Sunday, August 27, 2017

Coming up this week (August 28 - September 3)

Women's Equality Day was August 26
but we're not there yet.
There are many opportunities to interact with government and our fellow community groups this week. If your event is missing, please email couleeprogressive-at-hotmail-dot-com or use this form.

Monday, August 28
5:30 p.m. A very minor change has been in the works for Clinton Street for more than five years which includes providing for a turn lane and bicycle lanes. Last minute concerns by residents have caused a special meeting to be called at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center. If you would like to show up to support bicycle infrastructure (if paint counts), please check over these talking points and come to the meeting hosted by City Council Rep. Andrea Richmond.

6:00 p.m. Bluffside Neighborhood Association meeting at First Congregational Church (Main St. and Losey Boulevard)

Tuesday, August 29
7:00 p.m. Our Wisconsin Revolution holds a meeting. "Thanks to all who attended our meeting on Tuesday! We discussed: - promoting the 3rd CD Listening Session in Tomah on August 27th sponsored by Indivisible WI-03 - tabling at Open Streets La Crosse on September 3rd to promote our group and upcoming events and teach/help people to register to vote -panelists to invite for our Meet Your County/State Government and possible dates/locations -potentially hosting this year's Fighting Bob Fest on September 16th. If you cannot make it to the meetings, but would like to help with these events and more, please contact us at We'd love to hear from you!" 

Wednesday, August 30
9:00 a.m. Poverty Simulation at the Erickson Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse (1331 Clinton Street). I think you have to have registered in advance. See link for more details.

4:00 p.m. Northside Neighborhood Celebration with food, music, games, activities and community resource information.
4:00 p.m. Fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate TONY EVERS at the Bodega Brew Pub, 122 4th Street. f you have questions or need further information, please contact Cassi Fenili at 920-205-7010.

5:00 p.m.  Coffee with Mayor Kabat at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center. An opportunity to meet Mayor Kabat, hear about city business and offer your thoughts and ideas about how to improve our city. Coffee provided.

Thursday, August 31
All Day - Rebuilding for Learning Summit VII at the La Crosse Center

Friday, September 1
All Day and through Monday, September 4: La Crosse Area Bike Fest with HQ at Cameron Park. Guided rides all over the Coulee Region and in the City.

Sunday, September 3
Noon to 4 p.m.  OPEN STREETS LA CROSSE - an afternoon without cars on some La Crosse downtown streets. Music, food, demos, workshops, info, activities, and imagining a city where people > cars. Free and open to all.

PRIDE in the PARK returns to Riverside Park on Saturday, September 9 as part of the three day PRIDE 2017 event. Great food, music, info booths, activities and friends.

If you wondered what happened to FIGHTING BOB FEST, it's coming to La Crosse! from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. Featured speakers include Our Revolution president, Nina Turner, and progressive firebrand, Jim Hightower. More details coming soon.

On Saturday, September 23, the La Crosse County Democratic Party will host a RALLY FOR VOTING RIGHTS starting at 1:30 p.m. in Cameron Park. The event will include several speakers including elected officials and gubernatorial candidates as well as one of the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case now before the Supreme Court of the United States.

And, the La Crosse Education Foundation is looking for crowd funding to help support the 2017 Black Youth Summit in La Crosse which will, "bring 6th -12th grade students who identify as black, biracial, or multiracial (with black being one of their racial identities) together for a day of learning and fun. The Summit will take place annually and this is our second year. (Read about the first Summit here.) The Black Youth Summit will provide a safe space for students to engage in tough conversations on an array of topics such as race, societal pressures, identity and learn how they can get involved in their community in and out of school. The Summit will focus on building self-confidence, cultural identity, academic excellence, and community involvement all rooted in a social justice lens."

Check for more important events at our calendar.

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