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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 September

YGB raising awareness and building community

Staying Engaged This September

Dear YGB Community,

 

Justice is not won by Congressmen, bureaucrats, or businessmen alone. Justice is won when the most underserved people - people of color, women, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community - band together and use our community power to create change.

 

It is vital that you take your part in this community power by staying engaged with Madison area social justice events this September! Please consider participating in one of the September events below!

 

 

Laborfest '18

Monday, September 3 at 12pm - Madison Labor Temple (1602 S Park St)

 

Laborfest ‘18 will collect hygienic products and food gift cards for homeless students in Madison. It will also feature music, food, activities, and a silent auction. For more info, click here.

 

 

Indian Summer Festival

September 7-9 - Summerfest (200 N Harbor Dr in Milwaukee)

 

The Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee is the “largest celebration of Native culture in the Midwest,” featuring music, drum jams, powwows, and food! For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

Disrupting Biases: An Individual Commitment

Wednesday, September 12 at 11am - The Madison Club (5 E Wilson St)

 

This workshop explores how biases affect company culture and how we can identify biases and create more inclusive workspaces. For more info, click here.

 

 

Social Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn

Monday, September 17 at 12pm - Synergy Coworking (5201 Old Middleton Rd)

 

This lively lunchtime discussion will discuss social entrepreneurship and making businesses support their surrounding communities. For more info, click here.

 

 

2018 Change-Maker Awards Event

Thursday, September 20 at 5pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St) at Varsity Hall

 

This event, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin, will honor 27 change-makers across Wisconsin for their work in social and environmental justice. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

UW-Madison First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour

Friday, September 21 at 2pm - Memorial Union (800 Langdon St)

 

This walking tour will cover seven Native American landmarks across the UW Madison campus. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

Love, InshAllah: A Night of Storytelling

Friday, September 21 at 7pm - Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St)

 

This night of storytelling will feature young Muslim couples sharing their love stories, reminding everyone of the diversity of the American Muslim Community. For more info, click here.

 

 

10th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day

Saturday, September 22 at 9am - Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way)

 

This 10th annual event, hosted by the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness, will focus on solutions for the personal and community well-being of Black women in the Madison area. The event will feature workshops, demos, and vendors. For more info and tickets, click here.

 

 

Real Life Library Volume 5: Justice For All?

Saturday, September 22 at 11:30am - Goodman South Library (2222 S Park St)

 

This powerful event will feature real experiences with the criminal justice system, the school-to-prison pipeline, and restorative justice. For more info, click here.

 

 

2018 Black Women's Empowerment March

Saturday, September 29 at 9am - Milwaukee; exact location TBD

 

The 2018 Black Women’s Empowerment March in Milwaukee will advocate for Black liberation and the end of oppressive systems. For more info, click here.

 

 

Latinx Heritage Month 2018

Multiple events throughout September (click on link below)

 

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month at the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center, featuring a Latinx pride march, a cookout, cultural presentations, and much, much more! For more info, click here.

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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  

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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

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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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