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TRAINING FOR VICTORY: Join Grassroots North Shore for “Bridge-Building Conversation Outreach Training” at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at the GNS office, 5600 W. Brown Deer Road, Brown Deer. Attendees will learn how to engage potential voters in conversations. Connect: grassrootsnorthshore.com

DECLARE A CAUSE: What are you most concerned about? Social justice? Democracy? The environment? Join Oct. 22 in a demonstration for progressive values and causes at Cutler Park in Waukesha. At noon, demonstrators will walk along Wisconsin Avenue near the public library. The event is sponsored by Grassroots Waukesha. Connect: grassrootswaukesha.org

ON THE SCREEN: SOPHIA/Stewards of Prophetic, Hopeful, Intentional Action presents a screening of 13th, an award-winning documentary about the Thirteenth Amendment and mass incarceration in the United States. A discussion will follow the film at First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha. The Oct. 24 program begins at 7 p.m. Connect: sophiawaukesha.org

PEOPLE OVER PIPELINES: The Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter invites activists to the “Protecting our Homes and Water” forum to address pipeline plans in Wisconsin and beyond. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield. Connect: sierraclub.org/wisconsin

TALKING UNITY: The theme for the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion 2017 gala — set for Nov. 15 — is “Unity Through Dialogue.” The center invites people to attend the event at the Pabst Best Place in Milwaukee to hear a keynote speech by author-journalist Samuel G. Freedman. Connect: zeidlercenter.org

CALL OF THE ENDANGERED: Howl for wolves. Sing for songbirds. Croak for frogs. The Center for Biological Diversity offers free endangered-species ringtones — a collection of high-quality, authentic sounds of some of the world’s most threatened birds, owls, frogs, toads and marine mammals. The ringtones provide a great starting point for talking about the plight of threatened species worldwide. Connect: rareearthtones.org/ringtones

CALLING ON HEROES: The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission wants nominations for the “HERO Awards” recognizing students, individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions in organizing communities for justice. Know of someone? Connect: county.milwaukee.gov/CountyExecutive/Milwaukee-County-Human-Rights-Commission.htm

RECRUITING ATTORNEYS, REPRESENTING WOMEN: The National Women’s Law Center has launched the first national legal network dedicated to combating sex discrimination faced by women and girls. The Legal Network for Gender Equity launched in mid-October with the help of 75 attorneys. It’s seeking support from the progressive community. Connect: nwlc.org

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