Sunday, May 21
Madison Marriot West
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton WI
Contact: Masood Akhtar, 608-332-0189
Olin Park Shelter, Madison
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate and support Madison’s cultural and ethnic diversity. Connect with refugees who are making their home here. Free and open to the public.
- Food: A potluck with a great array of international foods. Eating utensils and beverages provided.
- Fun: Art activities for all ages, games for children and adults; face painting and henna; Silver Lining Martial Arts/Tae-Kwon Doe demonstration (3 pm).
- Music: Live music provided by Oudist Colony (2 pm), Irish folk music (3:30 pm).
Sponsors include: Freedom from Religion Foundation, Festival Foods, Istanbul Market, Willy Street Coop, ZuZu Café, and the Monroe Street Arts Center. For more information see: http://www.opendoorsforrefugees.org/
Understanding the Current Crisis &
Building Social Justice in the Midwest
FORWARD is an annual gathering of community activists, students, and educators committed to social justice.
This year’s gathering, which will take place on the weekend of June 2-3 at Edgewood College on the shores of Lake Wingra in Madison, WI, will focus on the current crisis and its implications for the struggle for social justice in the Midwest.
For Program and Registration details, please click on the links below:
Student council also approved resolution calling for community control of police
The Badger Herald, Apr 27, 2017,
Peyton David/The Badger Herald
After five hours of debate and nearly 50 people appearing before open forum, the University of Wisconsin Associated Students of Madison unanimously approved the contentious divestment proposal.
The heated resolution resulted in a 24-0-2 vote Wednesday evening.
Originally introduced in a March 29 meeting, the proposal was tabled indefinitely after six hours of debate and more than 60 people appearing before an open forum.
After six hours of heated debate, the University of Wisconsin Associated Students of Madison voted 13-12-1 to postpone a resolution demanding the
In the original resolution, Jewish students expressed in the March 29 open forum that they felt targeted since the legislation called to divest from several Israeli companies. To reflect the need of divesting from corporations and to keep from alienating Jewish students, ASM later amended the new legislation to focus on ending UW’s support of corporations that profit from human rights violations.
The amended resolution highlights divesting from banks and private prisons that profit off of minority oppression and rebuke corporations that engage in resource extraction from indigenous lands without consent, harming indigenous people’s way of life, divesting from fossil corporations, border walls and arms manufacturers.