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Sunday, September 24, 2017

What's coming up? (Sept. 25-October 1)

More good events on the agenda this week. Please try to make at least one and spread the word. If you have a community and want to copy the calendar and paste it into your communications with them, please do (it would be nice if you'd credit couleeprogressives.org but not required). If your event is missing from this list, please use the form or email couleeprogressive at hotmail.

THIS IS BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

MONDAY, SEPEMBER 25
La Crosse Soup is a group that hosts a community dinner every three months or so (for $5 you get a bowl of soup and some bread) AND raises money for a community enhancement project (for your $5 you also get a vote). Ideas are pitched at the dinner and the idea that gains the most votes gets the money raised that evening. The next La Crosse soup is on October 10, but today is the deadline for pitch applications. So, check out their page and make your pitch.

4:00 p.m. Banned Books Week Family Read-In at the La Crosse Public Library South, 16th and Farnam. Pizza too.

5:00 p.m. The first of three training sessions for New Horizons advocates at First Baptist Church, 1209 Main.

5:30 p.m. Mike McCabe for Governor Campaign Kick-Off at the Concordia Ballroom (1129 La Crosse Street) featuring the candidate himself.

6:00 p.m. FILM: Trumbo at the La Crosse Public Library (8th and Main)  In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist

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

7:30 p.m. Alt Truth Project presents Alabama Story at the Pump House. Race, rabbits, and reactionaries just in time for Banned Books Week.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. League of Women Voters voter registration at the Main Public Library (8th and Main) Info about how to find out what's on your ballot and how to register if you don't have a Wisconsin driver's license or ID will also be available.


noon  The Rise of Hate: White Supremacy in the States - a teach-in at UWL (room 120 Student Union)

4 to 6 p.m.  League of Women Voters voter registration at the South Community Library (16th and Farnam). Info about how to find out what's on your ballot and how to register if you don't have a Wisconsin driver's license or ID will also be available.

6:00 p.m. Upper Northside Logan Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church (1010 Sill Street)

7:00 p.m. Coulee Region Sierra Club monthly meeting - with program about Coulee Region Ecoscapes and Sustainable Landscaping (need not be a Sierra Club member to attend!) Ho-Chunk Three Rivers House (8th and Main)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
noon Freedom to Read Banned Books Read-OUT at the clocktower on the UWL campus

7:00 p.m. Banned Books Cabaret at the Main Library (8th and Main)

7:00 p.m. FILM: Forbidden, Undocumented and Queer in Rural America - part of UWL's Hispanic Heritage month programming - at the movie theater in the UWL Student Union.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
6:30 p.m. Queer Conversations - Film of the 90s - "Better Than Chocolate" at the La Crosse Main Library (8th and Main)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
2:00 p.m. Medicare For All - a community conversation hosted by the Vernon County Democratic Party at the American Legion Hall (120 N Rusk) in Viroqua  Come learn what you can do. A public conversation about replacing our complex and unfair system for a single-payer, improved Medicare For All with savings for people, business and the US economy. The speaker will be Dr. Melissa Stiles, Wisconsin Physicians for a National Health Plan leader and Professor of Family Medicine at UW Madison. Various local health care providers will facilitate an open forum with Q&A and discussion time. There will be an opportunity for action -tools and information on how to continue the movement for single-payer healthcare.

If you have ever wondered why you should get involved, please read this real life story that happened right here in our community where an outcome was changed for the better because of the action of one individual. Not every story will have such a happy ending, but we each have history, knowledge, experience, energy, enthusiasm, passion that might be the exact puzzle piece that completes the picture of a good outcome. 

These important events are seeking a host!

Citizen Action is looking for someone to FIND A LOCATION AND HELP WITH PUBLICITY for a Health Care for All forum in the La Crosse area. They will provide speakers and support. If you can help, contact Katie Dunn at Citizen Action.

ACLU PeoplePower is seeking someone locally to help set up a Let the People Vote! launch party on Sunday evening October 1 to kick off a national campaign to make sure people can register, get to polls, vote, and have their vote count! If you have a big home or access to a community room or church space, please do it! Sign up to host at the link above and then email us so we can help get the word out.

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