Madison Activist Calendar from 6/12/2017

Madison Activist Calendar from 6/12/2017


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



Mon. June 12th 6:00 pm Taj Indian Restaurant (1256 S. Park St.) Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat! Join us to share your issues and projects. Info? #608-284-9082.

Mon. June 12th 6:00 pm Education Herb Garden (3919 Gray Rd. in DeForest) Summer Flowers as Medicine – Rose Petals and Elderberry Flowers! Lead by herbalist, Jean Schneider of the Madison Area Permaculture Guild. Our late spring and early summer flowers are some lovely sources of medicine making.  Rose petal tincture is one of my go-to plants for grief and matters of the heart.  Elderberry we all know about the berries and using elderberry syrup for our winter illnesses, but what about the flower?  Interestingly, the fresh flower and dried flower have different properties and are used for different purposes.  Learn some tips on how to make rose tincture as you go through the summer and how to gather and use your elderflowers.  Please bring garden gloves and a small spade with you if you have them.  Make sure your spade is clean before you come.  We are planning on doing some planting of our new herb starts on Monday and would appreciate your help. There will also be some lavender flower honey tea to share during the talk.  If you have items you would like to share please bring them; weather its food, tea you have made or extra herbs to give to others. Donations are not required but much appreciated to help us maintain the herb garden, add more plants and have project materials for our future talks. Info?

Fri. June. 16Th – Sun. June 18th Near Custer, WI. Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair! Now in its 28th year, the Energy Fair brings thousands of people together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. The Fair features hundreds of interactive workshops and exhibitors, plus live music, kids activities, great local food, and more. This year’s keynote speakers include JD Strauble, co-founder of Tesla, and Erica Mackie, co-founder of GRID Alternatives. Info? Visit:

Sat. June 17th 10:45 am Fountain of Life Covenant Church (633 W. Badger Rd.) Juneteenth Celebration! Parade to the Labor Temple (1602 S. Park St.) with a brief Noontime program featuring comments by community elders, leaders, and political leaders. Their words of reflection will be followed by a collective moment of celebration, including tributes to Clyde Stubblefield and Al Jarreau, as well as an array of local artists, presentations, displays and activities, cultural information and delicious food. Info? Visit:

Sat. June 17th 11:00 am Madison World Naked Bike Ride! Info?

Sat. June 17th 12:00 Noon State St. corner of the State Capitol Rally to Defend the Civil Service!
Keynote speaker: Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Civil Service is the system that requires state agencies to hire and promote the best qualified candidates for the job. Wisconsin passed a Civil Service law in 1905, based upon the slogan of “The Best Shall Serve the State.” It has been almost one year since passage of Act 150 made major changes to the WI Civil Service System including rescinding the requirement for Civil Service exams at the state level, changing the standard for disciplining or firing state employees, and dismantling other key elements of the Civil Service System. The full effect of these changes may not be visible yet, but they have weakened state agencies and the UW system, and create a climate where cronyism and corruption will take root. Join us as we speak out to defend the integrity of our civil service system! Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Thurs. June 22nd 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Crowne Plaza Hotel (4402 E. Washington Ave) Paths to Healing Conference 2017! Join us for a day-long conference to provide support and explore what we need to do as a community to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. It is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement. Now in its 5th year, the Paths to Healing Conference continues to provide support and explore what communities can do to respond to the needs of sexual abuse survivors. The conference is intended for child sex abuse survivors – particularly male survivors – supportive allies, advocates, health and mental health professionals, and law enforcement. Keynote speaker this year is Corey Ingram, a board member of Project Unity, USA, and leads a men’s victim advocacy group called True Strength. True Strength engages men around issues of interpersonal violence, bystander accountability, and healthy masculinity. There will be nine additional breakout sessions throughout the day for professionals, survivors, and survivor allies. The cost is $40 for advanced registration and $50 the day of the event. For more info and to register, visit:

Thurs. June 22nd 4:00 pm Christ the King Lutheran Church (1600 N Genesee St. in Delafield) Immigrant Justice and the Dairy Industry – with guest speaker Dr. Diego Calderon, UW-Madison Prof. of Veterinary Medicine and and former dairy farm worker. Part of the Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice Annual Meeting. The Trump Administration’s immigration policies have created a heightened feeling of fear and insecurity in the immigrant communities. Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice has focused a large part of our work this year in opposing those policies and supporting our immigrant friends and neighbors. As part of this work, our program at our annual meeting will focus on justice for immigrant farm workers. While the dairy industry opposes the immigration policies that threaten a significant part of their workforce, immigrant farm workers are often at risk for mistreatment. Because of their immigration status, they fear reporting issues such as wage theft and unsafe working conditions. Dr. Calderon will share his stories and his perspective on immigrant rights, especially the rights of undocumented farm workers. We will also celebrate our accomplishments of the past year, welcome new board members, and look toward a new year of advocating for social and economic justice! Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by June 20th to:

Thurs. June 22nd 7:00 pm UW-Madison Arboretum (1207 Seminole Highway) Monarch Conservation! – talk with Laura Lukens and Kyle Kasten, Monarch Joint Venture and University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. The monarch butterfly population has significantly declined over the last twenty years. The biggest factor has been loss of breeding habitat in the north central United States. Researchers, citizens, and government agencies have been working to understand how much more habitat is needed, how to create it, and where to put it. will discuss these efforts, their research on how to help monarch population, and citizen science contributions to monarch conservation. Space is limited, so please pre-register:

Fri. June 23rd – Sat. Jun 24th Econo Lodge (5110 Main St. – in Stevens Point) Our Wisconsin Revolution – Founding Convention! Over the course of a day and a half, we’ll share our hard work across the state with each other, come together for a number of free trainings & workshops, and vote on bylaws, a board, and OWR People’s Platform. There will also be a training on Friday afternoon, followed by a communal gathering on Friday night, so come early if you can (we recognize not everyone can get out of work.) Suggested registration is $45. For more info, visit:

Sat. June 24th 5:00 – 10:00 pm Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability (2299 Rose Rd. near Verona) Farley Center Food Fest! Join us at the Farley Center for fun, food, music, and fire! We will have food carts, market stands, tours, and more. Info? Check out the Facebook event:

Wed. June 28th 12:00 Noon State Capitol Stop Anti-Immigrant Bill AB190 – No Hate in Our State – Statewide Day of Action! Info?

Wed. June 28th 5:00 pm High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington) Songs of Resistance – Fundraiser for the ACLU, co-hosted by WORT FM Community Radio! Join us for a night of Resistance Music, featuring The Whiskey Farm, Frank Busch (of Wheelhouse), Ryan Mauer & the Angry Fix, Evan Murdock, and Amber Sebastian. . Tickets are $5.00. Info? Visit Facebook:

Mon. July 3rd 6:30 pm Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St.) Monthly meeting of the Madison General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Find out what is up with the One Big Union, and how you can dump the boss off your back. For more info, visit the Facebook page:

Sun. July 9th 7:00 pm Majestic Theater (115 King St.) 5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour! Featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey, Gingger Shankar & special guests. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Honor the Earth. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Thurs. July 13th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) Putin, Trump and the American Left: What Should be Our Attitude? – Part One of a Debate. Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum. Info? #608-284-9082.

Wed. Aug. 9th 6:00 pm Tenney Park (1414 E. Johnson) Lanterns for Peace! This family-friendly event ir organized around the world in remembrance of the devastating humanitarian effects of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II. This year’s speaker is Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, the 2017 National Book Award Longlist title and 2017 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year list awardee. Her book retells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb and the lifelong aftermath.


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 – 8:30 pm Barriques (2166 Atwood Ave.) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Chapter meeting. 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

Second Thurs. of the Month 6:30 pm 122 State St., 4th Fl. Conf. Rm. Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) meeting. Info?

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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