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Progressive women, gender nonbinary folks & male allies fighting #TheResistance in Dane County and Madison, WI, through activism, advocacy and volunteering. 

Hello, you gracious, genteel geckos!

A chill is still in the air, but don't let the cold keep you in. Let's march toward spring with series of progressive events this weeks.  

Meet mayoral candidate Satya Rhodes-Conway before the upcoming election, celebrate International Women's Day, learn to disrupt bias, and more!

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💰 WI Budget4thePeople Workshop

When: TODAY, Sun, March 3, 10am – 4pm
Where: Clark Street Community School, 2429 Clark St, Middleton, WI 53562, USA (map)

Hosted by Wisconsin Public Education Network, the Wisconsin Leadership Development Project, The ACLU of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Voices

"Workshop Cost: $5/person for half-day training including lunch (scholarships are available) 

Budgets are moral documents. They turn policy into reality and can make life much better or worse for millions of people across Wisconsin and the nation. What we dedicate resources to is where our collective priorities lie. It’s past time that Wisconsin re-prioritize. The Budget Action Workshops will give you the knowledge, tools and relationships to make real change for real people in Wisconsin. 

Together we’ve got to be bold, innovative, and reach beyond to win this fight. So your first task, as you fill out this form, is to make sure you sign up two additional people because we’ve got work to do! Contact Caty Bulgrin with questions at  Thank you for your courage and commitment. See you soon!"


✔️ Multicultural Meet & Greet with Satya

When: Mon, March 4, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: Cargo Coffee, 750 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703, USA (map)

Note: Team 19 has endorsed Satya Rhodes-Conway for mayor. The election is Tuesday, April 2nd.

Hosted by Satya for Madison

"Please join Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Veronica Figueroa, and Lynn Lee for a multicultural meet and greet with Satya Rhodes-Conway! It'll be a great opportunity for people to come by and meet Satya before the April 2nd election."


🌈 Transgender Competency Training

When: Mon, March 4, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, USA (map)

Note: Team 19 has endorsed Satya Rhodes-Conway for mayor. The election is Tuesday, April 2nd.

Hosted by OutReach LGBT Community Center

"Free and open to the General Public this training will introduce you do the transgender community and the struggles they face. You will learn about the proper use of pronouns and how to be a supportive advocate. This training is presented by Ginger Victoria Baier Outreach LGBT Center's Transgender Health Advocate. During the Q&A you will have an opportunity to get answers to all those questions you may have had about the transgender community. Come join Ginger for a fun and educational evening."


👩🏾‍🎨 BAMFest Opening Event & Panel

When: Mon, March 4, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Red Gym, 716 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706, USA (map)

Hosted by Black Arts Matter Festival

"Taking place in the Red Gym MSC Lounge, the festival will officially begin with Shasparay Lighteard, the BAMFest producer, introducing the festival and the week's objectives.

The panel discussion will feature Sandra Adell, Anwar Pruitt, Chris Walker, Catrina Sparkman, and will be moderated by Dana Pellebon. 

The Opening Event will also feature of gallery of art and invited performers. This is a casual event. Refreshments will be provided. 

This event is co-sponsored by UW-Madison’s Black Cultural Center! "


🗣 An Evening with Tarana Burke

When: Mon, March 4, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: University of Wisconsin - Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706, USA (map)

Hosted by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series

"Tarana Burke is a social justice activist and the founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement. Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for creating a movement to help women of color who have survived sexual assault. She works to inspire solidarity, amplify voices, and refocus on survivors. Burke was part of the 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning ‘me too.’ Movement and was named The Root100’s most influential person in 2018. 

Please join WUD DLS for An Evening with Tarana Burke on Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The doors of Shannon Hall in Memorial Union will open at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A.  Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request."



🕊 Crossroads of Ideas: Approaching MLK's Dream

When: Tue, March 5, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715, USA (map)

Hosted by various groups

"Rescheduled from January 19. Approaching MLK’s Dream: Scientifically Tested Methods to Reduce Racism and Promote Inclusivity is free and open to the public. 

Using randomized controlled trials, scientists have started to examine the effectiveness of different pro-diversity initiatives. Markus Brauer, professor in the UW-Madison Department of Psychology, will report cutting-edge research from this new field of diversity science. Learn more and register: 

Crossroads is a public lecture series that brings campus and the community together to learn about challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society."



🍻 Drinking Liberally Madison

When: Wed, March 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: The Rigby Pub, Grill, and Event Space (upstairs), 119 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703, USA (map)

Hosted by Drinking Liberally Madison

"Drinking Liberally is an organization that does exactly what the name sounds like - brings together like-minded people to discuss politics and current events over a few drinks. We currently meet upstairs at The Rigby, 119 E. Main Street, Madison the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. This is an open invite, so feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested.

For more information about the organization, and to join the mailing list, please visit: or follow us on Twitter @DL_Madison."


💦 Public Meeting for PFAS Contamination

When: Wed, March 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North St, Madison, WI 53704, USA (map)

Hosted by various community groups

"Please join us on March 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Bashford United Methodist Church with representatives from the Madison Water Utility and Public Health Madison/Dane County as they discuss the contamination of area wells with perfluorinated compounds (PFAS). For some background about this issue, please visit the Madison Water Utility's page here:

This is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the safety of our drinking water and the effects of PFAS on our environment.

Speakers: Joe Grande, Water Quality Manager, Madison Water Utility; Doug Voegeli and Jeff Lafferty, Public Health Madison & Dane County"


👶🏼 LWV: Child Care in Wisconsin

When: Wed, March 6, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703, USA (map)

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Dane County

"Child Care in Wisconsin: Parents can't afford to pay. Providers can't afford to stay. Why is child care so hard to find and so hard to afford? What barriers do providers and families face? What else in Wisconsin would work better if every child had the quality of care they need to grow and succeed? How can we get there?   

Demand is high and the need is greater than the supply. In fact, currently 54% of Wisconsin residents live in a child care desert, defined as a place where there are 3 or more children for every one available child care slot. Yet we are losing, not gaining, providers, especially in infant care. Peggy Haack, Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will look at the problem from the perspective of a longtime child care provider in Madison, discuss the evolution of childcare in Wisconsin since the late ‘90s, and the impact of government support and regulatory structures. Jen Bailey, Executive Director of Reach Dane, will look at the problem from the perspective of families in Dane County. Together they will focus on what is currently being done and how others in the community are coming together to help find solutions. 

We all have a stake in high quality, affordable childcare that helps parents to work and helps children to develop in safe and stimulating environments. Our speakers will identify some organizations, projects and legislative initiatives that you may want to support."



👩🏽 Girls Inc. Celebration of International Women's Day

When: Thu, March 7, 5pm – 8pm, 
Where: Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703, USA (map)

Hosted by Girls Inc.

"Join Girls Inc. of Greater Madison to help inspire girls and women to find their voice — to tell their story, discover their strengths, and realize their strong, smart & bold potential.

This March 7 (on the eve of International Women's Day) dine and connect with attendees and our featured speakers/performers, including Telisa Yancy, chief marketing officer for American Family Insurance; Eunique Jones Gibson, creative powerhouse for good; and Zhalarina Sanders, rapper/producer. Learn more about these strong, smart & bold women below. 

*Tickets are $60 and all event proceeds support Girls Inc. of Greater Madison — we hope you can join in this special celebration! Whether you can make the event or not, please consider sponsoring a Girls Inc. participant (or her family member) to attend — we have an easy option to donate this opportunity in the ticketing section."


💪🏻 Abortion Rights in Ireland―How Socialists Built a Movement & Won

When: Thu, March 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Union South, 1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715, USA (map)

Hosted by Madison Socialist Alternative

"For decades, abortion has been nearly entirely unavailable in Ireland, forcing thousands to go abroad every year to access full reproductive health services. Following the tragic death of Savita Halappavanar in 2012, who was denied an abortion despite the pregnancy posing an immediate threat to her life, activists from the Socialist Party Ireland led the formation of a socialist feminist wing in the movement to “Repeal the 8th” (amendment in Ireland which outlawed abortion) by launching the “ROSA” campaign to fight for reproductive rights. The movement connected the right to choose with the right to healthcare, a living wage, and the fight against capitalism. 

Join Socialist Alternative in welcoming Eleanor Crossey Malone, an organizer with the Socialist Party Ireland, to discuss the massive victory to win abortion rights and the next battlefield for women’s equality in Ireland, offering lessons for how we can defend and extend access to reproductive rights in the U.S.."



✍🏽 Disrupting Biases: An Individual Commitment

When: Fri, March 8, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison, WI 53711, USA (map)

Hosted by Step Up: Equity Matters

"Diversity work isn’t just for the Human Resources department. Changing an organization to be inclusive and more diverse requires understanding and buy-in from all areas and levels. This workshop dives deep into the ways biases affect company culture and the importance of all individuals working to affect positive change within their organization - no matter what position they hold. Join us as we go through an interactive process to identify biases, understand our own individual impact on company culture, and identify how to best utilize our roles at work to reframe biases and create more inclusive workplaces. We look forward to seeing you on September 12th! #stepupforequity"



🗣 Austin Channing Brown

When: Sat, March 9, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: First Baptist Church, 518 N Franklin Ave, Madison, WI 53705, USA (map)

Hosted by Wisconsin Council of Churches and First Baptist, Madison

"Spend the day with Austin Channing Brown!

Austin Channing Brown is a leading new voice on racial justice, and the author of the compelling autobiographical book, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Austin is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. Her talks are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. And we are inviting YOU to spend the day with her.

The day will be filled with holy truth telling about race and faith, not just on a national level but here in Wisconsin too. We will have a chance to listen, ask questions, and hear from women and men working for racial justice right here in Madison. Get your tickets now! To learn more about Austin, visit her website:"


✔️ MMSD School Board Candidate Forum

When: Sat, March 9, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Badger Rock Middle School, 501 E Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713, USA (map)

Hosted by Safe Schools Coalition

"Please join us as we engage in a community discussion with the candidates for Seat 3, 4, and 5 of the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education. "


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