Action Alert for February 23, 2017

Action Alert 1: Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition Networking Brunch
Action Alert 2: Take the Chill Off- Annual Meeting and Chili Winter Warmup

Action Alert 3: Movie - How To Start A Revolution
Action Alert 4: Better Buildings, Better Business: Wisconsin Conference
Action Alert 5: Democracy Convention registration is now open!


Action Alert 1: Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition Networking Brunch - Milwaukee
Background:
 Understanding Refugee Resettlement with Special Guest Speaker Mary Flynn.
Take Action: Friday, February 24th, 10am-12pm, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, 5235 S 27th St, Greenfield, WI 53221. $10.00 program contribution.  Register here.
Contact for more info: 414-727-4900


Action Alert 2: Take the Chill Off- Annual Meeting and Chili Winter Warmup - Milwaukee
Background:
 Join us for fun, food, and future plans as we hear from Ted Kraig and Citizen Action of Wisconsin on Radio-Active, a recent response to Right-Wing Radio in Wisconsin.  WINE AUCTION information: Here is how it works. Contributors donate a bottle of real wine of at least $10 in value. We like to have the bottles in advance so they can be numbered along with the corresponding corks, but we will also accept donations at the door from 4:30 to 5:00. If you would like to donate wine for the drawing, please contact Shirley Horowitz (shirley.horowitz@att.net). You do not have to donate a bottle to participate in the drawing.Potluck contributions: If you would like to contribute to the food offerings, please bring a homemade dessert or fruit. Make sure you have your treat plated and ready to serve. 
Take Action:  February 26, 2017 at 4:30pm - 7:30pm. North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N Bartlett Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211.
Contact for more info: Shirley Horowitz · shirley.horowitz@att.net


Action Alert 3: Movie - How To Start A Revolution - Madison
Background:
 According to Gene Sharp, “Dictatorships depend on the consent of the people. Once their vulnerability is exposed, their power can be systemically eroded.” Sharp’s Albert Einstein Institution’s stated mission is to advance “the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world.”  This documentary, “How to Start a Revolution,” highlights examples of several countries where this approach has succeeded. Hosted by the Social Action & Solidarity Committee (SAS) of the IWW.
Take Action: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, Madison Public Library, Central (Downtown)  branch
Contact for more info: mutualaidnetwork@gmail.com or 608-438-9536‚Äč


Action Alert 4: Better Buildings, Better Business: Wisconsin Conference - WI Dells
Background:
 Join RENEW Wisconsin at this successful annual event co-produced by Seventhwave (formerly Energy Center of Wisconsin) and the Wisconsin Builders Foundation. Featuring a variety of energy efficiency technologies and techniques for builders, our presence is aimed at opening doors to solar and renewable technologies for energy efficiency and home-building practitioners. 
Take Action:  March 1-3, 2017, Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells. Register here.
Contact for more info: Jenny Lanzel at 608.210.7179 or registration@seventhwave.org.


Action Alert 5: Democracy Convention registration is now open! - Minneapolis
Background: Democracy Convention 2017 is taking place August 2 - 6, at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This year's theme is "Universalizing Resistance, Democratizing Power!" More than one conference, the Democracy Convention houses ten conferences under one roof. With the Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each of these separate democracy struggles, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy. Each of the Democracy Convention's conferences are organized by convener organizations. Conveners for the 2017 Democracy Convention include: Alliance for DemocracyAlliance for Global Justice, Campaign for Economic Democracy, Education United, Fair VoteGlobal Climate ConvergenceLiberty Tree FoundationMassachusetts Global ActionMove to AmendPoor Peoples Economic Human Rights CampaignWorld Beyond War.
Take Action:  Click here to register for Democracy Convention 2017
Contact for more info: Democracy Convention is a project of the Liberty Tree Foundation. More information at: 
www.libertytreefoundation.org