Staying Engaged This November
Dear YGB Community,
As the new jail plan progresses and Trump continues to advance a racist agenda, we must do everything we can at a local level to fight racial injustice and state violence. One way to keep the movement alive is to attend the events below:
Free the 350 Bail Fund Panel Discussion
Tuesday, November 7, 6pm - UW Law School (975 Bascom Mall) Room 2260
On Tuesday, November 7, the Free the 350 Bail Fund will hold a panel discussion to hear from local Madison activists and UW Law Professor Michele LaVigne about their perspectives on the Free the 350 Bail Fund and the constitutionality of cash bail. Light refreshments will be provided. To donate to the bail fund, please click here.
Personnel and Finance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30pm - City-County Building (210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd) Room 351
On November 8, the Personnel and Finance Committee will hold a meeting on the upcoming budget, which includes the jail proposal. This will be our last opportunity to give public testimony at such a meeting, so be sure to show up and show out to advocate against the new jail and in favor of rehabilitative alternatives.
How Can Madison Build More Great Neighborhoods?
Tuesday, November 7, 6pm - High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave)
As Madison continues to grow, we must rethink how we design our neighborhoods. Next Tuesday at the High Noon Saloon, we will brainstorm how to create thriving communities with crucial amenities like grocery stores, led by a local panel of experts. This will be a free event, followed by a discussion session. For more info, click here.
Fight to Win: Shrinking Prisons / Strengthening Communities
Saturday, November 11, 12pm - Trinity United Church of Christ (400 W 95th St in Chicago)
On November 11 in Chicago, the “Fight to Win” event will be held. Here, there will be a discussion on organizing strategies for leading successful campaigns against jail construction, money bail, and our racist incarceration system. For more info, click here.
Malcolm X Free Screening
Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm - UWM Union Cinema (2200 E Kenwood Blvd in Milwaukee)
On the UW Milwaukee campus, enjoy a free screening of the film Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Spike Lee. For more info, click here.
Report Police Misconduct Here
There is a new Facebook page where you can report police misconduct, created by Police the Police. If an officer mistreats you, send the group a message. You can access the page by clicking here.
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