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Monday, September 04, 2017

What's coming up? (September 5-10)

Thanks to everyone who attended Sunday's first annual Open Streets event in downtown La Crosse. If you enjoyed it, please thank Carolyn Dvorak, Southwest Region Director at the Wisconsin Bike Federation and Robin Moses, Executive Director of Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.

If your event is missing from this list, please use the form or email couleeprogressive - at - hotmail.

Tuesday, September 5
BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW so the award-winning film, Equal Means Equal, can be shown (via TUGG) in La Crosse on Wednesday evening, September 13. Organizers must sell at least 48 more tickets by September 6 in order for the film to be shown. Because it's a TUGG event, a minimum number of tickets must be sold in advance for the film to be screened. The Equal Rights Amendment, passed by Congress in 1972, needs two more states to ratify it (Nevada became the 36th state to ratify on March 22 of this year) for it to become an amendment to the US Constitution. 

Wednesday, September 6
5:00 p.m.  Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service public meeting to discuss  plans for a second rail line each way through La Crosse. If you would like to show support for this clearly needed service, please attend the meeting in Conference Room 2106 of the New County Administrative Building (6th and State).

5:00 p.m. Feminism on Tap monthly gathering at 4 Sisters 4th Street Bar and Catering

6:30 p.m.  Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting a Book Club discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates's article The Case for Reparations at Pearl Street Books. "This is the perfect time to get involved in the book club as we will discuss what book to read next. Please bring a book suggestion if you have one. We are planning to meet every other week on Wednesdays, but please comment if you are interested but cannot do this time. If there is enough demand for a different time we may consider changing it."

Thursday, September 7
6:30 p.m. Faith and Feminism: Resistance and Persistence in the Church is talk by theologian and author Gina Messina at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market Street.

Friday, September 8
7:00 p.m.  Beer/Wine/Cheese/LTEs  Join La Crosse Citizen Climate Lobby to socialize and write letters to the editor. See link for details.   

8:00 p.m. So You Think You Can Drag? Fundraiser for The Center - 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection at the La Crosse Center.

Saturday, September 9
All Day Pride in the Park in Riverside Park. This annual event is hosted by The Center - 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection. It's a great chance to connect with friends, listen to great music, get useful info, and have a great time. 

7:30 p.m. Theory of Relativity Encore Scholarship Fundraiser at UWL.

Sunday, September 10
11:00 a.m.  PRIDE Family Picnic in Copeland Park
2:00 p.m. Theory of Relativity Encore Scholarship Fundraiser at UWL

And, other important news:

A couple of weeks ago an important new initiative began. Please spread the word.
"[T]he Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is partnering with ProPublica and its Documenting Hate project to collect reports of bias incidents and hate crimes in our state. The nationwide project includes dozens of news, academic and advocacy organizations that have joined to expose the impact of bigotry in America.
 
"Beginning today, the Center is asking residents who have witnessed or experienced hate crimes or incidents of bias to report them using the form on our website. These reports will be used for our reporting on bigotry and become part of ProPublica’s national database. Names of submitters will not be shared outside of the coalition without the submitter’s permission."

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