Milwaukee, December 20, 2018: Young Worker Committee Monthly Meeting

Hosted by Milwaukee Area Labor Council

Young Worker Committee Monthly Meeting

The Young Workers Committee meets the Third Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Join us for our next meeting!

Milwaukee Area Labor Council- Yatchak Hall
633 S. Hawley Rd. Milwaukee

The Young Workers Committee is a group for under-40 workers to meet other union activists and leaders, build leadership and organization, and sharpen knowledge and skills to revive unionism for today’s working class. We organize trainings, discussions, socials, and support workplace actions such as strikes and pickets in order to help rebuild union culture and build working class power among young workers.

Non-union represented workers who are interested in the benefits of a union or who want to learn how to organize their workplace are welcome to attend!

December 7, 2018: Waukesha Voces de la Frontera Membership Meeting / Junta de membresía de Waukesha

Hosted by Voces de la Frontera

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Junta de membresía del capítulo de Waukesha
viernes 31 de agosto, 6pm
oficina de Voces de la Frontera en Waukesha
305 E Main St, Waukesha, 53186

¡Acompáñanos para la próxima junta de membresía de nuestro capítulo en Waukesha! Tendremos un taller conozca sus derechos y platicaremos sobre nuestros esfuerzos para luchar por las licencias de conducir y contra las políticas anti-inmigrantes como el 287g. Tendremos las juntas de membresía cada 2 semanas.
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Waukesha Chapter Membership Meeting
Friday, August 31, 6 p.m.
Office of Voces de la Frontera in Waukesha
305 E Main St, Waukesha, 53186

Join us for the next membership meeting of our chapter in Waukesha! We will have a Know Your Rights workshop and discuss our efforts to restore access to driver’s licenses to immigrants and the fight against anti-immigrant policies like 287g. We’ll have membership meetings every two weeks.

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Detroit, January 21, 2018: 16th Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally & March

16th Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally & March

For Immediate Release
Media Advisory

Dear Friends and Social Justice Advocates,

This year’s 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around the world.

On Monday, January 21, 2019, the Detroit MLK Day Program/Rally and March will commemorate the 90th birthday of Dr. King. This year’s program will feature keynote speaker Ms. Gail Walker, the Executive Director of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) based in New York City.

IFCO has been in the leadership of various community and international campaigns since its founding in 1967. In late April 1969, IFCO sponsored the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC) at Wayne State University (WSU) which put forward the first modern-day call for reparations to be paid to African Americans for the stolen labor during slavery and the national oppression in which they have lived under since the conclusion of the Civil War (1861-1865).

In addition, 2019 represents the 50th anniversary of the further emergence of Black workers in the leadership of the Civil Rights and other Emancipation struggles. 1969 witnessed the formation of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW) in Detroit and the Charleston, South Carolina hospital employees strike which was led by African American women with the intervention of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the heir to the legacy of Dr. King after his assassination on April 4, 1968.

These events prefigured the ongoing movement on behalf of low-wage workers and the imperatives of eliminating poverty in this country. The recent efforts by D15, Unite Here and other labor organizations demanding justice for marginalized workers is a major advancement in the movement for full equality and self-determination.

In addition to its work on domestic issues, IFCO has coordinated the education of over 150 students who studied medicine for free at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in the Republic of Cuba. Numerous youth from Detroit along with other cities have taken advantage of this program. The recruitment of these young people was initiated by Rev. Dr. Lucius Walker, the founder of IFCO, as well as former City Council member Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Watson.

You are cordially invited to attend this 16th Annual Detroit MLK Day event at our new location of the St. Mathew’s-St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church located at 8850 Woodward Avenue between King and Holbrook in the city’s North End neighborhood. This venue which is a historic institution in Detroit having played an integral part in the 19th century Underground Railroad and the Northern High School Student Strike of April 1966, among other important events, will place us in the heart of the city in a community where gentrification, water shutoffs and tax foreclosures continue to take a serious toll.

The program begins at 12 Noon in the sanctuary and will include music and brief messages from cultural workers and activists from throughout the region.

At about 1:30 p.m., the Detroit MLK Day March for Jobs, Peace and Justice will begin. At 3:00 p.m., a special cultural program of poetry and music will take place at the church. A healthy community meal will be served.

The Detroit MLK Day Committee is comprised of a small, dedicated group of volunteers. Due to the significance of the January 21, 2019, Detroit MLK Day Program & March, we are seeking contributions now to assure a successful event.

Please send your contribution to: Detroit MLK Day Committee, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. Please make checks payable to: “Detroit MLK Day”. You may donate online https://mlkdetroit.org/donate/.

Thank you for your kind support!

Sincerely in Peace and Solidarity,
The Detroit MLK Day Committee

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Milwaukee, December 1, 2018: La Caravana: Rally to support refugees seeking asylum in the US

La Caravana: Rally to support refugees seeking asylum in the US

Young People’s Resistance Committee

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La movilización comenzará en Walkers Square Park a la 1 de la tarde. Caminaremos hasta el !SI SE PUEDE! Mural al lado de El Rey en Cesar E Chavez Dr.

La caravana de refugiados centroamericanos se ha estado moviendo a través de México hace a los Estados Unidos durante varias semanas. Esta caravana es solo la primera, ya que decenas de miles de centroamericanos se ven obligados a huir de sus hogares en Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador para escapar de la extrema violencia y la pobreza. Estos refugiados son en su mayoría mujeres y niños que planean entregarse una vez que crucen la frontera y soliciten asilo, algo que es su derecho.

En respuesta, la administración de Trump ha aterrorizado a estos refugiados mediante la ejecución de detenciones a largo plazo, la construcción de campos de concentración y la separación forzosa de familias. Sus tácticas son crueles e inusuales, a menudo deportan a los padres de los niños y canalizan a los niños a los procesos de adopción contra su voluntad.

Trump ha retratado incansablemente a los refugiados como invasores violentos. En un esfuerzo por desorientar la conversación sobre la seguridad fronteriza, ha pedido una mayor militarización de la frontera. No es un secreto que este es un intento de acelerar la construcción de un muro a lo largo de la frontera de EE. UU. Y México.

¡Decimos que ya es suficiente! YPRC se solidariza con la Caravana y cualquiera que huya de la violencia para encontrar una vida mejor. ¡Únase a nosotros mientras marchamos para demostrar la solidaridad incondicional de Milwaukee con los refugiados!

ALTO A LA DETENCIÓN, SEPARACIÓN, Y
DEPORTACION DE FAMILIAS!

NO A LA MILITARIZACIÓN Y AL MURO DE LA FRONTERA!

APOYO Y ASILO PARA LOS REFUGIADOS DE CENTROAMÉRICA!
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Rally will begin in Walkers Square Park @ 1pm. We will walk to the !SI SE PUEDE! mural next to El Rey on S Cesar E Chavez Dr.

The caravan of Central American refugees, numbering in the thousands, has been making its way, on foot, through Mexico to the United States for several weeks. This caravan is only the tip of the iceberg as tens of thousands of Central Americans are forced to flee their homes in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to escape extreme violence and poverty. These refugees are largely women and children who plan to turn themselves in once they cross the U.S.- Mexico border and apply for asylum, which is their right!

In response, the Trump administration has terrorized these refugees by enforcing long-term detentions, building tent-city concentration camps and forcibly separating families. Their tactics are cruel and unusual, often deporting the parents of children and funneling the children into adoption processes against their will.

Trump has tirelessly portrayed the refugees as violent invaders, and in an effort to misguide the conversation about border security, has even called for more militarization of the border. It is no secret that this is an attempt to expedite the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

We say enough is enough! YPRC stands in solidarity with the Caravan and anyone fleeing violence in order to find a better life. Join us as we march to demonstrate Milwaukee’s unconditional solidarity with refugees!

STOP THE DETENTION, SEPARATION, AND
DEPORTATION OF FAMILIES!

NO TO MILITARIZATION AND TRUMP’S BORDER
WALL!

SUPPORT ASYLUM FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN REFUGEES!

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Milwaukee, December 5, 2018: Mass Phone/Emails Against Columbia Prison Slavery

Hosted by Milwaukee IWW

7 A.M. – 8 P.M.

Milwaukee IWOC is organizing a series of phone and email zaps against the Security Director of Columbia Correctional, in response to abusive conditions at this prison. A phone zap is a mass phone call, where multiple people call a specific target on the same day to express concern about something, a low-key form of pressure. An email zap is a mass email, where multiple people email a target on the same day to express concern about something. Please take the time to call, email or both on Wednesday, every bit helps add to the pressure.

For the phone zap against Lucas Weber, Columbia’s security director, call (608) 742-9100 extension 9145

Sample script:
“I am calling out of concern with abuses at Columbia Correctional Institution. I am horrified by the conditions that recently lead a prisoner at Columbia to commit suicide. I am also horrified by the October 26th brutality by correctional officers Goldsmith, Thompson and Woodruff in which they physically assaulted a prisoner, choked him, and dragged him from the cell. When will you make a change prison policy to stop these acts?”

For the email zap against Lucas Weber, and other top officials in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections:

Send to:
Lucas.Weber@wisconsin.gov, Susan.Novak@wisconsin.gov, Cathy.Jess@wisconsin.gov, Kalen.Ruck@wisconsin.gov, Tristan.Cook@wisconsin.gov, steven.wierenga@wisconsin.gov, StevenR.Johnson@wisconsin.gov, ScottA.MacLauchlin@wisconsin.gov, Sara.Fry@wisconsin.gov, iwoc.milwaukee@gmail.com, Randall.Hepp@wisconsin.gov, Marlena.larson@wisconsin.gov, Lisa.Reible@wisconsin.gov, Lisa.Avila@wisconsin.gov, Joy.Merbach@wisconsin.gov

Sample subject line: Lucas Weber: Human rights crisis at Columbia

Sample script:

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I am contacting you out of concern with abuses at Columbia Correctional Institution. I am horrified by the conditions that recently lead a prisoner at Columbia to commit suicide. Cries for help are being ignored. When correctional officers see an inmate with open wounds from cutting themselves, you need to give them mental health resources rather than put them in solitary confinement.

As well, I am horrified by the October 26th brutality by correctional officers Goldsmith, Thompson and Woodruff in which they physically assaulted a prisoner, choked him, and dragged him from the cell.

People have contacted you about this before, and been ignored. This cannot continue. When will Columbia make changes in prison policy?

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If you need more information on the background of Columbia Regulations campaign, read information we’ve gotten from prisoners here: goo.gl/kQ1nXH Read analysis of a previous public pressure tactic here: goo.gl/PJHa93