Our Eight-week Tour for Justice and Democracy is Over! 4/4/23
Thank you to all of our local and statewide partners who made it all possible. Due to Covid, we missed one of the weekends, but we held seven summits and had tour stop events in ten different communities across Wisconsin. It is looking like all of our efforts will pay off and that we will have record voter turnout before this day is though. Thank you all for voting, for getting your community to vote, and for all that you do for justice and democracy.
April 5th, we are hosting two important next steps meetings:
The Monthly Building Unity first Wed. of the Month Core Team Meetin at 8:30 a.m. CT.
All are welcome. Even if you’ve never been to a Building Unity meeting and you are just curious, you are very welcome.
The next Youth and Young Adults and Allies planning meeting will be at 8:00 p.m. The young leaders of Building Unity and their allies are planning to hold a statewide in-person all-day summit on May 20th and by the end of tomorrow’s meeting we will have a location selected for this.
Both of these meetings can be accessed at the same Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/99245031795 Meeting ID: 992 4503 1795 Any phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Then, starting on Thursday April 6th, Building Unity will be closed for about 12 days. You can still reach out and we might even answer the mobile line, but we will be getting some much needed restorative time. We are in the beginning stages of developing our plans for building momentum for our united movement the rest of spring and into the summer. Please save these dates and help us to build towards our statewide summer solidarity summit in early July. Please help us pick the best of the following dates for this summit: July 1, 2, 8, and/or 9 (please select all of these dates that could work for your or another member of your team, by taking this .Doodle Poll Our tentative timeline of building unity towards this summit is as follows:
April 5 - 5:00 - 6:15 CT - Great Lakes Under Threat: Indigenous Water Defenders on Line 5 - https://act.environmentaldefence.ca/page/124909/petition/1
April 11- 6:30 - 9:00 pm CT - Water Listening Tour: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi - More info here: https://communitiesunitedbywater.org/events
April 15 - Statewide Zoom gathering of Peace leaders uniting to stop the war in Ukraine: Statewide virtual meeting to unite to end the war in the Ukraine
April 20 - Marijuana Legalization Day! (More info to come)
April 22 - Enjoy Earth Day/Week activities (4/22). View &/or Contribute to our Earth Day/Week Directory by going here: https://tinyurl.com/WisEarthWeekEvents.
April 23 - Earth Day Saturday - Fun at the Dane Co. Farmers Market (More info to come.) Last Sustainable Saturday Night at James Reeb UU in Madison, WI - 6:00pm potluck followed by a brief program about Sustainable Saturdays and a community discussion about the future of such, followed by “Earth Day Cake” and family friendly game time. More info to come in next update.
April 27 - Wisdom Madison Action Day: https://tinyurl.com/WisdomMadisonActionDay23
May 1 - May Day March and “Day without Latinx Strike” by Voces de La Frontera in Milwaukee, WI: https://tinyurl.com/MayDayVdlf2023
May 6 - A “progressive” unity building event that is still in the works but will be announced soon.
May 20 - Building Unity Youth and Young Adult Summit (Location - TBD)
June 3 - 8 - Primitive Camping and Building Unity on Rock Island (More info coming.)
June 10 - 11- Wisconsin Democratic Convention in Green Bay, WI (More info coming.)
June 17-18 - Wisconsin Republican Convention in La Crosse, WI (More info coming.)
June 19 - Juneteenth - Find happenings near you using the Building Unity Directory of Juneteenth Events.
June 23 - 25 - Building Unity and Partners will be promoting our unity campaign at the MREA Energy Fair. (More info coming.)
Early July - (Date to be picked by this Doodle Poll: https://tinyurl.com/PickSummitDate) Statewide Wisconsin Justice Leaders Solidarity Summit - (More info coming.)
Solidarity, Timothy Cordon 608-630-3633
Our next meetings: Special Meetings:
Tomorrow April 5 -Youth, Young Adults & Allies - 8:00pm.
Youth Mobilization Meetings - 2nd and 4thM ondays - 7:00 pm via Zoom Youth, Young Adults, & Allies Welcome. RSVP here.
Monthly Building Unity Meetings:
Core Team meeting (Steering Committee) - First Wed. of the Month 8:30 am (April 5)
General Evening Meeting - April 11th evening meeting is cancelled do to Building Unity Vacation.
Same Zoom link for all of our meetings: https://zoom.us/j/99245031795 Meeting ID: 992 4503 1795 One tap mobile: +13126266799,,99245031795# US (Chicago) Any phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)