We are progressives. These are our campaigns & causes.
Linneman’s Riverwest Inn hosts singer-songwriter Tom Neilson playing a benefit for Veterans for Peace at 7 p.m. April 7. Neilson’s been involved in campaigns against water privatization, nuclear energy, GMOs, fracking and mountaintop removal. Veterans for Peace is “dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.” Connect: veteransforpeace.org
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is coordinating a protest at noon April 14 to protest “the ridiculous tax cuts for the super-rich and the funding cuts to Medicaid and Medicare that are sure to result.” The protest takes place at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. Ninth St., Milwaukee. Connect: Citizenactionwi. org
Earth Day originated in 1970, the idea of Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Clear Lake, Wisconsin. Clean Wisconsin started the same year. So, the nonprofit is holding a pop-up birthday party April 19 at 5 p.m. at The Box, 311 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, to celebrate 48 years of working to protect air, water and land. Connect: cleanwisconsin.org
The Victory Institute arrives in Milwaukee April 21 to lead a daylong training program on LGBTQ leadership. The deadline to reserve a seat at the Milwaukee LGBTQ Leadership Summit is April 20. Connect: victoryinstitute.org
Milwaukee Riverkeeper invites Earth Day weekend celebrants to be a part of something big on April 21 — the 23rd annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup. The effort involves 4,000 volunteers hauling 100,000 pounds of trash from the Milwaukee River Basin to “achieve swimmable, fishable rivers.” The cleanup occurs at more than 60 locations beginning at 9 a.m. and is followed by a party with Rock the Green at Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive. Connect: milwaukeeriverkeeper.org
Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, is mobilizing against plastic pollution on April 22 and beyond. EDN encourages consumers to reduce — or eliminate — use of single-use plastics, especially plastic bottles and plastic retail bags. Connect: earthday.org
The daylong 2018 “Up for the Challenge” Earth Day conference takes place April 23 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The Sierra Club John Muir Chapter has scheduled speakers to discuss science, climate change, conservation challenges, social justice and more. Connect: sierraclub.org