As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Fitzwalkerstan Attack on Wisconsin, some events are coming up that will be a chance for all of us to participate in and let the World know we are indeed mobilized. With the recall elections coming up as well as successfully removing two Republican senators in the summer recall season, the events celebrating the uprising against Walker will continue to show the World that no matter how much out-of-state money from far right-wing interests try to muzzle the message, we are much stronger than a year ago.
“One Year Long, One Million Strong” Commemoration
The event will have live music, food, and a cash bar. We’re asking people to either pledge 3 volunteer shifts, make a $20 donation, or do both to help keep our people-powered movement strong.
Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift or make a donation online: LINK
Schedule of Events so far:
Pre Event: Thursday, February 9th; 7-9pm
“The Wisconsin Uprising One Year On: What Happened and What Next?” Location: MATC-Downtown, room D240 (211 N. Carroll St.)
This panel discussion will feature labor activist Eric Cobb, Ruth Conniff of the Progressive Magazine, Ben Manski of the Liberty Tree Foundation, and Tina Treviño-Murphy of the Student Labor Action Coalition
Saturday, February 11th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Protest Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
& Bury the Mining Bill Feeder March to Capitol Kick-off Rally
501 E. Washington Ave.
Saturday, February 11th; 12pm-1pm
“Wisconsin Day! Rally to Kick-off a Week of Action”
With: Mahlon Mitchell, John Nichols, Charity Schmidt, Ben Manski, and Barbara Vedder.
Sunday, February 12, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Picket the Governor’s Mansion
99 Cambridge Road, Maple Bluff
Just like we did a year ago!
Sunday, February 12, 5:00 to midnight
Forward for the First Amendment, speaker and MUSIC to raise money for a fund to pay bail and other legal expenses of protesters. Fun for a good cause! At the East Side Club in Madison.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8:00 am to 10 am.
“Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice’s Faith-Labor Breakfast”
First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave. Cost $25
Speakers: Pastors Michael Harrison and Troy Jackson, leaders in the victory against Ohio’s anti-union bill.
After the breakfast we will march to the Capitol after and join other events of the day.
Please RSVP to Executive Director, Rabbi Renee Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 14th; 12:15pm
“I Still Am UW March and Rally”
Gather in front of Memorial Union and march up State St. to the Capitol. The group will join the daily Solidarity Sing Along in the Rotunda at 1:00pm. Students, graduate student workers and community allies will then deliver thousands of Valentine’s cards to Walker’s office. TAA members will have valentines for you to sign, or print one out and bring it to the event, using the image found here: http://taa-madison.org/2012/02/we-still-heart-uw-rallying-is-for-lovers/
Tuesday, February 14 (room 415 NW)
& Wednesday, February 15th (room 300 NE)
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days
Wisconsin State Capitol
“Capitol Occupation Documentation Station”
Description: In an effort to better preserve the history of the Wisconsin Uprising, the organizers of the Capitol Information Station will be running a “Documentation Station” to help preserve the collective memory of last year’s events. Organizers will be making video and audio recordings of stories from the Uprising and life under the Walker regime during the past year. Please bring signs, posters, photographs (digital files or printed), pins, and other memorable items to contribute to the project!
Tuesday, February 14, 4:15 PM
“Show the Love, Save Our Schools”
March and Solidarity Sing Along For Public Education, Teachers and Educational Support Staff
Mifflin and Wisconsin Ave.
Sunday, February 19th; 2-5pm
“WisConvocation Public Planning Session”
At the planning session, participants will devise a process for facilitating the WisConvocation, a statewide people’s assembly to be held in the coming weeks.
This list was comprised by the editor of the great blog Forward Lookout. Other events will be listed as they become available.