MOBILIZED ON MONDAYS: The Poor People’s Campaign continues its series of summertime protests, with demonstrators rallying at capitol buildings throughout the United States, including in Madison. Protesters are demanding living wages, union rights, tuition reform and more. Connect:
DISCUSSION IN DISTRICT: The Kenosha County Democratic Party and Forward Kenosha co-host a forum for the two Democratic candidates campaigning for the congressional seat held by Paul Ryan, who is not seeking re-election. The forum is at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at UAW Union Hall, 3615 Washington Road, Kenosha. Connect:
IN TRAINING: Thinking of training for the resistance? Citizen Action is holding a forum at 10 a.m. July 14 on “building progressive power.” The focus will be on the electoral landscape in Wisconsin and training to campaign for progressive causes. Connect: citizenactionwi.org
IN THE RUNNING: Candidates for lieutenant governor have been invited to a public forum at 7 p.m. July 25 at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St. The African American Roundtable, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Progressive Moms of Wisconsin, Mothers Against Gun Violence and the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee host. Connect: uumilwaukee.org
PETITIONING WALKER: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has dispatched National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border to assist the federal government in detaining and deporting people without legal immigration papers. Voces de la Frontera has called for people to contact the governor and urge him to reverse his decision and bring the troops home. Connect: 608-266-1212 to reach the governor’s office, vdlf.org for Voces de la Frontera.
BIG SPLASH: We Are Water, the fifth annual community celebration of our shared waters, takes place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at South Shore Park in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Water Commons says a highlight of the arts-and-culture event will be the creation of a community art installation — an illuminated image of the Great Lakes in the sand. Connect: milwaukeewatercommons.org/we-are-water
SAVE THE DATE: Community Shares of Wisconsin presents its annual Community Change-Maker Awards Sept. 20 at Union South-Varsity Hall on the UW-Madison campus. Three Change-Makers and 24 Backyard Heroes who work to impact social and environmental justice are honored. Connect: communityshares.com
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