Aug. 12 - Janesville, Picnic Progressives


Potluck Picnic, "Celebrating Progressive Values"

Riverside Park, NORTH Pavilion (Go as far North as you can), Janesville

Natural & Veggie Brats plus natural sodas provided

Wednesday - Aug. 12

RAIN or Shine!

6pm


7-8:30 pm Speakers

Rep. Andy Jorgensen & Cassie Steiner of The Sierra Club, Madison 350.org & the WI States Energy Alliance

Music by the Bulk Bin Band with Aaron Aegerter (formerly of the Forward Marching Band)

Location: North Riverside Park, * NORTH Pavilion, Janesville, WI.

* it is NOT the first pavilion you will see…go to far north along the river!!

RockCountyProgressives.org
Also on Facebook.

The event is free but we will ask for donations.

DIRECTIONS:
North Riverside Park, North Pavilion
N Washington St (Business Rte 14)
EAST… on Golf Course Rd (park entrance)
RIGHT… at Edge Hill Drive
LEFT… at Riverside Park Rd
Follow river NORTH to end of park and it will be on the RIGHT. Park in lot on the Left.

June 10 - Janesville, Forum: Why Community Radio Matters


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Why Community Radio Matters… WADR-LP comes to Janesville

It is tremendously exciting to have community radio coming to the local area… this will promote a wider range of voices not heard in mainstream media and therefore strengthen our democracy.

Speakers:
Yuri Rashkin, President JCR, host of Discover Janesville on JCR, Talk Show Host at WORT, Associate Lecturer UWW in Communication, former Janesville Councilman

Judith Detert-Moriarty, board member JCR, former Instructor Blackhawk Technical College, former Owner/Artist Art Graphica, active in the Rock County Pipeline Awareness Network & the Solidarity Singers

When:
June 10, Wednesday
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

Where:
Basics Natural Foods Store
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives.org, also on Facebook

May 6 - Janesville, Forum: Update On Congress With Rep. Mark Pocan


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Update on Congress with US Rep. Mark Pocan

When:
Wednesday, May 6
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussionat 6 PM

Speaker:
Rep. Pocan has helped raise awareness on a number of important issues like net neutrality, the student loan debt crisis, the TransPacific Partnership trade deal and has introduced the Right to Vote Constitutional Amendment.

Where:
Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

Directions:
From Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

April 8 - Janesville, Forum: Impact Of The State Budget


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

The Impact of the Proposed State Budget

Speakers:
Rep. Andy Jorgensen, 43rd assembly District, Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair

When:
Wednesday, April 8 at 6 PM

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

Where:
Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives.org, also on Facebook

March 26 - Evansville, Forum: Is Democracy An Endangered Species?


Hosted by Move To Amend Evansville

Two powerful speakers. One important issue. Mike McCabe and Rick Brunton will discuss how We the People can get big money out of politics and reclaim our democracy.

When:
Thursday, March 26
Begins at 7 PM

Where:
Evansville High School, Media Room
640 South Fifth Street
Evansville, WI

View Event Flyer Here

Jan. 21 - Janesville, Forum: Sly Sylvester On The Right To Work For Less


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Sly Sylvester on the "The Right to Work For Less"

How so-called "Right to Work" Laws hurt unions and all working people.

Speaker:
"Sly" Sylvester, talk radio host 3-6:30 PM M-F on WEKZ 93.7 FM/ 1380 AM podcasting at Sly's Office: http://www.slysoffice.com/

When:
*Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speaker & discussion

* NOTE: This is the 3rd Wednesday NOT 2nd Wed as we usually schedule!!

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Drive
Janesville, Wisconsin

** This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives.org, also on Facebook

Dec. 10 - Janesville, Movie: Citizen Koch


Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Film

Movie:
CITIZEN KOCH

The movie will start at 6:15!!

(Due to movie length)

If time allows there will be discussion after the film.

Read the Mother Jones story on how PBS snubbed the showing of this documentary.

When:
Wednesday, Dec.10, 2014
6 PM-6:15 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:15 PM-7:45 PM, Movie showing

Where:
*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.

SOURCE: Rock County Progressives

Nov. 12 - Janesville, Forum: Media Reform Politics


The Rock County Progressives present an educational forum:

Robert McChesney on ‘Media Reform Politics: The New Imperatives’

Speaker:

Robert McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy, andco-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America.

Utne Reader in 2008 listed him as one of their ’50 visionaries who are changing the world.’

more

When:

Wednesday, November 12
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Where:

**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(**This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

RockCountyProgressives.org, also on Facebook

Oct. 8 - Janesville, LWV: VoterID and the November Elections

Voter ID and the November Elections with Andrea Kaminski of LWV

Speakers:
Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of League of Women Voters of WI, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government.

When:
Wednesday, October 8
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(**This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

CapTimes Story - LWV's Andrea Kaminski: Need a voter ID? Get it free, get started NOW

LWV of Wisconsin

Directions:
From Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.

Sept. 10 - Janesville, Video Forum: Wisconsin's Mining Standoff


The Rock County Progressives present a video and forum:

"Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" by 371 productions
...a short film about the proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin

When:
Wednesday, September 10
6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic potluck)
6:30 PM- 7:45 PM, speakers & discussion

Speakers:
Devon Cupery, Producer at 371 Productions (which also made the emmy-nominated 'As Goes Janesville.')

371 productions - Video Screening Schedule

Devon also worked as lead researcher for 371’s BizVizz project, the first mobile app to make corporate tax & campaign finance data accessible.

Senator Tim Cullen, District 15, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Mining

Where:
**Basics Food Cooperative
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, Wisconsin

(**This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics)

Directions: from Madison route 90 until 1st Janesville exit, south on Route 26 past route 14, look for Toys R Us on the right, right on Lodge Drive, on right across from Toys R Us.

The Community Room is to the left when you come in.