Stay Engaged: Events This July
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In the meantime, please show up and show out to the following July events.
Protest Paul Ryan
Friday, July 7, 11:30am - Sheraton Madison (706 John Nolen Dr)
On Friday, Paul Ryan will be receiving an award from the Boy Scouts of America at the Sheraton Madison. Be there at 11:30am to protest. More info here.
Emergency Rally Against the Muslim Ban
Friday, July 7, 6pm - Corner of Howell and Layton in Milwaukee
This Friday, nearby the Milwaukee airport, we will gather to protest the Supreme Court’s devastating and xenophobic decision to push forward parts of Trump’s de facto Muslim Ban. More info here.
5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour
Sunday, July 9, 6pm - Majestic Madison (115 King St)
This year, the Love Water Not Oil tour will come to Madison, featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey, and more in a concert with a powerful message. More info here.
Mass U.S. Imprisonment: Then and Now
Tuesday, July 11 - From 2-4pm at Fountain of Life Covenant Church (633 Badger Rd) and 6-8pm at First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr)
Sam Mihara is a former prisoner at Heart Mountain Camp in Wyoming, one of America’s racist Japanese internment camps. On July 11, Mihara will speak about mass incarceration, one of the few people former internment prisoners to speak about the experience.
Reception: Faces of Incarceration
Saturday, July 22, 6pm - Overture Center (201 State St)
The artists of Atwood Atelier in Madison have spent hours studying the faces of those who have been incarcerated and have recreated them on canvas to encourage compassion and empathy for the formerly incarcerated. View this powerful exhibition in the Overture Center and, at 8pm, listen to a panel discussion featuring formerly incarcerated participants and criminal justice experts. More info here.
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