Madison Activist Calendar from 4/15/13
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Audition for Voices of a People’s History!
Mon. April 29th & Tues. April 30th 6:30 – 10:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 1132 Vilas Hall
Please spread the word far and wide! Try out yourself! Tell your friends and family! Shout it from the rooftops! We need actors interested in community theatre – no experience necessary!
Last year, for the first time ever, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative staged a play for its annual fundraiser: an all-volunteer production of monologues drawn from Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States. We had a great time doing it, and it initiated an exciting new partnership between Rainbow and Broom Street Theater. This year we will be putting on four performances at Broom Street from July 25 – 27.
If you would like to audition but cannot make either the Mon. April 29th or Tues. April 30th date, please email Sandy Peterson (email@example.com) to set up another audition time. No prepared monologues are required! Sides will be available, and we will also do some minor image-theatre work (nothing physically demanding – just fun!). Please plan to come to auditions at the half-hour mark – 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, or 9:30 p.m. This way, we can work with groups!
Rehearsals will begin on July 8th, and we will have a flexible rehearsal schedule. We’re willing to work around your minor conflicts, if you’re willing to commit to our show!If you’d like to be involved in a different capacity than acting, please email Colin Gillis (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is a great opportunity to get involved in theatre and activism!
Mon. April 15th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monona Terrace. Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity – Seventh Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference! This year’s conference will explore connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across the whole range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms. Keynote speakers include: Jane Goodall, Celine Cousteau, Ken Bonning, and Paul Robbins. Registration deadline is April 8th. Cost is $55 ($25 for students) including lunch. For more info and to register, visit: www.nelson.wisc.edu/earthday
Short Course on Freedom, the Left and Marxism – Introducing Platypus!
Mon. April 15th thru May 6th 6:00 pm Electric Earth Café (546 W Washington Ave)
Join us for four weeks of relatively light readings on the interrelation of freedom, the Left and Marxism. These sessions will be informal and require no previous background. Because the texts are short, we can read them together the day we meet. Copies will be available then. They don’t have to be prepared in advance (but you can find them online, see link below). If you have ever wondered about what Platypus is, this is also a great way to find out.
Mon. 4/15 Epigraphs on modern history and freedom by Louis Menand (on Marx and Engels) and Karl Marx, on “becoming” (from the Grundrisse, 1857–58); Max Horkheimer, “The little man and the philosophy of freedom” (pp. 50–52 from selections from Dämmerung, 1926–31)
Mon. 4/22 Chris Cutrone, “Capital in history” (2008); Cutrone, “Class consciousness (from a Marxist perspective) today” (2012)
Mon. 4/29 Leszek Kolakowski, “The concept of the Left” (1968); Marx, For the ruthless criticism of everything existing (letter to Arnold Ruge, September 1843)
Mon. 5/6 Cutrone, “The Marxist hypothesis” (2010)
All readings online: http://platypus1917.org/2012/01/24/short-course-in-platypus/
Wed. April 17th 6:30 pm A Room of One’s Own (315 W. Gorham) Panel Discussion on Self-Publishing – featuring Marty Drapkin, Christine Keleny, Spike Pedersen, and Sarah White. Find out from local authors and editors about the risks, rewards, craft and business of self-publishing. Interested authors are encouraged to attend and bring questions about the process! Info? #257-7888 or http://www.roomofonesown.com
Wed. April 17th 7:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution – talk with world-renowned author Gar Alperovitz about his latest book. Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming. But just what is this thing called a new economy, and how might it take shape in America? Alperovitz speaks directly about where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement to coalesce, what it means to build a new system to replace the crumbling one, and how we might begin. He also suggests what the next system might look like–and where we can see its outlines. Info? #257-6050
Thurs. April 18th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Bascom Hall
Rally in Support of Striking Palermo’s Pizza Workers!
It has been 210 days since UW students first brought pizzas to Chancellor Ward to discuss UW’s contract with Palermo’s, and he has yet to engage students in a conversation about this issue. Join a coalition of students from SLAC, WCSU, United Council, TAA, and others in demanding that he take immediate action. The workers have been on strike for over 10 months, through the harsh Wisconsin winter, and continue to fight everyday. As an institution that touts the Wisconsin Idea, UW is obligated to ensure that Wisconsin workers and families are not trampled upon. The time is NOW for UW to step up and cut ties with Palermo’s, a factory in Milwaukee where workers have lost fingers on the job, and forced workers to work 7 days a week for months on end.
Ward states that he is currently awaiting the national NLRB decision on Palermo’s before taking action. However, the regional NLRB in December found Palermo’s in violation of workers’ freedom of association, intimidation, and wrongful termination, NONE of which have been remedied, meaning that Palermo’s is in ONGOING violation of federal law. There is no dispute that Palermo’s is guilty of these charges, leaving Ward no excuse to continue to allow Palermo’s to use our Bucky brand in the name of worker abuse. The Worker Rights Consortium also produced a 25pg investigative report that found the company in violation of UW’s code of conduct, which is grounds for a contract cut.
Info? Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162761337221768/
Fri. April 19th 6:00 pm A Room of One’s Own (315 W. Gorham) Sister Spit: The Next Generation! – featuring Michelle Tea, Ali Liebegott, Cristy C. Road, TextaQueen, Daniel LeVesque, DavEnd. Hitting the road for another cross-country adventure in queer literary performance, it’s SISTER SPIT! The 2013 tour continues the tradition of bringing your new favorite irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative writers and artists to town featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders. Info? #257-7888 or http://www.roomofonesown.com
Sat. – Sun. April 20th – 21st 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Freewheel Community Bike Shop (1804 S. Park St. #5) BikeCart Building Workshop! !All Skills and Interest Welcome!
This Earth Week Madison’s Freewheel Community Bike Shop will be hosting a weekend workshop exploring and practicing the construction of bicycle carts. Using an easy design, low cost parts, and simple fabrication skills & tools, participants will share with eachother basic skills and perhaps BUILD a cart for themselves as well!! You’ll experience the basics of steel conduit bending and cutting and basic Oxy-acetylene welding. The workshop will be split into two days. Saturday will be focused on learning and skillsharing and getting the process down. Sunday will be more of a construction event where we’ll all attempt putting together roughly ten or more bicycle carts in a large spectacular group effort.
The public is welcome to view each day’s events for FREE, but a small donation to Freewheel will allow folks hands-on practice and use of tools the whole weekend. And if you pre-register before Apr 18th, for a sliding-scale $25-50 you can sign-up to construct and take home your very own cart. REGISTER SOON for details! We’re also looking for volunteers. So, if you have a few skills to share and would like to help volunteer please register as well. Info? email@example.com or #920-763-5970
Sat. April 20th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm UW-Madison Library NO DRONES Rally followed by March and Speakout at the King St. corner of the Capitol. Plus, opportunity to make a square for national quilt of drone victims. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. April 20th 1:00 – 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 5206 Social Sciences Radical Perspectives on the 2011 Wisconsin Uprising – panel discussion and community forum. Speakers include: George Brown from the Socialist Alternative, Thistle with the Madison Infoshop and co-editor of the Capitol Occupation Zine, Damon Terrell with the Autonomous Solidarity Organization (ASO), and Rebecca Kemble writer with the Progressive and member of the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative. Moderated by John Peck with Family Farm Defenders (FFD) and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Sponsored by the Madison Infoshop, Peregrine Forum, Madison General Membership Branch (GMB) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Socialist Alternative, among many others. Info? #262-9036 http://www.madisoninfoshop.org
Sun. April 21st 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Tenney Park Shelter (402 N Thorton Ave, off of E Johnson) Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ)’s Sowing Seeds Spring Festival! Come enjoy refreshments and live music by the Raging Grannies, Solidarity Sing Along, and local bluegrass band Off the Porch! You can also bid in a silent auction featuring gardening essentials and other spring goodies from Community Pharmacy, Family Farm Defenders, Madison Area Permaculture Guild, Farley Center for Peace Justice and Sustainability, Echo Valley Farm, Catholic Multicultural Center, Andrew Dutcher Photography and Offbeat Press. Info? http://wnpj.org/spring2013 or #250-9240
Mon. April 22nd 6:00 pm The Fountain (122 State St.) Who Bombed Judi Bari? Wisconsin premiere of the highly awaited new documentary film by Mary Liz Thomson and Darryl Cherney. Celebrate Earth Day 2013 by learning more about the life and bombing of Judi Bari, the Earth First! and IWW labor activist credited with organizing Redwood Summer, a non-violent direct action campaign that was a turning point in the modern environmental movement. This is an inspiring account of the risks and the courage involved in defending the Earth. Hosted by the by the Four Lakes Green Party of Dane County. Admission is free though, donations will be accepted for the Judi Bari justice campaign. Followed by discussion. Info? http://www.whobombedjudibari.com/
Mon. April 22nd 7:00 pm Wilmar Center (53 Jenifer St.) Weston A. Price Foundation – Madison Chapter meeting. Nutrient-Dense Foods – Education & Activism. Discussion & Networking, followed by Farm Sales. Info? #221-8696 or http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/wapfmadisonchapter/
Wed. April 24th All Day WCCF Office (555 W. Washington Ave.) Lobby Day hosted by Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)! We will be taking our message of supporting and expanding Badgercare coverage to the State Capitol as well as pushing for our ultimate goal, Medicare for All. This is an opportunity to try to influence our state legislators, together, as a group. Please, feel free to bring your friends. We are also strongly encouraging business owners to lobby with us and show their support. We know that a Medicare for All system would stop rising healthcare costs and lift the burden on businesses to provide insurance coverage. Info? Wisconsin.email@example.com
Wed. April 24th 6:30 pm Outreach (600 Williamson St.) Q Cinema presents: North Sea Texas (Belgium, 2011, 95 mins) Life in a small Belgian coast town is not easy for the sweet but shy Pim, whose restless mother often leaves him to fend for himself. He finds solace at the next door neighbors, and develops an intimate friendship with their older son Gino. Pim struggles to hold on to Gino’s affections as the lure of the outside world pulls the older boy away. Tasty popcorn and delightful company are included with this screening. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed. April 24th 7:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Reviving Civil Resistance When Electoral Change Is Blocked – discussion with Adam Schesch who has researched and written on popular mobilization in 15 countries including China, Vietnam, Algeria, Yugoslavia, Poland, Greece and Chile, and is currently completing a film book, Fighting Back: Films of Repression, Resistance, and Revolution. Info? #262-9036
Thurs. April 25th 4:00 – 8:00 pm Center for Families (2120 Fordem Ave.)
Dane County Timebank Wellness Fair – Focus on Food Security! Drop-in activities for folks of all ages – everyone is welcome!
Cooking Classes with Cecilia Chatliss – Learn quick and easy vegan and gluten free recipes with items that you may already have in your cupboard. Recipes and sampling available – Cooking demos at 4:30 & 6:00 pm
Learn Lasagna Gardening with Emily Steinwehe – Lasagna gardening or sheet mulching is an easy way to remove weeds, improve your soil and create a new garden bed. Learn how to construct a “garden lasagna” through a hands-on activity. Ongoing through the evening.
Bird, Bee, Bat homes with John Peck – Learn the importance of pollinators for a healthy garden – see sample designs to build bird, bee and bat houses for your yard.
Mini Herb Gardens with Laura Simkin – Take home a mini-herb garden with instructions to keep it healthy and productive well into the winter. Bring a wide, shallow planter from home or use materials we provide – available until donated plants are all planted.
Organic Gardening Help-Desk with Gary Kuzynski – Stop by for information and advice from an experienced organic gardener. Bring your curiosity to begin or questions for some friendly problem solving.
Early plant and seed swap – Bring in your early growing plants or seeds to swap with others – any left over plants will be passed forward to be exchanged at the NorthSide Seed and Plant Exchange and future events.
Porchlight Donation Drive – Your donation will help support participants in Porchlight programs. We will be accepting donations to help provide for basic needs: New toiletries(shampoo, soap, shaving cream, razors, etc); Feminine hygiene supplies; Toilet paper; New cleaning supplies; (kitchen-bathroom cleaners, dish soap, paper towels, sponges, toilet bowl brushes, etc.; Garbage bags, small garbage cans
Porchlight products for sale from 6 – 8 pm! Porchlight strives to decrease the Dane County homeless population by providing shelter, housing, supportive services, and a sense of community in ways that empower residents and program participants to positively shape their lives.
FoodShare Program Outreach with Second Harvest of SW Wisconsin – If money is tight, as it is for many, stop by to learn if you are eligible for FoodShare benefits. Bring a senior or friend who needs help saving money on groceries! Sign up for FoodShare outreach in your community.
Info? Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535191823199889/
Thurs. April 25th 8:00 pm – Dusk? Nature’s Bakery Parking Lot (1019 Williamson St.) Bike-In Outdoor Movie Screening – Fern Gully! Join the Madison Infoshop for a free Earth Week show of the classic Australian-American 1992 cartoon about valiant fairies and their animal friends defending the last rainforest from Hexxus, the evil spirit of greed and destruction. Bring a pillow and/or blanket – popcorn provided! Info? #262-9036 or www.madisoninfoshop.org
Fri. April 26th 5:30 pm Madison Club (5 E. Wilson St.) Annual FOCCUS Ukrainian Banquet and Silent Auction! This benefit will be benefiting communities located in contaminated regions in Ukraine. The evening will include Ukrainian food prepared by Chef Andrew Wilson, dance by the Dnipro Ukrainain Dance Ensemble and a Silent Auction with some wonderful items ranging from dinner and entertainment around town, golf packages, resort stays, artwork, Ukrainian keepsakes and so much more. For tickets and more info: http://www.friendsofchernobylcenters.org
Sat. April 27th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Paradigm Gardens (4501 Helgesen Dr.) Rain Barrel Sale! – featuring Madison’s most popular selling rain barrel, RainReserve. Truck-load sale event will feature a limited supply of three new color options, green, gray and brown. Pre-order online at http://www.rainreserve.com/wisconsin by April 23rd and receive a 10% discount. Info? #577-1150
Sat. April 27th 5:00 – 9:00 pm Downtown Madison Inaugural Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) Art Walk! Featuring paintings, watercolors, drawings, posters, jewelry, and performances by MCC residents. Participating housing co-ops include: Avalon (20 N. Franklin), Hypatia (411 N. Pinckney), Ambrosia (225 E. Lakelawn Pl.), Audre Lorde (625 N. Frances), and International (140 W. Gilman). Info? Visit the Facebook event page MCC Art Walk or email: email@example.com
Sun. April 28th 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm Syntropy Co-op, backyard (812 Jenifer St.). Bird, Bee, Butterfly, and Bat House Building Workshop! Join us if you are a fan of furry, feathery, and fuzzy critters. No carpentry experience required – we have the tools and we’re here to help! We’ll provide scrap wood and basic designs to create homes for songbirds, solitary bees, hibernating butterflies, and brown bats, though you can certainly bring your own plans and materials for other projects. This is a family friendly event, so kids are most welcome! Refreshments will be provided. Info? #262-9036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. April 28th 1:00 – 5:00 pm Aldo Leopold Nature Center (330 Femrite Dr. in Monona) The BIG Climate Event! Join climate activists for fun, collaboration, and action in Building Involvement Globally (BIG)! Explore the amazing climate exhibit; find your climate voice in words, art or music – and record it in the studio; learn how to start a climate conversation with your elected officials or in your community; find a climate volunteer opportunity and much more. Fun for the whole family! Hosted by the Madison Climate Coalition, a group of organizations committed to confronting climate change — including 350 Madison, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Clean Wisconsin. Info? #257-4994 or email@example.com
Sun. April 28th 5:30 – 8:30 pm Nile Restaurant (6119 Odana Rd.) Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison Annual Benefit Dinner! Features talk by Palestinian-American author and Playgrounds for Palestine founder Susan Abulhawa. Vegetarian Arabic dinner. $25 per person/$22 paid in advance by 4-22. Proceeds to fund another children’s playground in the West Bank. RSVP required! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or #608-395-7047. Info? http://pfpmadison.blogspot.com
Mon. April 29th 7:00 pm Rainbow Books (426 W. Gilman) West Virginia Mine Wars! – Join Saro Lynch-Thomason of the Blair Pathways Project (www.blairpathways.com) for an exploration of a little known chapter of U.S. history retold through folksong and slideshow. Come learn about Appalachia’s contribution to the U.S. labor movement and about the current fight to save Blair Mountain, WV, site of a 10,000 strong coal miner uprising long ago. Info? #262-9036 www.madisoninfoshop.org
Tues. April 30th 5:00 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Madison Undergraduate Society for English (MUSE) Reading Extravaganza – proceeds to benefit Writers in Prison (WIP) Project and Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP)! Come hear original work from UW Flash Fiction, a short story by an editor from MJLC (Madison Journal of Literary Criticism), poetry by UW-Madison Creative Writing students, as well as literary works done by prisoners at Oakhill Correctional Institution through WIP and others sent as a “thank you” by inmates to WBTP. Plus there will be bake sale and ‘zine distro! Info? #257-6050 http://www.rainbowbookstore.coop
Tues. April 30th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 1641 Humanities Bldg. West Virginia Mine Wars! – Join Saro Lynch-Thomason of the Blair Pathways Project (www.blairpathways.com) for an exploration of a little known chapter of U.S. history retold through folksong and slideshow. Come learn about Appalachia’s contribution to the U.S. labor movement and about the current fight to save Blair Mountain, WV, site of a 10,000 strong coal miner uprising long ago. Info? #262-9036 http://www.madisoninfoshop.org
Tues. April 30th 6:30 – 8:00 pm Monona Public Library (1000 Nichols Rd.) Preserve Your Produce Workshop! Info? www.tnsmonona.org
Wed. May 1st 11:30 am Brittinghman Park March Begins at Noon to State Capitol Steps May Day Rally to Celebrate International Workers Day – WE DESERVE BETTER! Stop ALL Deportations; No to the Guest Worker Program; Jobs and Living Wages for ALL; Union Rights, NOW! WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITED!
Primero de Mayo, Parque Brittinghan a las 11:30am Marcha empieza al Mediodia Discursos en Capitolio (Escaleras de la State st) MERECEMOS MAS! Alto a las Deportaciones; No al Programa Bracero; Por un Trabajo y un Salario Digno; Derechos Sindicales, YA! TRABAJADORES DEL MUNDO, UNIDOS!
Wed. May 1st 5:00 – 8:00 pm Cardinal Bar (418 E. Wilson St.) May Day Labor Solidarity Sing-a-Long! Featuring Saro Lynch-Thomason, folksinger from NC, and Madison’s own Thistle and the Thorns! Musician jam session will follow with longtime labor classics, songbooks provided by the Madison May Day Committee and Lakeside Press. Bring your friends and families to celebrate International Workers Day! Hosted by the Madison General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and friends. Info? #255-1800 or #262-9036
Thurs. May 2nd 8:00 pm – Dusk? Nature’s Bakery Parking Lot (1019 Williamson St.) Bike-In Outdoor Movie Screening – Newsies! Join the Madison Infoshop for a free post May Day show of the classic 1992 musical-drama directed by Kenny Ortega based upon the 1899 strike by homeless and orphaned children who deliver newspapers in New York City. Bring a pillow and/or blanket – popcorn provided! Info? #262-9036 or http://www.madisoninfoshop.org
Sat. May 4th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 1651 Humanities Bldg. The War At Home! – screening and discussion of the classic 1979 documentary by Glen Silber about the 1960s in Madison. Find out the REAL story behind the Mifflin Street Block Party – the Dow Chemical riot, the Black Student Strike, the New Year’s Gang, and more. Info? #262-9036 or www.madisoninfoshop.org
Wed. May 8th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, 1641 Humanities Bldg. How to Start of Revolution – screening and discussion of the 2011 film about Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Gene Sharp, the world’s leading expert on non-violent revolution. Director Ruaridh Arrow reveals how Gene’s work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the weapons needed to overthrow dictators. It shows how his 198 steps to non-violent regime change have inspired uprisings from Serbia to Ukraine and from Egypt to Syria and how his work has spread across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. Info? #262-9036 or www.madisoninfoshop.org
Wed. May 15th All Day. Ouverture Center (201 State St.) Change Your Mind, Change The World – with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama! 9:30 am – 11:30 am Conversations on Global Health and Well-being: Panelists: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Dr. Ilona Kickbusch, Dr. Jonathan Patz, Dr. Don Berwick, Richard Layard; Moderator: Dr. Daniel Goleman. 2:00 – 3:30 pm Conversations on Science, Happiness, and Well-being. Opening remarks by David Ward, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Panelists: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Dr. Jonathan Patz, Matthieu Ricard; Moderator: Arianna Huffington. To sign up for details on pre-sale tickets, visit: http://cmcw2013.wisc.edu/#pre-sale
Fri. May 17th – Sun. May 19th Central Wisconsin Action Camp! Near Stevens Point!
The Central Wisconsin Action Camp will bring together organizers and activists from the Great Lakes region for a series of trainings, discussions, and workshops. We wish to challenge environmental and economic problems, including upcoming regional infrastructure projects like the Penokee Hills Taconite-Iron Mine, Frac-sand Mining, the CAPX2020 transmission line, the Keystone XL and Enbridge Pipelines, Factory Farming and High Capacity Wells, the Kennecott Nickel and Copper Mine, etc.
Your ideas are needed! No special prior experience is required to participate. There are many simple yet important ways to contribute, such as sign and banner making, legal observation, media work, etc, but if you are feeling a little bit on the wild side, there will be climbing and blockading training, as well.
To register for the action camp or more info, contact: email@example.com Workshop list can be found at: http://centralwiactioncamp.wordpress.com/workshops/
For carpooling from Madison, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. May 18th 6:00 – 10:00 pm Concourse Hotel (1 W. Dayton) Madison Urban Ministry’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Celebrating our Past, Looking Toward our Future! For ticket info, visit: http://www.emum.org. or call #608-256-0906)
Sun. May 19th 11:00 am – 7:00 pm 600 Block of W. Doty St. WORT Community Radio Block Party! Live music, great food and drink, literature tables, and children’s activities. Info? http://www.wortfm.org
Disability Pride Madison is producing Madison’s first Disability Pride Festival on July 27th at Brittingham Park! Interested people can get more information, subscribe to our newslist or sign up to volunteer at http://disabilitypridemadison.org/ This organization is for people with disabilities and their allies. Come join us!
Aug. 6th – 11th Madison, WI Veterans for Peace 28th National Convention! For more info and to register, visit: http://www.vfpnationalconvention.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
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? 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
Third Tuesday of the month. 6:00 pm Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Monthly Potluck of Madison Hours – your local currency community! Bring a dish to pass and meet other Hours’ members. Info? www.madisonhours.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. 6:30 – 7:30 pm Fresh Market (Univ. Ave. & Lake St.) Support Justice for Striking Palermo’s Pizza Workers! Join the picket and leaflet in front of Fresh Market And wherever you shop be sure to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo Pizza boycott! Info? #442-8399 or http://www.sliceofjustice.com
Each Wed. 7:00 pm, WORT-FM, 89.9. “Queery” – a locally produced LGBT program with news and cultural programming, followed by This Way Out, an international LGBT news magazine at 7:30. Info? #256-2001
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. 5:00 – 6:00 pm Fresh Market (Univ. Ave. & Lake St.) Justice for Striking Palermo’s Pizza Workers! Join the picket and leaflet in front of Fresh Market. And wherever you shop be sure to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo Pizza boycott! Info? #442-8399 or http://www.sliceofjustice.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 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
Third Thurs. of the every month. 2:30 pm Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Meeting of the South Central Local of the Socialist Party. Info? #238-1266.
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 Willy St. Park (corner of Williamson and S. Brearly) 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 Sat. 4:00 – 5:00 pm WYOU airs Third World Issues on channel 95 and channel 991. The program can be viewed online by going to WYOU.org and clicking on STREAM. Info? email@example.com
Each Sunday – 11:00 am WORT-FM, 89.9 FM. “Her Turn” -a women’s news and
public affairs program, featuring news and critical analysis from a feminist perspective.
Followed by Her Infinite Variety, a program of women’s news and culture, featuring music, interviews and calendars. The show regularly features progressive and left music and announcements. Info? #256-2001
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.
Each Sunday – 5:00 pm WORT, 89.9 fm. “Third World View” – news & analysis from a critical left, anti-interventionist and anti-imperialist perspective. Info? #256-2001