Dear YGB Community,
It’s not the leaders of a movement alone that make it strong - it’s EVERY member in the community staying engaged and active that wins the fight for justice.
That’s why this August, we need EVERYONE to show up and show out to these social justice-themed August events to keep the movement alive!
Building Unity - Water is Life - Solidarity Tour
Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. through Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m. - Madison East Hy-Vee (3801 E Washington) Parking Lot
This weekend, Building Unity will begin a two day tour across the state of Wisconsin to fight in solidarity with Wisconsin Water Protectors. The tour includes stops in Stevens Point, Wausau, Keshena (where participants will join the Menominee Powwow and camp on the tribal land), and Menominee, Michigan (where participants will march in the Menominee Waterfront Festival Parade against the Back 40 Mine). For more info, click here.
Puerto Rican Family Festival
Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. - Humboldt Park Beer Garden (3000 S Howell Ave in Milwaukee)
This Sunday, celebrate Puerto Rican culture, music, food, and dance in Milwaukee! For more info, click here.
Lanterns for Peace 2018
Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. - Tenney Park Locks (1500 Sherman Ave.)
To mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima, this lantern-lit event will advocate for a peaceful, war-free world. For more info, click here.
Consent Culture Conference
August 9-10 at 8 a.m. - GSAFE (122 E Olin Ave., Ste 290)
Hosted by GSAFE, this two day conference will engage conversation about consent and health equity. For more info, click here.
2018 LGBTQ Progress Awards
Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m. - 1451 Renaissance Place (1451 N Prospect Ave in Milwaukee)
This event will honor activists for LGBTQ rights in the Madison area, including socializing, cocktails, and dinner. For more info and tickets, click here.
Freedom Inc.'s 17th Annual BBQ, 5k & Sports tournament
Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. - Penn Park (2101 Fisher St)
Next Saturday, Freedom Inc. will host their 17th annual BBQ at Penn Park, featuring a 5k, sports tournament, and dance battle. For more info, click here.
Black Men's Health - Town Hall Forum
Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. - St. Mary’s Hospital Conference Center (700 S. Park St.)
This forum will offer a productive conversation on the health of Black men, discussed over a meal. For more info and registration, click here.
HER Summit - #Fight4HER Activist Training Conference
Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m.
This conference on August 18th will teach campaign and organizing skills and discuss issues like global health and reproductive justice. For more info, the exact location, and registration, click here.
QPoC Pride Brunch
Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. - Robinia Courtyard (829 E Washington Ave.)
This free brunch for LGBTQ people of color will include entertainment and hors d'oervres, hosted by the QPOC Pride planning committee and Our Lives Magazine. For more info, click here.
OutReach Pride Parade 2018
Sunday, August 19 at 1 p.m. - State Street
Women's Equality Day
Thursday, August 23 at 5 p.m. - Robinia Courtyard (829 E Washington Ave.)
To celebrate Women's Equality Day, join the Wisconsin Women's Network to listen to community leaders and discuss the future of feminism. For more info, click here.
Mexican Fiesta 2018
August 24-26 - 200 N Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee
From August 24 to 26 in Milwaukee, enjoy fun, food, culture, Mariachi, scholarship awards, and community at Mexican Fiesta 2018. For more info and tickets, click here.