Each week, we feature a new city, putting a spotlight on how their organizers are building the movement for People, Planet and Peace over Profit. Interested in seeing your city in the spotlight? Please send a paragraph about how your city is organizing towards Earth Day to May Day to [email protected]
On the ground in Madison, WI…
“At our first organizing meeting it was exciting to see a diverse group of people with backgrounds in labor, immigrant rights, environmental, peace, women’s, and indigenous rights movements come together to begin planning transformational days of action and education in our communities from Earth Day to May Day 2014.
There was general agreement to work together as part of the Global Climate Convergence to plan a coordinated schedule of events, lasting from several days before Earth Day through May Day. The goal is to bring together a wide spectrum of people and organizations working for social, economic, and environmental justice to move our solutions forward.
Our next planning meeting will be Tuesday March 18th, 7pm at the MTI office, 821 Williamson St., Madison. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you are planning to come.” – Dave Schwab, Organizer, Global Climate Convergence Wisconsin
Major events in planning for Madison include:
Saturday, 4/19: Anti-mining event with workshops, food, music, and educational art from the Beehive Collective
Tuesday, 4/22: Earth Day evening march to Library Mall, followed by the Beehive Collective’s presentation on mining in the Great Lakes at UW-Madison
Saturday, 4/26: March and/or bike ride for People, Peace and Planet Over Profit in downtown Madison during farmer’s market and Green Day
Thursday, 5/1: May Day afternoon march and rally for immigration justice, worker’s rights, and a living wage, followed by May Day evening celebration at Wil-Mar center with food, music, and history