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100 Days of Resistance to Trump’s Agenda (January 20th – May 1st)
MCAT and our endorsing organizations organized 100 days of opposition to Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office. Events and actions throughout the first 100 days were designed to educate, organize, and resist the Trump agenda.
January 7th, 2017 – Workshop with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
10am – 1pm, at Neighborhood House, 2819 W Richardson Pl, Milwaukee
In preparation for the multitude of protests, we will discuss how to show up as a white activist in black movement spaces. Reading to be discussed is “Dear Fellow White People” by John Costello.
January 8th, 2017 – MCAT Mass Meeting
130 – 315pm, at All People’s Church, 2600 N 2nd st., Milwaukee, WI
Join us to help build an organized resistance to stop Trump’s agenda. We will be organizing committees and plans to focus on our Inauguration protest, 100 days of resistance, and a city wide petition.
January 16th, 2017 – 16th Annual Dr. King Celebration “The Fierce Urgency of Now!”
1pm, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1927 N 4th St., Milwaukee, WI
2:30pm March to King Statue
January 20th, 2017 – Inauguration Day Protest Against Trump
5pm, Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI
MCAT is hosting a mass march and rally on Trump’s inauguration day. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people will join protests across the country and in Washington D.C. to protest Trump and his agenda. The January 20th protest will officially kick off our “100 Days of Resistance” to put up opposition to Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office.
January 20th, 2017 – Inauguration Day Student Walkout
Students for a Democratic Society will hold a national student walkout demanding free tuition and equal access to education for Black, Chicano, Latino and specifically undocumented students. We demand sanctuary campuses everywhere, the preservation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and an end to deportations.
January 28th, 2017 – Rally Against the “Muslim Ban”
11am, Federal Courthouse, Milwaukee, WI
January 29th, 2017 – Tell Sensenbrenner to end the attacks!
7pm Town Hall with Sensenbrenner at W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI. We are encouraging people to attend to let Sensenbrenner know what you think about the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Trump’s nominees.
January 31st, 2017 – Alto a la separación de familias! End the separation of families!
3pm protest at ICE – 310 E. Knapp St, Milwaukee
Hosted by Young People’s Resistance Committee (YPRC)
February 2nd, 2017 – Milwaukee Trumps Hate – Victory Rally
6pm, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump is calling a rally to celebrate the victory over Trump, and to focus our energy on defeating the agenda of Donald Trump and Sheriff Clarke. Speakers will include representatives from the Muslim, immigrant, and refugee communities. Our Demands: Stop separating families! End the Muslim ban now! Sanctuary city now! No more deportations! Indict & Convict Sheriff Clarke!
February 4th, 2017 – Conozca Sus Derechos Bajo La Nueva Presidencia
1pm at Core el Centro
Un taller de “Conozcan sus Derechos” junto con un panel de miembros de la comunidad que darán información y recursos. Todo el taller será en español
A “Know Your Rights” workshop along with a panel of community members offering resources and information. It will all be in Spanish, but will be interpreted in English if needed.
February 4th, 2017 – NoBanNoWall: Picket Paul Ryan’s Office
12pm – 2pm. Jefferson Park, 212 S. Atwood Ave, Janesville, WI
February 4th, 2017 – Workshop with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
1030: – 1:30 at Zablocki Public Library – 3501 W Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee
We will conduct teach-ins and foster discussion around 3 stories currently going on, breaking down the history of oppressions that are contributing to their circumstances. Throughout the year, SURJ MKE will then help organize and train members to be CommUniversity leaders who will facilitate political and racial education spaces.
*Zablocki library is wheelchair accessible.
On MCTS bus routes 35 and 51
*Onsite childcare is not provided at this workshop, but it will be a child friendly space if they’d like to disrupt
February 9th, 2017 – Academics United – No Visa and Immigration Ban: UWM
11am, Spaights Plaza, UWM.
February 12th, 2017 – Songs for Activism and Empowerment
6pm – 7:30pm. Pink House Studio, 601 E. Wright St. Milwaukee, WI
Come and join us as we gather to sing and chant for our spirits and souls. We usually pull from a range of traditions sharing both knows chants and songs (and sometimes creating a few our own) This month, seeing the challenges that we are facing as a nation, we are inviting activist to come join us in sharing and learning song we can all pass on to energize and empower our movement of healing and protecting our democracy, our earth and each other. Everyone welcome, all ages, colors, experience, abilities, genders. All are welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds. Suggested donation for chant circle 5$.
February 13th, 2017 – Día sin Latinos, Inmigrantes y Refugiados / Strike Against Clarke
11am ese día de 1027 S 5th St en Milwaukee
Día sin Latinos, Inmigrantes y Refugiados para el lunes, 13 de febrero, con motivo de prevenir al Sheriff Clarke de convertir sus diputados en agentes de ICE por el programa 287g.
11am, 1027 S 5th St in Milwaukee
Day Without Latinxs, Immigrants and Refugees for Monday, February 13th, to stop Sheriff Clarke from having his deputies act as ICE agents through the 287g program!
February 13th, 2017 – Shaun King Speaking at Marquette University
7pm, Details TBA
February 20th, 2017 – Not My President’s Day March
6pm rally and march at Zeidler Union Square, corner of 4th st. and Michigan St.
The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump is calling a mass rally and march against Trump and supporters of his agenda like Senator Ron Johnson and Sheriff Clarke. We will rally in Zeidler Union Square and march to Senator Ron Johnson’s office and back.
February 23rd, 2017 – LGBT Books to Prisoners Fundraiser
9pm – 12am at Cactus Club, 2496 S. Wentworth Ave, Milwaukee
Join us for a night of music, poerty and community as we gather to raise funds and collect books for LGBT Books to Prisoners. The evening will be MC’d by SunShine Ramel. A full list of performers will be announced soon. There is a $6 – $12 cover collected at the door. No one will be turned away. All funds collected at the door will go directly to LGBT Books to Prisoners.
March 2nd, 2017 – UWM Presents Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
7pm – Milwaukee Theater, 500 W. Kilbourn St., Milwaukee
Hosted by Muslim Student Association at UWM
Tickets: Facebook event
March 4th, 2017 – Workshop with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Verbal and Physical Interrupting/Bystander Interruption Training
March 5th, 2017 – Solidarity March and Call to Action; Selma’s Bloody Sunday
March will begin on Sherman Boulevard and Auer Avenue and end at The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center, 3617 N. 48th Street
Join UBLAC Milwaukee as we stand and march in solidarity wth Sisters in Synergy and thousands of influential women in the fields of politics, entertainment, education and entrepreneurship to take part in the celebration and commemoration of The Bloody Sunday, The Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965!
This will serve as a the beginning and meeting point for women in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas to come together, build, equip, connect, and educate Black communities with resources and opportunities that will help provide a sustainable environment free from oppressive systems.
UBLAC, Uplifting Black Liberation and Community is a coalition led by Black Women, Queer, and Trans* folx working towards Black liberation with people of African heritage in Milwaukee to give the tools necessary to resist oppression.
March 5th, 2017 – Celebrate International Women’s Day event with FRSO
5pm – African American Women’s Center
3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee
Fight Back Against Trump – Resistance is in the Streets!
Celebrate women’s leadership in the fight against donald trump’s racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, anti-worker agenda and the historical resiliency of women who have been at the front lines of struggle of people’s movements.
The event will feature:
* Speakers from Freedom Road Socialist Organization
* A speaker representing the Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump
* Childcare available
* Food available for donation and drinks available for sale
March 8th, 2017 – Picket against layoffs and union busting at MPM
5pm Wednesday March 8th at 800 W. Wells
On Tuesday, Milwaukee Public Museum management announced plans to cut $1 million dollars from employee’s wages through layoffs and reduced hours. Fourteen union employees will be affected including the gutting of the world-renowned exhibits staff that made MPM’s acclaimed exhibits.
“MPM management is asking for millions in taxpayer money to build a fancy new building, while cutting the staff that makes MPM a special, clean, and safe gathering space for our community,” said Jaclyn Kelly, president of AFSCME Local 526. “Milwaukee will expect the same world-class museum exhibits and services. The loss of the people that do that highly skilled work will decrease MPM’s ability to provide the same educational and family experiences they’ve had for generations.”
Local 526 calls upon the Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee County to maintain the jobs of people personally and professionally committed to providing outstanding public service, education, research, and programs in a safe, clean, child- and family-friendly environment. Don’t lay off the people who make it happen.
March 8th, 2017 – Women on Strike! – International Women’s Day
5pm – U.S. Federal Court House – 517 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
Join us in solidarity for the Womens Strike in Milwaukee which is part of the International Womens Strike, A Day Without Women on Wed March 8 at 5 PM to 7 PM. The rally will take place at the Federal Courthouse on 517 EAST Wisconsin ave in Milwaukee.
We are bringing together women leaders in most of the current movements to talk about each group’s victories, challenges and how we can all help each other’s movement.
We are striking for:
$15 and a Union, Black Lives Matter, Mothers of the Movement, Standing Rock, Free Palestine, Mexican and Muslim Immigrants, Planned Parenthood, Peace on Earth, An End to US War on the Poor, An End to US bombing 7 countries, No More Child Welfare CPS tearing poor families apart
March 10th, 2017 – Indigenous People’s March in MKE Against the Proposed Pipelines
5pm – Bradford Beach, Milwaukee
At the request of the community, Water Protectors of Milwaukee is hosting a sister rally to the Indigenous People’s March in DC on March 10th. Now more than ever, we need all of our Indigenous and Rainbow Warriors to gather together to protect and pray for our Mother. We honor the sovereignty of all natives to practice right relationship to the Earth as a religious freedom. We march in solidarity and gratitude for all who answered the call to donate or protect at Standing Rock. We call to everyone who loves the Great Lakes to join us by Grandmother Michigan to pray for all waters of this nation. We honor the wisdom of our indigenous leaders who hold the key to helping us get back into balance with the earth. We march for the two-legged, the four-legged, those that swim and those that fly. For the mountains, waters, plants and trees, for all our relatives.
March 12th, 2017 – Bystander Intervention Training with MCAT
2pm – UWM Curtin Hall Room 175
The Milwaukee Coalition Against Trump is hosting ongoing bystander intervention trainings. The training will focus on ways to intervene in public instances of racist, anti-immigrant, sexist, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Trans, and other forms of oppressive interpersonal violence and harassment while considering the safety of all parties. The physical and vocal practice of various strategies is designed to change social norms and encourage people to find ways to interrupt violence and prevent further harm.
Parking: the closest street parking is on N. Downer Ave. and side streets. UWM has a parking structure for a nominal cost.
MCTS bus route: 21, 22, 30, 60, Gold line, Green line, Red line.
Location is wheelchair accessible. Please be conscious of heavy scents and perfumes to allow space accessibility for people with allergies.
March 14th, 2017 – 350 Milwaukee March Meeting
7pm at Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park
March 15th, 2017 – UWM: Our University Campaign Demand Delivery
3pm – UWM Spaights Plaza
A campus wide march on administration to deliver a letter of three demands to ensure the safety and integrity of the UWM community. These demands prioritize the protection of the LGBTQ+ community through Gender-Affirming policies; the protection of immigrant and international students through a Sanctuary Campus Resolution; and the protection of multicultural and accessibility resource centers through continued mandatory funding.
March 25th, 2017 – MAGA Trump Rally Counter Protest
11am at Juneau Park
Trump supporters will be gathering at Veteran’s Park this coming Saturday, March 25th. Their plan is to walk to the War Memorial, stop for speakers, then continue on to City Hall.
Milwaukee is our city and our home. We will not allow white supremacists to promote their hateful and racist agenda in our parks and on our streets.
March 29th, 2017 – Dr. Angela Davis speaks at Marquette University
7pm at Marquette
April 9th, 2017 – No US War in Syria!
12pm at 3rd and Wisconsin.
Rally starts at noon at 3rd St. and Wisconsin Ave. outside the Blue Building, followed by a march to the Federal Courthouse.
Trump is pouring gasoline on an already terrible war by firing missiles and maintaining ground troops in Syria. More military involvement by the U.S. will not solve any problems in Syria, but will create a deeper humanitarian and refugee crisis. We demand money for human needs such as refugee resettlement, healthcare, and education, not more war! We demand the immediate end to US bombing and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, as well as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
April 11th, 2017 – SAD! 100 Days of Trump Art Show
3pm-12am at Riverwest Public House
The pathetic Riverwest Public House (815 E. Locust St.) is doing some kind of “art” show based on me called “Sad! 100 Days of Trump.” Very weak! Nobody knows more about art than Donald J. Trump, believe me, and this is just disgusting. FAKE ART! They even have a “Thump-a-Trump Arcade Game” created by so-called artist Brian Holoubek. Just an old whack-a-mole, pathetic! Not art!
Other failed “artists” displaying work include Susan Simensky Bietila, Michael Weiss, J.Jason Groschopf, Xeroine, Stacey Williams-Ng, Aimee Leonard, David Beyer Jr., Alex Groh, and Lauryl Sulfate. Liars!
There’s an opening night for this on Tuesday, April 11. Drinking Liberally —LOSERS!—meets at 6:30pm to complain about Trump. Sad! Then at 9pm, there’s a show by Dumpster Doves, Mandy Cappleman, more TBA, just awful. Not real musicians like Ted Nugent. All fake!
April 15th, 2017 – Rally to release Trump’s tax returns
11am – Milwaukee County Courthouse
Donald Trump has repeatedly said he would release his taxes after his IRS audit, but has decided he will no longer do so because nobody cares. Let’s show him that We The People expect financial transparency. We will hold him and his administration accountable! This is one of many direct actions taking place across the country.
April 18th, 2017 – Picket Against Layoffs and Union Busting at MPM
5pm, Tuesday April 18th at 800 W Wells St.
Stand with Milwaukee Public Museum workers represented by AFSCME Local 526 to demand the reverasl of cuts and layoffs of union leaders, and 15% of MPM staff.
Stand up to defend high quality museum exhibits and services!
April 21st, 2017 – Jax5 Call In Day – Melissa Nelson, Drop the charges on the Jax5!
The #Jax5 are tentatively scheduled to have their first day in court on May 1st. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is taking a lot of heat in the media for their wrongdoing, and now it’s time to start getting those charges dropped. We need to call State Attorney Melissa Nelson at 904-255-2500 and demand that she drop the charges on the #Jax5!
The #Jax5 are five demonstrators who were brutalized and arrested on bogus charges on April 7th during a peace demo calling for peace with Syria in downtown Jacksonville, FL.
Our calls have been having a tremendous effect and we need to ramp it up – invite your friends to this event and share it nationally. Groups from all over the United States have been calling to support the #Jax5.
Call Melissa Nelson at 904-255-2500 and say “Drop the charges on the #Jax5 now!” Make sure to mention any organizations that you belong to.
April 22nd – 23rd, 2017 – Young People’s Resistance Committee Annual Congress
UWM Bolton Hall B52
April 22nd – Stand for Peace
1pm at corner of Oakland and Locust. Signs provided.
April 22nd, 2017 – March for Science – Milwaukee
2pm in Red Arrow Park
April 24th, 2017 – Beyond Ferguson: Lessons for Community Organizing in the Time of Trump
5pm at 5130 W. Vliet St
Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter Movement:Lessons for Community Organizing in the time of Trump. Special Guest Speaker: Jamala Rogers
Jamala has challenged the criminal industrial complex for decades focusing on police violence, prison reform, wrongful convictions and the death penalty. She is associated with the exonerations of several Missouri men and women. Jamala is a featured columnist for the award-winning St. Louis American newspaper and is the author of The Best of the Way I See It, a compilation of her political writings over the last twenty years. Her latest book is Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion.
April 24th, 2017 – Our University Campaign – Open Meeting with UWM Administration
Monday, April 24th – 5pm – Union Room 191
The Coalition Against the Ultra Right is holding an open meeting with UWM students, workers, and administration to discuss our demands:
The declaration of UWM as a Sanctuary Campus
Protection of the LGBT+ community through gender affirming policies
Sufficient funding to Resource Centers
Let administration know that our campus will not be defined by the hateful policies coming from the White House, or let our university be cut to pieces by the Governor. We will voice our concerns as students and workers who make this university function.
April 26th, 2017 – 13 Colors of Honduran Resistance
7pm, Marquette University AMU 157
Join us to learn directly from two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet, and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, who voices resistance through song and writing, will talk about stories from Melissa’s book *13 Colors of Honduran Resistance * about women resisting brutal repression and finding unyielding hope. The post performance dialogue will examine parallels between current struggles in Honduras and the US.
April 29th, 2017 – People’s Climate Rally MKE
10am at Escuela Verde 3628 W. Pierce St. Milwaukee
We will be gathering in Milwaukee to join dozens of other actions across the nation in support of the DC Climate action. Our demand for climate action is clear and resolute
April 29th – Stand for Peace
1pm at corner of KK and Russell. Signs provided.
April 30th, 2017 – Dontre Day
1pm – 6pm in Red Arrow Park
We are asking all community members to come out and remember Dontre Hamilton with the Hamilton Family. It’s going on three years since is life was taking by a Ex Milwaukee Police Officer. We encourage you all to come join us for an experience of love, determination, and most importantly unity. Our goals are to continue to educate, empower and strive for mass mobilization. This day is to lift us up but, also not allow us to forget about the voiceless. Our jobs as humans are to stand along side of right and shame wrong. Please join us!!
May 1st, 2017 – May 1st Day without Latinxs, Immigrants & Refugees
12pm at 1027 S. 5th St.
Marcha estatal y recepión de la Peregrinación por la Justicia / Statewide March and Welcome to the Pilgrimage for Justice