Sat Mar 17 2-4pm WI Poor People’s Campaign Meeting [in Madison]

 

 

 

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Join Us for our State Meeting!!
Please join us Saturday, March 17th from 2 pm – 4 pm as we continue our state-wide campaign for moral justice. This meeting will layout our action plan and the role you can play in improving the lives of poor people in Wisconsin. You will also hear from faith leaders, community organizers, and impacted citizens who have embraced this moral struggle for justice.
When: Saturday, March 17th from 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Lake Edge Lutheran Church 4032 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716
History of the Poor People’s Campaign
In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others called for a “revolution of values” in America, inviting people who had been divided to stand together against the ‘triplets of evil- militarism, racism, and economic injustice to insist that people need not die from poverty in the richest nation to ever exist.
This nation-wide coalition of poor black, white, brown, native people and grassroots and community organizers built the original Poor People’s Campaign. Notable participants included: Myles Horton of the Highlander Center, Loretta Two Crow of National Welfare Rights, Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers, Al McSurely of the Appalachian Volunteers, Phillip Bernstein of the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare, Tillie Walker of the United Indian Scholarship Fund, and John Lewis of the Southern Regional Council.
The Call for a New Poor People’s Campaign
Our social fabric is stretched thin by widening income inequality while politicians criminalize the poor, fan the flames of racism and xenophobia to divide the poor, and steal from the poor to give tax breaks to our richest neighbors and budget increases to a bloated military. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots, community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just, sustainable and participatory society.
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter” – Dr. Martin Luther King
Hope to see you there!!!


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News Release: Greater Milwaukee Green Party Stands Against Back 40 Mine

GREATER MILWAUKEE GREEN PARTY STANDS WITH MENOMINEES AGAINST BACK FORTY MINE

The Greater Milwaukee Green Party stands with the Menominee tribe against construction of the Back Forty Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The tribe recently filed suit to prevent the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from issuing the final wetland permit allowing Aquila Resources to fill Menominee River wetlands to build a large open-pit sulfide mine near Menominee tribal lands.

The tribe’s suit focuses on forcing the federal government to control decisions that could pollute waters that pass through more than one state. The Menominee River forms the border between Upper Michigan and Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County delegate to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC), and GMGP co-chair Barbara Maniotis said “It’s unnerving to think that the same Michigan government that approved diverting drinking water in Flint from Lake Michigan to the Flint River would be allowed to destroy wetlands for a mine.”

“Wisconsin has had scientists aid in major environmental decisions for a long time,” Maniotis said. “Opening up this mine goes against common sense measures to protect our water system and those long held values of consulting and trusting expert scientists to determine whether or not to move forward on a project that could have massively detrimental effects to our natural resources.”

If approved, the Back Forty mine threatens to leach sulfuric acid into local groundwater and the river.

“The Greater Milwaukee Greens have stood for indigenous treaty rights since its founding in the 1980s,” GMGP co-chair Greg Banks said. “We will continue to fight with them, especially in defense of the environment.”

Community Brainstorming Sat Nov 18

Milwaukee Community Brainstorming

http://www.communitybrainstorming.org/about.html

Breakfast: 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Dr. Pamela Malone
Department of Sociology, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street (Parking off 8th St. between Locust and Chambers)

Sat Nov 18 2017 panel on IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS

Click here for mp3 audio of presentation

Speakers or Gov Office Holders

Judge Joseph Donald

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 2.

https://ballotpedia.org/Martin_Joseph_Donald

His talk: 01:40 – 16:40.

Test he took shown he (a black) is biased against blacks: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html.

His mother carefully taught hims as young child how to behave in rich white peoples homes around white adults and children his age, as she worked as a housekeeper in Patrick Cudahy’s house. The freeway project forced a move as he grew up, causing a black migration – he describes the reaction of whites to new black neighbors. He thinks it can be strategic to use the word ‘biased’ instead of racist when appropriate. Yes there is "implicit bias".

Ms. Nichole Yunk-Todd

Division Administrator, Milwaukee Youth Services

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nichole-yunk-todd-ba52302

https://urbanmilwaukee.com/people/nichole-yunk-todd/

http://www.aclu-wi.org/nichole-yunk-todd

Her talk starts 17:24, through 31:10

Topics: "automatic vs controlled thought processing"; "association tests"; "blackness associated w/fear, crime and poverty"; "sub dominate group"; "social cognition measurements", ‘shooter bias’: association of black face with "shooter/gun holder"; "authority/decision makers"; "critical race theory"; judging "sub dominate group" group by it’s worst members, dominate group by it’s best.

Remedy: Decrease social distance. Increase high quality social interactions.

Dr. Harry Oden

Retired MPS Principal, Educational Consultant, Motivational Speaker.

http://uawards.umn.edu/honorary-degree-recipients/harry-oden

Starts 31:56, ends 53:18

Former basketball player – 1 of 3 blacks at Univ MN/ Duluth; 60+ but still athletic. Very ‘big on public schools’. Was discriminated against in MPS after college. MPS delayed hiring, once hire he was given "bad assignments". Found his niche in MPS as teacher, and honored administrator; did much to mediate/reduce conflict among students, and between student factions, black and white. Judge a person by what is coming from their heart, not your first auto-impressions. Racism in education is as rampant as ever. Unfortunately education about profit now.

question and answer starts at 53:18

Tim Burns – WI Supreme Ct Candidate

Not a speaker, just one of several politicians there. Had good discussion w/him about economics.