Madison Activist Calendar from 5/24/22

Madison Activist Calendar from 5/24/2022

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This calendar is brought to you by the friendly volunteer collective of the Madison Infoshop, c/o Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson St., 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.

Wed. May 25th 7:00 pm Food Justice & Our Schools! Virtual meet-up, hosted by he Lapham-Marquette Equity in Action group. Topics will include school meals, food workers, mutual aid, food pantries, gardens, and organizing efforts. We will be joined by Sen. Melissa Agard, Rep. Francesca Hong, parent advocate Pamela Muralles and UW-Madison Prof. Jennifer Gaddis. To register, visit:

Sat. May 28th Beginning at 9:00 am Atwood Ave near Olbrich Park Join Veterans for Peace Chapter #25 to help set up the “Memorial Mile!” Because of COVID, for the past two years, we were unable to install the long stretch of tombstones, which we have created as a remembrance of one of the worst costs of war. We find the world today in a hazardous state and believe it is important to again install the Memorial Mile as a reminder of the costs of war, particularly when use of nuclear weapons is now “on the table”. If you would like to assist in this effort, email: More info, visit:

Sun. May 29th 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm Wil-Mar Community Center (504 S. Brearly St. – corner with Jenifer St.) REALLY REALLY Free Market! Do you have items, clothing, books, food, seeds, skills, gifts, talents, services, love, listening, etc. of value that you’re willing to give away freely? Could you use some support, community and/or aid right about now? Join us at the Madison Really Really Free Market, where we can support each other and our community at a pop-up mutual aid market, for free. Really, for free? Really, really. Free!!! Nothing at this market is bought or sold! Any and all forms of sharing and aid welcome.

Mon. May 30th 1:00 pm James Madison Park – Gates of Heaven Synagogue (302 E. Gorham) Memorial Day Peace Event! Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director of Veterans for Peace, will be the keynote speaker, with music by Old Cool. More info?

Thurs. June 2nd 6:30 pm The Death and Life of Aid Hernandez by Aaron Bobrow-Strain. Online book discussion event hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Madison Chapter. Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award! What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, AZ. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed regions of the world. To receive the Zoom link, email:

Sat. June 4th All Day across Green County 18th Annual Ride to Farm – Registration is Now Open! This Century Ride (approx. 100K/62 miles and 1800ft climb) starts and ends at New Glarus Woods State park, winds through scenic rural roads with stops along the way at Morning Dew Dairy (near Argyle) and Green Fire Farm (near Monticello). There is also the less hilly and long “half-day” option which would have one farm stop instead of two. You can either do the morning half or the afternoon half of the ride (extra transportation needed!). The minimum pledge to ride as an individual or member of a team is $100, though donations of any amount are most welcome. Volunteers are also needed. Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers to support the next generation of farmer-stewards on Wisconsin’s working lands. Together we can ensure the availability of local food as well as the continued health and prosperity of rural communities throughout the state. For more details, visit:

Sat. June 4th 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (1924 East Dayton St.) Rain Date June 11th Sidewalk Sale to Support Palestine! Featuring Hebron Fair Trade Cooperative Olive Oil, Soap and Spices from Playgrounds for Palestine, and hand knitted hats and treasures from Madison’s own Knitting for Peace. Stand with Palestine Yard Signs will also be available for purchase. Celebrate summer by coming out to support Palestinian artisans and farmers and their communities as they continue to struggle to the health and economic impacts of COVID and an increase in settler aggression throughout the West Bank. Info? Call #608-445-0357

Tues. June. 7Th 6:30 pm Ontario Public Library (313 Main St. in Ontario, WI), as well as online via Zoom. Why Solar? Why Now?” with Samantha Laskowski, Vernon County Energy District, V.P., Kaila Wilson, Community Resiliency Planner and Rob Danielson. Part of the ongoing Echo Valley Hope Community Conversations series. For more details and to register for the Zoom link, visit the Facebook event:

Tues. June 14th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library – Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin St.) The American Antiwar Movement Today and the Need for ‘Third Camp’ Anti-Imperialism – discussion hosted by the Peregrine Forum. For more info, call: #608-284-9082.

Wed. June 15
th 8:00 am – 9:30 am Burrows Park (25 Burrows Rd.) Gather the Women Breakfast! Join us for a homemade buffet breakfast (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request) and to hear about Immigration Rights and DACA Support from Erika Rosales, Director of the new UW Center for DREAMers. Cost is $15 to be paid in cash or check the morning of the event. To RSVP, email:

Thurs. Jun 23rd WI State Capitol Your Democracy Needs You! – Tour Send-Off! This latest project of Building Unity will provide an opportunity for groups all over Wisconsin to share their great work as part of a traveling exhibit that will help to inspire and motivate voters, as well as build a strong united statewide movement with hope for peace, justice, sustainability, and democracy. The Unity Mobile will visit over 30 communities across WI. In addition to doing voter activation and registration work, we will share our “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” traveling exhibit of artwork, photographs, videos, and films. We will also add to the exhibit at each stop as we record in-person interviews with the people we meet. For more details about the tour and how you can get involved, visit:

Fri. June 24th – Sun. June 26th 31st Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair near Custer, WI! This year’s theme: Powering the Just Energy Transition! Participatory workshops, informational booths, kids activities, and more! Keynote speakers include: Fri. June 24th 1:00 pm John Farrell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and director of Energy and Democracy Initiative – widely known as the guru of distributed energy, he has received accolades for his vivid illustrations of the economic and environmental benefits of local ownership of decentralized renewable energy. Fri. June 24th 5:00 pm Shimekia Nichols, Executive Director of Soulardarity and the leading organizer for the Work For Me, DTE! Campaign – developing community leadership and representing the campaign in the media. She is dedicated to growing Black leadership in environmental justice work and ensuring that the pursuit of clean energy is just, equitable, and democratic. Sat June 25th 5:00 pm Kyle Whyte, professor and organizer at the University of Michigan, who’s work focuses on the problems and possibilities indigenous peoples face regarding climate change, environmental justice, and food sovereignty. For more info, visit:

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