Madison Activist Calendar

Madison Activist Calendar from 7/7/2014


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This calendar is brought to you by the friendly volunteer collective of the Madison Infoshop!


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 (fax

machine, computers with internet access, art supplies, theater props, graphix

and stencils, megaphones, and button maker). We also host meetings and help

organize events.


Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson, St., Madison, WI 53703


Madison Infoshop Annex, Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W. Gilman St., Madison, WI 53703


tel. 608-262-9036


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.




Radical Summer Skool wants YOU!


To help celebrate Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative’s 25th anniversary, we invite you to participate in our Radical Summer Skool! The Summer Skool will take place from now until late August 2014.


Do you have an awesome idea for a short presentation on Madison’s radical history?

Have you written a zine on resources for queer people of color you want to talk about? Want to share your skill for local foraging? Maybe you just want to meet likeminded folks to make feminist coloring books together…


Tell us about an event (workshop, skillshare, presentation, discussion, activity, etc.) you’d like to facilitate by filling out this short form:

Submissions due no later than July 20th!


Elect More Variety Shows! Debuts at Broom Street Theater (1119 Williamson St.)

July 17-19th, Thurs-Sat. 8:00 pm & July 24-26th, Thurs-Sat. 8:00 pm


From the company that produced last summer’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States comes ELECT MORE VARIETY SHOWS!, featuring short satirical political plays, poems, and songs that together create a celebratory skewering of culture in Madison and the rest of the world. Among the many offerings are All Things Reconsidered and The Paycheck by Glen Frieden and Open for Business by KC Davis. Part of proceeds will support local activist and service organizations.


No presold tickets. Suggested donation at the door, $5-500. Info? #603-391-2153



Mon. July 7th 6:30 pm Madison Infoshop (1019 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


Thurs. July 10th 7:00 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) Food Patriots – screening and discussion of the new film by Jeff and Jennifer Spitz who were provoked by their teenage son’s struggle with a food borne illness to explore those who are working to change the way America buys, eats, and thinks about food. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Refreshments of local organic popcorn and kombucha. Info? #221-8696 or


Sat. July 12th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hilltop Community Farm (near La Valle, WI) Third Annual Currant Events Festival! Celebrate fruit, enjoy live music, and expand your palette for unique small fruits in Wisconsin. Highlights include an orchard tour, tastings, and tips for using currants, saskatoon, and other local fruits from area chefs, a pie contest, live music, and the opportunity to weave and stitch food stories with area artists. Leave the day with resources on growing fruits, recipe ideas, and ways you can help grow Wisconsin’s local food/fruit system. Dress for spending time outdoors, rain or shine. Suggested Contribution $25 – includes catered organic lunch, fruit tastings, resources, recipes. To RSVP and for directions to the event: or 608-257-6729


Wed. July 16th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Wellness Worskhop – Hosted by the Dane County Timebank! Mindfulness-based Advocacy: An Introduction – Are you a volunteer or professional activist working for social justice or environmental sustainability? Do you sometimes feel disheartened, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, or exhausted? Join spiritual ecologist Heather Lyn Mann for this dynamic introduction to Mindfulness-based Advocacy in order to promote self-care, build nurturing relationships with allies and opponents, and realize societal transformation through skillful action. At this introductory session, you will learn specific, non-religious mindfulness practices and gain practical tools for increasing happiness, well-being, and effectiveness in your life of service and beyond. Followed at 6:30 pm by a community meal of seasonal soup and fresh salad created by community volunteers, along with locally baked bread and thirst quenchers. Join the cooking or clean-up crew or stay to make connections with others. TimeBank sign-up available. Wellness Workshops are open to all people and offered by donation – $$, TimeBank hours, or “sweat equity” are accepted. Info?


Fri. July 18th 6:00 pm Room of One’s Own (315 W.Gorham) Everything That Remains – join Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known to millions as The Minimalists, for the Madison stop of their 100-city international tour to share their story of living with less and to celebrate their new book. At age 30, Joshua and Ryan left their six-figure corporate careers, got rid of most of their material possessions, and began living more deliberately. Info?


Sat. July 26th 6:30 pm Potluck 8:45 pm Movie (1019 Williamson St. – Nature’s Bakery Parking Lot) Madison Infoshop’s Summer Bike In Movies Series Continues with a Double Feature Exploring Indigenous Resistance to Resource Extraction! When Clouds Clear is a documentary by Anne Slick & Danielle Bernstein about peasants in a remote region of the Ecuadorian Andes challenging a proposed copper mine that would destroy their village life forever. Red Gold is another documentary by Ben Knight & Travis Rummel that follows Alaskan native, commercial and sport-fisherman as they learn to overlook their former differences and unite in resistance to an enormous open-pit mine that threatens Bristol Bay’s incredible wild salmon fishery. Info? #262-9036 or


Wed. Aug. 20th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Wellness Workshop – Hosted by the Dane County Timebank! Breathe, Move, Heal – In this workshop we connect to our personal rhythms, move with energy flowing in our bodies, shake off thoughts that inhibit us, and express ourselves playfully through dance as individuals and as a group. No dance experience is necessary, and people of all abilities are encouraged to participate. This practice is about building greater self awareness and having fun! Presented by Alice Astarita. Followed at 6:30 pm by a community meal of seasonal soup and fresh salad created by community volunteers, along with locally baked bread and thirst quenchers. Join the cooking or clean-up crew or stay to make connections with others. TimeBank sign-up available. Wellness Workshops are open to all people and offered by donation – $$, TimeBank hours, or “sweat equity” are accepted. Info?


Sun. Sept. 14th 8th Annual Ride the Barns – FairShare CSA Coalition’s fundraising bicycle tour that highlights local CSA farms and delectable, fresh, local food! Proceeds benefit Partner Shares, which helps low-income households to afford veggies from a CSA farm. This year’s ride includes four CSA farm stops and Sassy Cow Creamery, NE of Madison. Limited to 550 riders, so it is good to register early! Choose from two routes, 45 and 60 miles. All meals are included in the registration fee. Pay $65 and raise $50 in pledges, or pay $125 up front and don’t pledge. To register and for more 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. 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?


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


First and Third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 pm Mother Fool’s Coffeeshop (1101 Williamson St.) Madison Food Not Bombs planning meeting. Info?


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?


Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month. 5:00 pm La Hacienda Restaurant (515 S. Park St.) Radicals and Progressives Meet & Eat. Info?


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:


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?,, 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?


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


Third Wed. of the month. 6:00 pm Rm. D240, Downtown MATC Campus. Veterans for Peace #25 Monthly Meeting. Info? 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?


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


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


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.



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