Worry Globally; Achieve Locally

"I abhor _________________, but what can I do?" There is no shortage of issues to fill the blank. When a friend recently filled the blank with racism I signed him up for Rid Racism Milwaukee's newsletter. When it comes to gun violence, WAVE is the group to follow and emulate.  Last week WAVE had a letter-writing session that we can all take part in.

Recently the Wauwatosa School Board passed a resolution to amplify the voices of students demanding action. "Among a slate of proposals, the School Board also is calling for more mental health funding for schools, universal background checks for gun purchases, an assault weapons ban and waiting periods for gun purchases." (Milwaukee Journal/Sentinal, April 20, 2018)

We can all write letters to our school boards, asking them to pass local resolutions calling on the legislature to enact the following policies, as identified by the students: universal background checks on all gun sales, limits on magazine capacity, an assault weapons ban, and raising the minimum age for firearms purchases from 18 to 21.

When we act locally, we see change.


Event Reminder

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Grassroots North Shore will be presenting Focus on Immigration:

If you have not submitted your RSVP, do it now!

Don’t ignore the fun part of the event, FOOD. Heritage Foods:  You are invited to contribute a savory or sweet finger food representing your heritage or ethnic background.  Small plates only, no entrees.

Suggestions include fruit, vegetable, dairy, or sweets.  Items are to be plated and ready to serve.  If interested, please email Kathy Golden at kgolden@wi.rr.com

Hope to see you there.

 

Wed April 25, 2018

An Evening with Dan Kohl, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
American Legion Post, 6050 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092
Join hosts Mark Gennis and Kath Michel, GRNS Steering Committee Members, for light refreshments and a cash bar.   All other contributions welcome and accepted.  RSVP: Jackson Weber, jackson@kohlforcongress.com
  Donate at Act Blue

Drinking Liberally Glendale, 7 pm 
Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale
Drinking Liberally Glendale meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Come drink a beverage or two of your choice and talk about Liberal stuff.

Refuel the Resistance, 5 pm - 8 pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee
Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic, resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Mythbusting Immigration, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Grassroots North Shore, 5600 W Brown Deer Rd, #116, Brown Deer
There are a lot of misconceptions and falsehoods around the people coming to this country to live, work and lead a better life. The fabrications range from crime to their effect on the economy.  The miss-leadership on this issue in order to supposedly “protect” the American people is going to drive down the path of isolation, a stymied economy, and needless government spending.  A representative from Voce de la Frontera gives you insight behind immigration and its impact on this country on Wednesday, April 25th at Grassroots North Shore’s office, 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd. Doors open at 6:30 pm.Come away with a better understanding of the facts behind this important issue so you can inform others.  This event is free and open to inform the public. 

Thur April 26, 2018

Trashed (the Movie), 7 pm - 8:30 pm
location
Starring Jeremy Irons, TRASHED looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste... and also investigates how the current model is being reformed. COME EARLY - Seating is limited to 80. Free and open to the public.Cookies and coffee will be served. Please bring your own reusable cup.

Sat April 28, 2018

Potluck for Peace in Korea, 12 pm - 3 pm
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, 819 E Silver Spring Ave, Whitefish Bay, WI
Potluck begins at noon. Bring an international dish to pass. Lecture on Korea begins at 1 pm. UWM History Professor Nam Kim and others will be speaking

Sun April 29, 2018

The Future of Immigration in America, 4:30 pm - 7 pm
North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N Bartlett Ave, Shorewood
Find out how to affect the national conversation about immigration and immigrants who depend on receiving the same opportunities offered to our forefathers.
Hear knowledgeable speakers – Professor Rachel Buff (History Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee); Ms. Kelly Fortier (Immigration Lawyer), and a representative from Voces de la Frontera.Bring and share an ethnic finger food (savory or sweet) as we contemplate how much poorer life would be without the different cultures that comprise the United States.Connect your personal immigration story with the national crisis to see where we have been, where we might go, and how immigration affects us all. RSVP 

Mon April 30, 2018

Chris Larson Listening Session,  5 pm - 6:30 pm
Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee
State Sen. Chris Larson will hold a listening session to hear what his constituents are thinking.

Tues, May 1, 2018

A Day Without Latinx and Immigrants March - Waukesha, 10 am - 2 pm
Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 
The March will begin at Cutler Park in Waukesha and end at the County Courthouse. No 287g in Waukesha or anywhere else in the state. Sponsored by Voces de la Frontera.

Education Amplified-Gubernatorial Edition, 12 pm - 3 pm
The Miramar Theatre,  2844 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211,
Where Will Our Next Governor Stand On: Professional Standards & Licensing? Testing & Standards? voucher & Charters? Teacher Demoralization? School Funding? Come be part of the live broadcast.

Suicide The Ripple Effect, Kevin Hines' powerful new film, 7 pm - 9 pm
Landmark Oriental Theatre, 2230 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee
The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery. Tickets must be purchased prior and at the link provided.  gathr.us/screening/22682

Wed May 2, 2018

Refuel the Resistance, 5 pm - 8 pm
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Ct., Milwaukee
Weekly gathering at Bounce Milwaukee's mezzanine bar for networking, inspiration or just to vent. Bring along any evidence of your civic, resistance from the last week to get a beverage (up to $7) on the house, and compare notes with other individuals and groups working to make things better. More information.

Grass Roots South Shore Meeting, 6 pm - 8 pm
Cudahy Library, 3500 Library Dr., Cudahy
Grass Roots South Shore meets on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information call Jim Balk, 414-218-5944.

Sat May 5, 2018

Stand for Peace, 12 pm - 1 pm
Varies. Find the week's location here.
Stand for peace in the streets of Milwaukee, every Saturday at noon. Organized by the United Nations Association of Milwaukee, Peace/Conflict Committee.

Mon May 7, 2018

Larson/Brostoff Listening Session, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee
State Sen. Chris Larson and State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff will hold a listening session to hear what their constituents are thinking.

Canvass and Election Party - Ozaukee, 6 pm - 8 pm
Milwaukee Ale House (second-floor party room) 1208 13th Ave, Grafton, WI 53024
With candidates like Dan Kohl, Chris Rhalf, Emily Siegrist, and Andy Lamb Ozaukee County Dems are seeing unprecedented activity. Learn how to work for and become part of the Ozaukee Blue Wave.  Light appetizers provided / cash bar.  RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/uGOGuBBW6GgU31bL2

Drinking Liberally Waukesha, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Clarke Irish Pub, 314 W. Main St., Waukesha
Drinking Liberally Waukesha meets the first Monday of each month

Tues May 8, 2018

Drinking Liberally MKE, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Riverwest Public House Co-op, 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee
Now, more than ever, Drinking Liberally is a space to gather, support each other, and form the progressive community we're going to need to get through the next four years. Come share a pint with your fellow progressives! Drinking Liberally MKE meets on the second Tuesday of every month, hosted by Matt Filipowicz.

350.ORG Monthly Meeting, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
1500 E. Park Pl, Milwaukee (Urban Ecology Center)
350.ORG is the global organization building a grassroots movement in 188 countries to address global warming and solve climate the crisis. 350.ORG meets every second Tuesday of the month. www.350mke.org.

 


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