April South Madison Community Night

This is a great way to kick off the season! We have lined up great performances, food and fun. Please share and plan to attend with your family and friends.

Questions? Contact Hedi Rudd (729-1268) or Ellery Graves (729-1226.)

See you there!

SAVE THE DATE:
Advancing Talent, Opportunity & Prosperity
The Madison Region’s Economic Development, Diversity and Leadership Summit

Friday May 9, 2014 | 7:30 – 4:00 pm | Monona Terrace | 1 John Nolen Drive

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Communities United Meeting

Communities United Meeting
April 14th from 12-1:30 pm
Community Room
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S. Park St., Suite 200, Madison, WI 53713
Brown Bag Meeting

Agenda:

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm Networking

12:10 pm – 12:25 pm City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative – Melissa Gombar

12:25 pm – 1:15 pm Justified Anger – Alex Gee

    Read article: Madison is Failing its African American Community
    Read article: Hundred’s fill Fountain of Life…

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Announcements

Disclaimer: Communities United is a non-partisan organization
Communities United
Politics & Social justice coalition meeting (all welcome)
When: Every 2nd Monday of the month, from 12-1:30 PM

More Information:

Communities United is a coalition of groups and individuals working on a city and county-wide basis to advance civil rights and social justice. New members and visitors are always welcome.

To Subscribe: CommunitiesUnited-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Italian Workmen’s Club March/April Newsletter

Below is a link to our latest newsletter.

Note that we have our annual sauce-tasting contest coming up on April 27th at the clubhouse – see the flyer at the end of the newsletter. This will mark an end to the Benjamin reign and a new champion will be crowned – will it be you?!! Get that apron on, sharpen your skills and submit a sauce!

One of our club members has dined with Tony Bennett and driven Elvis around town. Really! You can read about him in our newsletter!

Haack Selected as 2014 Dane County Fairest of the Fair

MADISON, WIS. – Hannah Haack, 18-year-old daughter of Frank and Carrie Haack, Verona, was selected April 6 as the 2014 Dane County Fairest of the Fair. Haack will serve as the official youth ambassador for the Dane County Fair, July 16 through July 20 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. She will be making appearances throughout the year at civic groups, community festivals and school gatherings to share her story as a youth exhibitor and to promote this year’s Fair.

Haack is a member of the Paoli 4-H Fireballs club, having served as president, vice president, secretary and reporter. She also served in leadership positions for Verona FFA. Her Fair projects include communications, foods, poultry, home furnishings, photography, woodworking and health. Her school activities include Verona High School Student Council and Verona High School Multicultural Leadership Council. Haack will graduate from Verona High School this spring and plans to attend University of Wisconsin-Platteville, studying Agricultural Engineering in the fall.

First runner-up in the Dane County Fairest of the Fair competition was Karsen Haag, 20-year-old daughter of Virgil and Dawn Haag of Mount Horeb. Karsen has been an active member of the Twin Valley 4-H club and Dane County Junior Holstein Association. Additional 2014 Fairest participants included Ava Janssen and Michelle Oliveras.

The Dane County Fairest of the Fair Planning Committee includes Carly Darrow, Shelly Sarbacker and Macy Sarbacker. Local Dane County groups that would like to request an appearance by Haack, as Dane County Fairest of the Fair, should visit danecountyfair.com to access a downloadable request form or simply contact Carly Darrow at 608-443-7385.

This Week in the Madison Times (April 9-15)

Here’s what’s happening in The Madison Times issue (April 9-15) that is getting out to the community right now:

  • The Business Forum Luncheon hosted the ladies from the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness at the Madison Club April 3. The Madison Times was there with the story and photos.
  • The Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals hosted its First Annual Emerge Gala at the Concourse Hotel. TMT has the story and photos
  • AIDS Network’s Heidi Olson-Streed gets all kinds of questions about HIV/AIDS. TMT contributing writer Anita J. Martin catches up with her to talk about those questions (and answers) in her feature story “Earlier detection = healthier community.”
  • Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016.
  • Other stories:

  • You can now check out vegetable seeds at Goodman South Madison’s Seed Library
  • The Women in Focus Inc. “I Have a Dream” Scholarship Award Reception took place April 6 in the Washburn Heritage Room, Regina Hall at Edgewood College.
  • Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison are combining to host a Diversity Summit
  • News from The Milwaukee Courier

    Our middlespread has a story and photos from the 100 Black Men of Madison’s History Challenge Bowl held this past week at the Doyle Administration Building. Congrats, Badger Rock Middle School! They will be moving on the national competition in Florida.

    We have local, state, and national news…. editorials, opinions, What’s Up?, and more

    Pick up a copy today!

    Check us out at

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madison-Times/159742987454071

    or

    www.themadisontimes.com

    The Madison Times (April 2-8)

    Here’s what’s happening in The Madison Times issue (April 2-8) that is getting out to the community right now:

  • Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association at a daylong seminar focusing on civil rights, “A Nation Still Under Construction: Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act,” held at Union South on March 26. TMT was there with the story and photos.
  • Pauline Chavez-Hermaindan has had a long, incredible journey from the poverty of rural Texas to becoming Madison College’s new state ambassador to the Wisconsin Technical College System. We have her incredible story.
  • The Wisconsin Woman of Color Network hosted the Artful Women of Color Multicultural Arts and Crafts Exhibit this past weekend. TMT contributing writer Anita J. Martin reports on the event.
  • Dane County is moving forward with a package of equity initiatives to address continued racial disparities. Shelia Stubbs hosted a press conference March 31 at the Urban League of Greater Madison and TMT was there.
  • Other stories:

  • The Madison Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated “101 Years of excellence of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.” with the 2014 Founders Day Celebration this past weekend.
  • Soul Stroll for Health Madison Health & Resource Fairs is coming soon.
  • News from The Milwaukee Courier
  • Madison schools and UW-Madison to strengthen partnership
  • Our middlespread has a story and photos from Kaleem Caire’s Thank You Celebration at The Cardinal last Thursday night.
  • We have local, state, and national news…. editorials, opinions, What’s Up?, and more

    Pick up a copy today!

    Check us out at

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madison-Times/159742987454071

    or

    www.themadisontimes.com

    This Week in the Madison Times (March 26-April 1)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Here’s what’s happening in The Madison Times issue (March 26-April 1) that is getting out to the community right now:

  • The White Privilege Conference is coming to Madison the next four days titled “Building Relationships, Strengthening Communities, Seeking Justice.” We talk to YWCA Madison Racial Justice Coordinator Colleen Butler about the event.
  • Dr. Richard Harris has initiated racism charges against UW-Madison and others and will hold a March 31 press conference to discuss this and other race discrimination cases. TMT talks to him about why he is leveling these charges.
  • As the housing market recovers, a new report by the Urban Institute shows that black borrowers “have been disproportionately shut out of the market.” We have the story.
  • In this issues we review the newly released film “Cesar Chavez”
  • Other stories:

  • The 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., will be presenting the 20th annual African American History Challenge Bowl
  • Civil Rights figure Cheryl Brown Henderson will speak at the 9th annual Hatheway History Lecture at Edgewood College
  • News from The Milwaukee Courier
  • County Executive names Mark Fraire Cultural Affairs Director
  • Our middlespread has a story and photos from the Latino Career and College Fair held at Madison College last Friday.

    We have local, state, and national news…. editorials, opinions, What’s Up?, and more

    Pick up a copy today!

    Check us out at

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madison-Times/159742987454071

    or

    themadisontimes.com

    This Week in the Madison Times (March 19-25)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Here’s what’s happening in The Madison Times issue (March 19-25) that is getting out to the community right now:

  • Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is running in the Democratic primary for the state of Wisconsin attorney general. TMT sits down with him to discuss racial disparities, being smart on crime, the Focused Deterrence Model, his open-meetings lawsuit, and his campaign so far.
  • The 18th annual La Mujer Latina Conference will take place on March 29 at the Pyle Center. We talk to UW-Madison junior Marianna Rivera, who is organizing the event.
  • Noble Wray has been named interim leader of Urban League. We have the story.
  • Betty Banks writes about Harrison Booker and his F.A.C.E.S. organization he has started to help our military veterans.
  • ULGM Young Professionals announces award recipients of the First Annual Emerge Gala
  • Other stories:

  • Our St. Mary’s Health Matters page talks about treating Sinusitis
  • UW-Madison Diversity Office to observe 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act.
  • News from The Milwaukee Courier
  • Report: Final push to get African Americans signed up for health insurance
  • Our middlespread has a story and photos from the first annual Divine 9 Day at the Wisconsin Capitol Building March 12 hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

    We have local, state, and national news…. editorials, opinions, What’s Up?, and more

    Pick up a copy today!

    Check us out at

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madison-Times/159742987454071

    or

    www.themadisontimes.com

    Science Workshops at Neighborhood House

    STEAMboat Workshops for kids!
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
    Learning through Hands–‐On Fun
    For Children Grades 2 – 6.

    Squishy Circuits March 25th
    Subjects: Science, Technology

    We use electronics every day, but how do they work? Come learn about electricity while building circuits using ourspecial play dough. Light up an LED, make a buzzer buzz, orpower a motor to make it spin! Playing with electricity hasnever been so safe and fun.

    Stick Bombs March 26th
    Subjects: Science, Engineering

    Not your grandma’s dominoes. Explore the power of kinetic energy by assembling a series of stick bombs and releasing the chain reaction for an epic stick explosion. You will get to try various patterns and experiment to see which spring-loaded contraption erupts with the most force.

    Workshops are $25 per child. Sessions are weekdays from 3:30pm to 5pm. For more information and registration, please visit www.steamboatworkshops.com.

    Drop-­ins welcome. Some scholarships are available. Please call 608.255.5337 for more scholarship info.

    Classes are held at:

    Neighborhood House Community Center
    29 S. Mills St.
    Madison, WI 53715
    www.neighborhoodhousemadison.org

    Check out http://www.steamboatworkshops.com/ for more info

    Kids Health Fair! Saturday, March 29th 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Hosted by Aspiring Nurses Association UW-Madison Chapter
    Children and their families are welcome! We will learn about healthy lifestyles and good
    nutritional habits as well as basic first aid!
    Healthy snacks
    Gardening
    Games
    First aid kits
    and much more!
    FREE! Stop by for some fun!