2018 Past Events...

We organize a free public forum, generally monthly. Join us to listen and discuss current issues with our knowledgeable speakers.

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Wednesday, September 12th 2018

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

The Role of

Independent Media

"why we need it now
more than ever"

 

 

Speaker:

  • Norman Stockwell

    Publisher of The Proggresive Magizine

    • The Progressive Magazine
    • Norman Stockwell is publisher of The Progressive magazine, a one-hundred-nine year-old Madison-based progressive bi-monthly. Prior to that, he served for over two decades as WORT's Operations Coordinator. He worked at the station in music and news programming since 1983. In addition to working as a journalist in the U.S., Cuba, Nicaragua & Mexico, Norm has been involved in the collective management of two Madison institutions - Lakeside Press and Mifflin Street Co-op. He is also former Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music-Madison, and served in the 1970's as Facilities Manager for the Northwestern University Archeological Program.
    • Stockwell has been hosting programs of "A Public Affair" since 1989, covering such issues as the murder of the Jesuits in El Salvador, the Gulf War and its aftermath, the pro-democracy movement in Nepal, and the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. His guests have included Noam Chomsky, Holly Near, Johnny Clegg, Sara Diamond, Paco Ignacio Taibo, Le Ly Hayslip, Alexander Cockburn, Fran Peavey, Howard Zinn, Frances Moore Lappé and many more.
    • On Nov. 9, 1991, he co-hosted “Causes and Cures: National Teleconference on the Narcotics Epidemic” - a nationally broadcast teleconference on U.S. drug policy. On February 1, 2016, he co-hosted Pacifica Radio’s national coverage of the Iowa presidential caucuses.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 8,2018

Rock County Progressives Invite You to

Our Annual:

 

Pot Luck Picinic

Soda and Brats Provided!

 

 

Celebrating

 

Progressive Values

 

 

Speakers:

 

Music by:

  • Josh Clark

 

Schedule:

  • 6-7 PM Potluck Picinic and Music
    • Brats, natural & veggie provided
    • Natural soda provided
  • 7-8:30 PM Speakers

 

Location:

  • Riverside Park
    • North Pavilion
    • Janesville, WI.

 

Wednesday, July 11th

Start at 6PM

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Meet

the

Candidates for Govenor

(Part 2)

We decided to open up June and July forums to candidates for governor on a 'first come first served basis." This will be a friendly gathering where folks can get to know these candidates better, not a debate with submitted questions.

 

Candidates:

 

3

Wednesday, June 13th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Meet

the

Candidates for Govenor

(Part 1)

We decided to open up the next two RCP forums to candidates for governor on a 'first come first served basis." This will be a friendly gathering where folks can get to know these candidates better, not a debate with submitted questions.

# Goverment candidates

 

Candidates:

  • Matt Flynn
    • Attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
  • Mike McCabe
    • Of the ‘Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.
  • Andy Gronik
    • Entrepreneur, and business consultant.

 

Wednesday, May 9th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Contemporary Hate

Groups in WI

and the

Antifascist Opposition

 

 

Speaker:

  • Stas Vysotsky.
    • Cap Times article Stas
    •  

    • From The Cap Times:
      "Many people were shocked at the emergence of a white supremacist movement in the wake of Donald Trump’s rise to power. But not Stanislav Vysotsky. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater assistant professor has been keeping tabs on white supremacist groups, as well as their antifa counterparts, for years. “What we’re really seeing is not so much the birth of a movement but one that’s starting to come up from the underground,” he said."
    •  

    • Stanislav “Stas” Vysotsky is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Dr. Vysotsky’s research has focused on the conflict between supremacist groups in contemporary American society and their militant anti-fascist opposition through ethnographic and interview research with anti-fascist activists in order to understand the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism. His current research is focused on understanding the process of leaving racist subcultures and the discourses of white supremacist groups in online forums and on social media.

 

Wednesday, April 11th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Repeal

the

TrumpTax

 

 

Speaker:

  • Brian Eisold of Tax March
    • “April 15th is coming. On the anniversary of the 2017 Tax March, people across the country will come together to demand an end to the TrumpTax, which will raise taxes for 92 million middle-class families, rip health care away from 13 million people, and threaten life-saving programs — all to give tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.”
    •  

    • Tax March II: Saturday, April 14 at 12 PM - 3 PM, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
    •  

    • The April 15th Tax March
    •  

    • "Brian Eisold is the (volunteer) Director of Tax March Wisconsin, which is dedicated to getting Donald Trump to release his taxes as he promised, and like a normal president. Tax March is also dedicated to repealing the new tax law and stopping all tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.
    •  

    • Brian Eisold is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee with degrees in Political Science and Communication. He is currently a stay-at-home parent of an 8 year old child with autism.
    •  

 

Wednesday, March 14th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

How to

Renew

Progressivism

in

Wisconsin

 

 

Speaker:

  • John Nichols
    • John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
    • Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
    • John in the Nation Magazine
    • Wikipedia
    • Twitter

 

Wednesday, February 14th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

DOCA

and

Immigration

 

 

Speaker:

  • Christine Neumann-Ortiz
    • Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera

 

January 10th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum

 

 

Movie: WTIN

 

Jefferson
Calls Us to Action

Jefferson Memorial

You can find these words of
his inside the Memorial.

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, more discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain even under the regiment of their barbarous ancestors."

         Thomas Jefferson


This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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