DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots meeting notes for 10/17/16

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

October 17, 2016 Meeting Notes 

Present at meeting: Karen Edson,  Marcia Riquelme, Ginny Brokish 

Announcements:

  • The Rules of Racism - Tues. Oct. 11th 6:00 pm - Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin) .  Free documentary film - open to the public. The film explores the rules, laws, and public policies that are utilized to maintain the system of institutional racism. Info?  608-438-9536
  • Hard & 'Soft' Fascism in the United States; and the Coming Civil War -Thurs. 10/13-6:30 pm Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin) – discussion hosted by the  Peregrine Forum.   Info?  #608-284-9082.
  • 2nd Annual Raise a Stink – Speak Out and Public Rally Against Factory Farms in WI! - Sat. Oct. 22nd 10:00 am State St. Steps, State Capitol.   Come hear from grassroots activists who are fighting to save their rural communities from the horrible impacts of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1792812477631276/
  • The Religion of White Supremacy.  Free documentary film screening - Thur. Oct 27th 6:00 p.m. Madison Central Library (201 W. Mifflin)   Hidden Colors 4 - Info?  mutualaidnetwork@gmail.com or 608-438-9536 

Karen, Marcia & Ginny have consolidated their lists of where to put signs.  They will try to come up with one comprehensive list as soon as Abby can share hers. Ginny and Karen have Karen McKim signs; Marcia has Ferriter signs; and Abby has Jordan Turner signs. Karen can supply metal posts for big signs and larger size Karen McKim signs for good locations.         ..........continued after the flip!

     The discussion of New Business (Shown as Computer class/Facebook class? on the agenda) morphed into a different discussion of a possible post-election project to reach out to northern counties via social media to try to energize the silent progressives that are there but in hiding. This topic will be brought up again when more folks are present after the election.

     We adjourned and had a short political chat and left the library.

Next meeting: Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.


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