Dear YGB Community,
The Democratic debates for the 2020 presidential nomination are heating up. But while change at the highest levels of our political system is extremely important, what’s just as essential is keeping advocacy and action alive at the grassroots.
That’s why we’re asking all of our Movement Allies to support Advocacy and Action by making a monthly donation to the Movement Fund.
You can also keep this grassroots energy strong by attending and sharing the social justice July events below:
Transformational Leadership Series
Every Sunday for 12 weeks, beginning on July 7, from 2-5pm - Dane County Timebank (1202 Williamson St) Suite 107
Every Sunday for 12 straight weeks - beginning on July 7 - this series of workshops will delve into privilege, systemic racism, and systems of power and oppression. The series will be led by Davette Baker, Regional Organizing Director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and will include discussions, activities, and film. Conversations will also include movements, community organizing, and action towards justice. For more info, click here.
LiberateMKE: MPD History/City Budget Process Info Session
Tuesday, July 9 from 6-8pm - Progressive Baptist Church (8324 W Keefe Ave in Milwaukee)
This information session will discuss the #LiberateMKE campaign, the history of the Milwaukee Police Department, and ways you can use your voice to affect the City of Milwaukee budget process. The event will include food. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Milwaukee's 1st Annual Grassroots Organizing Conference
Wednesday, July 10 from 9:30am-4:30pm - Wisconsin Center (400 W Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee)
This event in Milwaukee is hosted by the Southside Organizing Center and will focus on grassroots organizing, led by Tony Baez, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, and Jesus Salas. For more info, click here.
July Home to Stay Resource Fair
Wednesday, July 10 from 11am-2pm - Employ Milwaukee (2338 N. 27th St in Milwaukee)
This free resource fair will provide a “one stop shop” of resources to individuals affected by the criminal justice system, including housing, employment, healthcare, GED support, and drivers license recovery. For more info, click here.
African American Breastfeeding Gathering
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6:30pm - 2312 South Park Street
This event, hosted by the African American Breastfeeding Alliance of Dane County, will bring together mothers, pregnant women, and their families together to learn about the benefits of breast-feeding and enjoy conversations about shared experiences. For more info, click here.
End Prison Slavery
Monday, July 15 from 5-6:30pm - Milwaukee Public Library (814 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee) Room 2A
On July 15, two members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will lead an activity for the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee to support research, write letters, enter data, and develop ideas to combat mass incarceration in the Wisconsin prison system. For more info, click here.
Lunch at Short Stack Eatery with The Progress Center for Black Women
Thursday, July 18 from 11am-1pm - Short Stack Eatery (301 W Johnson St)
The Progress Center for Black Women has been awarded Short Stack Eatery’s Organization for the Month. To celebrate, this event will feature a lunch with founder Sabrina Madison and proceeds will go to the center. For more info, click here.
Latino & Black Chamber Mixer, and reception for Joaquin Altoro
Thursday, July 18 at 6pm - Fresco Rooftop Restaurant (227 State St)
This event, led by the Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Commerce, will welcome Joaquin Altoro, the newest addition to the Tony Evers administration who is an advocate for Latino and Black Economic Development. The reception will also include networking opportunities. For more info, click here.
Potluck and Mass Incarceration Discussion
Thursday, July 18 from 6:30-8:30pm - Harmony House (1149 N. 21st Street in Milwaukee)
This potluck in Milwaukee will include a discussion on mass incarceration. For more info, click here.
Madison Disability Pride Festival
Saturday, July 27 from 12-5pm - Tenney Park Shelter (1500 N Sherman Ave)
This annual event will bring together communities in Madison and the surrounding area to celebrate disability pride. The event is free and will feature music, art, food, activities, and performances. For more info, click here.