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.
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.