Framed multi-purpose joomla template

We use direct actions to interrupt the status quo and bring awareness to key issues and different forms of state violence affecting the root causes of the plight of black and brown people around the world.,

fist_2.jpg

We stand against the many forms of state violence: police killings, mass incarceration, poverty and others.  We stand for justice for Tony Robinson and ALL Black lives lost at the hands of the state. We stand for community and self determination. We will not stop until we are free.

Staying Engaged This October

YGB raising awareness and building community

Staying Engaged This October

Dear YGB Community,

As we at YGB continue to develop our Needs Surveys to support our three track focus, Black Needs, Collective Analysis and Advocacy, we need YOU to keep the fight for racial justice alive!

Please attend the following October events to stay engaged and make your voice heard.

Derail the Jail: Housing Not Jails
Wednesday, October 4, at 5:30pm - 1202 Williamson St., Madison WI

YGB’s first rally in 2014 led right into the City County Building, chanting, “Build the People, NOT the jail!” The new Dane County Jail is set to cost $76 million over the course of 20 years - a whopping $504 per Madison household. On Wednesday, we’ll gather to discuss better ways to spend the $76 million that don’t involve locking people of color in a cage. For more info, click here.

People Over Pipelines: Protecting Our Homes and Water
Friday, October 27, at 6:30pm - Hotel Marshfield (2700 S Central Ave in Marshfield, WI)

Near Marshfield, Wisconsin, Enbridge is looking to push an oil pipeline through the heart of Wisconsin, threatening our beautiful rivers, our climate, and our communities. On October 27, we will come together to learn from those who would be threatened by the new pipeline, and examine the pipeline fights of the past to prepare for our resistance to Enbridge. For info and registration, please click here.

 

More Events


2017 Racial Justice Summit

October 3 and October 4 - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)

This year’s YWCA Racial Justice Summit will focus on building collective liberation and how to work towards an end to state violence and racial profiling. For more info, please click here.

Tu Voz: Latinx Intersectionality
Tuesday, October 3, at 6pm - UW Madison Multicultural Student Center (716 Langdon St)

This Tuesday, “Tu Voz”, a Latinx/Chicanx support and discussion group will meet to discuss the intersectionality between race, gender, sexuality, and other factors. For more info, please click here.

Women and the Construction of Peace In Colombia
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm - Predolin Hall 115 (at Edgewood College)

On October 3, come to experience a presentation and participatory workshop with Carol Rojas, an educator working with the Feminist Antimilitarist Network. Carol will demonstrate for us the importance of “antimilitarist working class feminism and the commitment towards the democratization of the Colombian state” at this event.

Fighting Fascism and Oppression: A Marxist Approach
Tuesday, October 3, at 7pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St.)

This Tuesday, IMT (International Marxist Tendency) Madison will hold a discussion on the IMT approach to fighting fascism and oppression, from the attacks in Charlottesville to swastikas in James Madison Park. For more info, please click here.

Safe and Thriving Community - Public Meeting
Thursday, October 5, at 6:30pm - Warner Park Community Center (1625 Northport Dr)

At this event, meet the Northside’s Neighborhood Navigators and learn about their efforts to engage the community and stop youth violence. For more info, click here.

Ritt Deitz Concert - Fundraiser for Refugee Assistance
Thursday, October 5, at 7pm - Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (2401 Atwood Ave)

This week in Madison, singer-songwriter Ritt Deitz will perform a concert with a suggested $20 donation to support the Mercy Corps Syria Crisis Response program, which is providing vital necessities like food, water, and clothing for Syrian refugees. For more info, click here.

Democracy in Chains: An Evening Talk w/ Nancy MacLean
Thursday, October 5, at 7pm - Madison Labor Temple Room 201 (1602 S Park St.)

Join historian and author Nancy MacLean as she talks about her new book, Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, which details the anti-democracy and anti-government politics that have plagued the modern American political system. For more info, please click here.

Concert Fundraiser in the Wake of #CVille
Saturday, October 7 at 2pm - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St)

Join the Madison IWW Defense Committee on October 7 to organize for community self-defense efforts in our neighborhoods. The event will serve food, include a yard sale, and host a variety of DJs and musical guests. Half of the proceeds will go to the Free the 350 Bail Fund. For more information, please click here.

WNPJ Community Energizer and Fundraiser
Saturday, October 21 at 6pm - Robinia Courtyard (827 E Washington Ave)

Please join the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) on October 21 for a community energizer to build community and meet other activists and organizations from around the area. The event will feature dancing, DJs, food, poetry, awards, and great networking opportunities. To buy tickets, click here.

Free Skool Series on Non-Violent Struggle and Direct Action
Tuesday, October 24, at 6:30pm - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St)

This event will discuss Mark Bray’s new book, Antifa: The Anti Fascist Handbook, with John Peck of Family Farm Defenders. For more info, click here.



Tell us about your social justice events coming up next month. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Events.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

YGB TO PETITION THE UNITED NATIONS

YGB needs your voice in order to get an investigation by the United Nations as we elevate the conversation of of racial disparities in Madison and fight for justice for Tony Robinson, the unarmed black teen murdered at the hands of officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department  

SIGN THE PETITION HERE SIGN THE PETITION HERE 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME

YGB functions without traditional funding. We are not tied to the stipulations that come with large donors. Instead, we are supported by the direct will of The People. This gives us the freedom to raise our voice and mobilize our community toward an end to State Violence. Please help support this freedom by sharing or conotributing to our GoFundMe page.

SHARE OR SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE HERE

FIRE MATT KENNY

YGB demands that Matt Kenny, the murderer of Tony Robinson, be fired. Far to often are killer cops left unpunished, and we want Kenny off the streets.

SIGN THE PETITION TO FIRE MATT KENNY HERE

ABOUT US

The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Our focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home. 

SHARE US

OUR LOCATION

STAY CONNECTED

During high activity times, we send about two emails per week to keep you informed.
Don't worry, we hate spam!