Hello YGB Community,
In light of all that's been happening in our city, we're happy to share a list of opportunities to come together and build community. It's this kind of fellowship that helped YGB build community and strategy at the recent WiLD training. Please stay tuned for some next steps from us on moving toward real and lasting change that elevates community power. Until then, please enjoy these upcoming opportunities to stay engaged.
Darbo-Worthington Peace Walk and Block Party
Thursday, August 24, at 4pm - Mentoring Positives Inc. (414 Rethke Av)
On August 24, Mentoring Positives will host an event that will feature art provided by Community Unity Arts, local food carts for an excellent dinner, and a march through the neighborhood to call for peace and justice. By sharing food and art together, our community members will become connected on a deeper level. Click here for more info.
Infamous Mothers Campaign
Infamous Mothers is an organization based in Madison that “taps into, cultivates and releases the power of women who mother from the margins of society.” One of Infamous Mothers’ latest campaigns is to donate 10,000 of their books to mothers in low-income communities, prisons, domestic abuse shelters, drug rehabilitation facilities, and YWCAs. Please support this effort by donating here (August 30 is the last day to donate).
SURJ MKE Workshop: Civil Rights History Bus Ride
Saturday, August 5, at 10am - Wisconsin Black Historical Society (2620 W Center St in Milwaukee)
This Saturday, the Milwaukee organization SURJ MKE will be hosting a historic bus tour of some of Milwaukee’s most important sites from the Civil Rights Movement. The bus tour will feature Peggy Rozga, who was part of the NAACP Youth Council in the 60’s. More info here.
SE WI NORML at Center St Daze
Saturday, August 5, at 11am - E Center St. in Milwaukee
We know that the criminalization of marijuana is a leading cause of the disproportionate amount of people of color in the Dane County Jail. During Milwaukee’s Center Street Daze event this Saturday, stop by the SE WI NORML tent to buy t-shirts and pins in support of legalizing marijuana. More info here.
Immigration Information Forum
Saturday, August 5, at 1pm - South Division High School (1515 W Lapham Blvd in Milwaukee)
This Saturday in Milwaukee, there will be a public forum to learn and discuss the latest updates on immigrant rights in America - specifically, what’s going on with DACA, how AB190 will hurt immigrant communities, what Milwaukee is doing on the topic of immigration, and more. More info here.
Social Good Summit
Thursday, August 17, at 9am - Madison Public Library (201 W Mifflin St.)
If Madison’s businesses dedicated more of their focus to uplifting marginalized communities, our city would be in a much better place. This all-day conference will mobilize social good entrepreneurs with resources and community input. Part of Madison’s Forward Fest. More info and tickets here.
African Fest Madison
Saturday, August 19, at 11am - Central Park (202 S Ingersoll St.)
To celebrate the diversity of our heritage, the African Fest on August 19 will bring together Madisonians to enjoy Africa’s culture, food, music, and people. More info here.
Sanfoka MKE 2017
Saturday, August 19, at 2pm - Washington Park Bandshell (4599 W Lloyd St in Milwaukee)
On August 19, Sanfoka Milwaukee will host a free festival to celebrate “the beauty of Black lives, music, and culture.” More info here.
Back to the Silk Road
Saturday, August 20, at 12pm - Badger Rock Neighborhood Center (501 E Badger Rd)
Gather together on August 20 to enjoy a drum circle, goods to purchase, and food to support social change through collective work. More info here.
Data for Impact Conference
Tuesday, August 22, at 8am - Memorial Union (800 Langdon St.)
As part of the Forward Festival, the Data for Impact Conference will provide a vital lesson on how to use small, detailed pieces of data to make a big difference in issues like racial justice. More info here.
9th Black/Latino Unity Picnic
Sunday, August 27, at 1pm - 1602 S Park St.
Join us on August 27 for the Black/Latino Unity Picnic (Noveno Picnic por la Unidad) to unite over the commons struggles of working people of color. The event will feature music, poetry, delicious food, activities for children, and dancing. More info here.