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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.,

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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 May

YGB raising awareness and building community

Staying Engaged This May

Dear YGB Community,

 

As we continue to develop our three core areas - Black Needs, Building Analysis, and Advocacy - there is a lot of work we must do on the ground to combat racism and state violence. You can do your part when you show up and show out to the following May events!

 

 

2018 Madison College Pow Wow

Saturday, May 5 from 11am-5pm - 1701 Wright St

 

This Saturday, Madison College will hold a full day Pow Wow event. For more info, click here.

 

 

March for Cannabis

Saturday, May 5 from 1-4pm - MacArthur Square Parking Structure (841 N James Lovell St in Milwaukee)

 

The criminalization of marijuana is one of the leading causes of mass incarceration for people of color in Wisconsin. This Saturday in Milwaukee, join hundreds of people to march for the legalization of cannabis. For more info, click here.

 

 

PDA: Public Display of Asianess

Sunday, May 6 from 11am-3pm - Saints Madison Juice Co. (821 Williamson St.)

 

This event will celebrate Madison’s Asian community, complete with food and refreshments. For more info, click here.

 

 

Madison, WI - MILWAUKEE 53206 Screens w/ La Follette School

Monday, May 7 from 6-8pm - Marquee Cinema (1308 Dayton St, Union South)

 

On Monday, this screening will showcase “MILWAUKEE 53206,” a film about the lives of people of color in the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. For more info, click here.

 

 

The Pathway to Allyship

Monday, May 7 from 7-9pm - Fountain of Life Covenant Church (633 W Badger Rd)

 

Led by Justified Anger, this event will delve into the experiences of four white Madisonians on the pathway to understanding allyship. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

MeToo: Taking a Stand Against Women’s Oppression

Tuesday, May 8 from 6-7:30pm - 906 Historic W Mitchell St in Milwaukee

 

In response to the misogynist presidency of Donald Trump, speaker Nicole Colson will discuss the MeToo movement through the lens of women’s rights and socialism. For more info, click here.

 

 

MKE Reads "Color of Law" Launch Party

Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7pm - 3334 N Holton Street in Milwaukee

 

This book reading will discuss “Color of Law,” a book about redlining and America’s history of racist housing policy. For more info, click here.

 

 

Ambition | Black Women's Leadership Accelerator

Friday, May 11 from 7-11am - 1701 Wright St

 

This experience will help Black women grow and accelerate in their careers. For more info, click here.

 

 

Home Is Where The Racism Is

May 16 to 18 - Yatra Studio (646 W Washington Ave)

 

This gallery show will discuss oppression, racism, and equity through portraits, interviews, and historical material. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit

Wednesday, May 16 from 8am-4pm - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)

 

This one day summit, hosted by the Urban League of Greater Madison and Madison Region Economic Partnership, will discuss economic development and diversity. For more info, click here.

 

 

Promoting Dignity and Equity in the Workplace: A Stop Hate Project Workshop

Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17 from 9am-3pm - Wisconsin State Capitol (2 E Main St) Room 411

 

This two day interactive workshop led by Ubuntu will work to apply dignity to professional settings as a way to increase equity and address hate speech. For more info, click here.

 

 

From A Different Perspective

Wednesday, May 16 from 6-7:30pm - Threshold (2717 Atwood Ave)

 

On May 16, Ad 2 Madison will be bringing together a diverse team of Madison community leaders to discuss the pathway to professional success for people from marginalized communities. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

2018 LGBT Business Equality Summit

Thursday, May 17 from 8-11:45am - ManpowerGroup (100 Manpower Place in Milwaukee)

 

This event, led by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, will be a great networking opportunity with remarks from state and national leaders on the LGBT business community. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

2018 Walk for Children

Saturday, May 19 from 9am-12pm - Next Door Milwaukee (2545 N 29th St in Milwaukee)

 

The 2018 Walk for Children will address the importance of funding critical early childhood education programs through a one-mile walk and various festivities. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

Somos Latinas Book Launch

Saturday, May 19 from 1-3pm - Wisconsin Historical Society Press (816 State St)

 

The book “Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists” by Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gómez will be launched at the Wisconsin Historical Society, complete with a book signing. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

Restoring Justice for our Youth

Tuesday, May 22 from 5:30-7pm - Urban League of Greater Professionals (2222 S Park St) Suite 200

 

This event, led by Freedom Inc.’s Jessica Williams, will discuss how to bring justice to youth in our communities. For more info, click here.

 

 

Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrant Justice & The Faith Community

Wednesday, May 23 from 6:30-8pm - Lussier Community Education Center (55 S Gammon Rd)

 

On May 23, Sergio M. González, who researches how Latino immigrants have developed in Wisconsin throughout the 1900s, will give a talk on immigration. For more info, click here.

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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. 

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