Staying Engaged This March
Dear YGB Community,
As we aim to shift power to the people, to self determine and meet our own needs, we’re building the Movement Fund that will support local grassroots social justice initiatives. Please consider joining The Movement by making a monthly donation at MovementFund.com.
In addition to joining The Movement, below are some key events to help you stay engaged. Please attend and share...
2019 WI LGBTQ Summit
Saturday, March 2 at 8:30am - The Westin Milwaukee (550 N Van Buren St in Milwaukee)
This summit will create a network of members of the LGBTQ community and allies to understand LGBTQ issues and join efforts to fight against homophobia and transphobia. For more info and tickets, click here.
Immigration Policies: DACA and Keeping Families Together
Saturday, March 2 at 9:30am - Alverno College (3400 S. 43rd Street in Milwaukee)
This free event, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, will discuss DACA and the family separation policies executed by ICE. For more info, click here.
Hashtag to Headlines: the Gaza Great March of Return
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm - First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr)
Palestinians - like Black Americans - are facing occupation, criminalization, and a systemically oppressive and unequal state. On Sunday, Ahmed Abu Artema, a Palestinian refugee, activist, and writer, will talk about the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine and the prospects of peace. For more info, click here.
BAMFest Opening Event & Panel
Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm - MSC Lounge at the Red Gym (716 Langdon St)
BAMFest - or the Black Arts Matter Fest - will kick off on Monday with an art gallery and several performances. For more info, click here.
EXPO MKE March Meeting
Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm - Welford Sanders Enterprise Center (2821 N. Vel Phillips Avenue in Milwaukee)
This monthly meeting from EXPO (Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing) will discuss the Columbia University Justice Lab's report on mass supervision in Wisconsin, including testimonies from people impacted by Wisconsin’s punitive system of mass supervision. For more info, click here.
Milwaukee Women's Strike Film
Friday, March 8 at 6pm - King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio Gallery (2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr in Milwaukee)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, this event will feature a free screening of Say Here Name, the Life and Death of Sandra Bland, followed by a panel discussion. For more info, click here.
Community Coworking Day at the Progress Center for Black Women
Wednesday, March 13 at 8am - Progress Center for Black Women (5936 Seminole Centre Ct in Fitchburg)
This event - held every second Wednesday of the month - will offer Black women the perfect opportunity to work alongside fellow community members in an inclusive and inspiring workspace. Wifi and refreshments will be offered. For more info, click here.
Social Justice & Evaluation Conference
Friday, March 15 in Madison WI | Exact time and location TBD
This social justice-focused conference will be led by Vu Le, the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that strengthens organizations led by people of color and collaborates with diverse communities. For more info and registration, click here.
WI Youth Strike for Climate Justice
Friday, March 15 at 11:30am - Madison East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)
Climate change already kills hundreds of thousands of people every year - disproportionately those who are impoverished and oppressed - and it’s only getting worse. On March 15, hundreds of students in Madison will march from East High School to the Wisconsin State Capitol to demand climate justice. Buses will be available at Madison high schools and cities across Wisconsin to transport youth. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Trans/forming Allyship: Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion
Saturday, March 16 at 9am - James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (2146 E Johnson St)
This event will discuss the discrimination faced by transgender Americans and strategies for allies to support transgender community members. For more info and tickets, click here.
Annual Latino Business Excellence Awards Gala
Saturday, March 16 at 5pm - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)
The Latino Business Excellence Awards Gala of 2019 will offer Spanish cuisine, music, art, dancing, and a program highlighting the Latino Chamber of Commerce’s accomplishments. Proceeds will go towards community services and business programs. For more info, click here.
Monday, March 18 at 6pm - Alumni Memorial Union (1442 W Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee)
This discussion will delve into Afrofuturism, which imagines a future in which arts, science, and technology are seen through a Black lens. For more info and registration, click here.
Staying Engaged This November
Dear YGB Community,
The 2018 Midterms are approaching, and Trump just proposed to end birthright citizenship, which would be DEVASTATING for children born to undocumented families. If there’s any time to resist oppression, advocate for justice, and get involved, it’s RIGHT NOW.
Be sure to stay engaged by getting active in the community and participating in the events below!
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Now, here are some November events that we would love to see you at!
Empowering Children/Ourselves to Talk About Skin Color & Racism
Saturday, November 3 at 10:30am - Sequoya Library (4340 Tokay Blvd)
Hosted by Families for Justice Dane County, this workshop will delve into concrete strategies for talking to children about racism. about skin color and racism with children. For more info, click here.
Grand Opening for the Progress Center for Black Women
Saturday, November 3 at 11am - The Progress Center for Black Women (5936 Seminole Centre Court in Fitchburg)
Fitchburg is opening a Progress Center for Black Women, and you can attend the opening on Saturday. For more info and registration, click here.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society's 30th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 3 at 5:30pm - Wisconsin Black Historical Society (2620 W Center St in Milwaukee)
This Saturday in Milwaukee, celebrate the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum’s three decade legacy of preserving Black history and culture. For more info, click here.
Open Mic Night: A Journey Through First Generations
Saturday, November 3 at 6pm - ZuZu Cafe (1336 Drake St)
This “Melanin Speaking” open mic feature artwork, poetry, and written work from the Lao and Cambodian Student Association. For more info, click here.
Vote on Nov. 6!
Tuesday, November 6 - Your nearest polling place
Voting day is next Tuesday!! Mark it in your calendars, and vote for candidates that support social justice and racial justice! To find your nearest polling place, click here!
Re-Entry Simulation MKE
Tuesday, November 6 at 9am - Project RETURN (2821 N 4th St Ste 202 in Milwaukee)
In order to best understand the experiences of those who return to prison after being previously incarcerated, this event in Milwaukee will have its participants step into the shoes of these individuals. For more info and registration, click here.
Native Americans and Trauma
Tuesday, November 6 at 1pm - Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (2419 E Kenwood Blvd in Milwaukee)
This panel discussion in Milwaukee will focus on the cultural, historical, biological, political, and psychological trauma that has been inflicted on the Native American community. For more info and registration, click here.
November 8-24 - Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre (113 E Mifflin St)
Based on the book by Sagashus Livingston, this play this play depicts the lives of incredibly strong women who “went through the belly of hell and brought something good back.” For more info and tickets, click here.
Tenant Resource Center Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Friday, November 9 at 5pm - Brinklounge Madison (701 E Washington Ave)
To learn more about the Tenant Resource Center and support their cause of providing housing assistance and education to members of our community, please attend this fundraiser. For more info and a donation link, click here.
Courage for Racial Justice and Courage for Collective Liberation
Saturday, November 10 at 9am - Fountain of Life Covenant Church (633 W Badger Rd)
This speech by anti-racist author and activist Chris Crass will discuss racial justice and collective liberation. For more info, click here.
SEANO (Southeast Asian New Opportunities)
Sunday, November 11 at 11am - UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center (716 Langdon St)
This meeting will discuss financial, educational, and social opportunities for southeast Asian students looking to attend UW-Madison or any campus. For more info and tickets, click here.
Madison Area Teachers for Social Justice
Saturday, November 17 at 9:30am - UW-Madison School of Education (1000 Bascom Mall)
This full day event will build community and examine how teachers can discuss social issues and social justice in the classroom. For more info and registration, click here.
Staying Engaged This October
Dear YGB Community,
We send out our Staying Engaged emails every month because we know that showing up matters. Attending and participating in events and actions is what builds the movements and people power that creates change.
That’s why it’s so important to support our work, show up and show out to the October events below!
Racial Justice Summit
October 2 and 3 at 8am - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)
This event on October 2 and 3 will explore racial justice, healing, and reconciliation through the mediums of spoken word, film, music, and performance art. For more info and registration, click here.
Discussion: Whiteness in Queer Spaces
Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30pm - Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (716 Langdon St)
This discussion will focus on whiteness in the LGBTQ+ community and how to make the community more inclusive. For more info, click here.
Author Reading of “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements!”
Thursday, October 4 at 6pm - A Room of One's Own Bookstore (315 W Gorham St)
This reading of “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements!”, which discusses Black, LGBTQ, and feminist grassroots activism throughout history, will be led by the author, Charlene A. Carruthers, herself. For more info, click here.
2018 MSA Conference
October 5 to 6 - UW Madison (more info on Facebook event)
The 2018 Muslim Students Association Conference will offer fun activities and amazing speakers. For more info, click here.
Latino Art Fair 2018!
Saturday, October 6 at 5pm - Overture Center for the Arts (201 State St)
This display at the Overture Center will exhibit paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and music from Latino artists! For more info, click here.
HIP HOP Fundraiser Bail Fund, One City Schools, Progress Center
Saturday, October 6 at 7pm - Art In (1444 E Washington Ave)
This event will bring local hip hop artists together to raise money for The Progress Center for Black Women, Free The 350 Bail Fund, and One City Schools. For more info, click here.
Groundwork Anti-Racism Workshop
Every Sunday starting October 7 - Trinity United Methodist Church (1123 Vilas Ave)
Groundwork will provide another series of fantastic anti-racism workshops, every Sunday from October 7 to November 18, which will help participants recognize and combat white privilege. For more info, click here.
Lecture by Dalia Mogahed (on Muslims and Islam)
Sunday, October 7 at 1:30pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St)
This lecture by American-Egyptian scholar Dalia Mogahed will attempt to demystify Muslims and Islam. For more info, click here.
21st Century Indian - Author Louis V. Clark III
Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30pm - Verona Public Library (500 Silent St in Verona)
This talk in Verona will be led by Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III, who will go into detail about his story and his culture. For more info, click here.
Mindfulness & Racial Justice: A Path For All of Us
Friday, October 12 at 6pm - Anderson Auditorium at the Predolin Humanities Center (959 Edgewood College Dr)
In this discussion, Rhonda Magee will discuss how mindfulness and compassion can improve our quest for racial justice. For more info, click here.
The Justice Tour
Saturday, October 13 at 2pm - Centennial Hall (733 N 8th St in Milwaukee)
This discussion in Milwaukee, led by community experts, will touch on race-based policing and mass incarceration in Wisconsin. For more info, click here.
ResourceFULL Black Businesses October 2018
Thursday, October 25 at 5pm - 2300 S Park St in the Community Room
The Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment is at it again with another ResourceFULL event, featuring networking, food, music, and giveaways of up to $10,000! For more info, click here.
Words of Worth: Letters to the Border
Monday, October 29 at 7pm - Community Immigration Law Center (944 E Gorham St)
On October 29, the Community Immigration Law Center will host a session in which participants will write letters of support to non-citizens and asylum seekers currently held in detention centers. The night will also include a discussion of immigrant rights issues. For more info, click here.
Racial Justice Film Festival
Every Saturday in October at 6pm - International Cooperative Housing (140 W Gilman St)
The Racial Justice Film Fest will be held every Saturday from October 6 to October 27 and will present films countering white colonialist capitalist patriarchy, including Get Out, the 13th, and Moonlight. For more info, click here.
Latinx Heritage Month 2018 Events
Multiple Events - UW Madison Multicultural Student Center (716 Langdon St)
Latino Heritage Month events continue this October, featuring speakers, dances, and discussions. For more info and details, click here.
Staying Engaged This September
Dear YGB Community,
Justice is not won by Congressmen, bureaucrats, or businessmen alone. Justice is won when the most underserved people - people of color, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community - band together and use our community power to create change.
It is vital that you take your part in this community power by staying engaged with Madison area social justice events this September! Please consider participating in one of the September events below!
Monday, September 3 at 12pm - Madison Labor Temple (1602 S Park St)
Laborfest ‘18 will collect hygienic products and food gift cards for homeless students in Madison. It will also feature music, food, activities, and a silent auction. For more info, click here.
Indian Summer Festival
September 7-9 - Summerfest (200 N Harbor Dr in Milwaukee)
The Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee is the “largest celebration of Native culture in the Midwest,” featuring music, drum jams, powwows, and food! For more info and tickets, click here.
Disrupting Biases: An Individual Commitment
Wednesday, September 12 at 11am - The Madison Club (5 E Wilson St)
This workshop explores how biases affect company culture and how we can identify biases and create more inclusive workspaces. For more info, click here.
Social Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn
Monday, September 17 at 12pm - Synergy Coworking (5201 Old Middleton Rd)
This lively lunchtime discussion will discuss social entrepreneurship and making businesses support their surrounding communities. For more info, click here.
2018 Change-Maker Awards Event
Thursday, September 20 at 5pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St) at Varsity Hall
This event, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin, will honor 27 change-makers across Wisconsin for their work in social and environmental justice. For more info and tickets, click here.
UW-Madison First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour
Friday, September 21 at 2pm - Memorial Union (800 Langdon St)
This walking tour will cover seven Native American landmarks across the UW Madison campus. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Love, InshAllah: A Night of Storytelling
Friday, September 21 at 7pm - Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St)
This night of storytelling will feature young Muslim couples sharing their love stories, reminding everyone of the diversity of the American Muslim Community. For more info, click here.
10th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day
Saturday, September 22 at 9am - Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way)
This 10th annual event, hosted by the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness, will focus on solutions for the personal and community well-being of Black women in the Madison area. The event will feature workshops, demos, and vendors. For more info and tickets, click here.
Real Life Library Volume 5: Justice For All?
Saturday, September 22 at 11:30am - Goodman South Library (2222 S Park St)
This powerful event will feature real experiences with the criminal justice system, the school-to-prison pipeline, and restorative justice. For more info, click here.
2018 Black Women's Empowerment March
Saturday, September 29 at 9am - Milwaukee; exact location TBD
The 2018 Black Women’s Empowerment March in Milwaukee will advocate for Black liberation and the end of oppressive systems. For more info, click here.
Latinx Heritage Month 2018
Multiple events throughout September (click on link below)
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center, featuring a Latinx pride march, a cookout, cultural presentations, and much, much more! For more info, click here.
Staying Engaged This August
Dear YGB Community,
It’s not the leaders of a movement alone that make it strong - it’s EVERY member in the community staying engaged and active that wins the fight for justice.
That’s why this August, we need EVERYONE to show up and show out to these social justice-themed August events to keep the movement alive!
Building Unity - Water is Life - Solidarity Tour
Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. through Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m. - Madison East Hy-Vee (3801 E Washington) Parking Lot
This weekend, Building Unity will begin a two day tour across the state of Wisconsin to fight in solidarity with Wisconsin Water Protectors. The tour includes stops in Stevens Point, Wausau, Keshena (where participants will join the Menominee Powwow and camp on the tribal land), and Menominee, Michigan (where participants will march in the Menominee Waterfront Festival Parade against the Back 40 Mine). For more info, click here.
Puerto Rican Family Festival
Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. - Humboldt Park Beer Garden (3000 S Howell Ave in Milwaukee)
This Sunday, celebrate Puerto Rican culture, music, food, and dance in Milwaukee! For more info, click here.
Lanterns for Peace 2018
Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. - Tenney Park Locks (1500 Sherman Ave.)
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima, this lantern-lit event will advocate for a peaceful, war-free world. For more info, click here.
Consent Culture Conference
August 9-10 at 8 a.m. - GSAFE (122 E Olin Ave., Ste 290)
Hosted by GSAFE, this two day conference will engage conversation about consent and health equity. For more info, click here.
2018 LGBTQ Progress Awards
Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m. - 1451 Renaissance Place (1451 N Prospect Ave in Milwaukee)
This event will honor activists for LGBTQ rights in the Madison area, including socializing, cocktails, and dinner. For more info and tickets, click here.
Freedom Inc.'s 17th Annual BBQ, 5k & Sports tournament
Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. - Penn Park (2101 Fisher St)
Next Saturday, Freedom Inc. will host their 17th annual BBQ at Penn Park, featuring a 5k, sports tournament, and dance battle. For more info, click here.
Black Men's Health - Town Hall Forum
Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. - St. Mary’s Hospital Conference Center (700 S. Park St.)
This forum will offer a productive conversation on the health of Black men, discussed over a meal. For more info and registration, click here.
HER Summit - #Fight4HER Activist Training Conference
Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m.
This conference on August 18th will teach campaign and organizing skills and discuss issues like global health and reproductive justice. For more info, the exact location, and registration, click here.
QPoC Pride Brunch
Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. - Robinia Courtyard (829 E Washington Ave.)
This free brunch for LGBTQ people of color will include entertainment and hors d'oervres, hosted by the QPOC Pride planning committee and Our Lives Magazine. For more info, click here.
OutReach Pride Parade 2018
Sunday, August 19 at 1 p.m. - State Street
Women's Equality Day
Thursday, August 23 at 5 p.m. - Robinia Courtyard (829 E Washington Ave.)
To celebrate Women's Equality Day, join the Wisconsin Women's Network to listen to community leaders and discuss the future of feminism. For more info, click here.
Mexican Fiesta 2018
August 24-26 - 200 N Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee
From August 24 to 26 in Milwaukee, enjoy fun, food, culture, Mariachi, scholarship awards, and community at Mexican Fiesta 2018. For more info and tickets, click here.