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We stand against the many forms of state violence: police killings, mass incarceration, poverty and others.  We stand for justice for Tony Robinson and ALL Black lives lost at the hands of the state. We stand for community and self determination. We will not stop until we are free.

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Staying Engaged This April

 

"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains." ~ Assata Shakur
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Staying Engaged This April

Dear YGB Community,

On Wednesday, we learned about an El Paso border patrol station where immigration authorities crammed migrant families into a parking lot because there was no room indoors. This is just one of many examples of the rights of marginalized communities being sacrificed while we spend billions on new wars, new prisons, and locking up people of color. Back home, we spend money on police and metal detectors in schools while our children are brutalized by the very people who are supposed to guide them. You can fight back and build a resistance movement. Show up and show out to the following Madison area April events:

Affordable Housing Action Alliance monthly meeting
Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30pm - The Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St) This monthly Social Justice Center meeting will bring together housing advocates and community members who are interested in increasing the amount of affordable housing in Dane County. For more info, click here.

Tenant Rights 101 - What You Need to Know For Next Year!
Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm – Dejope Residence Hall (640 Elm Dr) Lake Mendota Room This short presentation on the basics of tenant rights in Madison will make sure that if you signed a lease, you won’t get screwed. For more info, click here.

LGBTQ Health Summit
Thursday, April 4 at 2:30pm - UW Madison School of Nursing (701 Highland Ave) This conference will bring together healthcare providers, students, and community members to discuss ways to improve the health of LGBTQ+ individuals. The summit will include workshops, breakout sessions, and speeches from community advocates, including T Banks. For more info, click here.

Survivors & Allies Day of Healing
Saturday, April 6 at 9am - First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr) This event will feature self-care workshops involving sexual assault survivors and allies, including discussions on bystander intervention, healing after trauma, and providing a space for women of color to continue their healing process. For more info and registration, click here.

Social Action Shabbat Dinner with Sagashus Levingston
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 6pm - Temple Beth El (2702 Arbor Dr) This Shabbat service will feature a special program with Sagashus Levingston, the author of the book Infamous Mothers. Levingston will share stories of marginalized mothers and open up a dialogue about stereotypes and social issues. For more info and registration, click here.

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7pm - Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago St) This event will bring together six poets laureate from the Great Lakes region to reading from the new book, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. The book calls on readers to fight on behalf of victims of social injustice. For more info and registration, click here.

Disparities in Educational Attainment
Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm - One Alumni Place (650 N. Lake Street) This event will cover disparities in education between different demographic groups in the U.S. For more info and tickets, click here.

VANG + talkback with Mary Swander
Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm - Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago St) This event will feature Iowa Poet Mary Swander, who will perform her play Vang, which tells the stories of immigrant farmers - including a Hmong family, a Sudanese man, a Mexican woman, and a Dutch boy. For more info, click here.

Palestinian Culture Night: Existence is Resistance
Friday, April 19 at 8pm - UW Memorial Union (800 Langdon St) This event, hosted by UW Madison Students for Justice in Palestine, will feature dinner, spoken word, poetry performances, Dabka performances, art, and dancing to celebrate Palestinian culture. For more info and registration, click here.

2019 Madison College Annual Spring Pow Wow
Saturday, April 27 at 11am - Madison College (1701 Wright St) The Madison College Annual Spring Pow Wow is back, a community event to celebrate the heritage of Wisconsin’s indigenous people. For more info, click here.

 
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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.


Afrofuturism
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.


Infamous Mothers
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!

 

 

Laborfest '18

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

 The OutReach Pride Parade will be a massive event that will march up State Street and circle  Capitol Square. For more info, click here. To join the LGBTQ+ Latinx community at the march, click here.

 

 

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.

Staying Engaged This July

Dear YGB Community,

 As the Trump Administration’s continues its ruthless assault on the rights of immigrants, people of color, and marginalized communities, we NEED to stand up and use our people power to fight back! Please use the July events below to come together and make it happen!

 Find out more about YGB Support at YGBCoalition.org

 

 

 Riding 24 Hours in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

July 7 at 8am to July 8 at 8am - Olin Park (1156 Olin-Turville Court)

 

In response to Trump’s authoritarian attacks on immigrants and refugees, BiciClub Latino de Madison will organize a 24 hour bike ride to resist the Administration’s policies - and YOU can participate on your own bike, whether for one hour or all 24. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

TAR: Protest Against Family Separation

Tuesday, July 10 at 1pm - 5315 Wall St

 

On July 10, join Tuesday Action & Resistance (TAR) at Ron Johnson’s Madison office to protest ICE, family separation, and our government’s assault on immigrants and refugees. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

Día de las Familias Latinas at the Jefferson County Fair

Sunday, July 15 at 12pm - Jefferson County Fair (503 N Jackson Ave in Jefferson)

 Next weekend in Jefferson, join La Movida Radio for a full day of music, contests, and Mexican food to bring Latinx families together. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

Saving Our Babies: Community Forum for Black Mothers

Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30pm - Urban League of Greater Madison (2222 S Park St) Suite 200

 This event, hosted by the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, will host a community forum regarding the low birth rates of Black infants in Dane County, which is racially disproportionate and can lead to childhood illness and early death. For more info and registration, click here.

 

 

 

EEWI Webinar

Friday, July 20 at 9am - Online

 On July 20, Economic Empowerment Wisconsin (EEWI) will host an online webinar discussing paid leadership roles and strategies to empower entrepreneurs of color in Wisconsin. For the Facebook link, click here. For the Eventbrite link, click here.

 

 

 

Unidos 22nd Anniversary

Friday, July 20 at 6pm - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)

 For 22 years, UNIDOS has been serving survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault in Wisconsin’s Latinx community. This anniversary event at Monona Terrace will celebrate UNIDOS’ work and honor these victims. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

 

Building the HIVE

Saturday, July 21 at 11:30am - Online

 On July 21, the Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment (MABEE) will offer an online webinar that will discuss the organization’s efforts to support needs-based resource development for Black businessmen. For the Facebook link, click here. For the Eventbrite link, click here.

 

 

 

2018 Unity Picnic & Black Expo

Saturday, July 21 at 12pm - Urban League of Greater Madison (2222 S Park St) Suite 200

 The 4th Annual Unity Picnic will feature music, dance, food, and face painting, held in partnership with the Black Business Expo. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

Inclusive Leadership: Unconscious Bias, Trust & Decision-Making

Monday, July 23 at 9:30am - DreamBank Madison (1 N Pinckney St)

 This workshop will discuss how an inclusive work culture can promote both diversity and profitability. For more info and registration, click here.

 

 

 

Disability Pride Festival

Saturday, July 28 at 12pm - Tenney Park Shelter (1500 N Sherman Ave)

 This festival will celebrate the lives and civil rights of people with disabilities. For more info, click here.

 

 

 

Mercadito de Centro Hispano

Every Wednesday at 4pm - Centro Hispano (810 W Badger Rd)

Every Wednesday at 4pm throughout the summer, Centro Hispano will host a community market where buyers can interact with farmers. For more info, click here.

Staying Engaged This June

Dear YGB Community,

We need to stay engaged every month in order to build people power. Please attend/share the following events to stay active in the community and the movement for racial justice!


Juneteenth Community Service Project
Friday, June 15 at 5:30pm - UW South Madison Partnership (2312 S Park St)

Join the Madison Alumnae chapter to collect items for children care kits for the Beacon Homelessness Resource Center. For more info, click here.


Juneteenth Poetry Slam at South Camps
Friday, June 15 at 6pm - Madison College South (2238 S Park St)

This Juneteenth poetry slam will have the theme of "the resilience of a people." For more info, click here.


Juneteenth Day Celebration brought to you by Kujichagulia-MCSD
Saturday, June 16 at 11am - Penn Park (2101 Fisher St)

This celebration of African American freedom, heritage, and accomplishments will also advocate for a petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday. For more info, click here.


Facing Unconscious Bias
Saturday, June 20 at 8am - State Bar of Wisconsin (5302 Eastpark Blvd)

This morning training will help us examine our own unconscious biases and perceptions. For more info, click here.


Engaging Men in the #MeToo Era
Wednesday, June 20 at 9:30am - Wisconsin African American Women’s Center (3020 W Vilet St in Milwaukee)

This event, led by A Call To Men CEO Tony Porter, will demonstrate how men can participate in the #MeToo movement and express healthy - not toxic - behaviors. For more info, click here.


Jail, Justice and Community
Thursday, June 21 at 6pm - Linneman's Riverwest Inn (1001 E Locust St in Milwaukee)

This event, presented by the ACLU, will give important updates on campaigns like #CloseMSDF (the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility), The Milwaukee Police: Community Accountability Initiatives, and Lincoln Hills — Bring ‘em Home. For more info, click here.


EEWI Webinar
Friday, June 22 at 11:30am - Online

This online meeting will allow you to help build the strategic vision and outline paid leadership roles for Economic Empowerment Wisconsin (EEWI), a collaborative initiative supporting entrepreneurs of color. For more info, click here.


3rd Annual Evening of Dreaming
Friday, June 22 at 6pm - Centro Hispano (810 W Badger Rd)

This evening, Centro Hispano will feature documentary filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez and his film, The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo. For more info and registration, click here.


Building the HIVE
Saturday, June 23 at 11:30am - Online

This online webinar will attempt to develop the strategic direction of the Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment (MABEE), an organization providing needs-based resource development for Black Entrepreneurs. For more info, click here.


Blues for Mister Charlie
Saturday, June 23 at 7pm - Badger Rock Neighborhood Center (501 E Badger Rd)

This play by Black Olive Community Theatre will put James Baldwin’s “Blues For Mister Charlie,” which discusses Medgar Evers, the murder of Emmett Till, and the Civil Rights Movement, on stage. For more info, click here.


Stories within the Letters: An Evening of Celebrating Our Lives
Friday, June 29 at 6pm - Madison College (1701 Wright St)

This event will commemorate LGBT Pride Month through the lens of storytelling. For more info, click here.


Bail/Eviction Prevention Fund Hip Hop Fundraiser
Saturday, June 30 at 6pm - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St)

The Free the 350 Bail Fund is doing incredible work to bail out people of color from the Dane County Jail. At this fun hip hop fundraiser, half of the proceeds will go to the fund, and the other half will go to the Eviction Prevention for Black Moms fund. For more info and ways to donate, click here.


PrideFest Milwaukee 2018
Multiple dates - Milwaukee Pride (200 N Harbor Dr in Milwaukee)

Wisconsin's largest and longest-running LGBTQ pride celebration will take place in Milwaukee from June 7 to 10. For more info and tickets, click here.


Queer Shorts: Unity
Multiple dates - Bartell Community Theatre (113 E Mifflin St)

These short plays from StageQ will discuss unity and the LGBTQ+ community. For more info, specific dates, and tickets, click here.

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YGB TO PETITION THE UNITED NATIONS

YGB needs your voice in order to get an investigation by the United Nations as we elevate the conversation of of racial disparities in Madison and fight for justice for Tony Robinson, the unarmed black teen murdered at the hands of officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department  

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FIRE MATT KENNY

YGB demands that Matt Kenny, the murderer of Tony Robinson, be fired. Far to often are killer cops left unpunished, and we want Kenny off the streets.

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The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home. 

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