Staying Engaged This March
Dear YGB Community,
As we aim to shift power to the people, to self determine and meet our own needs, we’re building the Movement Fund that will support local grassroots social justice initiatives. Please consider joining The Movement by making a monthly donation at MovementFund.com.
In addition to joining The Movement, below are some key events to help you stay engaged. Please attend and share...
2019 WI LGBTQ Summit
Saturday, March 2 at 8:30am - The Westin Milwaukee (550 N Van Buren St in Milwaukee)
This summit will create a network of members of the LGBTQ community and allies to understand LGBTQ issues and join efforts to fight against homophobia and transphobia. For more info and tickets, click here.
Immigration Policies: DACA and Keeping Families Together
Saturday, March 2 at 9:30am - Alverno College (3400 S. 43rd Street in Milwaukee)
This free event, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, will discuss DACA and the family separation policies executed by ICE. For more info, click here.
Hashtag to Headlines: the Gaza Great March of Return
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm - First Unitarian Society (900 University Bay Dr)
Palestinians - like Black Americans - are facing occupation, criminalization, and a systemically oppressive and unequal state. On Sunday, Ahmed Abu Artema, a Palestinian refugee, activist, and writer, will talk about the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine and the prospects of peace. For more info, click here.
BAMFest Opening Event & Panel
Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm - MSC Lounge at the Red Gym (716 Langdon St)
BAMFest - or the Black Arts Matter Fest - will kick off on Monday with an art gallery and several performances. For more info, click here.
EXPO MKE March Meeting
Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm - Welford Sanders Enterprise Center (2821 N. Vel Phillips Avenue in Milwaukee)
This monthly meeting from EXPO (Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing) will discuss the Columbia University Justice Lab's report on mass supervision in Wisconsin, including testimonies from people impacted by Wisconsin’s punitive system of mass supervision. For more info, click here.
Milwaukee Women's Strike Film
Friday, March 8 at 6pm - King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio Gallery (2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr in Milwaukee)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, this event will feature a free screening of Say Here Name, the Life and Death of Sandra Bland, followed by a panel discussion. For more info, click here.
Community Coworking Day at the Progress Center for Black Women
Wednesday, March 13 at 8am - Progress Center for Black Women (5936 Seminole Centre Ct in Fitchburg)
This event - held every second Wednesday of the month - will offer Black women the perfect opportunity to work alongside fellow community members in an inclusive and inspiring workspace. Wifi and refreshments will be offered. For more info, click here.
Social Justice & Evaluation Conference
Friday, March 15 in Madison WI | Exact time and location TBD
This social justice-focused conference will be led by Vu Le, the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a Seattle nonprofit that strengthens organizations led by people of color and collaborates with diverse communities. For more info and registration, click here.
WI Youth Strike for Climate Justice
Friday, March 15 at 11:30am - Madison East High School (2222 E Washington Ave)
Climate change already kills hundreds of thousands of people every year - disproportionately those who are impoverished and oppressed - and it’s only getting worse. On March 15, hundreds of students in Madison will march from East High School to the Wisconsin State Capitol to demand climate justice. Buses will be available at Madison high schools and cities across Wisconsin to transport youth. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Trans/forming Allyship: Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion
Saturday, March 16 at 9am - James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (2146 E Johnson St)
This event will discuss the discrimination faced by transgender Americans and strategies for allies to support transgender community members. For more info and tickets, click here.
Annual Latino Business Excellence Awards Gala
Saturday, March 16 at 5pm - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)
The Latino Business Excellence Awards Gala of 2019 will offer Spanish cuisine, music, art, dancing, and a program highlighting the Latino Chamber of Commerce’s accomplishments. Proceeds will go towards community services and business programs. For more info, click here.
Monday, March 18 at 6pm - Alumni Memorial Union (1442 W Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee)
This discussion will delve into Afrofuturism, which imagines a future in which arts, science, and technology are seen through a Black lens. For more info and registration, click here.
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