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GO ORANGE: June 1 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the start of Wear Orange Weekend, when hundreds of thousands of people will honor the lives of victims of gun violence at hundreds of events across the United States — from rallies to barbecues. Many will wear orange — “a color that is bold, that stands out, and that demands to be seen.” Connect: everytown.org

 

ABOUT THE HEARTLAND: Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer, Ave., Milwaukee, hosts a talk at 7 p.m. June 7 by Sarah Kendzior, author of The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America, on labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias and also the current president. Connect: boswellbooks.com

 

RALLY FOR BALDWIN: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., will be joined at a Milwaukee rally June 9 by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, also will be featured at the 1:30 p.m. rally at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. The rally, according to an advisory from the Baldwin campaign, is to show “powerful special interests that Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat can’t be bought.” Connect: tammybaldwin.com/kamala

 

PAST IS FUTURE: June 14–16, the Madison Reunion plans a “cultural Woodstock” to look back at the 1960s. “Radical Perspectives” brings together activists to investigate what happened in the ’60s, how it came down in the ’70s and what needs to happen now to carry Radical Left initiatives forward. Connect:

 

BOAT FLOATS: Know an artist with a vision and passion for Milwaukee rivers and waterways? Know an artist who can build a parade float like no other? Milwaukee Riverkeeper is looking for artists to design floats and participate in the 2018 Milwaukee Boat Parade. Artists can apply until June 15 to receive $500 to $1,000 to pay for time and materials to create the art installations. The Milwaukee Boat Parade is Sept. 8. Connect: milwaukeeriverkeeper.org

 

GAY GROWERS: The Cultivating Change Foundation will hold its fourth annual Cultivating Change Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, June 20–23. This three-day global agriculture conference will draw more than 200 leaders in agriculture and feature workshops, expert panels and keynote speakers from prominent LGBT and ally agriculture-industry leaders. Connect: cultivatingchangefoundation.org

 

PEACE IN PRIDE MONTH: Saturday at noon, peace activists gather at North Water Street and East St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee to “stand for peace.” The United Nations Association of Milwaukee’s Peace Conflict Committee organizes the demonstrations. Connect: unamilwaukee.weebly.com/stand-for-peace.html

 

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