Friday October 9th!! 6-10pm
Come out for a night of hip hop, poetry, dance, music and community building!
Sharpen your skills with our writing workshop from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Open Mic from 7:30pm-8:30pm
Performances from 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Fountain of Life Church
633 W. Badger Rd
Madison, WI 53713
Also featuring: T Banks, ANT da Hope Boy, Jaranerxs Anti-Policiales, and Breaking for Justice,
This is open to all and especially for all people of color, and queer, and trans* folks
Co-hosted by YYGB, Freedom Inc, Urban Community Arts Network, Justified Anger
DJ'd by DJ Boyfrriend !! RSVP on Facebook Olmeca is a bilingual hip-hop artist/producer who describes his upbringing and gives social commentary with, charisma and intelligence. His work has been featured on CNN Latino, Democracy Now, ABC,FOX, NPR, URB Magazine and TV series “Sons of Anarchy.” He has collaborated with Grammy winners including Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli , La Santa Cecilia, Maldita Vecindad and shared the stage with KRS – One, Jenni Rivera, Dilated Peoples, Ana Tijoux, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Julieta Venegas, Pete Rock, X Clan among others. With migrant parents, Olmeca grew up in L.A. and Mexico, a reality that brewed his music mix of genres and cultural sensitivity. He coexists between hip-hop and latin alternative audiences. Olmeca has toured Canada, Latin America and Europe building a network of supporters as an independent artist. He is credited for supporting a new phase in Latin alternative music in the United States that mixes hip-hop with Latin American sounds. Come Join Us, Speak Your Truth, and Build with the People!!!
Madison Police target Black Lives Matter Organizer Brandi Grayson
CALL for National and International Solidarity
TELL MPD and the City Attorney to
STOP the HARASSMENT and drop the citations!
On OCT 5, 2015 1PM-3pm Central Time show your solidarity by calling/emailing Madison Police Chief Koval and City Attorney Michael May.
JAM their phone lines and emails to say #HandsOffBrandi!
Spread this NATIONWIDE. We must protect each other!
Thursday, September 24
7:45am - 9:00am
Dane County Courthouse
215 S Hamilton St
Madison, WI 53703
The DA's office will decide this day if they will charge 24 year- old Cierra Finkley, a mother who heroically defended her and her daughter's life from an attacking partner, with 1st Degree reckless homicide. Cierra called police on multiple occasions throughout this abusive relationship and even took out a restraining order on her attacker. On the day of her arrest, Ms. Finkley called the police 3x after her ex tried to run her and her daughter over with a car and threatened to kill them both. None of those police calls lead to Cierra and get child getting to safety. The police arrived promptly however, when Cierra was forced to stab her ex after he kicked her door down threatening to kill her and baby Carla. Cierra, as many Black women are, was not viewed as a victim by Madison Police Department. Now she is being further traumatized by violence from the state. On this day we will find out if the DA's office believe that #Blacklivesmatter. Show up to support, and tell the DA's office that "Surviving Violence is Not a Crime!" #justice4Cierra #handsoffBlackwomen
Monday, September 21 2:00pm
City County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703
Come stand in solidarity with those that stand for justice on Monday, September 21st. Two will have trials to face punishment for standing in solidarity with students who walked out on East Wash April 14th to demand an end to state violence. It's important that we not only show support to these individuals, but that we show that we will not be quiet. We will not be polite and sit by as our bodies and lives are stolen by the state and their corporate sponsors. #Justice4Tony #BlackLivesMatter #Freethe350
Thursday, September 17 7:00pm
Burr Jones Field
1820 E Washington Ave.
Rally at Central Park ~8:30pm
EVENT IS HOSTED BY Dayna Long and Maddy Ziegler not YGB. Brandi Grayson will be speaking at the event. Early on the morning of 9/12, a homicidal misogynist raped and attempted to kill a woman along the Capitol Trail Bike path, near Livingston. Join us on Thursday to take back the bike path. We'll march from Burr Jones Field to Central Park to show solidarity with the victim who survived against the odds and denounce this horrible crime in our community. We'll paper the trail with anti-rape signs and stickers and take back the bike path that should be safe for each and every one of us at any time, day or night. If you're a cyclist, bring your bike. Everyone should bring flashlights, signs, and your righteous indignation and heartache about what has happened here. Let's heal together and take back our bike path.
Dates of training:
September 26th 1-4pm
October 3rd 1-4pm
October 10th 1-4pm
UW South Side Partnership. 2312 S. Park St (Villager Mall)
$100 Contact us for scholarship information
Food and childcare will be provided.
September 21, 2015
Brandi Grayson will be on the panel.
A Madison Community Conversation:
Building Healthier Systems of Public Safety and Community Justice
Hosted by the Community Response Team
The Community Response Team (CRT) invites you to participate in a community conversation focused on important citizen and police officer safety