Dear YGB Community,
This February, President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed three executive orders to increase punishment for federal crimes and give more power to the police. We MUST continue to fight State violence, bigoted policies, and the disparaging effects of white supremacy by Understanding Black Needs and Building Collective Analysis, Direct Action, and Advocacy to build the people power that eventually makes real change.
Please continue to stay engaged and consider participating in these upcoming events:
Showing of “How To Start A Revolution”
March 2, 6:30pm - Madison Central Library (201 W Mifflin St)
This Thursday at the Central Library, political theorist Gene Sharp’s film “How to Start A Revolution” will be shown. The film will explore Sharp’s 198 methods of initiating a nonviolent revolution, which have been used from Ukraine to Egypt to Serbia. The film will inform us with new ideas on how to conduct civil disobedience and direct action in the most effective way possible.
Vigil and March for Tony Robinson
March 6, 5:30pm - East High School (2222 E Washington Av)
March 6, 2017 will mark the two year anniversary of the fatal day that MPD Officer Matt Kenny brutally murdered Tony Robinson, made possible by our racist police system. Although a $3.35 million lawsuit has been settled in favor of Tony's family, justice has still not been served, as the MPD is yet to fire Matt Kenny and none of their policies have changed. This Monday, March 6, we will remember the life on Tony and build people power with a vigil and a short march. More info here.
YGB SouthSide Input Social
March 7, 5pm - Fountain of Life Covenant Church (633 W Badger Road)
This Tuesday, let your voice be heard at YGB's SouthSide Input Social, where we will gather to eat, listen to good music, connect, and let the City of Madison know what our priorities should be for the South Side. We have a space for kids too! More info here.
International Women’s Day Against Trump
March 8, 7pm - George L. Mosse Humanities Building (455 N Park St)
On March 8, an International Women’s Strike will be held to protest social, legal, political, verbal, and moral sexism across the globe. As Trump threatens to defund Planned Parenthood and Neil Gorsuch looks to repeal Roe V. Wade, we must organize together to show that the world’s women united will never be defeated. On the night of March 8, an event will be held on the UW Campus to support women’s solidarity against Trump, featuring community organizers from across the Midwest. More info here.
Living Room Conversation on Community Control Over the Police
March 11, 10am - James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation (2146 E Johnson St)
On March 11, Groundwork will host a living room conversation about specific policy solutions to State violence, including community control over the police. Following the discussion, a potluck will be served and a Facilitator Training will be held. More info here.
Empowering Children and Ourselves to Talk About Race
March 12, 2pm - 201 W Mifflin St
If we are to truly make progress, we must start by educating our children to be empathetic and anti-racist. This Families for Justice event will do just that by providing parents with concrete strategies for raising their children to be critical thinkers and social justice advocates. Please register for the event by clicking here.