Action Alert for March 16, 2017

Action Alert 1: United Nations Association - Greater Milwaukee Global Citizens Awards Luncheon
Action Alert 2: Interfaith Earth Network Open House
Action Alert 3: LGBTQ+ Equality Day
Action Alert 4: Food + Farms Film Festival!
Action Alert 5: 9th Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival


Action Alert 1: United Nations Association - Greater Milwaukee Global Citizens Awards Luncheon - Milwaukee
Background: The UNA-GM Global Citizens Awards Luncheon will feature a presentation and discussion on:“The United Nations in a Time of Global Transition:Challenges of Peacemaking and Humanitarian Emergencies.” Presented by Robert Skinner - Director of the United Nations Information Center in Washington, DC, US State Department Service in Africa & Latin America, UW-Madison Law Degree. The UNA-GM Global Citizens Awards Luncheon will include a luncheon of Middle Eastern food prepared by Aladdin Restaurant & Honoring Four Global Citizens for Their Contributions to the Work of the United Nations Association. Cost: $30 per person (Advance Registration); $40 per person (At the Door Without a Reservation); $15 for Students & Low Income; $200 for a Table of 8.
Take Action: Sat, April 1, 12 Noon – 2 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church (rear entrance) located at 631 N. 19th Street (corner of Wisconsin Ave. and 19th Street) in Milwaukee, WI. RSVP Before March 27th, 2017: By phone at 414.228.1854 or E-mail at annettejoanrobertson@gmail.com
Contact for more info: 414.228.1854 or annettejoanrobertson@gmail.com


Action Alert 2: Interfaith Earth Network Open House - Milwaukee
Background:
 Huda Alkaff, Founder and Director of Wisconsin Green Muslims will present a free workshop on the Faith, Environmental Justice and Solar Initiative at the 10th Anniversary Open House Celebration of the Interfaith Earth Network - a program of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. Wisconsin Green Muslims (Formerly known as the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin), a volunteer environmental justice group formed in 2005, intends to educate its members, the Muslim community and the general public about the Islamic environmental teachings, to apply these teachings in daily life and to form coalitions with others working toward a just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.
** 12 Years .. Connecting Faith, Environmental Justice and Sustainability **
 Take Action:  Sunday, March 19, 20172-5 pm at the Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
Contact for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/215695765569940/


Action Alert 3: LGBTQ+ Equality Day - Madison
Background: Join us in Madison for just part of the day, or make a whole day of it.  After a legislative landscape briefing by ACLU of Wisconsin staff and some training in the morning, we will be having 11:30 for lunch with special guests, Representative JoCasta Zamarripa and Representative Mark Spreitzer. In the afternoon, participate in activities including scheduled meetings with legislators and other ways to fight for equality. This event is hosted by Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition, Fair Wisconsin and the ACLU of Wisconsin. Lunch sponsored by Fair Wisconsin Board Member, Gary Goyke.
Take Action:  Tues., March 219:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. RSVP here.
Contact for more info: http://fairwisconsin.com/lgbtq-equality-day/


Action Alert 4: Food + Farms Film Festival! - Madison
Background: Join the Fair Share CSA Coalition for film shorts followed by brief TED-style talks. Speakers will include:
Sarah Lloyd - Special Projects Coordinator at Wisconsin Farmers Union, President of the Columbia County Farmers Union, Director of Development at the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative;
George Reistad - City of Madison, Wisconsin Government Food Policy Coordinator;
Kat Becker of Stoney Acres farm & Cattail Organics - Wildly popular CSA farms in northern WI, featuring politically active farmer owners and scrumptious pizza nights;
Steve Acheson - Co-owner of Peacefully Organic Produce and CSA, a veteran-led and operated CSA farm; and
Annie Sholar - Worker-Owner at Equal Exchange.
Take Action: Tues. March 21, 7:00pm, High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington Ave.). Tickets are $12 in advance/$14 at the door.
Contact for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/150650695442366/


Action Alert 5: 9th Annual Wisconsin Grassroots Festival - Mazomanie
Background: STANDING UP FOR DEMOCRACY
John Nichols: People Get Ready - The Fight Against A Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Learning From the Rural Perspective
Prof. Katherine Cramer: The Politics of Resentment
Lisa Graves: The Radical Act of Telling the Truth in an Era of Fake News
Representative Mark Pocan: An Update from Congress
Prof. Julie Mead: Fighting For Public Education
21 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Grassroots Organizing, the Environment, Strategies to Win, Fighting for Public Education,
Direct Action for Change, Money in Politics, Progressive Messaging, and MORE!
ENTERTAINMENT
Skip Jones / www.skipjones.net
The Raging Grannies
Take Action:  Sat, March 25, Registration 8 AM – Program begins 9 AM, Wisconsin Heights High School, 10173 US Highway 14, Mazomanie, WI $20 Suggested donation, Then DINNER AT THE OLD FEED MILL with Speaker Lisa Graves on 
Understanding the Tactics of the Opposition, 114 Cramer Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560, Social Hour: 5:00 to 6:00 / Dinner: 6:00 to 7:00 / $20 per person
Contact for more info: Nate Timm, (608) 220-0139 / nptimm571@gmail.com


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