What can we learn from earlier struggles in our own state? How did activists challenge systemic racism in the past? Was black-led resistance effective and if so how? What was the role of allies? How did the forces of hate and the powers of the state respond? These are just some of the questions we hope to discuss in this series.
Suggested short readings will be made available prior to each future session, but feel free to bring your own materials and experiences to share! The Free Skool is designed around the idea that everyone is a learner and a teacher in the process of co-creating our own emancipatory pedagogy (thanks Paulo Freire!) There is also no need to attend earlier sessions, so folks can drop in whenever they can.
Proposed schedule of future discussions include
on. March 23rd 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) The KKK Comes to Town – 1920s Racism and Resistance in Madison’s Green Bush
Mon. April 6th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) The Selma of the North – “Race Riots” and Milwaukee’s 1960s Civil Rights Movement
Mon. April 20th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Fighting for Identity – 1960s Black Power & Student Protest at UW-Madison
Mon. May 4th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) The New Jim Crow Feeding Wisconsin’s 21st century Prison Industrial Complex
Mon. May 18th 6:30 pm Rainbow Bookstore (426 W. Gilman) Wrap-Up Session – Why Black Lives Still Matter!
For more info? email@example.com #262-9036 or check out the Facebook event:
Join Infoshop volunteers and other lovers of Madison’s only independent co-op bookstore for a holiday shindig.
There is no better time to renew your membership in Rainbow Bookstore for 2015, plus 10% off all purchases throughout the day!
There will be silent auction with many great holiday gifts; a crafty corner to make your own cards, decorations and buttons; mulled cider and holiday cookies – and starting at 6:00 pm a community potluck, bring your own dish or drink to share!
This is a family-friendly alcohol-free event, so everyone is welcome!
Don’t forget to check out the newly expanded and reorganized Infoshop lending library and zine archive!
Info? #257-6050 or #262-9036
Join the Madison Free Skool for a six part Fall 2014 community potluck and discussion series at Rainbow Bookstore – Mondays at 6:30 pm through October and November.
Does it matter if the earth is dead or alive? Do we call it animal science or animal husbandry? How come it is so hard to grow food in the city? Where have all the peasants gone? Why do food/farm workers deserve a living wage? Should food be treated as a weapon? As a human right? What does it mean to say UW-Madison is a land grant college? Is food irradiation or seed patenting a good idea? What about the fence or the plow? What’s the difference between food security and food sovereignty?
These are just some of the questions related to the magic and science, discoveries and debates in agriculture that we’ll explore! Selected optional readings will be available before each session.
Bring a dish or drink to share if you wish – local food especially encouraged!
The tentative series schedule is as follows:
Mon. Oct. 13th 6:00 pm Introduction
Mon. Oct. 20th 6:00 pm Water & Soil
Mon. Oct. 27th 6:00 pm Plants & Animals
Mon. Nov. 10th 6:00 pm Skills & Tools
Mon. Nov. 17th 6:00 pm Family Farmers & Food Workers
Mon. Nov. 24th 6:00 pm Wrap-Up
Hosted by John E. Peck of Family Farm Defenders. For more info, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. Nov. 1st 11 am – 5 pm
Downtown Public Library (201 W. Mifflin in Madison, WI)
We are gearing up for the 2014 Print & Resist festival of zines, prints, posters, poetry, letterpress, and design! The big news for 2014? The Print & Resist Collective has booked a new venue for the event: the Central (downtown) Branch of the Madison Public Library! We’re partnering with the folks who run the Wisconsin Book Festival, the Bubbler, and other fantastic resources accessible to the Madison community and beyond. We are immensely grateful that the library is sharing their popular, versatile, and comfortable space with us for this year’s event.
Applications for a table and proposals for workshop are due by October 1st.
To apply for a table and/or submit a workshop proposal, please visit: http://madisonprintandresist.wordpress.com/
Are you a closet bookworm, ‘zine fetishist, or literary geek? Do you need a positive outlet for this obsession? Interested in helping the Madison Infoshop make the online leap into the 21st century?
Then we need YOU to be part of our mega archive project in collaboration with Library Thing!
The Madison Infoshop has probably the largest ‘zine collection in the Midwest, as well as a pretty kick-ass lending library of other radical reading material, but hardly anyone knows about it…
But we intend to change the scenario thanks to Library Thing, an amazing catalogue and social networking site for bibliophiles everywhere! So far we have 700 some titles (mostly ‘zines) posted in the Library Thing catalogue, but there is much more than can be done.
If you are interested in getting involved in this project, be sure to come to the next Infoshop Collective meeting, to be held on Mon. July 28th at 6:30 pm at 1019 Williamson St.
Just to give all our fans out there a heads up! The Madison Infoshop will be joining forces with Rainbow Bookstore for even better creative synergy beginning Aug. 1st and relocating from our current space at 1019 Williamson St. to 426 W. Gilman. We plan to continue to provide our full array of community activist services – lending library, public computers, stencil and graphic design help, meeting space, etc. In the meanwhile, we would love your help in making our transition as easy as possible. We’ll need people power to pack up materials – stay tuned for details as to just when the moving party will begin – and donations are always welcome to cover the other costs of relocation. Checks can be made out to Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson St. #B, Madison, WI 53703. Thanks for your support!
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: http://tinyurl.com/pp8kfqr
Submissions due no later than July 20th!
And here is a poster to share!