RALLYING FOR PEACE: The Memorial Day Peace Rally takes place at 1 p.m. May 29 at the Gates of Heaven building in James Madison Park in Madison. Matt Rothschild will speak and Old Cool will perform.
CONSERVE AND PROTECT: The Natural Heritage Land Trust encourages people to call their state representatives to oppose legislation that would drastically cut funding for grants to acquire conservation land and grants to conservation groups. For details, go to nhlt.org.
SOCIAL JUSTICE CRISIS: “Where do we go from here?” ask the organizers of an annual gathering of activists, students and educators committed to social justice. The gathering presented by the UW-Madison Havens Center for Social Justice takes place June 2–4 at Edgewood College in Madison. For more, go to havenscenter.org.
MOVEON TO INDEPENDENT COMMISSION: Following Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., launched a petition drive on MoveOn.org. Nadler wants to collect 300,000 signatures on a petition calling for a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Trump administration’s foreign entanglements. For more, go to petitions.moveon.org and look for “enough is enough.”
GO FOR GIRLS: Volunteers are needed for the annual Girls on the Run 5K Spring Run benefiting Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee. Race day is June 4, with the Bayshore Town Center serving as the headquarters. For details on volunteering, email Katy Matola at .
CENTERED AT PRIDE: The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is helping coordinate volunteers to work at PrideFest 2017 in Milwaukee June 9–11. Volunteers are needed for the check-in station, the Pride parade, the youth area, the health and wellness station and the beer pod. For more, email Marissa Burns at .
LAND AND BODY: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Madison announces a training program at the Ho Chunk Casino in Baraboo to deal with gender-based violence in rural and tribal communities. The program focuses on the connection between “violence against women and violence against the earth and how both have manifested in Wisconsin.” The training takes place July 25–26. For more, go to wcasa.org.
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