Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy Events

The Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy Committee is planning its annual spring advocacy events, and the registration deadline is tomorrow! If you haven’t registered, please get your check in the mail as soon as possible!
  • Advocacy Training Day on February 24, from 1-4 pm at James Madison Memorial High School.
  • Afternoon of Action on March 8 at the State Capitol
  • Women’s Community Celebration on March 3, Comfort Inn & Suites Madison
The cost for the first 2 events (one or both) is $10.00.  There is no cost for the Community Celebration. The registration form can be filled out via a google form here:  Zonta — 2018 Advocacy Day Registration Form – https://goo.gl/gE6wEx
For more information or questions, contact Gail Zalewski at gailzale@mwwb.net

Upcoming Film & Discussion

The Occupation of the American Mind will be screening at the Madison Public Library, Central Branch February 20, at 7pm, followed by a discussion. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Organization. It’s free and open to the public!

The Occupation of the American Mind provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people – a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnations of Israel’s increasingly right-wing policies. See the  (Trailer and Website here).

For details and updates check Jewish Voice for Peace Madison!

 

De-rail the Jail!

Join us February 12, 6:30pm at the Central Library for a teach-in on mass incarceration here in Wisconsin and nationally.

Led by Families for Justice of Dane County,

Let’s be clear. The Derail noise is about waking up our elected officials about the underlying issues that lead our community to incarcerate far too many people. It’s about derailing mental health crises, derailing racism, derailing poverty and homelessness,  and much more.  These are issues FFJ members can make more noise about.

Hope to see everyone there!

OneWILPF Call Coming up!

The next One WILPF call is coming up! All members are welcome and encouraged to join!

OneWILPF calls are a chance to engage with other WILPF chapters around the country on a certain topic of discussion, once a month, in a conference call. The upcoming topic will center on WILPF + the Poor People’s Campaign. Below is the blurb that WILPF-US sent out and instructions on how to join.  Continue reading “OneWILPF Call Coming up!”

WILPF at the Women’s March in Sauk City

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March than with…ANOTHER WOMEN’S MARCH! 🙂 Check out photos from the Women’s March over the Sauk City Bridge that took place on January 20th. Featuring WILPF-Madison and Indivisible Sauk Prairie!unnamed-1.jpgmore feminism lesss bullshit.jpg

DACA Renewal Assistance + Protest Tomorrow! Wisconsin Resists! #DreamActNow

Tomorrow at 12:30pm at the Wisconsin State Capitol stairs, Wisconsin will mobilize and resist efforts to end DACA! All are encouraged to come! The debate cannot wait until February 8th, we demand protection for undocumented Americans now! See the Facebook event made by Karen S Perez-Wilson for the protest here

See you there!

In the meantime, please spread the above flyer widely – free assistance in renewing your DACA in Madison, WI

Gather the Women with Sagashus T. Levingston!

Infamous Mothers: Women who’ve gone through the belly of Hell and brought something good back.

As some of you know, Gather the Women is our quarterly breakfast featuring a keynote speaker who shares her insights, passions, and work. 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. We are excited and honored to announce that Sagashus T. Levingston, founder and author of Infamous Mothers, will be speaking at our upcoming Gather the Women event! The soon-to-debut traveling art exhibit, Women Against Hate, will be on display for a sneak preview as well. Continue reading “Gather the Women with Sagashus T. Levingston!”

An Event Update From the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars

WILPF-Madison encourages all those who support anti-war efforts to head out to Volk Field and join No Drones Wisconsin on January 23rd in having their first vigil of the year remembering all of those whose lives have been impacted by drones. Here’s the post from their Facebook page below:

“Join us for our first vigil of the year on Tuesday January 23. It is often very cold for our January vigil, so dress warm.
We must keep vigilant and continue to speak out against killer drones. Our first vigil against drone warfare was at Volk Field on December 1, 2011. We join others at military bases across the country who are doing similar work. As Trump escalates the killing we must not give up.
Continue reading “An Event Update From the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars”