Gather the Women: A Community Breakfast

The Madison Branch of Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom invites you to join our quarterly breakfast series! Each breakfast is a place for women activists (or activists of any gender identity) to come together, connect, converse, and engage with a topic affecting the peace and freedom of our world. Usually, a featured speaker(s) presents her passion and work and leads a discussion about how we as a community can take action and contribute to solutions.

Our upcoming breakfast will be February 19, 2019, held at Threshold at 2717 Atwood Ave, Madison and featuring M. Adams.

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Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit working with low- to no-income Black, Hmong and Khmer communities in Wisconsin. The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition is training young leaders in direct action and organizing to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color.

M. Adams, activist, organizer, and scholar, was part of the first delegation to the White House for the LGBT Leaders of Color Summit, a United States delegate to the United Nation’s 2014 Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and part of the coalition formed as a result of Black Lives Matter to plan policy solutions to racial and economic inequality.



Sagashus T. Levingston speaking at Gather the Women at Threshold in 2018

For a taste of what kinds of subjects speakers have presented on in the past, see the list below!

  • Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the human rights group Global Exchange, on her work and her newest book, Kingdom of the Unjust.
  • Rebecca Kemble, Madison District 18 Common Council Alder, on the Standing Rock resistance.
  • Ellen Thomas, a WILPF US antinuclear activist and expert, on the International Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • Betty Banks and Jeanne Erickson, founders of the Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center, on providing family services to the Madison community
  • Juliee de la Terre, of the Sacred Water Sacred Land Institute, on her work to end toxic mining in Wisconsin and the theme of Water is Life
  • Sagashus T. Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers, on empowering women who mother from the margins.
  • Stephanie Trask, March for Our Lives organizer from Madison Memorial HS.
  • Mary Pharmer reports on her four months helping at a hospitality house on the Texas Mexico border.