Madison Activist Calendar from 10/15/2018

Madison Activist Calendar from 10/15/18


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Wed. Oct. 17th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Hall (800 Langdon St.) Wild and Scenic Rives: An American Legacy – Jordahl Public Lands Lecture featuring Tim Palmer, award-winning author and photographer.  More info?  Visit:


Thurs. Oct. 18th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Grainger Hall (975 University Ave.) The Color of Law – A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America book talk with Richard Rothstein.  His work explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided as the result of individual prejudices, personal choices to live in same-race neighborhoods, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies.  Rothstein uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created the patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day.  Rothstein is the Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California.


Thurs. Oct. 18th 4:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union (Check Today in the Union for exact location)  Getting Local Food into Cafeterias – How Are We Doing?  Schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, corporate cafeterias, and senior care facilities serve thousands of prepared meals every day and spend billions of dollars on food. Institutional food procurement is changing and following ecologically sound, socially just, and more humane practices. Charlotte Litjens of DTCAP, Helen Sarakinos of REAP Food Group, and Ben Thomas of Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Dr. Phil Warsaw of Michigan State University, and Dr. Alfonso Morales of the Kaufman Lab will kick off a conversion about how effectively local farmers and food processors are serving this market.   To register visit:


Thurs. Oct. 18th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Institute for Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.)   The Environment and Nuclear War: Making The Link – What Madison Can Do To Save Our Planet – presentation by Dr. Bob Dodge, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles.  Dr. Dodge’s visit kicks off a campaign calling on Madison and Dane County to support a “Back from the Brink” resolution. The resolution endorses the 2017 United Nations ban of nuclear weapons, calls for specific steps to prevent nuclear war, and a commitment to nuclear weapons-free contracts and investments.   Info?  Visit:


Fri. Oct. 19th 10:00 am State Capitol – Assembly Parlor Room.  Press conference will announce a campaign to urge the City of Madison and Dane County to support a “Back from the Brink” resolution and commitment to nuclear-free contracts and investments.  Info?  Visit:


Sat. Oct. 20th 10:00 am Threshold Building, Hub Rm. (2717 Atwood Ave.)  Socially Responsible Investment: Individual and Institutional – presentation by Beth Norman, a certified financial planner at RBC Wealth Management; Vicki Elson, cofunder of NuclearBan.US; and Dr. Bob Dodge of PSR, Los Angeles.  Info?  Visit:


Sat. Oct. 20th 7:00 pm Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St.)  Social Justice Center Fall Open House Party!  We are so excited to show you what the new home of the Tenant Resource Center looks like, and share our vision for the Mutual Aid Workspace (the MAW). Join us for local food and drinks, art gallery curated by 608 arts, performances from Ladyscissors and more! Plus, it’s the Time Bank’s birthday! Support our renovations and the exciting programs housed at the SJC!  Info?  Visit the Facebook event:


Wed. Oct. 24th 6:30 pm Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E. Gorham)  What’s Up Next for Our Public Schools? – Local Legislators Talk Strategy!.  Join us for a frank and fruitful conversation with area legislators on the future of Wisconsin’s public schools.  Confirmed panelists include: Rep. Jim Anderson, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, Sen. Mark Miller, Sen Fred Risser, Rep. Melissa Sargent, Rep. Lisa Subeck, and Rep. Chris Taylor.  For more info, visit the Facebook event:


Thurs. Oct. 25th 6:00 pm Orient House (626 S. Park St.) Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat!
Info?  #608-284-9082


Thurs. Oct. 25th 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Hall (800 Langdon St.)  Amara La Negra! – Part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.  Amara La Negra is a Dominican-American multi-faceted entrepreneur and entertainer. She is a proud Afro-Latina who is fighting her way to success without compromising who she is.  She will talk about colorism in the Latinx community and many hardships she and women like her have endured while still celebrating her Latinidad.  Info?



Tues. Oct. 30th – Wed. Oct. 31st  UW-Madison Institute of Discovery (30 N. Orchard St.)

Harvest of Ideas – Two Day Organic Visioning Forum!


Join us to explore how education, research, and outreach on organic agriculture can support Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural landscape and resources, strengthen rural communities and economies, and connect organic agriculture from producer to plate. This event seeks to determine how the University of Wisconsin can best contribute to the advance of organic agriculture locally, nationally, and globally through education, research and outreach activities.


Tues. Oct. 30th 6:00 pm Opening Address by Dr. Ricardo Salvador, director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, followed by an interactive reception.


Wed. Oct. 31st 8:00 am Opening Remarks by Kate VanderBosch, Dean, UW-Madison CALS; followed by a series of panel discussions:


8:15 – 9:15 am Organic Science Panel with Julie Dawson, UW Horticulture Dept.; Dave Mortensen, Univ. of NH, Professor of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems; and Maria Finckh, Univ. of Kassel, Germany, Organic Plant Protection Dept.

9:45 – 10:45 am Organic Consumer, Marketing and Economics Panel with Matthew Dillon, director of agricultural policy and programs, Clif Bar; Alfonso Morales, UW Urban & Regional Planning Dept.; Mary Hendrickson, Univ. of Missouri, Rural Sociology Dept.


11:15 am – 12:15 pm Organic Education and Extension Panel with Erin Silva, UW, State Extension Specialist in Organic Agriculture; Carol Miles, Washington State Univ., Horticulture Dept.; and Brad Heins, Univ. of MN-Morris, Dairy-Animal Science Dept.


12:45-1:00 pm Concluding Remarks


Event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by Oct. 26th.  For more info and to register, visit:



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:

Mon. Nov. 5th  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?

Wed Nov. 7th 7:15 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs: From Wild Boar to Baconfest” – presented by author and food historian, Cynthia Clampitt! Pigs were the first food animals to be domesticated, so they have a history with humans that goes back more than 12,000 years. Antiquity is only one of the reasons, however, that pork is the most commonly eaten meat in the world. This odd, contradictory animal offers a great range of advantages, when it comes to feeding large populations, especially urban populations—though historically it has also offered several disadvantages. Pork was virtually the only meat available to most of Europe during the Middle Ages, and if you ask for meat in China, even today, you will get pork. From the invention of blood sausage by the Assyrians to the rise of the baconfest in the American Midwest, the pig has remained on the menu for all but a few notable population groups. Tonight’s event will include a book signing and a sampling of pork dishes.  Hosetd by the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW).  Info?  t


Thurs. Nov. 8th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library – Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin St.) The November 1918 Armistice, the Collapse of the Central Powers, and the Beginning of the German Revolution – discussion with Steve Wolvin.  Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum.  Info?  #608-284-9082

Sun. Nov. 11th 7:00 pm Barrymore Theater (2090 Atwood Ave.)  The Greatest War – World War One, Wisconsin, and Why It Still Matters – a Live Rock and Roll History Show!  Featuring the Kissers, Sean Michael Dargan, November Criminals, and the Viper with his Famous Orchestra.  Tickets are $15 in advance ($17 day of show).  Info? or #608-241-8633

Tues. Nov. 13th 7:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Hall (800 Langdon St.) An Evening with the Exec Chef of the Sioux Chef, Frank Haney!  Hosted by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series and WUD Cuisine in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  Frank Haney spent 23 years in WI cooking food in restaurants, hotels and dinner theaters. In 2005 Frank started working on the Tsyunhehkwa organic farm in Oneida where he helped to grow the sacred white corn and the grass fed beef herd, along with poultry, eggs and wild foraging of medicinal and edible herbs and vegetables for the tribe. From there he moved to the Dream of Wild Heath farm in Hugo, MN. Frank is committed to reintroducing indigenous food back into the American diet. Following the seven generations philosophy, he believes that we can improve our physical and spiritual health by subscribing to our ancestral beliefs in regard to food.  Info?  Visit the Facebook event:

Thurs. Nov. 15th 6:30 pm UW-Madison, Memorial Union – Shannon Hall (800 Langdon St.) Travel as a Political Act  – talk with travel guru, Rick Steves!  When he’s not globetrotting, Steves raises funds for the hunger advocacy group, Bread for the World, and is an active supporter of U.S. drug policy reform. Most recently, he released a new edition of his book Travel as a Political Act, in which he advocates for ways that travel can (and should) open travelers’ minds and shift their perspectives.  Tickets are $10 for UW-Madison Students, $20 for Youth, $32 for Union members, $34 for UW Faculty and Staff are $34, and $35 for the General Public.  For more info and tickets, visit:

Tues. Dec. 4th 7:00 pm Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E. Gorham) Inside the Trauma of Family Separation.  Join us for a screening of The Atlantic’s documentary about the fight to reunify families followed by a discussion and Skype Q&A session with Jodi Goodwin, the documentary’s featured attorney.  More info, visit the Facebook event:



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 seven years ago. We have sung together over 1900 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. 5:30 pm UW-Madison – Check Today in the Union (TITU) for exact location.   Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) meeting! Info?

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

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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