Madison Activist Calendar from 2/18/2018

Madison Activist Calendar from 2/18/18

To post events or announcements for future listings, please contact: jepeck@wisc.edu

For an online version of this calendar, please visit: https://madinfoshop.wordpress.com/your-space/madison-activist-calendar

This calendar is brought to you by the friendly volunteer collective of the Madison Infoshop, 1202 Williamson St. #106, Madison, WI 53703 https://madinfoshop.wordpress.com

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 (art supplies, theater props, graphix and stencils, megaphones, and button maker). We also host meetings and help organize events.

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Sun. Feb. 18th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Midvale Lutheran (4329 Tokay Blvd.) Harvest of Hope Winter Farmers Market! – hosted by the Food, Faith and Farming Network! Includes a farm breakfast, plus many farmer vendors offering local fair trade products – 10% of all proceeds go to support the Harvest of Hope fund to assist WI family farmers in need. Info? http://www.cclpmidwest.org/Hope.html

Mon. Feb. 19th 5:30 pm Madison Labor Temple (1602 S. Park St.) Waht is Workplace Sexual Harassment? – workshop presented by the UW School For Workers. What can we as workers and union members do to make our workplaces locations where all people are respected? Part of the ongoing “Labor with a Bite” series – snacks provided – followed by the monthly meeting of the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL). Info? https://www.scfl.org/

Tues. Feb. 20th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 6191 Helen C. White (600 N. Park). Feminism and the Politics of the Commons – talk with Prof. Silvia Federici, feminist scholar at Hofstra Univ. Hosted by the AE Havens Center. Info? http://www.havenscenter.org/

Tues. Feb. 20th 7:00 pm Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) The Occupation of the American Mind – free screening of the acclaimed documentary that provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people — a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel’s increasingly right-wing policies. Hosted by Jewish Voices for Peace-Madison.

Wed. Feb. 21st 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 6191 Helen C. White (600 N. Park). Reproduction and Capital Accumulation: Past and Present.talk with Prof. Silvia Federici, feminist scholar at Hofstra Univ. Hosted by the AE Havens Center. Info? http://www.havenscenter.org/

Wed. Feb. 21st 6:45 pm UW-Madison Union South – Marquee Theater (1308 W. Dayton) A.E. Havens Center’s Social Cinema Series presents: Shadow World. This documentary reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Shadow World explores how governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defence contractors, arms dealers and agents are intertwined. Following the film, join a discussion led by Will Williams of Madison Veterans for Peace. Free & open to the public. Info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440002169762623/

Thurs. Feb. 22nd 10:00 am WI State Capitol Family Lobby Day: Stop the Hate Bill AB190/SB275!
Join us to urge Wisconsin legislators to reject AB190/SB275, a hate bill that would allow local employees to investigate immigration status, and mandate authorities turn immigrants over to ICE. The bill would separate Wisconsin families, increase discrimination and racial profiling, harm our economy, and make everyone less safe.
Info? #414-643-1620 or checkout the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/788676731326896/

Thurs. Feb. 22nd 2:15 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Varsity Hall (1308 W. Dayton) Madison Climate Change Symposium! Student Flash Talks and Poster Session/Reception followed at 4:15 pm by Life and Death on a Remote Pacific Reef – Keynote talk with Prof. Kim Cobb, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciuences, Georgia Tech. Hosted by the Nelson Institute. Info? go.wisc.edu/climatesymposium

Thurs. Feb. 22nd 3:30 pm UW-Madison, University Club (803 State St.) Food & the Wisconsin Idea – Conversations about food in our lives. This month’s episode is on Food Systems for Nutrition and Health: Exploring Pathways to Accelerate Impact! How are nutrition, health, and food systems related? Our guest Heidi Busse and her colleagues from Centro Hispano, Community Groundworks, and the ICP Sweet Potato Project in Ethiopia will present on agricultural and health challenges in Ethiopia, and how multi-sectoral strategies there are making communities more resilient. Bringing it back to Wisconsin, they will discuss the varied understandings of nutrition today, what “healthy” looks like to different communities, and what multi-sectoral partnerships mean for capacity building to work on nutrition at many different levels. Moderated by Morgan Mehnke. Info? Checkout the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1941403996176151/

Thurs. Feb. 22nd 6:00 pm A Room of One’s Own (315 W. Gorham) Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities – book event with author, Prof. Sue Robinson, UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Robinson examines obstacles to public dialogues about racial inequality and opportunities for better discourse in mid-sized, liberal cities, using Madison, WI as its case study. Info? #608-257-7888

Thurs. Feb. 22nd – Sat. Feb 24th La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza in La Crosse, WI) Organic Farming Conference! Hundreds of workshops and exhibitors. Largest such event in North America. Info? https://mosesorganic.org/conference/

Sat. Feb. 24th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Madison College – Truax Campus, Rm. D1630 (1701 Wright St.) Martin Luther King’s Principles of Nonviolent Training – sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. This workshop will introduce Martin Luther King, Jr’s Six Principles of Nonviolence. Participants will learn to understand types of conflicts one might face, principles and steps of nonviolence as well as models of social change. This is event for anyone who wants to develop skills necessary for promoting peace, nonviolence, and social change. The facilitator for this training is Jim Handly, a certified Kingian nonviolence trainer. Free, includes lunch, but pre-registration required. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jrs-principles-of-nonviolence-training-tickets-41428281104

Sat. Feb. 24th 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Ouverture Hall (201 State St.) Local Goes Global: International Festival! Free performances, plus food and crafts from all over the world. Info? http://www.overture.org/events/international-festival

Sat. Feb. 24th 1:00 pm State Capitol. Working People’s Day of Action Rally! Around the country, workers are taking a stand against the continued assault on the rights of working people! AFSCME Wisconsin invites you to stand with us, and our partner organizations, to show all those who have taken away the rights of working people that they will be held accountable.
Speakers at the rally will address the power workers have to demand fair treatment, the proud history of labor, and the Supreme Court case – Janus vs AFSCME,
which will be heard two days after the rally. Info? Visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1515282461874661/

Sat. Feb. 24th 6:30 pm James Reeb Unitarian Universalist (2146 E. Johnson) Sustainable Saturdays continues with the theme of Building Unity across Wisconsin. Community Meal followed by break-out discussions-conversations for collective liberation. Form more info, visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildingunitywi/ or contact: buildingunitywi@gmail.com

Sun. Feb. 25th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Madison Christian Community (7118 Old Sauk Rd.) Harvest of Hope Winter Farmers Market! – hosted by the Food, Faith and Farming Network! Includes a farm breakfast, plus many farmer vendors offering local fair trade products – 10% of all proceeds go to support the Harvest of Hope fund to assist WI family farmers in need. Info? http://www.cclpmidwest.org/Hope.html

Thurs. March 1st 6:00 pm Madison Library – Pinney Branch (204 Cottage Grove Rd.) Seed Exchange/Giveaway – presented by Madison Sustainable Gardening Club! Join us to share seeds and conversation. Bring seeds if you have them, please take some if you don’t! We will have extra seeds and small envelopes.

Thurs. March 1st 6:30 pm Madison College Truax Campus – Health Bldg., Rm. 309 (1705 Hoffman St.) Screening of Rwanda and Juliet with a followup discussion with director, Ben Proudfoot. Camera crews follow a small American theater group led by a retired Dartmouth Professor Andrew Garrod as they journey to Rwanda expecting to mount a reconciliatory production of Romeo & Juliet with an all-African cast. These self-realized millennials, most orphaned by the horrors of violence, form the unorthodox company drawn from the contentious Hutu and Tutsi population divisions. The cast members’ stories are as emotionally rich as the characters they are portraying. This production marks the first time many of the Tutsi have interacted closely with anyone of Hutu background, and vice versa. Part of the Director’s Cut Film Series in partnership between Wisconsin Film Festival and Madison College. Free, but RSVP required – visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/directors-cut-film-series-at-madison-college-tickets-42327247938

Fri. March 2nd 1:00 – 8:00 pm Dodger Bowl (318 King St. in Dodgeville) Stop CHC/Harnessing Our Local Energy Futures! Three afternoon breakout sessions, following by a 5:30 pm networking meal, and a 6:30 pm Keynote Panel featuring: Bill Powers, Powers Engineering, San Diego, CA on Local-Based Energy Futures and the Obstacle of Transmission Expansion ; Dave Clutter, Driftless Area Land Conservancy, Dodgeville, WI on Protecting the Natural Habitats and Local Economies of the Dri4less Area from Unnecessary Transmission Expansion; and Keryn Newman, StopPATH WV, Shepherdstown, WV on Participation, Politics, and Public Opinion. Info? type@mwt.net

Fri. March 2nd 6:00 pm A Room of One’s Own (315 W. Gorham) High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housingbook event with acclaimed journalist, Ben Austen. This is the timely story of our most iconic, and notorious, public housing project—and further, of America’s public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities. Info? #608-257-7888

Sat. March 3rd 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sacred Heart School Gym (545 Oak St. in Reedsburg) Eighth Annual Local Food Fair & Farmers Market – hosted by the Justice & Peace Commission! Produce, baked goods, seeds, and information from organizations – plus mini sessions on such topics as: container gardening, birds and bees, cooking with organic veggies, and fermenting vegetables. Info? #608-985-7387

Sun. Mar. 4th 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Blessed Sacrament (2118 Hollister Rd.) Harvest of Hope Winter Farmers Market! – hosted by the Food, Faith and Farming Network! Includes a farm breakfast, plus many farmer vendors offering local fair trade products – 10% of all proceeds go to support the Harvest of Hope fund to assist WI family farmers in need. Info? http://www.cclpmidwest.org/Hope.html

Tues. March 6th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 6191 Helen C. White (600 N. Park) The Situation Today: Firms are Political Entities – talk with Prof. Isabelle Ferraras, Sociology Dept. L’Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Hosted by the AE Havens Center. Info? http://www.havenscenter.org/

Wed. March 7th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 6191 Helen C. White (600 N. Park) Facing Corporate Despotism: The Proposal of the Bicameral Firm, as a Transition toward Economic Citizenship – talk with Prof. Isabelle Ferraras, Sociology Dept. L’Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Hosted by the AE Havens Center. Info? http://www.havenscenter.org/

Thurs. March 8th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm 104 (201 W. Mifflin) How the United States Went to the Great War: the Military & Economic Mobilization of 1918, Part II – discussion with historian-activist Steve Wolvin. Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum. Info? #608-284-9082.

Sat. March 10th 2:00 pm WI Institute for Discovery (330 N. Orchard) Screening of the new award winning film, Circle Up, about restorative justice forgiveness, violence prevention, healing, and human dignity. Following the documentary will be a Q&A with director, Julie Mallozzi, as well as a panel discussion with individuals working on or participating in restorative justice initiatives locally. Info? Visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/157672121689487/

Sat. March 24th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wisconsin Heights High School (10173 U.S. Hwy. 14 near Mazomanie) 10th Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival! People Organizing for Solutions. Keynote speakers include: Lisa Graves, Center for Media & Democracy; John Nichols, The Cap Times/The Nation; and Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Plus more than twnety breakout sessions on a variety of topics, and dozens of information tables for grassroots organizations. $25 admission includes lunch. Info? #608-220-0139 or http://www.wisconsingrassroots.net/

Mon. April 2nd 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Elvejhem, Rm. L160 (800 Univ. Ave.) 1917-2017 Wars and Revolutions – talk with Tariq Ali, writer, journalist, filmmaker, and editor of the New Left Review. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, UW History Department, and the AE Havens Center. Info? http://www.havenscenter.org/

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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 that began five years ago. We have sung together over 1400 times since then, 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? mbspeace1@charter.net

Each Monday 6:00 pm Social Justice Center, basement (1202 Williamson) LGBT Books to Prisoners meeting! For more info, check out: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/calendar/ or visit: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/

Each Tues. 6:00 pm Social Justice Center, basement (1202 Williamson) LGBT Books to Prisoners meeting! For more info, check out: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/calendar/ or visit: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/

Each Tues. 7:30 PM UW-Madison, Room L159 Education Building. Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! Info? http://slacuw.com/

Each Wed. 4:00 pm Social Justice Center, basement (1202 Williamson) 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? Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinBooksToPrisonersProject

Second Wed. of the month. 6:30 pm Barriques 2166 Atwood Ave. Planning Meeting for the Madison Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Info? http://wilpf-madison.org/

Second Wed. of the month. 7:00 pm Monona Community Center (1011 Nichols Rd. in Monona) Weston A. Price Foundation – Madison Chapter meeting. Nutrient-Dense Foods – Education & Activism. Topics/Special Speakers/Demos/Networking. Info? #221-8696 or http://chapters.westonaprice.org/madisonwi/

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? charkt@charter.net .

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 rfrathmann2@yahoo.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 http://www.aideasttimor.org

Last Fri. of every month 5:30 pm W. Washington Ave and the Capitol Square. Critical Mass Bike Ride – bring your favorite pedal vehicle and express your right to ride!

Each Sat. 10:00 am Social Justice Center, basement (1202 Williamson) LGBT Books to Prisoners meeting! For more info, check out: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/calendar/ or visit: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/

Fourth Sat. of every month 6:00 pm James Reeb UU (2146 E. Johnson St.) Sustainable Saturday Night! – potluck followed by a program. Joint project of the Eastside Planning Council, the EENA Sustainability Task Force and the James Reeb Peace, Justice and Sustainability Group. Free, family friendly and welcoming to all! Info? #608-630-3633

 

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