Madison Activist Calendar from 12/3/2018

Madison Activist Calendar from 12/3/18

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

Mon. Dec. 3rd 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?

Mon. Dec. 3rd 7:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 6191 Helen C. White (600 N. Park St.) Myth & Reality in US-North Korean Relations – talk with Bruce Cummings, the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the award winning two-volume study, The Origins of the Korean War, as well as other books such as War and Television, as well as Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History. Hosted by the Havens Center. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Tues. Dec. 4th 7:30 – 9:00 am The Sylvee (25 S. Livingston) Beacon and Eggs! Benefit breakfast to support the Beacon, a day resource center for homeless families and individuals in our community. $25 suggested donation. Please register online before Nov. 26th at: or call #608-826-8096

Tues. Dec. 4th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 3401 Sterling Hall (475 N. Charter) Social Reproduction & Precarious Existence: Mapping Life in Late Capitalism – talk with Prof. David McNally, History and Business as the Univ. of Houston. Hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. Info?

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:

Wed. Dec. 5th 4:00 pm UW-Madison, Rm. 3401 Sterling Hall (475 N. Charter) Re-mapping Class, Re-centering Oppression – talk with Prof. David McNally, History and Business as the Univ. of Houston. Hosted by the A.E. Havens Center. Info?

Wed. Dec. 5th 6:15 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) Food Waste: Good Enough to Eat? – talk with Chris Brockel and Joe Mingle, cofounders of Healthy Food For All. Hosted by the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). Forty percent of all food grown in America is never eaten. Food waste is the No. 1 input in our landfills, including the Dane County Landfill. This presentation will explore the issue of food waste from farm to table and, using the Food Waste Reduction Hierarchy developed by the EPA, will address alternatives to tossing food into landfills. One alternative, of course, is using it to feed people. Since 2015 Healthy Food for All has helped reduce food waste from cafeterias and events, and to capture excess production from area farms. Hear about the development and progress of their model and learn ways you can help. Info?

Wed. Dec. 5th Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) 12:00 Noon Worker Co-ops 101! Come find out how to start a co-op business with the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition. What is a worker co-op? A values-driven business where the workers own, democratically control, and benefit from the business. A worker co-op follows the principle of “one worker, one vote.” Interpretation into Spanish provided. Childcare available upon request. Info? Visit the Facebook event:

Fri. Dec. 7th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm UW-Madison Law School (975 Bascom Mall) American Anti-Trust Institute (AAI) Food and Agriculture Roundtable! Panels on such topics as: Squeezed From Both Ends: Seller Market Power, Powerful Buyers, and Protecting the Producer; The Consumer and Food Sovereignty: Rising Concentration and Its Effects on Food Prices, Choice, and Quality; and Food Supply Chains: Integration, Globalization, and What it Means for Competition and Stability. For a list of speakers and registration info, visit:

Sat. Dec. 8th 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) Mifflin St. Co-op Closing Celebration! While the beloved Mifflin Street grocery store officially closed its doors in 2006, the cooperative has remained intact – quietly funding radical work for years. Come reminisce about Mifflin Street Co-op’s 50 year history and celebrate the committed leaders and organizers who are engaging in the most important political work happening now. Free food and drinks, plus DJ DRIPSweat crafting the dance floor! We ask that guests bring cash/ checks and consider donating to one or many of the groups that Mifflin Co-op has funded: Free the 350 Bail Fund; Freedom, Inc; Ubuntu Research & Design/ Maroon Calabash; Debra’s Love Cooperative/ CocoaBean; Spring Rose Growers Cooperative; Young, Gifted & Black; Oneida White Corn Growers; SHIFT Cooperative; Standing Rock /NoDAPL legal support; Drumlin Farm; and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative. More info, visit the Facebook event:

Sun. Dec. 9th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Temple Beth El (2702 Arbor Dr.) Harvest of Hope Winter Farmers Market! Our markets are an opportunity to share a meal made from locally produced ingredients with others in your community, purchase products directly from local farmers and producers, learn about sustainable farming practices and build connections with our vendors. Info?

Sun. Dec. 9th 4:00 – 6:00 pm James Reeb Unitarian Univeralist (2146 E. Johnson) – Bystander Intervention Training! Join Community Groundwork for a free workshop on how you can intervene in public acts of racism, sexism, anti-Muslim, Anti-Semitic, anti-Trans and other forms of interpersonal violence and harassment while considering the safety of all parties involved. By developing these skills you can interrupt acts of hate when you see it in your neighborhood, place of work, sporting events or your own school. To register, please email:

Sun. Dec. 9th 7:00 pm High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington Ave.) 43rd Annual WORT Community Radio Birthday Bash! Featuring Jaedyn James & the Hunger with Tony Kannen & the Sound Crew. Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 at the door. Tickets at or call #877-987-6487

Thurs. Dec. 13th 6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) Radical Left, Progressive and Other Perspectives on the 2018 Midterm Electionsdiscussion hosted by the Peregrine Forum. Info? #608-284-9082


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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