Madison Activist Calendar from 11/10/2019

Madison Activist Calendar from 11/10/19

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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.

Sun. Nov. 10th 6:00 pm Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E. Gorham) Words of Worth – Letters to the Border! Screening of the film, Genesis of Exodus, exploring the roots of migration; followed by letter writing to the women, children and families detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Info?

Mon. Nov. 11th 6:30 pm Mutual Aid Workspace (MAW) at the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Fall 2019 Free Skool Utopias Series continues! This week we will discuss the Paris Commune, Christiana in Denmark, Rojava in Syria, Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock, and other Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZs). Informal potluck starts at 6:00 pm. Info?

Mon. Nov. 11th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Hall (800 Langdon St.) The Greatest War: World War One, Wisconsin, and Why It Still Matters! A multimedia live music exploration of the modern, living legacy of the First World War and the uneasy truce that ended it. How are the events of WW1 relevant to us today? Have we moved past this conflict, or are we still struggling with its consequences? Equal parts rock opera and documentary, The Greatest War uses music, imagery, and words to tell the story of the Armistice and the war that lead up to it. Using letters, diaries, and articles written by and about Wisconsinites, connects the past with our world today through compelling music accompanied by theatrical lighting and a live display of photos, film, and artwork from the period. Tickets $15 ($10 for UW students). For more info and tickets, visit:

Tues. Nov. 12th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, WI Institute for Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.) Whose Food, Whose Land? – A Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty! Panelists include: Mpumelelo Ncwadi, Vus’umhlaba Coalition; Mariaelana Huambachano, UW Civil Society and Community Studies; Monica White; UW Community and Env. Sociology; Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers Union; and Dan Cornelius, Intertribal Ag Council. Reception to follow. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Tues. Nov. 12th 7:00 pm Headquarters Bar & Restaurant ( 101 Concord Dr. in Oregon) The WI Dairy Industry: Past, Present, and Future – discussion with Pete Hardin, publisher and editor of the Milkweed! Hosted by Madison Institute, Oregon Area Progressives, and the WI Farmers Union. Info?

Tues. Nov. 12th 7:00 pm Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) Refugee Crisis – UNA Dane County Public Lecture Series with Hannah Koury! Koury who has worked in the Middle East and Europe with refugees and asylum seekers and relocated to Madison just over a year ago to work with refugee resettlement. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Wed. Nov. 13th 6:30 pm First Unitarian Society (900 Univ Bay Dr.) Know Your Rights Training! Come learn about the crisis facing undocumented immigrants and how you can best protect their rights through the sanctuary movement. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the Dane Sanctuary Committee. Please RSVP by contacting:

Thurs. Nov. 14th 5:00 pm UW-Madison, Pyle Center-Alumni Lounge (702 Langdon St.). From Awareness to Action: Immigration’s Impacts on Children from Madison to the Northern Triangle of Central America! This conversation will provide information and perspectives about the immigration that occurs between Madison, the U.S.-Mexico Border and the Northern Triangle of Central America, with a focus on children and their wellbeing. What is happening? How can we act together to address detrimental policies that affect those who we call our neighbors, family, and friends? Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Thurs. Nov. 14th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (203 W. Mifflin.) Galloping Inequality & Corruption in the Age of Capitalist Decline – discussion with Scott Benike. Hosted by the Peregrine Forum, Info? #608-284-9082.

Fri. Nov. 15th 5:00 pm UW-Madison, Chazen Museum (750 Univ. Ave.) The Return of Navajo Boy – 20th anniversary screening of the acclaimed documentary! This film tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, who, while viewing the vintage film about her family in Monument Valley, identifies her baby brother who was adopted by white missionaries in the 1950s and never heard from again. She says his name is John Wayne Cly. Elsie and her family’s story offers a different perspective on the history of the American West, showing the ways in which indigenous voices change the meaning of stereotypical images found in Hollywood Westerns, postcards, and, a propaganda film made by a uranium mining company. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring: Elsie Mae Begay, Navajo Nation; John Wayne Cly, Navajo Nation; James Adakai, President, Oljato Chapter, Navajo Nation; and Jeff Spitz, Director & Co-Producer, Groundswell Films. More Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Sat. Nov. 16th 12:00 Noon – 8:00 pm OM Village (304 N. 3rd St.) Occupy Madison Fifth Anniversary Celebration! From a protest movement, to a roving encampment, to a village – five years ago, Occupy Madison launched the Tiny Homes Village on Madison’s east side! Join us to celebrate community, dignity, and tiny ways to make our world more humane and sustainable. There will be live music, refreshments, tours of Tiny Homes, and discussions of OM Village’s past, present and future. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Sat. Nov. 16th 1:00 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) First Annual Neighborhood Organizing Summit: Celebrating Resistance! After four years of providing leadership development to grassroots organizers in Madison neighborhoods, we would like to celebrate those resisting the status quo. Program includes: program: 1:00 pm Registration; 1:30 pm Madison Black Resistance Panel 3:00 pm Amplifying Resistance Mixer; 4:00 pm Graduation & Awards Reception; 4:30 pm Buffet Dinner. For more info and to register, visit the Facebook event:

Mon. Nov. 18th 5:30 pm UW-Madison, Red Gym (716 Langdon St.) Whiteness in LGBTQ+ spaces and community! This is an intended for space, meaning intended for white identifying LGBTQ+ folks to address and discuss their role in oppressive whiteness in queer spaces, community, and beyond. All students are welcome. Hosted by the Gender & Sexuality Campus Center. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Mon. Nov. 18th 6:00 pm Mutual Aid Workspace (MAW), Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Thriving Economy through Mutual Aid Discussion! Join us for visioning, and action planning for our local solidarity economy. The possibilities are great! Help shape them, prioritize, and put them into action! Info?

Tues. Nov. 19th 8:00 am Threshold (2717 Atwood Ave.) WILPF’s Gather the Women Quarterly Breakfast – Local Organizing: What does it take? What can you do? Join us for a buffet breakfast and to hear from Vicki Berenson, Mary Jo Walters, and Sue Pastor, activists with Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, a loosely organized coalition working to say no to the increased militarization of our communities and specifically to prevent the F-35 fighter jet proposal for Truax airbase in Madison. Cost is $15 – paid at the door. To RSVP, please contact:

Tues. Nov. 19th 6:30 pm Madison Labor Temple, Rm. 201C (1602 S. Park St.) The Gerrymandering Fight – presentation with attorney, Doug Poland, who will talk about efforts here and in other states to eliminate gerrymandering. Doug Poland served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs who successfully challenged the Wisconsin Assembly legislative districts before three-judge federal panels in 2012 and 2016, and was a member of the legal team that represented the respondents before the U.S. Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford. He’ll also talk about the Supreme Court’s Rucho opinion, which ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims cannot be heard in federal courts. Hosted by Our Wisconsin Revolution.

Wed. Nov. 20th 6:30 pm First Unitarian Society (900 Univ. Bay Dr.) The Climate Crisis, Solutions, and the Food We Eat – discussion with Gail Nordheim and Paul Thompson. What can we do to feed ourselves, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and use less fossil fuels? Info?

Thurs. Nov. 21st 7:00 pm UW-Madison, DeJope Hall – Lake Mendota Hall (640 Elm Dr.) The Power of Storytelling and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Native November Everyone’s Earth lecture featuring the Fall 2019 UW-Madison Elder-in-Residence, Mary Louise Defender-Wilson! A nationally renowned traditional Dakotah/Hidatsa elder, storyteller, and traditionalist enrolled at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation of North Dakota, Mary Louise has been honored for her artistry with multiple awards including the Arts National Heritage Award as well as multiple Native American music and spoken words awards. Info?

Sun. Nov. 24th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Orchard Ridge UCC (1501 Gilbert Rd.) Annual Holiday Fair Trade Sale! With vendors and gifts from around the world – support social justice this holiday season. Info? #608-271-7212

Sun. Nov. 24th 10:45 am Beth Israel Center (1406 Mound St.) Know Your Rights Training! Come learn about the crisis facing undocumented immigrants and how you can best protect their rights through the sanctuary movement. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the Dane Sanctuary Committee. Please RSVP by contacting:

Mon. Dec. 2nd 6:30 pm Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Monthly meeting of the Madison General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Find out how you can dump the boss off your back! Info?

Thurs. Dec. 5th 6:00 pm Orient House (626 S. Park St.) Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat! Info? #608-284-9082.

Fri. Dec. 6th 5:45 pm First Unitarian Society (900 Univ. Bay Dr.) First Friday Film series continues with: A Place at the Table! This documentary shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. Community potluck followed by the screening and discussion. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Sat. Dec. 7th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr.) 23rd Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival! Info?

Sat. Dec. 7th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair! Support your local fair trade organic artists, farmers, and artisans with good karma holiday gifts for everyone! Hosted by 608Arts. Info?

Tues. Dec. 10th 7:30 am – 9:00 am The Sylvee (25 S. Livingston St.) Beacon and Eggs – Breakfast Fundraiser to support Madison’s day resource center for the homeless! Hear guests, volunteers, and staff stories about how the Beacon is helping to move folks who are homelessness into employment and housing. $25+ donation. For more info and to get tickets, visit the Facebook event:


Regular Meetings & Events:

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?

Each Monday 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm Social Justice Center, Mutual Aid Workspace (1202 Williamson St.) Dreamtime Mondays! Bring your dream and we’ll help brainstorm ways to support you in achieving it. Info?

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

Each Tues. 5:30 pm Common Ground (corner of Branch St. and Century Ave. in Middleton) Peace Tuesday! – meet-up for peace groups and other activists, followed at 7:00 pm by music from the Midtown International Peace Orchestra. Info? Visit:

Each Tues. 5:30 pm UW-Madison – Check Today in the Union (TITU) for exact location. Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! Info?

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

Second Tues. of the month 6:00 pm WNPJS Office (30 W. Mifflin #702) Madison National Organization of Women (NOW) monthly meeting. There will be someone at the door to let you in. If you arrive late, just text 608-217-5217 and we will come get you! Babies and children are welcome at our meetings. Toys and coloring are available to help entertain mobile babies and toddlers.

Second Tues. of the month. 6:00 pm Sequoya Public Library (4340 Tokay Blvd.) South Central Wisconsin United to Amend meeting. The democracy reform movement is growing and we need your help! Info?

Each Wed. 3:00 pm – 5:30 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:

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?

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

Third Wed. of the month. 6:00 pm Rm. D240, Downtown MATC Campus. Veterans for Peace #25 Monthly Meeting. Info? 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? .

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

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

Each Friday. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Near the Lady Forward Statue at the Capitol corner of State St. & Mifflin St. Solidarity Sing Along! Join a group of local activists who continue the Solidarity protests that began eight years ago on March 11, 2011. We have sung together over 2042 consecutive weekdays since then, songs of the civil rights and labor movements, as well as many created especially for our local situation. Use your voice, and find it!

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

Second Sat. of every month 10:30 am Arbco Coop Community Room (1137 Erin St.) Madison Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby meeting. Coffee, tea, and treats, followed by chapter business at 11:00 am and at Noon we join the national organizations webcast. All are welcome. CCL is a non-partisan group currently focused on passing Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced to the House in 2018 and will be reintroduced in 2019. Info? Visit:

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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