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

Hello, you heavenly, harmonious hedgehogs!

Bust out your nice shades, because your week is chock-full of bright and shining progressive action!

From roundtables on restorative justice to celebrations about everyone's favorite planet to live on, there's something for everyone this week.

Team 19 crew

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⛓ Returning Prisoner Simulation

When: TODAY, 1 PM - 4 PM
Where: Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Dr

Hosted by  Madison-Area Urban Ministry

"Madison-area Urban Ministry's Returning Prisoner Simulation gives participants an “up close” view of what it’s like to come home from prison. It inserts participants into realistic scenarios and lifelike struggles that formerly incarcerated community members are likely to encounter.

This workshop begins with an introduction to the principles of Restorative Justice and explains the basic needs of returning prisoners. Each participant receives a mock profile that describes the life of a former prisoner and they take on the role of that character during a brief role-play. They must complete fundamental life tasks, such as finding housing and a job, or simply cashing a check.

By incorporating the restorative practice of storytelling, the simulation opens a glimpse into the sense of overwhelming frustration that a newly-released prisoner may feel. Immediately after the role-play, a facilitated debriefing by the simulation Director allows participants to share their immediate reactions.

The simulation concludes with a panel of formerly incarcerated people who each share their own re-entry journey and then answer questions from participants.

Please register to join us. We are asking participants to donate anywhere from $5-$50 to cover the cost of registration. To participate for free, please register to fill the role of a community worker here:

Note: This simulation takes place at Temple Beth El in Madison, Wisconsin. Public events at Temple Beth El require police presence for security, per Temple Beth El's policy. Please be aware that armed police officers in uniform will be present at the event."

🧒🏾 2019 African American Student Recognition Program

When: TODAY, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: MATC Truax Gateway, 1701 Wright St

Hosted by Madison Links


The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated ("Madison Links") will host its annual African-American Student Recognition Program on June 2, 2019 at Madison College's Mitby Gym. 

The Student Recognition Program, which has been a staple for the community over the past 20 years, will honor exceptional students and parent volunteers in the Greater Madison school district
attendance area.

Through the program, elementary, middle and high school students are recognized for academic achievement and good citizenship, among other things. 

Elementary school students will be recognized in a ceremony that begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by a ceremony for middle and high school students, that begins at 3:15 p.m.

The Student Recognition Program recognizes over 800 students annually and has awarded more than $175,000 in scholarships over the years."

🏃🏻‍♀️ The Fun-Raiser 12

When: TODAY, 3 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Tenney Park Shelter

Hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

"The Fun-Raiser is a party! 

Over a dozen years ago, as an attempt to generate a force of positivity and community, The Fun-Raiser was born! It's a pot-luck! It's a picnic! It's a concert! IT'S A PARTY! We raise money for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin! (please read the details for the full scoop!)

-Yoga: From 2-3! With Aubree Saia! Bring your mat or feel the grass on your underbelly. You'll feel better if you stretch it all out prior to party! There'll be a donation bucket for participants to contribute what they can. 

-Music: Paulie! Bird's Eye ! Guy Weatherspoon ! Los Chechos ! Pine Travelers! Nuggernaut! and The Handphibians! 

-Food: Delicious food, donated and prepared from local businesses and people. Feel free to contribute anyway you care too! There will be compostable dishware available but you're STRONGLY encouraged to bring your own to minimize our impact. It's a challenge to provide for the masses so please feel free to contribute something to share.

-Drinks: We'll have a beer (from One Barrel Brewing Company and an assortment of canned fizzies (BYO soda-pop though-sorry we care about your teeth). 
We are accepting $100 barrel sponsorships if you want to help keep the taps a flowin'!

-Prizes: There will be a drawing (around 8pm) and a silent auction. If you'd like to donate prizes don't hesitate to contact!

-Sponsorship: There's a post in this discussion that lays out all of the details. But pretty much, we'll take anything we can get. Beer barrel sponsorship is $100 and band sponsorship is $250. These help pay to keep the party going. 

-Parking/driving: biking is best as construction's a mess! There is car parking but it's not ample. Please don't park right up to the shelter as that will be needed for band loading and emergencies."


📊 State Budget Listening Session at Oakwood Village

When: Monday, June 3, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Rd

Hosted by state Senator Fred Risser & Representative Lisa Subeck

"Senator Fred Risser & Representative Lisa Subeck will hold a listening session in the Heritage Nakoma / Westmoreland Rooms at Oakwood Village University Woods about Governor Evers's 2019-21 state budget proposal and the budget process thus far. Please stop by because we want to hear from you. 

Can't make the listening session? Fill out the feedback form here:"

⛓ Community Conversation: Pretrial Justice

When: Monday, June 3, 5 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Madison Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St

Hosted by Dane County Board of Supervisors

"Featuring: Cherise Fanno Burdeen - Pretrial Justice Institute and Kelli Thompson - State Public Defender

For people who are held in jail before trial, even a short stay can mean lost income or employment and family disruption—closing the door on future opportunities.

What is Pretrial Justice? What do bail and pretrial look like nationally and locally? Join national and local leaders to discuss pretrial justice at a community conversation."


🌎 Extraordinary!

When: Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 PM - 8 PM 
Where: Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd

Hosted by Wisconsin Conservation Voters

"With Governor Evers' "Year of Clean Drinking Water" declaration, science back in the DNR, and clean energy at the forefront, this has already been an extraordinary year!

Join us for our annual summer celebration and hear from some of the extraordinary people protecting our extraordinary state:

• Featured speaker State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski
• Awardees Wisconsin Native Vote and environmental leaders Matt Dannenberg and Don and Mary Stirling

During the event, you’ll hear captivating stories from dynamic conservation leaders, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres by Madison’s Underground Catering, a hosted bar including craft beer, wine, and soft drinks, and have a chance to mingle with other committed conservation voters and supporters like you."


🍻 Drinking Liberally Madison

When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Where: The Rigby Pub, Grill, and Event Space (upstairs), 119 E Main St

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."

🌿 Science on Tap: Native Plant Gardening

When: Wednesday, June 5, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 418 E Wilson St

Hosted by Science on Tap

"Spring is (sorta) here, and the time is ripe to plan our gardens. This month, we'll hear from Susan Carpenter, the native plant gardener at the UW Arboretum, on how to garden with native plants.

Susan will share how we can all promote sustainable gardening practices, as a way to support life, such as pollinators and food webs, and as a way for people to connect more with the natural world.

This is our last Science on Tap of the 2019 academic year! We'll return after a summer hiatus in September. Science on Tap is free and open to the public. Children are welcome with an adult."


✔️ Jill for Justice Campaign Kick-Off

When: Thursday, June 6, 5 PM - 7 PM 
Where: Quivey's Grove, 6261 Nesbitt Rd

NOTE: Team 19 has not yet endorsed anyone for the Supreme Court. The election will be held April 2020. 

Hosted by Jill Karofsky for Justice

"Join Governor Jim Doyle & Jessica Doyle and Deirdre Garton to kick-off the Jill for Justice Campaign at Quivey's Grove in Fitchburg!"


📝 Deconstructing Institutional Bias

When: Friday, June 7, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: DreamBank, 821 E Washington Ave

Hosted by Step Up: Equity Matters

"How many times have we heard: 'That’s how we do things!'? This statement reflects institutional biases that lurk in our organizations.

Join fellow Madison-area professionals, Friday, June 7, as Step Up: Equity Matters delves deep into the biases that perpetuate workplace inequities. Deconstructing Institutional Bias, a Step Up Workshop, will teach you how to recognize biases within your business that create barriers for equity and give you the know-how to address and challenge them. You’ll leave energized and equipped to make your company a more inclusive and equitable organization."


💰 Social Justice Talk with Your Kids about Reparations

When: Saturday, June 8, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: Freedom Inc, 1810 S Park St Suite 1

Hosted by Families for Justice Dane Co

"Join Families for Justice on Saturday, June 8th, for a family-friendly exploration of "reparations." 

What are reparations? Why should I talk with the kids in my life about it? What might the call for reparations mean for family life? 

Childcare will be provided for the first half while adults engage in our own learning. As adults, we'll explore the historical legacies that lead to calls for reparations today, especially land theft from Indigenous peoples and forced labor from African-descended peoples. We'll consider the connections to our families today – especially for white, European-descended people who have often benefited across generations from these harms – and how we might find a call for enacting small and large acts of reparations in our lives. 

In the second hour, with the children, we'll try out some kid-friendly activities to introduce reparations concepts and to lay the groundwork for new family traditions in the spirit of reparations. Snacks and coffee provided. All ages welcome!"

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