Madison Activist Calendar from 10/7/13
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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. Oct. 7th 6:30 pm MTI Building – back entrance (821 Williamson St.) Monthly meeting of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) – Madison General Membership Branch. Come find out what is up with the One Big Union and how you can dump the boss off your back! Info? #255-1800 or check us out on Facebook: Madison-IWW-GMB
Mon. Oct. 7th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union Terrace (800 Langdon St.) A Rally for Congo! – In Support of the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative! Featuring Aaron Rodgers, Emmanuelle Chriqui, actress from Entourage, JD Stier, campaign manager of the Enough! Project, Omekongo, a spoken word artist/musician. Raising awareness of the ongoing war being fought over Congo’s mineral wealth and the role that consumers of mineral-dependent technologies (like all of us!) might play in helping to end it. Sponsored by UW’s Chapter of Amnesty International, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), and the Enough Project Info? #847-970-0604.
Tues. Oct. 8th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Union South (1308 W. Dayton) Mining, Jobs, and the Environment! Linking Wisconsin’s struggles against destructive mining with El Salvador’s fight for national sovereignty against multinational mining companies will be the focus of a panel forum with Wisconsin labor and environmental activists Dave Newby and Al Gedicks, as well as Salvadoran community organizers, Esmeralda Villalta and Alexandra Early. Info? #608-215-3358 or email@example.com.
Tues. Oct. 8th 7:00 pm The Fountain (122 State St.) Screening of “Hijacking Catastrophe: 911, Fear & the Selling of American Empire” (2004, 64 minutes plus supplements). Sponsored by IWW Social Action & Solidarity (SAS) Committee. Info? #815-685-8567
Wed. Oct. 9th 7:00 pm Barrymore Theater (2090 Atwood Blvd) Screening of Wisconsin Rising, the brand new documentary by independent filmmaker, Sam Mayfield! A brief Q&A session will follow with the director. Admission $5-10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info? https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinRising
Wed. Oct. 9th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Union South Social Cinema presents: Terms and Conditions May Apply – the new riveting 2013 expose by Cullan Hoback, about the corporate and government invasion of privacy, the rise of the modern surveillance state, and what you can do about it. Followed by a Q&A with the Bruno Browning, Chief Information Office of the UW College of Letters and Sciences. Hosted by the Havens Center, WI Union Directorate Film Committee, National Lawyers Guild – UW, ACLU of Wisconsin, and the American Constitution Society. Info? www.havenssocialcinema.org
Thurs. Oct. 10th Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) Midwest Tour Comes to Madison!
Wendy’s continues its refusal to partner with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in the Fair Food Program! Join farm workers and their allies as they continue to apply pressure on the fast food giants for justice in the tomato fields of Florida!
11:00 am Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium – CIW Presentation
4:00 pm MEChA Space (206 Bernard Ct.) – CIW Workshop: The Changing Reality of Farm Workers in Florida – an Ongoing Story of Resistance and Hope
6:00 pm Wendy’s (2858 Fish Hatchery Rd.) – CIW Solidarity Picket
For more info, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/344639185671457/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Thurs. Oct. 10th 5:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Ave.) Food Web Restoration to Curb the Extinction of Relationships: Averting Food System Collapse in the Face of Climate Change – talk with Gary Nabhan,
W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, University of Arizona Southwest Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Thurs. Oct. 10th 7:00 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) Cancer is Curable – presentation by Dr. Marcia Schaefer, author of Cancer Isn’t a Death Sentence, It’s a Life Changing Opportunity. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Refreshments provided. Info? #608-221-8696. http://www.facebook.com/wapfmadison.
Fri. Oct. 11th 3:30 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 180 Science Hall Community Engagements with Industrial Development: From the South Pacific to Northern New Jersey – presentation by Leah Horowitz, Visiting Prof. at the UW Dept. of Geography. Despite the odds, grassroots movements can pose serious challenges to both governments and corporations. Yet this story is rarely a simple David and Goliath parable. Grassroots protestors act from a variety of motivations, and their visions of development may evolve in complex ways. This talk draws upon research on grassroots engagements with mining in the South Pacific and community debates about urban wetlands in New Jersey.
Sat. Oct. 12th 1:00 pm State St. corner of the State Capitol March Against Monsanto! Speakers include: Prof. Warren Porter- UW- Madison Toxicologist, Ingrid Wendland-Family Organic Farmer-Student; John Peck, executive director of Family Farm Defenders; Theresa DeGrave of Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance/ Agent Orange specialists; Michael Cramer, Organic Farmer, as well as the Solidarity Sing-a-long Singers. Info? https://www.facebook.com/events/230279737110748/
Sat. Oct. 12th 1:00 pm High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington Ave.) Music Benefit for Children’s Library! Yid Vicious Klezmer Ensemble, the Intemperance Collective and Madison-Rafah Sister Project present an afternoon of folk music and dancing – proceeds benefit a children’s library at the Rachel Corrie Cultural Center for Children and Youth in Rafah, Palestine. Suggested donation of $5 for admission; Palestinian fair trade crafts, olive oil products and snacks will be available for purchase. Info? #238-1974, e-mail or visit: http://ticketfly.com/event/376697/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=msh
Sun. Oct. 13th 2:00 pm UW-Madison, Gordon Commons (770 W. Dayton). Conversation with Malalai Joya, Afghan women’s rights activist and former member of the Afghan Parliament, who has become known worldwide for her outspoken criticism of both Islamist warlords as well as U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon. Oct. 14th 6:30 pm Madison Infoshop (1019 Williamson St.) Madison Infoshop Collective Meeting. New volunteers always welcome. Help keep your radical activist community resource clearing house alive and kicking! Info? www.madisoninfoshop.org or #262-9036
Tues. Oct. 15th 7:00 pm The Fountain (122 State St.) How to Start a Revolution – screening of the 2011 film examining the theory & practice of Gene Sharp’s teachings on non-violent resistance. Hosted by IWW Social Action & Solidarity. Info? 815-685-8567.
Wed. Oct. 16th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Center of Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Introduction to Dance and Music Therapy for Empowerment and Creative Expression – workshop facilitated by RoseAnna Cyr and Grace Valentine, and hosted by the Wellness Project of the Dane County Timebank. Explore your body through movement and music making! We’ll do some enjoyable lite exercises to discover how these therapies meet our physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. We’ll discuss how these therapies help heal issues such as abuse, addictions, poor self-esteem, with children, families, and adults, and how these therapies use the arts to explore self-expression and self-awareness for personal growth. Community meal at 6:30 pm. To RSVP and for more info: email@example.com or #608-630-6435.
Wed. Oct. 16th 6:30 pm Madison Public Library Conf. Rm (201 W. Mifflin ) Social Ecology & Green Radicalism – discussion hosted by the Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin. Info? #608-442-8399.
Wed. Oct. 16th 7:00 pm First Congregational Church (1609 Univ. Ave.) The Next Police Chief – What Do We Want For Policing in Madison? Join us for a community forum! NOW is a crucial time for public input, as the Police & Fire Commission will soon be selecting a new Chief for the Madison Police Department. Key issues include:
1) The current police standard for the use of deadly force. Since November 2012, with the unnecessary shooting of an unarmed man on the east side, there have been 3 police shootings resulting in the death of citizens – deaths that many people believe were preventable.
2) The current practice of law enforcement investigating themselves in use-of-force incidents. It is not fair to either law enforcement or to the community they serve to expect the department to be able to investigate their friends and colleagues in an objective, unbiased manner. This is especially true when the use of force results in death.
You can make a difference! If there is to be change, it requires YOU to take action. Please join your community in helping transform current problematic police practices in these areas – let your voice be heard, and listen to others, as the Police & Fire Commission begins its process of hiring a new Chief.
Thurs. Oct. 17th – Sun. Oct. 20th Wisconsin Book Festival! Great Authors Galore! For the full schedule visit: http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/
Fri. Oct. 18th 6:00 pm Ambrosia Co-op (225 E. Lakelawn north off Langdon St.) Before Party for Print & Resist! Come check out the collection of zines, buttons, and t-shirts from the Madison Infoshop while enjoying snacks prepared by Infoshop volunteers. If you’d like a beverage, please bring one or more to share! Plus – Open Mic! Got a zine to read? A print or poem to share? A mini play? A song or chant? Express yourself! Info? www.madisoninfoshop.org or #608-262-9036
Sat. Oct. 19th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm UW-Madison, Helen C. White Library (600 N. Park).
Madison Print & Resist! Come join us for a day-long festival of zines, political print media, artisanal books, grassroots journals, and experimental publications.
As a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, and with roots in the former Madison Zinefest, Print & Resist will bring together more than twenty-five dedicated and celebrated artists, writers, and collectives. They will be offering table displays of their creations, collaborative projects, and community productions in the well-trafficked, comfortable social study room on the first floor of the Helen White College Library.
We invite book artists, poster makers, zinesters, concrete poets, letterpressers, and activist designers to apply for one of a limited number of tables we have available. You will be joining confirmed exhibitors like Xexoxial, Pioneers Press, and Just Seeds. There is neither a table fee nor an application fee. We ask for a tiny 5% commission on any sales you may conduct at the event, and all the proceeds go toward future event costs.
Please send us a description of your books, your zines, your prints, your stickers, or what have you. What are they about? How are they made? Do you have a philosophy or purpose? Are you handling other people’s work? Some pics would be nice, too, but are not required.
Tables are shareable, so pair up with a friend if you don’t have enough stuff to fill a 4×6 table by yourself. If you have an idea for a demonstration or skills-based workshop, please let us know, we have tables for that as well. If you would be coming from out of town, we have no travel funds available but can help with finding free lodging for you.
Deadline for application is midnight on Sunday, September 15. We will get back to you by the end of Friday, September 20. Applications or questions may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More info? http://madisonprintandresist.wordpress.com/ or call #608-257-6050
Sat. Oct. 19th 6:00 pm Cates Family Farm (5992 Cty Rd. T in Spring Green) Barn Dance with live music by Kettle Street String Band – Proceeds to benefit UW-Madison Agroecology student research projects! Admission is $15, $10 for students. Local fare for purchase, BYOB. Free camping! Info? http://agroecology.brownpapertickets.com
Tues. Oct. 22nd 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Mills Concert Hall – Humanities Bldg. Voices from the Land: – An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams. Terry Tempest Williams is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. She is also the author of several books including Finding Beauty in a Broken World (2008 Pantheon). Hosted by the UW Nelson Institute. Info? http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/events/jordahl-lectures/index.php
Wed. Oct. 23rd 3:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 103 Taylor Hall. Climate Change and Coffee: Global Warming Impacts and Adaptation on Central American Coffee Farms
Gather for a personal story on the devastating impacts of coffee rust on coffee production and some adaptation strategies presented by Cristian Merlo, Manager and Producer, Las Diosas Cooperative in Nicaragua. Plant Pathology professor Caitilyn Allen will provide an historical perspective, and will join a panel discussion with Cristian, Professor Brad Barham of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Matt Early, Co-founder of Just Coffee Cooperative. Just Coffee from Las Diosas and light snacks will be served.
Thurs. Oct. 24th 5:30 – 8:00 pm Fitchburg Public Library (5530 Lacy Rd in Fitchburg) 2013 Food Summit: Connecting with the Land – in celebration of World Food Day! Great local food reception, welcome by Fitchburg Mayor, Shawn Pfaff, followed by a panel facilitated by UW Prof. Jack Kloppenburg featuring local and international experts on food sovereignty – including this year’s Haitian winners of the World Food Sovereignty Prize. Registration is $5 (by Oct. 15) or $10 (after Oct. 15). Also, please bring a non-perishable item for the Verona Area Food Pantry! To register, visit:
Thurs. Oct. 24th 5:30 pm University Club (803 State St. – UW Madison Library Mall) UNA-USA Dane County Celebration of United Nations Day and the International Year of Water Cooperation! Featured Speakers: Dr. Thomas Neeson and Dr. Sebastian Martinuzzi of the U.W. Dept. of Liminology – plus presentation of Global Citizen Award to Dr. Vince Kavaloski. Please RSVP at: http://www.unadane.com/
Thurs. Oct. 24th 7:00 pm – 1:00 am Crystal Corner (1301 Williamson St.) Express Yourself – A Celebration of our Rights of Freedom of Speech, Assembly & the Solidarity of Song! Join us for a benefit concert for the First Amendment Protection Fund.
Performers include: Annelies Unplugged; Borderlands; Forward! Marching Band;
Jim Schwall; Ken Lonnquist; Marilsa; Solidarity Sing Along w/ The Learning Curve @ 9:30 pm; The Getaway Drivers; The Kissers; Tom Kastle; TBA! There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, however nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. Jury trial sponsorships will be available for $36 (the cost of a jury trial). You will receive a nifty-looking certificate for each jury trial you sponsor. There will be food/snacks available, plus door prizes. For more info, check out the event on Facebook:
Sat. Oct. 26th 1:00 pm The Fountain (122 State St.) The Syrian Civil War, the American Peace Movement & the Left: a Debate – different points of view will be presented by various speakers. Co-sponsored by the Peregrine Forum and the Wisconsin Network For Peace & Justice. $5 admission. Info? #442-8399 or email@example.com
Sun. Oct. 27th 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium. The Heart Can Change: A journey towards German-Jewish Reconciliation – conversation with Judith Levi, PhD. Judith Levi is the daughter of German Jews who fled their country shortly before the start of World War II. Co-sponsored by Edgewood College Religious Studies Department, Pax Christi-Madison and Wisdom’s Well Interfaith Spirituality Center. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-516-1656
Tues. Oct. 29th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monona Terrace Fifth Annual Madison Nonprofit Day! Come learn about inspiring ways to celebrate, engage, and network with Madison’s nonprofits. Almost 4,000 nonprofits provide vital services in the Madison region. Our goal is to create hands on, tactile experiences between nonprofit and community. Info? http://madisonnonprofitday.org As part of this event there is also a conference. This is your opportunity to receive restorative and inspired training and networking from some of the areas top nonprofit experts and professionals. We’ve put together a powerful conference program focused on strengthening fundraising, management, leadership, and the overall capacity of all nonprofits. Invest in your most valuable resources— your staff, members, and volunteers. The conference is free and open to the general public, registration is required – to register visit: http://mndconference.eventbrite.com
Nov. 1st – 3rd Various Times and Locations. Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival! Hosted by the UW Nelson Institute. Info? http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/tales/index.html
Wed. Nov. 5th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.) Tibetan Yogas of Breath and Movement – workshop facilitated by Anne Forbes and hosted by the Wellness Project of the Dane County Timebank. Enjoy an introduction to Tibetan yogic practices of breath and movement. Tsa means channel and lung means vital breath or wind. The tsa lung exercises work with the breath and seated physical movements in five chakra locations within your body. In simple, clear terms, you will be guided to release patterns that restrict your life and cultivate positive qualities with ease. By using the ordinary breath to release the energetic structure of our confusion, we look inward to rest in the space that opens, rather than remain attached to the external problem or story. While the instructions don’t take much time to learn, to practice effectively requires more skill. We will discuss opportunities for continuing practice for those who are interested. Community meal at 6:30 pm. To RSVP and for more info: #608-630-6435 or email@example.com
Fri. Nov. 8th 5:00 – 8:00 pm Brink Lounge (701 E. Washington Ave.) Tenant Resource Center Fall Fundraiser! Join us for good eats, cash bar, silent auction and good company! Hopefully we can also celebrate our survival from the Dane County funding chopping block! We’re survivors, but it only works because of YOU! Thank you for all of your current and past support. Suggested donation at the door is $25 – but no one is turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to be a sponsor of this event by pledging money in advance, please visit: http://tenantresourcecenter.org/pc/contact.html#donate Other info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/206814116159582/
Thurs. Nov. 21st 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 1651 Humanities Bldg. Screening of the Shadow of Lucasville (dir. D. Jones) – exploring the 1993 uprising at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, one of the longest in U.S. history. The film also investigates the fight for human rights and media exposure through inmate uprisings in response to mass incarceration and dehumanization supported by the prison industrial complex. Sponsored by the Madison Infoshop. Info? #608-262-9036 or https://www.facebook.com/TheShadowOfLucasvilleMovie
Fri. Nov. 22nd 7:00 pm Broom Street Theater (1119 Williamson St.) Know Your Enemy – A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America – written by Ben Turk, directed by Kate Pleuss, performed by Ben Turk. What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world’s highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy. Info? www.insurgenttheater.org
Wed. Dec. 4th 5:00-8:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave) Give Yourself Relief – Self-massage and other techniques – workshop facilitated by Susan Frikken and hosted by the Wellness Project of the Dane County Time Bank. Learn how to help yourself relief common aches, pains and tension with simple self-massage and gentle exercises using your own body or simple tools you have around your home. All people are welcome to attend – please let us know if you will need any particular assistance. Community meal at 6:30 pm. To RSVP or for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.630.6435.
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
Each Mon. 7:00 – 8:30 pm 2717 Atwood Ave. Forward Marching Band Practice! If you’re new, come at 6:30 and talk to us during warmups! Musicians of all levels of skills welcome. Info? 608-241-0259
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 Tues. of the month: 6:30 pm 122 State St. – 4th Fl. Conference Rm. Madison Area Peace Coalition (MAPC) meeting. Info? http://www.madpeace.org
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 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
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
Last Fri. of Every Month. 5:30 pm State Capitol & W. Washington Ave. Critical Mass Bike Ride. Reclaim the streets from autocracy! Info?www.madisoncriticalmass.org
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 6:00 pm UW-Madison Memorial Union (check Today in the Union TITU for exact location) 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: http://www.madisonstreetpulse.org/index.php.
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