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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
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. Nov. 10th
– Tues. Nov. 11th
UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Theater (800 Langdon St.) UW Madison Diversity Forum! Two days of renowned speakers, including Rebecca Ryan and Peter Aranda, don’t-miss breakout sessions and networking. We’ll be celebrating our military veterans in day two of the forum on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, with Marcia Anderson, the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the United States Army Reserve. Register at: http://go.wisc.edu/ssgmkn
Mon. Nov. 10th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore Co-op (426 W. Gilman) Are You What You Eat? – Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture! Part of an ongoing Fall 2014 Madison Free Skool Series. Tonite’s theme: Skills & Tools. Selected optional readings will be available before each session. Bring a dish or drink to share if you wish for a potluck at 6:00 pm. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org Or checkout the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365626510279958/
Tues. Nov. 11th 11:30 am UW-Madison, Science Hall, Rm. 15 (550 N. Park St.) History of Wild Rice – discussion with Diana Peterson, PhD student, Environment & Resources; Culture, History, and Environment (CHE). Part of the Nelson Institute’s Student Brownbag Seminar Series. Learn about the process of forming a collaborative effort in designing a supplemental curriculum booklet. The curriculum includes viewpoints from children, tribal elders and the general community on the history, cultural significance and overall concerns about wild-rice.
Tues. Nov. 11th
5:00 – 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union (check Today in the Union for the exact location). Open House – Downtown Madison Bicycle & Moped Parking Study. Please join us to tell us about why you bike or ride a moped downtown, where you lock your bike or moped, and improvements you would like to see to bicycle and moped parking in the study area. The downtown area for this study is defined as roughly two blocks out from the Capitol Square and a corridor down State Street to Library Mall. The study area can be viewed in Google Maps here: http://goo.gl/ndevVP
. The Open House will have exhibits of existing bicycle parking in this area as well as ideas for additional bicycle parking. There is no formal presentation – please drop in any time. Info? email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues. Nov. 11th
6:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Madison Infoshop Volunteer Collective Meeting! New volunteers always welcome. Help keep your radical activist resource center alive and kicking. Info? #262-9036 www.madisoninfoshop.org
Tues. Nov. 11th 6:30 pm Monona Public Library (1000 Nichols Rd.) Screening of Gasland Part II – part of the Green Tuesdays series! Join us for a free screening of the explosive follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film Gasland. Filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil that now occurs in 32 countries. Info? 663-2459 or email@example.com
Tues. Nov. 11th
7:00 pm 122 State St. Rm. 200 Special screening of the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship – this historic 2014 gathering of non-partisan, high-level experts analyzes the effects on Americans resulting from the U.S. military, diplomatic and financial ($8 million per day) support of Israel. Info? #438-9536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues. Nov. 11th 7:00 pm Madison Public Library, Rm. 301 (201 W. Mifflin) UNA-USA Dane County Chapter Meeting presents a special lecture on Nonviolence and Restorative Justice in Palestine/Israel with Zoughbi Zoughbi, Founder and Director of Wi’am, the Palestinian Conflict Resolution/Transformation Center based in Bethlehem.
Wed. Nov. 12th
7:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99% – author, Kari Lydersen will discuss her new book published by Haymarket Books in 2013 and available at Rainbow, her book details Rahm Emanuel’s political career and his symbolism as a New Democrat and a proponent of privatization and austerity at the municipal level…and it also chronicles the way Chicago labor, faith, community and other popular groups have united in response to Rahm’s policies, plans and process. This battle is heating up right now as the February mayoral election approaches. Though Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis was tragically forced to withdraw from the race for health reasons, the popular uprising that she represents is still a force for Rahm to reckon with. Info? #257-6050 or www.rainbowbookstore.coop
Wed. Nov. 12th
7:00 pm UW0-Madison, Union South – Marquee Theater. WUD Film and the UW Lubar Institute present: The Mission (dir: Roland Joffé, 1986) – part of an eight-film series, Religion on Film. Two great colonial forces clash over the Guaraní indians in eighteenth-century South America: the imperial government of Portugal, seeking slaves and gold, and the Jesuit missionaries who want to convert the high-mountain natives to Christianity. Presented by Shawn Peters, UW Integrated Liberal Studies. Free. Info? #263-1821 or email@example.com
Wed. Nov. 12th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Pyle Center (702 Langdon St.) Screening of Red Orchestra – the 2005 German film by Stefan Roloff. Commentary after the screening by Atty. Art Heitzer. The film tells the story of one of the largest German resistance groups fighting the Nazi regime 1933-1942. The men and women represented different backgrounds sharing a common goal to oppose the Hitler regime. Co-sponsored by Peace Action WI, SCFL, and more. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs. Nov. 13th 6:30 pm Rm. 104, Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) Building Zion Under the British Gun: Palestine 1920-1946 discussion, facilitated by David Williams. Co-sponsored by the Peregrine Forum, the Madison Infoshop Free Skool, and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative. Info? #284-9082
Fri. Nov. 14th
3:00 pm UW-Madison, Institute for Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.) Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture – talk with author and scholar Jules Pretty from the University of Essex in the UK. A Healthy Food Systems Poster Session will be held in conjunction with this talk along with light reception afterwards. Info? http://www.cias.wisc.edu/sustainable-intensification-in-agricultural-systems/
Sat. Nov. 15th 1:00 – 6:00 pm & Sun. Nov. 16th 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Arboretum Cohousing (1137 Erin St)
Climate Leadership Summit – hosted by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN)!
Being so focused on the next threat (tar sands, fracking, elections, etc.) it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Taking time to envision a positive future — and working together to figure out how to get there — can help us recharge our energy, think outside the box and be more successful in changing the world for the better. These two-day summits are an effort to crowd-source a vision for a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action at both the local and national levels. The second day will also include a skills training to help us take what we learn back to our communities.
Sun. Nov. 16th
5:00 – 9:00 pm High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington) Solidarity Sing Along Democracy Fest! Let’s sing. Let’s dance. Let’s party. All creatures are invited. There’s a $5 suggested donation at the door, and nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds or for any other reason. All proceeds will go to the Sing Along Songbook Fund.Featuring: Solidarity Sing Along, The Learning Curve, The Parentheticals, Tom Kastle, Ken Lonnquist, and Thistle Pettersen. For more info, check out Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/370257613149120/
Mon. Nov. 17th 6:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore Co-op (426 W. Gilman) They Rule! – book discussion with author Paul Street. This book reflects on key questions raised by recent movements and statements about the status of American politics and polity from the Tea Party to Occupy, from the 1% to the 47% to the 99% that is the rest of us. These questions have also been raised by previous generations of labor, farmer, socialist, anarchist, and populist protestors and critics: Who owns and rules America beyond the pretense of democratic popular governance? Why does it matter that the nation s economy, society, culture, and politics are torn by stark class disparities and a concentration of wealth in the hands of a privileged few? What is the price of that savage inequality? And what can “we the people” do about it in defense of democracy, a livable natural environment, and the common good of all? Info? #257-6050
Mon. Nov. 17th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore Co-op (426 W. Gilman) Are You What You Eat? – Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture! Part of an ongoing Fall 2014 Madison Free Skool Series. Tonite’s theme: Family Farmers & Food Workers. Selected optional readings will be available before each session. Bring a dish or drink to share if you wish for a potluck at 6:00 pm. Info? email@example.com
Or checkout the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365626510279958/
Mon. Nov. 17th
7:30 pm WI Institutes for Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.) Conservation Status of North American Birds in the Face of Future Climate Change – presentation with Chad Wilsey, Spatial Ecologist, National Audubon Society. Info? http://www.nelson.wisc.edu
Wed. Nov. 19th
5:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Wellness Workshop – hosted by the Dane County Time Bank. This month’s topic: Nonviolent Communication with Rebecca Otte! Nonviolent Communication is a way of relating to ourselves and others, moment to moment, free of past reactions. By learning to identify your needs and express them powerfully, as well as to bring understanding to the needs of others, you can stay connected to what is alive in you and create a life that is more fulfilling. You can take away an immediately applicable set of skills that can transform your relationship with yourself and others. 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. Opportunity to enjoy and shared meal and meet others interested in caring for their well being – peruse our community resource table. Wellness Workshops are open to all people and offered by donation – $$, TimeBank hours, or “sweat equity” are accepted. Info? http://danecountytimebank.org
Wed. Nov. 19th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) The Year of Democracy; and Feeling the Hate – topic of the next 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.
Sat. Nov. 22nd
6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian (2146 E. Johnson) Sustainable Saturday Night! Community potluck followed by special presentation on the Buddhist Response to Climate Change. You needn’t be Buddhist to skillfully address the climate emergency but you’d be wise to understand the human mind – human heart – human environment connection. Eastern Philosophy sheds light into this realm. Join author and spiritual ecologist Heather Lyn Mann as she explores classical Buddhist teachings as they apply to the contemporary reality of a changing climate. Specifically, she’ll discuss the roots of suffering, the nature of impermanence, the practice of fearlessness, joy in simple living, mindfulness to redirect harmful impulses, power in the beloved community, and a path of healing action. This is also the two year bearthday of Sustainable Saturday Night, so there may be cake! Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/1561857747366106/
Mon. Nov. 24th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore Co-op (426 W. Gilman) Are You What You Eat? – Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture! Final wrap-up session in an ongoing Fall 2014 Madison Free Skool Series. Bring a dish or drink to share if you wish for a potluck at 6:00 pm. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Or checkout the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365626510279958/
Wed. Dec. 3rd 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.
Thurs. Dec. 4th
7:00 pm Willy West Co-Op Community Room (6825 University Ave. in Middleton). DIY Health and Beauty Products with Heather Gates – part of Sustain Dane’s Green Thursday series. Are you spending money on toxic personal care products or cleaning supplies? If your goal is a beautiful and healthy home and a beautiful and healthy you, don’t buy it! Learn how to make toxin-free products that are healthy for you and your home. Great holiday gift-making possibilities! Info? www.sustaindane.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.
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? 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. 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 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
, 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? http://www.madisonvfp.org
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
Each Sun. 3:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Recovery Renegade meeting! For those in transition from institutions who are seeking sponsorship, recovery resources, and community solidarity. Info? #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