Madison Activist Calendar from 8/13/2018

Madison Activist Calendar from 8/13/18

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This calendar is brought to you by the friendly volunteer collective of the Madison Infoshop, 1202 Williamson St. #106, Madison, WI 53703

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.

Thurs. Aug. 16th 9:00 am Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St.) 5th Annual Social Good Summit – a showcase of Madison’s change-makers! Join us for this energetic and engaging focus on the people and ventures of the 2018 Social Good Accelerator (SGA)— Madison’s innovative social good community. They are changing the way entrepreneurship will touch our lives and you can be a part of it. Tickets are $25. Info?

Sat. Aug. 18th 10:00 am Horizon Coworking (7 N Pinckney St. – 3rd floor) Code.forGood() – the second outing of Code.forGood(), where we match local causes in need of tech services— web, mobiles, apps— with local tech talent to get sh*t done. Info?

Sat. Aug. 18th 8:30 pm Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago St.) OFF THE WALL 2018! A nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art. The series aims to present a survey of the most compelling and innovative moving image works from a broad cross-section of artists—local to international, emerging to mid-career. Info?

Sun. Aug. 19th 12:00 Noon UW-Madison Library Mall (800 State St.) Pride Parade – Hosted by Outreach LGBTQ Community Center! The parade will kick off at 1:00 pm, march up State Street to the Capitol, circle the Square and end with a rally at the top of State St. at 2:00 pm. Groups must register in advance to have a contingent in the parade. David Clarenbach will emcee. Sara McBride of the Human Rights Campaign will provide the keynote address. T Banks will also speak. There will also be a drag show featuring the new Pride King and Queen. DJ Ravyn will be providing the music. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Thurs. Aug. 23rd 6:00 pm Orient House (626 S. Park St.) Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat!
Join to share your issues and projects.
Info? #608-284-9082.

Sun. Aug. 26th 1:00 – 5:00 pm Penn Park (2101 Fisher St.) 10th Annual Black Latino Unity Picnic! Building Unity Towards a United front! This event is open to the whole community interested in the common struggle of Black and Latino Workers for better working, housing, employment and living conditions in our neighborhoods. There will be DJ music, Poet Damion Catledge, dances, plus food, kids; activities, information, and solidarity. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Mon. Aug. 27th 6:30 pm Wilmar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer 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?

Mon. Sept. 3rd 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm South Central Federation of Labor (1602 S. Park St.) LaborFest! Live music from the Jimmys and the Red Hot Horn Dawgs! Information booths, plus family- friendly activities such as magic shows, face painting, a bounce house, balloon twister, and a caricature artist. This year, we are eaturing a silent auction to raise proceeds for the South Central Federation of Labor Scholarship Program! We will also be collecting hygienic products and food gift cards for homeless students in the Madison area. Food and drink will be for sale – the event itself is free. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Wed. Sept. 5th 7:00 pm Capitol Lakes Grand Hall (333 W. Main St.) Protecting Wisconsin Elections – issues forum hosted by the The League of Women Voters of Dane County. Our electoral processes are part of the critical infrastructure of our democracy.  What do we expect of our elections?  Do they need protection to ensure acceptable performance? What are the most significant risks and how can they be minimized? What can citizens do? Panelists include: Barry C. Burden, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Elections Research Center, UW-Madison; Dee J. Hall, Co-founder and Managing Editor, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; and Richard Rydecki, Assistant Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission. A social hour with refreshments and conversation will precede the general meeting and issues forum. More info?

Fri. Nov. 2nd All Day UW-Madison, Gordon Dining and Events Center (770 W. Dayton St.) Sustain Dane Summit! 10th annual sustainability program that brings together students, activists, neighbors, professionals and community leaders. To register and for more info, visit:


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 Singalong! 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 Week Day. 1:15 – 2:00 pm Mon. – Fri. Park Bank (corner of Main & King) Join Highlander North after the Solidarity Singalong for further strategizing! Hosted by the Gray Panthers.

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

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

Each Tues. 6:00 pm UW-Madison – Check Today in the Union (TITU) for exact location. Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! Info?

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. 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:

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