Dear YGB Community,
As we at YGB continue to develop our Needs Surveys to support our three track focus, Black Needs, Collective Analysis and Advocacy, we need YOU to keep the fight for racial justice alive!
Please attend the following October events to stay engaged and make your voice heard.
Derail the Jail: Housing Not Jails
Wednesday, October 4, at 5:30pm - 1202 Williamson St., Madison WI
YGB’s first rally in 2014 led right into the City County Building, chanting, “Build the People, NOT the jail!” The new Dane County Jail is set to cost $76 million over the course of 20 years - a whopping $504 per Madison household. On Wednesday, we’ll gather to discuss better ways to spend the $76 million that don’t involve locking people of color in a cage. For more info, click here.
People Over Pipelines: Protecting Our Homes and Water
Friday, October 27, at 6:30pm - Hotel Marshfield (2700 S Central Ave in Marshfield, WI)
Near Marshfield, Wisconsin, Enbridge is looking to push an oil pipeline through the heart of Wisconsin, threatening our beautiful rivers, our climate, and our communities. On October 27, we will come together to learn from those who would be threatened by the new pipeline, and examine the pipeline fights of the past to prepare for our resistance to Enbridge. For info and registration, please click here.
2017 Racial Justice Summit
October 3 and October 4 - Monona Terrace (1 John Nolen Dr)
This year’s YWCA Racial Justice Summit will focus on building collective liberation and how to work towards an end to state violence and racial profiling. For more info, please click here.
Tu Voz: Latinx Intersectionality
Tuesday, October 3, at 6pm - UW Madison Multicultural Student Center (716 Langdon St)
This Tuesday, “Tu Voz”, a Latinx/Chicanx support and discussion group will meet to discuss the intersectionality between race, gender, sexuality, and other factors. For more info, please click here.
Women and the Construction of Peace In Colombia
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm - Predolin Hall 115 (at Edgewood College)
On October 3, come to experience a presentation and participatory workshop with Carol Rojas, an educator working with the Feminist Antimilitarist Network. Carol will demonstrate for us the importance of “antimilitarist working class feminism and the commitment towards the democratization of the Colombian state” at this event.
Fighting Fascism and Oppression: A Marxist Approach
Tuesday, October 3, at 7pm - Union South (1308 W Dayton St.)
This Tuesday, IMT (International Marxist Tendency) Madison will hold a discussion on the IMT approach to fighting fascism and oppression, from the attacks in Charlottesville to swastikas in James Madison Park. For more info, please click here.
Safe and Thriving Community - Public Meeting
Thursday, October 5, at 6:30pm - Warner Park Community Center (1625 Northport Dr)
At this event, meet the Northside’s Neighborhood Navigators and learn about their efforts to engage the community and stop youth violence. For more info, click here.
Ritt Deitz Concert - Fundraiser for Refugee Assistance
Thursday, October 5, at 7pm - Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (2401 Atwood Ave)
This week in Madison, singer-songwriter Ritt Deitz will perform a concert with a suggested $20 donation to support the Mercy Corps Syria Crisis Response program, which is providing vital necessities like food, water, and clothing for Syrian refugees. For more info, click here.
Democracy in Chains: An Evening Talk w/ Nancy MacLean
Thursday, October 5, at 7pm - Madison Labor Temple Room 201 (1602 S Park St.)
Join historian and author Nancy MacLean as she talks about her new book, Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, which details the anti-democracy and anti-government politics that have plagued the modern American political system. For more info, please click here.
Concert Fundraiser in the Wake of #CVille
Saturday, October 7 at 2pm - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St)
Join the Madison IWW Defense Committee on October 7 to organize for community self-defense efforts in our neighborhoods. The event will serve food, include a yard sale, and host a variety of DJs and musical guests. Half of the proceeds will go to the Free the 350 Bail Fund. For more information, please click here.
WNPJ Community Energizer and Fundraiser
Saturday, October 21 at 6pm - Robinia Courtyard (827 E Washington Ave)
Please join the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) on October 21 for a community energizer to build community and meet other activists and organizations from around the area. The event will feature dancing, DJs, food, poetry, awards, and great networking opportunities. To buy tickets, click here.
Free Skool Series on Non-Violent Struggle and Direct Action
Tuesday, October 24, at 6:30pm - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (953 Jenifer St)
This event will discuss Mark Bray’s new book, Antifa: The Anti Fascist Handbook, with John Peck of Family Farm Defenders. For more info, click here.