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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Are You What You Eat? - Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture!
PART 4 of 6

Does it matter if the earth is dead or alive? If we call it animal science or animal husbandry? How come it is so hard to grow food in the city? Where have all the peasants gone? Why do food/farm workers deserve a living wage? Should food be treated as a weapon? As a human right? What does it mean to say UW-Madison is a land grant college? Is food irradiation or seed patenting a good idea? What about the fence or the plow? What's the difference between food security and food sovereignty?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Chicago-based reporter and author Kari Lydersen will discuss her book Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%. This event is co-sponsored by the Madison Infoshop Free Skool.  

Published by Haymarket Books in 2013 and available at Rainbow, her book details Rahm Emanuel’s political career and his symbolism as a New Democrat and a proponent of privatization and austerity at the municipal level -- and also chronicles the way Chicago labor, faith, community, and other popular groups have united in response to Rahm’s policies, plans, and process. This battle is heating up as the February mayoral election approaches.  

Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Sean Bishop will read from his newly-published book, The Night We're Not Sleeping In, the winner for the 2013 Katheryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry selected by Susan Mitchell. Sean is a recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing’s Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship. He coordinates the MFA and Fellowship programs in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin and is also the founding editor of BETTER and former managing editor of Gulf Coast.

Monday, 17 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Are You What You Eat? - Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture!
PART 5 of 6

Does it matter if the earth is dead or alive? If we call it animal science or animal husbandry? How come it is so hard to grow food in the city? Where have all the peasants gone? Why do food/farm workers deserve a living wage? Should food be treated as a weapon? As a human right? What does it mean to say UW-Madison is a land grant college? Is food irradiation or seed patenting a good idea? What about the fence or the plow? What's the difference between food security and food sovereignty?

Monday, 17 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

They Rule reflects on key questions raised by recent movements and statements about the status of U.S. politics and polity—from the Tea Party to Occupy, from the 1% to the 47% to the 99% that is the rest of us. These questions have also been raised by previous generations of labor, farmer, socialist, anarchist, and populist protesters and critics: Who owns and rules the United States beyond the pretense of democratic popular governance? Why does it matter that the nation’s economy, society, culture, and politics are torn by stark class disparities and a concentration of wealth in the hands of a privileged few? What is the price of that savage inequality?

Monday, 24 November 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Are You What You Eat? - Amazing Adventures in the History of Agriculture!
PART 6 of 6

Does it matter if the earth is dead or alive? If we call it animal science or animal husbandry? How come it is so hard to grow food in the city? Where have all the peasants gone? Why do food/farm workers deserve a living wage? Should food be treated as a weapon? As a human right? What does it mean to say UW-Madison is a land grant college? Is food irradiation or seed patenting a good idea? What about the fence or the plow? What's the difference between food security and food sovereignty?