) Performance by the band Mideast by Midwest, incorporating a selection of May Day and labor-related songs. Celebrate international workers rights day with some dancing and solidarity! Free.
Mon. May 5th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Pyle Center. The Path to Peace in Israel and Palestine: A Jewish American’s Journey – talk with Mark Braverman, author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing and the Struggle for Peace in Israel and Palestine. Info? email@example.com
Tues. May 6th 2:00 pm Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium. Toward a New Theology of Land and the Quest for Peace in Israel and Palestine – talk with Mark Braverman, author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing and the Struggle for Peace in Israel and Palestine. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues. May 6th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Debt Servitude and Debt Resistance – third part in the latest Madison Free Skool series! Join us to explore the sordid history of debt! We’ll be reading and discussing selected excerpts Occupy’s Debt Resisters Operations Manual and also discuss local anti-debt struggles. The class will be facilitated by John E. Peck, an indebted part-time economics instructor at Madison College. Info? email@example.com or #262-9036. For other Free Skool classes, check out: http://madisonfreeskool.wordpress.com/
Sun. May 11th 3:00 pm Barrymore Theater (2090 Atwood Ave.) Listen to Your Mother – 5th Annual Celebration of Mothers’ Day that Gives Motherhood a Microphone! Featuring readings from local writers: Lisa Bagchi , Araceli Esparza, Jenny Fiore, Cate Guggino, Erin Hanusa, Abby Jakowski, Andrea Noeske, Jen Rubin, Deb Tetzlaff, Teresita Torrence, Becky Vanderaa & Sara Williams. Founder and National Director Ann Imig will emcee and read, as well. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.barrymorelive.com or #608-241-8633
Sat. May 24th 1:00 pm State St. Corner of the State Capitol. March Against Monsanto! Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1451170168448546/
Wed. May 28th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Tenney Park Shelter. SHAREFEST! – Celebrating a Sharing Economy. Info? http://www.danecountytimebank.org
Sun. June 1st 2:00 – 10:00 pm High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington) First Annual Madison Womyn’s Music & Arts Festival! Performers include: 2:30 pm Thistle & Thorns; 3:30 pm Dana Perry; 4:30 pm Irene Keenan Jr.; 5:30 pm Seasaw; 6:30 pm Christin Light; 7:30 pm Beth Kille; and 8:30 pm Mami Wata — All Women African Drum troupe. $10 suggested donation – proceeds to benefit the Demeter Foundation which works to empower women in prison and those who have been released. People are also encouraged to bring soft cover like new paperbacks which the WI Books to Prisoners Project (WBTP) can use to fulfill requests from women inmates at Taycheedah. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/610946112332185/
Tues. June 3rd – Thurs. June 5th UW-Extension School for Workers Union Summer School! Gain a fundamental understanding of the labor movement (labor history, how economies work, techniques to organize the workforce, more) with the UW-Extension School for Workers Union Summer School. Info? #262-2112 or www.schoolforworkers.uwex.edu
Sat. July 12th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hilltop Community Farm (S 850 Heidrich Rd. near La Valle) Currant Events Festival! Celebrate fruit, enjoy live music, and explore ways to expand your palette for unique small fruits in Wisconsin. Learn about sustainable fruit production at Hilltop, sample ways to use, prepare, grow, and market small fruits such as currants, saskatoons, honeyberry, and elderberry. Highlights include: an orchard tour, tastings and tips for using currants and other local fruits from area chefs, a pie contest, live music, and the opportunity to weave and stitch food stories with area artists. You will leave the day with resources on growing these fruits, ideas for use/preparation, and ways you can help grow Wisconsin’s local food/fruit system. Dress for spending time outdoors, rain or shine. Suggested donation of $25 includes a catered lunch. Please RSVP by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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? firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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? email@example.com
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 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
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: email@example.com
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