Sunday, June 04, 2017

This week's events

On Monday, June 5 at 4 p.m. at the Onalaska City Hall, Grace Deason is hosting "Toward a Beloved Community," in support of SURJ member, Lori Lunney, who has been charged with vandalism for chalking messages of love and inclusion on Onalaska sidewalks. (By the way, Minnesota's been there and done that. Good grief!)

Tuesday, June 6 is one of the Wisconsin Bike Fed's Bike Week events - Ride with Community Leaders. Start at 9:45 (press conference) at the Southside Neigborhood Center (1300 6th St S) and then spend a couple of hours riding La Crosse's south side with Mayor Tim Kabat, Wisconsin Bike Fed's Executive Director, Dave Cieslewicz, and lots of our neighbors. 

On Wednesday, June 7 it's Feminism on Tap (I think - I can't read their FB page).

See the award-winning documentary, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the People's Food Co-op (315 Fifth Avenue South). 

Friday, June 9 is Citizens Climate Lobby Call In Day (You don't have to go anywhere! Just call your legislators and tell them to take action on climate - details provided at link above). It's also the first day of the People's Summit in Chicago (if anyone is going to this, please consider writing a report for Coulee Progressives). In La Crosse, as part of the city's Artspire events, there will be music and dance provide by Ho-Chunk and Hmong dancers and musicians followed by a performance by Shoeless Revolution.

This week on the national stage, pundits are anticipating major revelations during national security testimony. But, given the lack of will by Republicans in Congress to hold anyone in the Trump administration accountable for anything, will it make a difference? Meanwhile young people who protested in Washington, DC during the Trump inauguration have been super charged with major felonies and face decades in prison. It's not clear if any were using chalk.

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