Sunday, October 08, 2017

What's coming up (October 9-15)

[UPDATED to add a very important link and event. Apologies for accidentally deleting the Indigenous Peoples Day event on MONDAY at 6 p.m.!]

Cities and states around the country are making the second Monday in October INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. It's not because we need another excuse to sell mattresses and refrigerators. But we need to have a reason to remember the people who lived here before European Christians claimed other people's land, resources, and bodies for themselves and with genocidal greed and evil stole everything, including their spirits, a crime that impacts the children's children's children of those people down to this very day.

Possibly we could make Monday, October 9 the start of an effort to have our city and county officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018. (Though just one day seems hardly enough). Thankfully, students and advisors at UW-La Crosse have taken the lead on programming this year as they have in the past. Resources are available. Let's get together and make a positive change.

As usual, please share events. If yours is missing, please submit by form or by emailing coulee progressive at hotmail.

Monday, October 9
2:15 p.m. Patrick Scully - LGBT Activism and Performance in Frederick Theater, Morris Hall, UWL

6:00 p.m. Indigenous Peoples Day Keynote Address with Dr. Heather Ann Moody in the Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall, UWL

6:30 p.m. Weigent Hogan Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 401 West Avenue South

Tuesday, October 10
5:30 p.m. Fall Soup at Myrick Park

Wednesday, October 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Loving Day - Changing the Faces of La Crosse Explore how interracial relationships are changing the face of La Crosse. Loving day celebrates the 1967 case that struck down laws banning interracial marriage in 1300 Centennial Hall, UWL

5:30 p.m. The latest evolutionary transition: evolution of conceptual thought, morality and language with Egbert Leigh Jr., evolutionary biologist, naturalist, and one of the world's foremost tropical ecologists in the Student Union Theater at UWL.
ThThursday, October 12
5 p.m. FILM: Millie and the Lords in the Student Union Theater at UWL.

6;30 p.m. FILM: Slavery by Another Name hosted by SURJ at People's Food Co-op, 315 Fifth Avenue South

Friday, October 13
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Progressives Media Project Op-Ed Writing Workshop FREE and spaces are still available. Pre-register.

6 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Pump House

7 p.m. Democracy and Science Under Siege a talk by Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign at the Gays Mills Community Commerce Center

7:30 p.m. APPROPRIATE (Winner of the 2014–2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play) in Toland Theater, Center for the Arts, UWL

Saturday, October 14
All day Hmong New Year at Veterans Memorial County Park, N4668 COUNTY RD VP, West Salem

All day Historic Downtown La Crosse Day

9:00 a.m. Woodland Stewardship for Women at Kickapoo Reserve

10 a.m. The Hidden History of Racial Disparities in La Crosse and Wisconsin with Reggie Jackson at the English Lutheran Church, 16th and King Streets

10 a.m. Make a Difference Day meet in Weigent Park

2 p.m. Roots of Islam in America at the La Crosse Public Library (Main Street)

2 p.m. FALL In Love With Your Neighborhood family event hosted  by the La Crosse Neighborhood Association at Copeland Park

5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs at 3039 Edgewater Lane, French Island

6:00 p.m. Soup and bread fundraiser for and WITH gubernatorial Mike McCabe at 1610 Madison Street

7:30 p.m. ALT TRUTH PROJECT presents The Children's Hour at 401 West Avenue South

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