Madison Activist Calendar from 2/18/2019

Madison Activist Calendar from 2/18/19

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.

Madison Infoshop’s 2019 “Reclaim the Commons” Seed Swap is OPEN – 1202 Williamson St.!

In celebration of Ground Hog Day and the eventual coming of Spring, the Madison Infoshop in conjunction with the Mutual Aid Workspace (MAW) at the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.) – would like to invite the community to participate in our 2019 “Reclaim the Commons” Seed Swap! Local heirloom and open pollinated varieties are preferred, hybrids will be “tolerated,” while patented genetically engineered seeds are most “unwelcome.” It is also good to note that older seeds (3+ years) will have poorer germination rates (50-70%) but are certainly worth trying if you wish. While visiting the Madison Infoshop, be sure to check out our array of free zines on seed saving, agroecology, organic gardening, making compost, and the like, as well as the related book titles in our lending library available for check-out. Seeds are a treasure that belong to everyone, so thanks for joining this collective effort at reclaiming our heritage! Info? https://madinfoshop.wordpress.com/

Mon. Feb. 18th 6:30 pm Park Hall – aka Freethinker’s Hall (307 Polk St. in Sauk City) Saving Snow – public screening of the new documentary about the local impacts of warming winters that premiered in 2018 at the American Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI, followed by discussion. A disappearing snow season is more than just a frustration for winter sports enthusiasts. It means lost income for the many towns and small businesses that depend on winter tourism and recreation to stay afloat. Saving Snow focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action ,including Birkie Executive Director Ben Popp. Co-sponsored by the Free Congregation of Sauk County and the Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Info? #608-963-8451

Tues. Feb. 19th 8:00 am Threshold (2717 Atwood Ave.) No Cops in School – A Feminist Issue! Join us for a buffet breakfast and to hear from M. Adams!, Co-executive director of Freedom, Inc. and Co-founder of Young, Gifted, & Black Coalition. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Cost is $15 at the door. To RSVP please email: wilpfmadison@gmail.com More info, visit the the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2063467240412545/

Tues. Feb. 19th 7:00 pm Madison Public Library, 3rd Fl. (201 W. Mifflin) United Nations Association (UNA) of Dane County Monthly meeting with a special presentation about Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company with Steve Wallace, author of Obromi and the Chocolate Factory: An Unlikely Story of Globalization and Ghana’s First Gourmet Chocolate Bar. Cosponsored by the UW African Studies Program. Info? Visit the Facewbook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321286031806857/

Wed. Feb. 20th 6:30 pm Madion Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) Talking-Up Civil Resistance & Non-Violent Direct Action in the Grassroots – a presentation and workshop by Adam Schesch. A comparative historian of resistance and social justice movements, Adam Schesch is also a long-time participant-observer of such movements in the United State and in Latin America. Free educational handouts will be available at the workshop. This event is a “work-in-progress” and participants will be invited to fill-out an evaluation at the end. Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum. Info? #608-284-9082.

Wed. Feb. 20th 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Marquee Theater (1308 W. Dayton) Invisible Lines – screening of the documentary by Laura Dyan Kezman – part of the Social Cinema series hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. Invisible Lines is a frank, unscripted conversation about segregation, racism, and discrimination by a diverse pool of Milwaukeeans (activists, artists, students, and historians). Springing forth from the notion that there can be no community building without genuine dialogue, Invisible Lines is a much-needed conversation surrounding topics long forced to the periphery. Following the film, there will be a discussion with Tiffany Ike of UW’s First Wave Program. Info? https://havenscenter.wisc.edu/2019/01/31/invisible-lines/

Thurs. Feb. 21st 6:00 pm Orient House (626 S. Park St.) Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat! Info? #608-284-9082.

Sat. Feb. 23rd 12:00 Noon State St. Steps – State Capitol. Hands Of Venezuela Rally! The weekend of February 23 represents the one month anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela and will be marked by internationally coordinated actions in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and against the U.S., Wall Street, and the Pentagon’s drive to war. For more details, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317820632410369/

Sat. Feb. 23rd 6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian (2146 E. Johnson St.) Sustainable Saturday Night – community potluck, followed by a program: Back from the Brink – with Dr. Rogge about municipal divestment from the nuclear arms race. Info? #608-630-3633

Sun. Feb. 24th 4:00 pm EVP Coffeehouse (1250 E. Washington Ave.) Madison General Defense Committee (GDC) Meeting. Info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356233568547719/

Wed. Feb. 27th 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Marquee Theater (1308 W. Dayton) The Human Element – screening of the new documentary by Matthew Tesla – Part of the Social Cinema series hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life. From the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. The Human Element inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Follow-up discussion with Harry Bennett and Don Ferber of the 350 Madison Climate Action Team. Info? https://havenscenter.wisc.edu/2019/01/31/the-human-element/

Thurs. Feb. 28th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Madison College (1701 Wrigth St.) 2019 Social Change Forum – Exploring Imposter Complex! The Social Change Forum was created to dedicate time with an eclectic group of change agents and focus on one building block of social change. We choose a building block that is abstract and subjective, yet when we focus on it together, we find tangible ways to be better agents of change. The Social Change Forum also uses the one focus to bridge communities. Something magical happens when we use our skills, talents, and experience to work together on common themes; we become connected and our network expands making real change possible. Whether you are a government official, work at a nonprofit, lead a corporation, are a teacher, or a freshman in college, we encourage you to join us for this annual impactful and soul filling event. The day includes materials, breakfast/lunch, and drink/snacks at the happy hour. For more info and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-social-change-forum-tickets-53922094436

Fri. March 1st 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm UW-Madison, Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Ave.) Making the Connection! – WI Environmental Health Network’s Annual Conference. Speakers include: Prof. Rebecca Klaper, Great Lakes Genomics Center, School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukee; Dr. Ken Rosenman, Michigan State University, Chief of Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Patrice Sutton, Research Scientist at University of California San Francisco, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment; Dylan Jennings, Director of Public Information, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission; Maria Powell, President of the Midwest Environmental Justice Organization; and Criste Sullivan-Greening, Grassroots Activist with Saratoga Concerned and Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network. $30 early bird registration for general public before Feb. 15th. To register and for more info, visit: https://www.wehnonline.org/mtc-2019

Fri. March 1st 5:45 pm First Unitarian Society (900 Univ Bay Dr.) Community Dinner followed by First Friday Films Screening of It’s Criminal – about the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students as they write and perform an original play. Co-sponsored by UW-Odyssey Project, MOSES, and EXPO (Ex-incarcerated People Organizing) Info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/992061730995750/

Sun. March 3rd 2:00 pm First Unitarian Society (900 Univ. Bay Dr.) Hashtag to Headlines: How the Gaza Great March of Return Challenged the World – with Gaza activist, Ahmed Abu Artema. Artema will share his experiences with the Great March and discuss the future of nonviolence, peace and justice in Palestine. Free and open to the public; refreshments and desserts will be served. Part of Madison’s annual tribute to Rachel Corrie. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, First Unitarian Society Social Justice Ministry, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project among others. Info? Visit: http://www.madisonrafah.org

Sun. March 3rd 2:00 pm Mutual Aid Workspace (1202 Williamson St.) You Are What You Eat! – Radical History and Future of Agri-Culture Discussion! Kick-off session of a Spring 2019 Madison Free Skool Series. Join us to talk about the amazing evolution and future trajectory of our food/farm system! What is healthy soil? Do we treat water well? How did domestication of plants and animals happen? Which agricultural tools/techniques are good or bad? Why is there so much exploitation of people, animals, and nature by industrial agribusiness? What viable alternatives exist to feed the world and cool the planet? These are just some of the many topics we hope to explore over the course of several “Sunday School” sessions co-hosted with the Mutual Aid Workspace. Madison Free Skool attendees will be able to modify the proposed curriculum and suggested readings as they wish – this is designed to be a participatory learning experience, free and open to all! Info? Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658451157903240/

Mon. March 4th 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? https://www.facebook.com/Madison.IWW.GMB/

Wed. March 6th 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Marquee Theater (1308 W. Dayton) Screening of Digital Disconnect – part of the Social Cinema series hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. This new film trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. Moving from the development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, renowned media scholar Robert McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Followup discussion with Robert McChesney. Info? https://havenscenter.wisc.edu/2019/01/31/digital-disconnect/

Wed. March 6th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Institute of Discovery (30 N. Orchard St.) Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement – talk with UW Prof. Monica White about her acclaimed new book. This lecture will expand the conversation surrounding community-based food systems by combining a historical analysis of agriculture as a form of resistance with first hand accounts of the current food justice and food sovereignty movements. Reception will follow. Info? https://nelson.wisc.edu/events/public-lectures/white.php

Wed. March 6th 7:15 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) Tibetan Momos from Tenzin’s Kitchen – with author Madeline Uranck! Hosted by the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). Tibetan cuisine bears flavors from different regions of cultural Tibet as well as of the neighboring countries, India, Nepal and Bhutan, where Tibetan refugees fled by the thousands in 1959. Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Live a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, has made her way into Tibetan kitchens in Madison, Kathmandu (Nepal), and Dharamsala (India), during the 25 years of her friendship with Tenzin Kalsang and her family. Madeline will bring a couple family members to demonstrate intricacies of one of the best-known Tibetan items, momo (dumplings), as well as Losar (New Year’s) items from the February 5-7, 2019 holiday. They’ll be happy to talk about what it’s like to adjust, live, and cook as one moves across borders. Info? #608-241-1574 or visit: http://www.chewwisconsin.com

Thus. March 7th 5:30 pm UW-Madison, Institute of Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.) Cooked: Survival by Zipcode – screening of the film by Judith Helfand, about the 1995 Chicago heat wave and how we think of disaster preparedness. Follow-up panel discussion includes: Judith Helfand, Richard Keller, Heather Swan, Charles Tubbs Sr, and Dan Vimont, moderated by Steve Paulson Part of the Center for Humanities Spring Series. Info? https://humanities.wisc.edu/events/entry/extreme-weather

Thurs. March 7th 6:30 pm Goodman Public Library (2222 S. Park St.) Peace & Justice Book Club Discussion of Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat. In this memoir set in Ramallah following the 1967 Six-Day War, Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war – fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life in the Middle East as a Palestinian refugee; and her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. Hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Chapter. Info? #608-609-7961

Sat. March 9th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sacred Heart Catholic Church School (545 N. Oak St. in Reedsburg) Food Fair & Farmer’s Market! Come and learn more about local food production and distribution. Dozens of local vendors, information exhibits, and “ask an expert” tables. Info? http://www.reedsburg.org/events/details/food-fair-farmer-s-market-10850

Mon. March 11th 6:30 pm DeForest Area Public Library, Community Room (203 Library St. in DeForest) Winter “Open Mic” series! Please sign up in advance at the library desk or online (https://www.deforestlibrary.org/ ). Please keep your acts suitable for all audiences: poetry readings, songs, humor, rants, jugglers, dancers, or whatever! Walk-ins will be taken as time permits! Sponsored by the DeForest / Windsor Area Grassroots and the DeForest Area Public Library.

Wed. March 13th 6:00 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Marquee Theater (1308 W. Dayton) Screening of Crime + Punishment – the new film directed by Stephen Maing – part of the Social Cinema series hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, this film chronicles the remarkable efforts and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest in New York City. An intimate cinematic experience, Crime + Punishment examines the most powerful police department in the US through the brave endeavors of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades. Follow-up discussion with M Adams of Freedom Inc. Info? https://havenscenter.wisc.edu/2019/01/31/crime-punishment/

Sat. March 16th 6:30 pm Wil-Mar Communty Center (953 Jenifer St.) Story Slam – Creating Community Thorught Story Telling – this slam’s theme: Courage! More info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301587500164043/

Tues. March 19th 7:00 pm East High School (222 E. Washington Ave.) CapTimes Talk: Madison School Board Candidates Forum! Three Madison School Board seats will be decided this spring, and the Cap Times will bring together the finalists for each of the seats. The moderators will be Cap Times education reporter, Negassi Tesfamichael, and managing editor of the Simpson Street Free Press, Taylor Kilgore. More info? Visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369468703843641/

Wed. March 20th 7:00 pm Barrymore Theater (2090 Atwood Ave.) 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – where activism gets inspiration! Hosted by the WI River Alliance. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Info? https://barrymorelive.com/event/the-12th-annual-wild-scenic-film-festival/

Sat. March 23rd 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 11th Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival (Wisconsin Heights High School – 10173 US Hwy 14 near Mazomanie) – with keynote address by John Nichols (Nation magazine) and Matt Rothschild (WI Democracy Campaign), plus numerous workshops and breakout sessions. For more info, visit: https://www.wisconsingrassroots.net/festival

Sat. March 23rd 9:00 am Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Rd.) Sustainable Coffee Production – with Just Coffee Cooperative! Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, human dignity and environmental sustainability. They build long-term relationships with small-scale hard working coffee growers to bring their customers an incredible cup of coffee. Info? https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/Event/Home/Detail/462

Sat. March 23rd 6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian (2146 E. Johnson) Sustainable Saturday Night – community potluck followed by a discussion about the Madison’s water quality situation, including the impact of PFAS contamination from the Truax Air National Guard Base. Info? #608-630-3633

Sat. March 23rd 7:00 pm Wilmar Center (953 Jenifer St.) David Rovics Live! – a night of lefty folk music with this longtime radical singer-songwriter and international activist! Hosted by the Madison Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). For more info and ticket info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/756949968005463/

Sun. March 24th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Round Barn Lodge (E4830 US Hwy 14 in Spring Green) Family Farm Defenders Annual meeting from 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon (all members and allies are welcome!) followed at 1:00 pm by the 8th Annual John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize Award Dinner and Ceremony – with keynote address on “Farmers and Consumers Working Together for Food Sovereignty” by Patty Lovera, food and water policy director for Washington DC-based Food and Water Watch. Dinner tickets are $50 per person (kids under 12 free) and can be ordered in advance via the FFD webpage: www.familyfarmers.org For more details, you can also visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/367233260781610/

Wed. March 27th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, WI Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.) Chemical Violence and Decolonial Futures – talk with Prof. Michelle Murphy, History Dept. – Univ. of Toronto. Part of the Humanities Without Boundaries series. What if our concepts for describing environmental violence are wrong, because they were made by the same systems that generate violence? What better concepts are there for understanding the relationship between settler colonialism and petrochemical-based economies of extraction and pollution? Focused on one of the oldest refineries in North America, which sits on Anishinaabe land and mirrors the history of Canadian settler colonialism, this talks argues that better concepts and frameworks are crucial towards building more just and livable worlds against the unfolding of massing environmental violence. Info? http://humanities.wisc.edu/events/entry/michelle-murphy

Mon. April 8th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Varsity Hall (1308 W. Dayton) Evening with Jamaica Kincaid! Part of the Humanities Without Boundaries Series. Kincaid is a Professor in residence of African American Studies at Harvard Univ., and author of numerous books, including Annie, John and Lucy and Mr. Potter. Info? http://humanities.wisc.edu/events/entry/jamaica-kincaid-1

Sat. April 13th 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Madison Labor Temple (1602 S. Park St.) Wisconsin Labor History Society—38th Annual Conference! This year’s theme: How Labor Can Win Again: ‘Direct Action’ Strategies of History Offer Promise for the Future. Join in the discussion about general strikes, mass rallies and other innovative tactics have helped workers win better working conditions in past history AND whether such tactics can be effective in the future. Opening speaker: Dan Kaufman, author of The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics. Union activists and labor historians will also discuss recent actions taken in Wisconsin that have been winners; the conference will conclude with an open discussion as to what will work in the future. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. To register and for more info, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2289869097710188/

Tues. April 16th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union (800 Langdon St.) An Evening with Angela Davis! Hosted by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series. Angela Davis is the author of nine books. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle. Davis is also a founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison. Info? Checvk out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325606474605460/

Thurs. April 18th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Union South – Varsity Hall (1308 W. Dayton) Life in the Anthropocene! – talk with Prof. Donna Haraway, UW Santa Cruz, along with Prof. Anna Tsing, UW Santa Cruz. How can we exist with other species at the edge of extinction? Part of the Humanities Without Boundaries series. Info? http://humanities.wisc.edu/events/entry/donna-haraway-and-anna-tsing-1

Sat. April 20th 3:00 pm – 12:00 Midnite Wilmar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St.) Rock Against Fascism! Hosted by the IWW General Defense Committee. Info? Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1161961233958929/

Mon. April 22nd 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monona Terrace (I John Nolen Dr.) Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World – 13th Annual UW Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference! From the rising seas and the rushing flood waters to record-breaking heat waves and shifting landscapes, climate change is transforming the way we live. Our rapidly changing world requires us to adapt to a very different planet while imagining practical solutions to the challenges we face. This year’s event will explore these challenges and resolutions through a number of straightforward, solution-focused sessions on topics such as adaptive infrastructure, environmental leadership, changes in agriculture and the cultural impact of climate change. Featuring keynote speaker and climate-fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson, climate change adaptation leader Yolanda Joab, and numerous other panels featuring leading thinkers and creative problem solvers – plus information booths. To register and for more info, visit: https://earthday.nelson.wisc.edu/

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

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/

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? http://wiuta.org/contact-us/

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

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: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/calendar/ or visit: http://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/

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: https://citizensclimatelobby.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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