Madison Activist Calendar from 1/14/2018

Madison Activist Calendar from 1/14/18

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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.


Mon. Jan. 15th 5:00 pm Ouverture Center (201 State St.) 33rd Annual Madison & Dane County King Holiday Observance! Freedom Songs, followed by a program featuring a Keynote Address by Frank A. Humphrey, President, NAACP Wisconsin State Conference. Hosted by the King Coalition. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Tues. Jan. 16th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) At the River I Stand – screening and discussion of an award-winning film about Dr. Martin Luther King’s last two months working with the Memphis Garbage workers’ strike–the climax of the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by the Gray Panthers of Madison. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Wed. Jan. 17th 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm Grace Episcopal Church (116 W. Washington Ave.) Join WISDOM and EXPO for a forum to examine the consequences of excessive revocations in Wisconsin. Former WPR Criminal Justice Reporter Gil Halsted will be the moderator. At this forum, civil rights leaders, EXPO leaders, UW-Madison Sociology Professor Pamela Oliver, and State Representative, Evan Goyke, will present on various aspects of the revocation process in Wisconsin. Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor have been invited and will be given an opportunity to respond. More than 4,500 people are currently incarcerated in Wisconsin prisons for a revocation without a new conviction. Each year, thousands of others are held temporarily in county jails or the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) while their agents investigate alleged rule violations. Wisconsin could literally close MSDF and other prisons by transforming its unjust revocation process and by reducing excessive community supervision sentences. Both red and blue states have taken major steps to dramatically cut back on crimeless revocations. As a result, they are closing prisons, not thinking about building more. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Wed. Jan. 17th 6:00 – 8:00 pm Art In (1444 E. Washington) Madison Mutual Aid Network Cooperative Monthly Party! Enjoy the company of good neighbors while you learn about Madison’s new Mutual Aid Network, the Madison MAN Cooperative. Born from a project of the Dane County TimeBank and building on the legacy of Madison HOURS local currency, as well as many formal and informal cooperative projects around the world, Mutual Aid Networks connect timebanking, shared resources (like tool libraries, commons gardens, shared laundry facilities, makerspaces, etc), pooled money, and other forms of mutual credit and free exchange to support each other doing the work we want to do — in our professional lives, family lives, communities, and personal lives. And valuing leisure! And education! And care, investment in the future, environmental regeneration, sustainable and accessible building, and on and on. We can use existing tools and new technologies to build a healthier prosperity this way, and it can unleash forces of problem solving and collaboration that we haven’t yet seen. Snacks and childcare provided. Info? #608-443-8229

Thurs. Jan. 18th 3:30 – 5:30 pm UW-Madison, University Club (803 State St.) Good Food, Strong Communities – book launch party drawing upon a five year collaboration between UW-Madison, Growing Power, UW Extension, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and more than thirty community organizations to investigate and discuss what needs to be done to ensure that everyone has access to readily available, affordable, appropriate, and acceptable food. Kick off event for the Spring 2018 Food and Wisconsin Idea Series. To register visit:

Sat. Jan. 20th 1:00 – 5:30 pm AmericInn Conference Center (1700 Elm St.) in Boscobel, WI. Industrial Ag in the Driftless – How Do We Protect Our Communities? Keynote speaker, John Ikerd!Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Mon. Jan. 22nd 6:30 pm Orient House (626 S. Park St.) Radicals and Progressives Meet & Eat! Join us and share your concerns and projects. Info? #608-284-9082

Sat. Jan. 27th 6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian Universalsit Congregation (2146 E. Johnson St.) Our New Year’s Revolution: WI Leaders Share Vision & Strategy for Building Unity in 2018! Join us for a free community potluck meal, followed by a 7:00 pm panel discussion. Love is Love; No Human is Illegal; Black Lives Matter; Science is Real; Women’s Rights are Human Rights; Water is Life; Kindness is Everything! Info?

Sun. Jan. 28th 6:00 – 8:30 pm La Follette High School (702 Pflaum Rd.) Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. Sponsored by Eastside Progressives

Sat. Feb. 3rd 7:00 pm Art-In (1444 E. Washington Ave.) Hip Hop Benefit Concert! Featuring: John Denver aka The Profit, HANKS, Dequadray, Rambunxious, TG, Tha Catalyst, Willie Wright, and Evaridae. 100% of proceeds going to the Free The 350 Bail Fund. Info? Visit the Facebook event: []

Mon. Feb. 5th 6:30 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) – Madison General Membership Branch (GMB) monthly meeting. Preceded at 5:30 by the Social Action and Solidarity (SAS) Committee. Join the One Big Union and find out how you can dump the boss off your back! More info?

Mon. Feb. 5th 6:30 pm Sun Prairie Public Library (1350 Linnerud Dr. in Sun Prairie). Election Security in Wisconsin. Hosted by Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC).

Sat Feb. 10th 10-11:30 am Madison Christian Community (7118 Old Sauk Rd.). Lindsay Koshgarian, research director of National Priorities Project, will address the steadily increasing U.S. military budget and the resultant decrease in funding for other important programs. Sponsored by the Ecumenical Peace Working Group of Wisconsin (EPWGW). Info?

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?

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. 7:30 PM UW-Madison, Room L159 Education Building. Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! 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

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: 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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