Staying Engaged This October
Dear YGB Community,
We send out our Staying Engaged emails every month because we know that showing up matters. Attending and participating in events and actions is what builds the movements and people power that creates change.
That’s why it’s so important to support our work, show up and show out to the October events below!
Racial Justice Summit
October 2 and 3 at 8am - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)
This event on October 2 and 3 will explore racial justice, healing, and reconciliation through the mediums of spoken word, film, music, and performance art. For more info and registration, click here.
Discussion: Whiteness in Queer Spaces
Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30pm - Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (716 Langdon St)
This discussion will focus on whiteness in the LGBTQ+ community and how to make the community more inclusive. For more info, click here.
Thursday, October 4 at 6pm - A Room of One's Own Bookstore (315 W Gorham St)
This reading of “Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements!”, which discusses Black, LGBTQ, and feminist grassroots activism throughout history, will be led by the author, Charlene A. Carruthers, herself. For more info, click here.
2018 MSA Conference
October 5 to 6 - UW Madison (more info on Facebook event)
The 2018 Muslim Students Association Conference will offer fun activities and amazing speakers. For more info, click here.
Latino Art Fair 2018!
Saturday, October 6 at 5pm - Overture Center for the Arts (201 State St)
This display at the Overture Center will exhibit paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and music from Latino artists! For more info, click here.
HIP HOP Fundraiser Bail Fund, One City Schools, Progress Center
Saturday, October 6 at 7pm - Art In (1444 E Washington Ave)
This event will bring local hip hop artists together to raise money for The Progress Center for Black Women, Free The 350 Bail Fund, and One City Schools. For more info, click here.
Groundwork Anti-Racism Workshop
Every Sunday starting October 7 - Trinity United Methodist Church (1123 Vilas Ave)
Groundwork will provide another series of fantastic anti-racism workshops, every Sunday from October 7 to November 18, which will help participants recognize and combat white privilege. For more info, click here.
Lecture by Dalia Mogahed (on Muslims and Islam)
Sunday, October 7 at 1:30pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St)
This lecture by American-Egyptian scholar Dalia Mogahed will attempt to demystify Muslims and Islam. For more info, click here.
21st Century Indian - Author Louis V. Clark III
Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30pm - Verona Public Library (500 Silent St in Verona)
This talk in Verona will be led by Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III, who will go into detail about his story and his culture. For more info, click here.
Mindfulness & Racial Justice: A Path For All of Us
Friday, October 12 at 6pm - Anderson Auditorium at the Predolin Humanities Center (959 Edgewood College Dr)
In this discussion, Rhonda Magee will discuss how mindfulness and compassion can improve our quest for racial justice. For more info, click here.
The Justice Tour
Saturday, October 13 at 2pm - Centennial Hall (733 N 8th St in Milwaukee)
This discussion in Milwaukee, led by community experts, will touch on race-based policing and mass incarceration in Wisconsin. For more info, click here.
ResourceFULL Black Businesses October 2018
Thursday, October 25 at 5pm - 2300 S Park St in the Community Room
The Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment is at it again with another ResourceFULL event, featuring networking, food, music, and giveaways of up to $10,000! For more info, click here.
Words of Worth: Letters to the Border
Monday, October 29 at 7pm - Community Immigration Law Center (944 E Gorham St)
On October 29, the Community Immigration Law Center will host a session in which participants will write letters of support to non-citizens and asylum seekers currently held in detention centers. The night will also include a discussion of immigrant rights issues. For more info, click here.
Racial Justice Film Festival
Every Saturday in October at 6pm - International Cooperative Housing (140 W Gilman St)
The Racial Justice Film Fest will be held every Saturday from October 6 to October 27 and will present films countering white colonialist capitalist patriarchy, including Get Out, the 13th, and Moonlight. For more info, click here.
Latinx Heritage Month 2018 Events
Multiple Events - UW Madison Multicultural Student Center (716 Langdon St)
Latino Heritage Month events continue this October, featuring speakers, dances, and discussions. For more info and details, click here.
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