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

DeForest-Windsor Area Grassroots (DWAG)

October 10, 2016 Meeting Notes


Next meeting: Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.


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




  • 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.
  • Share Fest! Celebrating a Sharing Economy Sun. 10/16 11am – 2pm Tenney Park Shelter (1414 E. Johnson).  Join the Dane County TimeBank & partners at a fun, free community event.  Outreach opportunity for orgs: sign up, bring your own table!
  • 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:
  • 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? or 608-438-9536


Several people are working on getting out Turner and McKim lawn signs.  We brainstormed some locations.  Karen, Marcia, Ginny, and Abby all have lists of where to put signs.  They will try to come up with one comprehensive list.


JohnSki has been in touch with Melissa Mulliken for a date for Jill Karofsky to come to speak to us about her candidacy for Dane County judge sometime after the Nov. 8 election.


Ginny and Karen went to a presentation, “Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer,” in McFarland.  They were struck by the discussion on why black girls in school fight so much.  Some students take mace and pepper spray into school and vegetables in socks for hitting.


We discussed some movies suggested by Karen for our next movie night.  She will send out a list for us to choose from. 


We talked a lot about what to do in DWAG after the November election.  Karen suggested some things: food drive, Pipeline 61/66 program, Homo Naledi speaker, black police officer talk in conjunction with racial awareness program, Saudi awareness program?


Marcia wondered if we should we think about a gift for the Friends of the Yahara Headwaters as an incentive to get more members, volunteers.


How can DWAG partner with other community groups?

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