March 2, 2019, La Crosse: Climate Action Festival!

Climate Action Festival!

2503 Main Street, La Crosse, 1-4 P.M.

Please join us for the Coulee Region’s fourth annual Climate Action Festival!

2018 brought us dire warnings from scientists that we need to act NOW to avert the worst impacts of climate change. This means we all need to step it up – and we can do it if we work together!! At this event, you will learn more about actions we all can take to minimize our contributions to the climate crisis. Local groups and activists will be in attendance to offer information, advice, and encouragement.

EVERYONE is welcome at this FREE event!

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Madison, March 2, 2019: Save Abortion Together: A Rally for Choice

Save Abortion Together: A Rally for Choice

Join Madison Abortion Defense for a pro-choice rally at the Capitol on March 2nd. The anti-choice group 40 Days for Life’s Madison chapter, Vigil for Life, is gearing up for their next campaign to start on March 6th. For 40 days, anti-choicers will descend on our abortion clinics to disseminate lies, harass our patients, and shutter the doors of our clinics forever.

Madison Abortion Defense formed in October 2018 to defend the local clinic from these anti-choice protesters. We believe that the pro-choice majority needs to fight on multiple fronts–legislation, fundraising, clinic defense–to build a movement to make abortion accessible for all.

Let’s unite the pro-choice majority in Madison to collaborate in building this movement!

When? Saturday, March 2nd, time TBD
Where? The Capitol, Forward Statue side
How can my organization get involved? Sponsor the rally, publicize it in your networks, bring your organization’s materials, and speak from the front about the work you do for the right to choose!
Join our meetings! Every Sunday, 3pm at the Central Library.

*list of current sponsors*
Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice
The Party for Socialism and Liberation – Madison
Young Democratic Socialists of America – Madison
Campus Women’s Center
International Socialist Organization – Madison
Madison Socialist Alternative
Democratic Socialists of American – Madison
Madison NOW – National Organization for Women
Sex Out Loud
Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement
IWW General Defense Committee

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Teach Reconstruction Campaign

Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War and emancipation, is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Yet the possibilities and achievements of this era are too often overshadowed by the violent white supremacist backlash. Too often the story of this grand experiment in interracial democracy is skipped or rushed through in classrooms across the country. Today—in a moment where activists are struggling to make Black lives matter—every student should probe the relevance of Reconstruction. Our campaign aims to help teachers and schools uncover the hidden, bottom-up history of this era.

We offer lessons for middle and high school, a student campaign to make Reconstruction history visible in their communities, and an annotated list of recommended teaching guides, student friendly books, primary document collections, and films. This campaign is informed by teachers who have used our Reconstruction lessons and a team of Reconstruction scholars.

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UW Green Bay, Feb. 27, 2019: Blackkklansman

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
University Union Christie Theatre (157), UW Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI

Based on actual events in the midst of the 1970s Civil Rights Movement, BlacKkKlansman (135 min., rated R) depicts an African American police officer who infiltrates a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague to go undercover as a white supremacist. This 2018 Spike Lee joint offers a provocative exploration of American race relations.

Watch the film (beginning at 4 pm), then stay for the discussion (from 6:30-7:30 pm), facilitated by Dr. Vince Lowery and Dr. Bryan Carr. All are welcome! Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by MESA and Student Life.

Shut Down AFRICOM!

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The United States has declared war on Black people—abroad with the military occupation of Africa through AFRICOM and domestically with the transfer of military hardware to police forces who brutally repress Black communities. Our struggle for liberation at home is linked with the struggle of our people abroad. Sign and share our petition calling for U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM 👉🏾

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