Our government has failed to provide for unemployed and underemployed workers during this crisis.So we are demanding restoration of the $600 weekly unemployment benefits, hazard pay, and a living wage.To do that, we are first joining together to make props, signs, and other art for a rally on 10/10 to make these demands heard.Join with others to answer the question: what vision do you have for a Milwaukee that is truly for ALL?
Nationwide, movements to remove police officers, or “special resource officers,” from public schools have been gaining momentum and winning campaigns—in Oakland, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Madison, Seattle, Denver, and more.
Built on years, even decades, of grassroots, activist organizing, these movements are earning hard-won gains in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and growing calls to defund the police.
This panel discussion brings in organizers—both students and mentors—engaged in these struggles at the local and national level. Zon Moua and Bianca Gomez of Freedom, Inc. worked to remove SROs from public schools in Madison, Wisconsin. Andrea Ortiz and Veronica Rodriguez of #CopsOutCPS continue to challenge the Chicago Public Schools to remove SROs at the city level, while successfully expelling SROs at individual schools, like Pilsen High School.
These activists will share their experiences and lessons from organizing.This event is part of the CAS 2019-21 Initiative Abolition which examines the multiple, convergent forms of power in the at times intersectional areas of prisons, police, immigrant justice, gendered and sexual violence, environmental justice, disability justice, and more, in order to propose an abolitionist democratic present and future.
CAS Resident Associates Toby Beauchamp (Gender and Women’s Studies) and Naomi Paik (Asian American Studies) oversee thisinitiative which includes a 2-year-long public events series amongother activities.Cosponsored by:Center for Advanced StudyDepartment of Asian American StudiesDepartment of Gender & Women’s Studies
“Stand for Justice”Let’s ALL exercise our right to support Black Lives Matter in ways both large and small. Come “Stand” with us rain or shine every Wednesday and Saturday from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on 27th & Oklahoma.
Bring your own sign and chair if you like.This small protest is perfect for folks like me who are unable to attend long protests and rallies. Remember: EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS.
We have successfully pushed momentum to shift the board’s interest towards stopping the building of a new jail, but more work is needed. We have just a few weeks left to tell the county board to divest from systems of incarceration and invest in community.
Please join us on Monday, October 5 to tell the Personnel and Finance committee of the Dane County Board: No New Jail! There will be an opportunity to testify so please consider speaking in this virtual meeting. If you register to speak, you will be called at the number you provide.
If you don’t feel comfortable speaking, you can still register your SUPPORT of Resolution 145, also known as the Doyle Resolution, which will effectively halt the construction of a new jail. You can also email your own supervisor to relay this message or all supervisors at email@example.com.
We will include the link to register for this meeting – either your support or your support and interest in testifying – when that link is available.
Right now we are facing a pandemic, and social unrest. All while the legislature is not in session. While representatives are on recess, the Wisconsin people suffer the consequences. Thousands are at risk of losing their homes, and healthcare. At the same time, police reform is being ignored, while thousands risk their health and safety to march in the streets for justice. We need to put pressure on the house leader to call the Wisconsin legislature in session. Join us on October 10th so your voice can be heard. We are going to protest directly at Robin’s house.