Dear YGB Community,
As we continue to develop our three key areas of focus - Understanding Black Needs, Building Analysis, and Advocacy - we need our people to continue to build community by attending the events below.
No Cops In Schools Rally
Tuesday, April 4, 4pm - Kohl Center (601 Dayton St)
We know from a recent report that although Black students make up 19% of Madison schools, 84% of arrests by MMSD-paid cops in/near high schools involve Black people. This Tuesday, Freedom Inc. will change that by gathering to get police out of schools! More info here.
ResourceFULL Black Businesses
Thursday, April 27th, 5pm - The Atrium Community Room (2300 S. Park St. )
In order to build community power, we MUST build our collective resources and thereby, build our ability to self determine. The Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment (MABEE) has partnered with the Small Business Administration, and the Black Chamber of Commerce, to bring us an event that will connect Black businesses to resources, to each other, and grant up to $10,000! Help us build a thriving HIVE community, by supporting MABEE and attending the event. More info here.
JFC Budget Hearing
Monday, April 3, 10am-5pm - 30 S Hickory St in Platteville
This Monday, a budget meeting will be held to determine where the state of Wisconsin’s funding will be allocated. Attend the meeting to speak out in favor of divesting from cops and jails and investing in schools, anti-poverty measures, and people of color led community development instead. More info here.
Resisting Imperialism: Free Palestine and End the Wars!
Wednesday, April 5, 7pm - Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Dr.)
Every year, billions of American dollars are funneled into the Israeli and Saudi militaries, which have killed thousands of innocent people, and maintaining 800 American military bases on foreign soil. Instead of imperialism, this money should be invested in jobs and anti-poverty measures for the people. On April 5, the ISO will discuss these issues with Boston organizer Khury Petersen-Smith. More info here.
36th Annual Conference of the Labor History Society
Saturday, April 8, 8:30am-3pm - Madison Labor Temple (1602 S Park St)
Join unionists, scholars, activists, and a variety of organizations and historians to discuss future efforts for worker’s rights. Register here.
Screening of “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes”
Saturday, April 8, 1pm - Farley Center (2299 Rose Rd, Verona)
"Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” is a powerful documentary that shows the stories of five marginalized individuals in hopes of dispelling stereotypes. It will be screened next Saturday in Verona. More info here.
“Behind the Walls”: A First Wave Performance
Saturday, April 8, 4:30pm - First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr.)
On Saturday, April 8, the spoken word group First Wave will perform “Behind the Walls,” a powerful experience of hip hop, poetry, and urban arts. More info here.
Charlene Carruthers: Movement Building for Queer Liberation
Wednesday, April 12, 7pm - Elvehjem Building (800 University Av.)
Charlene Carruthers is a Black, queer/lesbian, feminist community organizer who has been working for Black, youth, and women’s empowerment for over a decade. On April 12, join Carruthers at the Elvehjem Building. More info here.
May Day Rally Organizing Meeting
Saturday, April 15, 10am - Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes (1310 Mendota St, #115E)
For all community organizations who want to organize at the May Day Rally, come to the May Day Rally Organizing Meeting on April 15. More info here.
Madison Climate March
Saturday, April 22, 2pm - Capitol Building (2 E Main St)
Trump has already begun to roll back the few environmental regulations instituted under the Obama Administration, and our climate is in severe danger. On April 22, we will march to protect our air, land, and water. More info here.