Staying Engaged This December
Dear YGB Community,
As we continue to fight state violence and build community, we need your voice to keep the fight alive.
Please attend the events below, and make sure to follow the Free the 350 Bail Fund on Twitter!
Solutions & Strategies 2017
Saturday, December 2, at 10am - Madison College Truax Campus (1701 Wright St), Room D1630
This Saturday, a Madison365-led panel discussion and Q&A will be held to discuss issues facing communities of color over the past year, and what solutions we should consider. For more info, click here.
Liberation Publication - Public Meeting
Tuesday, December 5, at 5pm - Michelangelo’s Coffee House (114 State St)
Liberation is a grassroots feminist newspaper based in Madison. Come learn about Liberation’s goals and hear its most recent updates at Michelangelo’s next Tuesday! To learn more, click here.
Undocumented In Dane County
Tuesday, December 5, at 6pm - Temple Beth El (2702 Arbor Dr)
Join Fabiola Hamdan, a bilingual social worker, to learn about the day-to-day struggles that undocumented immigrants experience in Dane County. The event comes with a dinner. To buy tickets and learn more, please click here.
Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 6, at 5pm - 545 W Dayton St
We know that putting police in schools won’t solve our community problems and will instead enforce the school-to-prison pipeline. This Wednesday, meet with Freedom Inc. to speak out against police in schools at an Ad Hoc committee meeting. For more info, click here.
Intersectionality & White Privilege Training
Saturday, December 9, at 10am - AFSCME Wisconsin Council 32 (8033 Excelsior Dr)
Next Saturday, Groundwork will conduct a powerful training about intersectionality and white privilege, allowing participants to understand systemic racism and enhance their allyship for people of color. Get tickets and learn more about the event by clicking here.
Heather Bruegl Lecture on Native American History in Wisconsin
Saturday, December 9, at 2pm - Civil War Museum (5400 1st Ave in South Kenosha)
Next Saturday in South Kenosha, historian Heather Bruegl will present a lecture on Native American history, past and present, in Wisconsin. To learn more, click here.
A Peaceful Reconciliation After Sikh Temple Attack
Sunday, December 10, at 1:30pm - Monona Terrace Convention Center (1 John Nolan Dr)
On August 5, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a white supremacist killed six people at a Sikh temple in a disgusting act of hatred and bigotry. On December 10 at Monona Terrace, there will be a free public event to reflect on the incident. Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.
Art For Clean Water
Monday, December 11, at 6pm - Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave)
This year’s VHP art sale will send all proceeds to providing clean water to Lweza, Uganda. Enjoy art and cupcakes for a good cause! What could be better? For more info, click here.
Madison Vigil To End Gun Violence
Monday, December 11, at 7pm - Madison Mennonite Church (1501 Gilbert Rd)
This December marks five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, and a vigil will be held to remember the horrific event and advocate for ending gun violence. For more info, click here.
Youth (Re)Engagement Fall 2017 Visioning Session
Tuesday, December 12, at 4:30pm - McGovern Park Senior Center (4500 W Custer Ave in Milwaukee)
On December 12 in Milwaukee, participants in this session will work together to brainstorm solutions to create a more just Milwaukee. To learn more and RSVP, click here.
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin
Saturday, December 16, at 2pm - Fitchburg Public Library (5530 Lacy Rd in Fitchburg)
On December 16, three African American writers from Wisconsin - Fabu, Sherry Lucile, and Catrina Sparkman - will discuss poetry and prose in a way that sheds light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin today. For more info, click here.
Women Your Mother Worried About - Resistance and Resilience
Saturday, December 16, at 3pm - High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave)
This afternoon event will feature trans women and AMAB non-binary writers in the country who will speak stories from the heart. For more info, click here.
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