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How About a Traditional St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick didn’t drink. In fact, one of the things the Celtic chieftains admired in him was that he could get a good night’s sleep without the drink. Other reminders for this time of year: sausage and salted pork are traditional Irish meats; corn beef is American. Cromwell’s armies brought cabbage to Ireland. Sir Walter Raleigh brought potatoes there from South America. The Celts wouldn’t have worn green, either—it’s the color of things that die. Purple was the color preferred by royals.

St. Patrick’s Day in America has morphed, party-animal style, into a day to get drunk or, to insult-the-earth—an excuse to dump green dye in the Chicago River and foam it up. Patrick’s real life and the many good stories about him are what’s worth remembering.

St. Patrick was the first published anti-slave activist in history. At a time when British Christians were stealing Irish from along the east coast of Ireland, Patrick wrote: “…But it is the women kept in slavery who suffer the most—and who keep their spirits up despite the menacing and terrorizing they must endure. The Lord gives grace to his many handmaids.” During his life, Patrick negotiated with the court of Coroticus in England for the release of slaves, and, by the end of his life, the Irish slavery trade came to a halt.

Patricius (Patrick) himself, as a boy, was captured in England and made a slave in Ireland, probably around 400 AD. Part of his indenture was guarding sheep up in the mountains, with little clothing to keep him warm, for six years. Then one night he heard a voice in a dream: “You’re hungers are rewarded; you are going home.” He awoke and the voice continued, “”Look, your ship is ready.” He walked two hundred miles to the coast and hitched a ride on a ship carrying Irish hounds back to England.

It took him a few years to make it to his hometown. Even then he could not settle himself down, nor make up the years of schooling he had lost. Once night, again in a dream, a man he had known in Ireland, held up letters to him with the inscription, Vox Hibernacum—Voice of the Irish. Patrick then heard the voice of a multitude near a forest on the western sea, crying, “We beg you to come home and walk among us.”

Patrick studied for the priesthood and was then ordained both priest and bishop. He returned to Ireland around 432 A.D. to begin his mission. He traveled Ireland carrying a bata (stick) made of unblemished hazelwood, like the druids would have. But the druids didn’t welcome the competition. It is said that once Patrick and his disciples escaped their enemies in the woods when Patrick said a prayer (now known as St. Patrick’s Lorica) and turned himself into a deer and turned his followers into birds who rode on his back out of the forest entrapment. A fine pagan miracle for a Catholic saint to be performing!

I hope those who are not Christian, or even those of us who are no longer Catholic, will forgive the following, but it is part of the historical record that Patrick taught the Irish to give up blood sacrifice (of humans) because he convinced them that the Sacrifice (on the Cross) had already been made. Patrick transmuted the pagan values of loyalty, courage, and generosity into faith, hope, and charity, as writer Thomas Cahill pointed out. Patrick affirmed the natural mysticism of the Irish that the whole world is holy, a legacy not to be lost in our own times of ecological crisis. In the 7th century, Adomnán (biographer of St. Colum Cille) extended the peace legacy by raising, for the first time, the Law of Innocents: no women and children killed in Irish wars.

Nor was the missionaries’ conversion of the Celts an easy task. The Irish Celts were a tough lot. It’s said that one time Patrick was baptizing the King of Muenster and he inadvertently jammed the crozier (the bishop’s pointed staff) through the King’s foot. The King did not wince. When Patrick finally noticed what he’d done, he said, “Oh, my God, why didn’t you say something?” The King said, “I thought it was part of the ceremony.”

The Irish respected Patrick. He was a brave man of peace. He loved the land and people of Ireland. He slept soundly without drink or bad dreams. How did it become that the Irish are said to drink so much? Two historical reasons may be: first, way back in time, fermentation was a way to make sure the water was safe to drink (rationalization though it appears); and second, in subsequent centuries when only the oldest son could inherent land in Ireland, it became unofficial State and Church policy to let/encourage young men to drink all they wanted in the taverns, so they would never consummate certain relationships and inherent a wife and children they could not provide for. There are better forms of birth control for the planet now.

Why then should we be celebrating boozing so much? Drinking your way to a good time or to good art is as inspiring as buying autographed pictures of the Saint himself at the top of Croagh Patrick.

Matt Talbot (1856–1925) was a Dublin trade unionist and recovered alcoholic who gave most of his money to the poor. Matt Talbot Recovery Centers dot the planet nowadays: in my own Milwaukee, in Seattle, even in Poland, Australia, Scotland, and, of course, Dublin, where Talbot has a statue. Some Native Americans (whose cultures make sobriety their spiritual as well as anti-racist work) have lobbied the Pope to make the Venerable Matt Talbot into an official Catholic Saint. He could be remembered as an Irish fighter against the slavery of addictions.

This time of year, your local area might have cultural activities worth celebrating. UW Milwaukee’s Celtic Studies often has Gaelic language gatherings, film and history events, music, or cultural lectures. Certainly there is fine Irish music to be found in many corners during March’s madness. Why couldn’t the fine art of toasting, storytelling, sporting, and singing be without the alcohol? Frank Zeidler, former Mayor of Milwaukee, once said that maybe it was time for Milwaukee to be known for something more than beer. Maybe it’s time for the Irish to be remembered for something more than drinking.

This one time, it is said, that Patrick was fasting and a mist came down from the mountain. Demons tempted and tormented him, but Patrick defeated them by throwing a bell into the mist. A bell is a call—a call to action, a sponsor’s call, a wake-up call. Ring your own bell. Or check out St. Patrick’s bell in the Irish National Museum. Wear purple and have a peaceful and sober St. Patrick’s Day.

c) Rick Whaley (for the oggblog.com March, 2010)

Sources:

Patrick’s Confession and Letters
Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization (Doubleday, 1995)
Prof. John Gleeson’s Irish history and culture lectures at UW Milwaukee
Charlene Spretnak’s The Spirituality of Green Politics (Bear & Company, 1986): a call to and traditions for working with faith-based ecologists.

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How About a Traditional St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick didn’t drink. In fact, one of the things the Celtic chieftains admired in him was that he could get a good night’s sleep without the drink. Other reminders for this time of year: sausage and salted pork are traditional Irish meats; corn beef is American. Cromwell’s armies brought cabbage to Ireland. Sir Walter Raleigh brought potatoes there from South America. The Celts wouldn’t have worn green, either—it’s the color of things that die. Purple was the color preferred by royals.

St. Patrick’s Day in America has morphed, party-animal style, into a day to get drunk or, to insult-the-earth—an excuse to dump green dye in the Chicago River and foam it up. Patrick’s real life and the many good stories about him are what’s worth remembering.

St. Patrick was the first published anti-slave activist in history. At a time when British Christians were stealing Irish from along the east coast of Ireland, Patrick wrote: “…But it is the women kept in slavery who suffer the most—and who keep their spirits up despite the menacing and terrorizing they must endure. The Lord gives grace to his many handmaids.” During his life, Patrick negotiated with the court of Coroticus in England for the release of slaves, and, by the end of his life, the Irish slavery trade came to a halt.

Patricius (Patrick) himself, as a boy, was captured in England and made a slave in Ireland, probably around 400 AD. Part of his indenture was guarding sheep up in the mountains, with little clothing to keep him warm, for six years. Then one night he heard a voice in a dream: “You’re hungers are rewarded; you are going home.” He awoke and the voice continued, “”Look, your ship is ready.” He walked two hundred miles to the coast and hitched a ride on a ship carrying Irish hounds back to England.

It took him a few years to make it to his hometown. Even then he could not settle himself down, nor make up the years of schooling he had lost. Once night, again in a dream, a man he had known in Ireland, held up letters to him with the inscription, Vox Hibernacum—Voice of the Irish. Patrick then heard the voice of a multitude near a forest on the western sea, crying, “We beg you to come home and walk among us.”

Patrick studied for the priesthood and was then ordained both priest and bishop. He returned to Ireland around 432 A.D. to begin his mission. He traveled Ireland carrying a bata (stick) made of unblemished hazelwood, like the druids would have. But the druids didn’t welcome the competition. It is said that once Patrick and his disciples escaped their enemies in the woods when Patrick said a prayer (now known as St. Patrick’s Lorica) and turned himself into a deer and turned his followers into birds who rode on his back out of the forest entrapment. A fine pagan miracle for a Catholic saint to be performing!

I hope those who are not Christian, or even those of us who are no longer Catholic, will forgive the following, but it is part of the historical record that Patrick taught the Irish to give up blood sacrifice (of humans) because he convinced them that the Sacrifice (on the Cross) had already been made. Patrick transmuted the pagan values of loyalty, courage, and generosity into faith, hope, and charity, as writer Thomas Cahill pointed out. Patrick affirmed the natural mysticism of the Irish that the whole world is holy, a legacy not to be lost in our own times of ecological crisis. In the 7th century, Adomnán (biographer of St. Colum Cille) extended the peace legacy by raising, for the first time, the Law of Innocents: no women and children killed in Irish wars.

Nor was the missionaries’ conversion of the Celts an easy task. The Irish Celts were a tough lot. It’s said that one time Patrick was baptizing the King of Muenster and he inadvertently jammed the crozier (the bishop’s pointed staff) through the King’s foot. The King did not wince. When Patrick finally noticed what he’d done, he said, “Oh, my God, why didn’t you say something?” The King said, “I thought it was part of the ceremony.”

The Irish respected Patrick. He was a brave man of peace. He loved the land and people of Ireland. He slept soundly without drink or bad dreams. How did it become that the Irish are said to drink so much? Two historical reasons may be: first, way back in time, fermentation was a way to make sure the water was safe to drink (rationalization though it appears); and second, in subsequent centuries when only the oldest son could inherent land in Ireland, it became unofficial State and Church policy to let/encourage young men to drink all they wanted in the taverns, so they would never consummate certain relationships and inherent a wife and children they could not provide for. There are better forms of birth control for the planet now.

Why then should we be celebrating boozing so much? Drinking your way to a good time or to good art is as inspiring as buying autographed pictures of the Saint himself at the top of Croagh Patrick.

Matt Talbot (1856–1925) was a Dublin trade unionist and recovered alcoholic who gave most of his money to the poor. Matt Talbot Recovery Centers dot the planet nowadays: in my own Milwaukee, in Seattle, even in Poland, Australia, Scotland, and, of course, Dublin, where Talbot has a statue. Some Native Americans (whose cultures make sobriety their spiritual as well as anti-racist work) have lobbied the Pope to make the Venerable Matt Talbot into an official Catholic Saint. He could be remembered as an Irish fighter against the slavery of addictions.

This time of year, your local area might have cultural activities worth celebrating. UW Milwaukee’s Celtic Studies often has Gaelic language gatherings, film and history events, music, or cultural lectures. Certainly there is fine Irish music to be found in many corners during March’s madness. Why couldn’t the fine art of toasting, storytelling, sporting, and singing be without the alcohol? Frank Zeidler, former Mayor of Milwaukee, once said that maybe it was time for Milwaukee to be known for something more than beer. Maybe it’s time for the Irish to be remembered for something more than drinking.

This one time, it is said, that Patrick was fasting and a mist came down from the mountain. Demons tempted and tormented him, but Patrick defeated them by throwing a bell into the mist. A bell is a call—a call to action, a sponsor’s call, a wake-up call. Ring your own bell. Or check out St. Patrick’s bell in the Irish National Museum. Wear purple and have a peaceful and sober St. Patrick’s Day.

c) Rick Whaley (for the oggblog.com March, 2010)

Sources:

Patrick’s Confession and Letters
Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization (Doubleday, 1995)
Prof. John Gleeson’s Irish history and culture lectures at UW Milwaukee
Charlene Spretnak’s The Spirituality of Green Politics (Bear & Company, 1986): a call to and traditions for working with faith-based ecologists.

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Xavier Leplae <xleplae@yahoo.com>, gretchen.mead@gmail.com, ehansen@wi.rr.com, Holly Haebig <hhaebig@gmail.com>, natalie.berland@gmail.com, bethanyrodney@hotmail.com, nichaliciaccio@gmail.co, barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org, patrick@bucketworks.org, jmtries@milwpc.co, Spike Bandy <larryspikebandy@yahoo.com>, redbenone@yahoo.com, handswithheart@aol.com, adsz@uwm.edu, Howard Lewis <howard.embeddedreporter.lewis@gmail.com>, goldbergpeter@hotmail.com, ddrew@gfnet.com, ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org, niiadjetey@gmail.com, janinea@execpc.com, andor@pitnet.net, tbrand2935@yahoo.com, sarahworks@wi.rr.com, peterdanmurphy@gmail.com, j@bucketworks.org, sunrise@bikethehoan.com, pettit_michael@hotmail.com, gibsonc@riverwestcoop.org, Theresa Kenney <elogical1@mac.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, hannah medrow <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, “Steve Watrous” <watrous@uwm.edu>, Emmanuel Pratt <nomadder@gmail.com>, Jesse Blom <jesseblom@gmail.com>, “Frey, Jill” <jill.frey@att.net>, hannah medrow <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, Shajan John <shajan.john@gmail.com>, Chaya Nayak <cnayak08@gmail.com>, Jeff Eagan <Jeff.Eagan@eh.doe.gov>, “Kovac, Nik” <nkovac@milwaukee.gov>, “David M. Drew” <ddrew@gfnet.com>, Xavier Leplae <xleplae@yahoo.com>, Nichali Ciaccio <nichaliciaccio@gmail.co>, Gibson Caldwell <gibsonc@riverwestcoop.org>, Jahmes <handswithheart@aol.com>, “McCollow, Timothy” <Timothy.J.McCollow@milwaukee.gov>, Janice Christensen <editorjan@gmail.com>, “Tess Reiss: <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>, Omar Gagale” <dgagale@yahoo.com>, “Kathryn (KT) Rusch” <krusch@wi.rr.com>, “Holly Haebig” <hhaebig@gmail.com>, “Howard Lewis Hi nterthuer” <howard.embeddedreporter.lewis@gmail.com>, “hannah medrow” <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, “Janine Arseneau” <janinea@execpc.com>, “Bill Sell” <sunrise@bikethehoan.com>, natalie.berland@gmail.com, Peter Murphy <peterdanmurphy@gmail.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, “Jahmes” <handswithheart@aol.com>, “Barbara Wesson” <redbenone@yahoo.com>, “Adolph/Suzanne Rosenblatt” <adsz@uwm.edu>, “Barbara Leigh” <barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>, “Peter Goldberg” <Goldbergpeter@hotmail.com>, “Ann Brummitt” <ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org>, “Barbara Leigh” <barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>, “Gretchen Mead” <gretchen.mead@gmail.com>, andor@pitnet.net, “Erik Lindberg” <artisan1@milwpc.com>, “Christie Mole” <chris tiemole@hotmail.com>, “Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange” <mketimeexchange@gmail.com>, “Michael Pettit” <pettit_michael@hotmail.com>, “Marc Rassbach “ <marc+allcityfest@sherpaconsulting.org>, “Riverwest Neighborhood Association” <chair@my-rna.org>, “Barbara Richards” <richardsba7651@yahoo.com>, “ATU Local 998″ <legislativedirector@atu998.org>, “Nikki Wallschlaeger” <permanentstudent@hotmail.com>, “Rodney Sanchez” <rodneysanchez@hotmail.com>, “Harvey Taylor” <htaylor@wi.rr.com>, “Jeannette Tries” <jmtries@milwpc.com>, “Jesse Blom (info@sweetwaterfoundation.com)” <jesseblom@gmail.com>, “Dave Mangin” <davemangin@gmail.com>, “Felicia Hobert” <felicia.hobert@gmail.com>, “Riverwest Public House Cooperative “ <info@riverwestpublichouse.o rg>, “Sarah Ditzenberger” <fischbergers@yahoo.com>, “Organization for Inspiration” <artnotapathy1@gmail.com>, “P.U.F.F. - Poor Urban Farmer Fund “ <webersgreenhouses@gmail.com>, “Jessica Cohodes” <jessicacohodes@gmail.com>, “Christie Mole” <christiemole@hotmail.com>, “Volarion Psychic School” <vision74us@yahoo.com>, “Peggy Hong” <peggyhong@sbcglobal.net>, “Sarah Moore” <sarahworks@wi.rr.com>, “Nicole Cecelia Rockweit” <rockweit@uwm.edu>, “Teresa Kinis” <terrikinis@yahoo.com>, “Albulena Shabani” <albulena.shabani@gmail.com>, “Barbara Chudnow” <iambabachu@aol.com>, “Dasha Kelly” <dasha@dashakelly.com>, “Kovac, Nik” <nkovac@milwaukee.gov>, “Molly Snyder Edler” <molly@staff.onmilwaukee.com>, “Virginia Cas sel” <virginia.cassel@gmail.com>, “Gigi Pomerantz” <GIGI@YOUTHAITI.ORG>, “Tina Owen” <ldyowen2003@yahoo.com>, “Greg Bird” <gfbird@wi.rr.com>, “Vince Bushell” <vince@riverwestcurrents.org>, “Patrick Schley” <patrick@bucketworks.org>, “Donna Schlieman” <DSchlieman@aol.com>, “Tess Reiss:” <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>, “John Reiss” <reissj@matc.edu>, “June Eastvold” <orton32@aol.com>, “Ruth Weill” <ruthweill@gmail.com>, “Amy Peterson” <apetersonwi@gmail.com>, “jayne ader” <jaynea@core-elcentro.org>, “Melanie Hupfer” <mhupfer@independencefirst.org>, “Melanie Beres” <rcktheatr@aol.com>, enslow@ticon.net, “Prosen, Harry” <hprosen@mcw.edu>, “Mary Lou Lamonda” <lamonda@gmail.com>, “Jon Bales” <jonbales@yahoo.com>, “Anne Bales” <aebales@yahoo.com>, “Jeff Poniewaz” <jeffbecuz@gmail.com>, “Nicole Bickham” <nlbickham@milwpc.com>, “Lance S. Weinhardt, Ph. 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ALL CITY GATHERING

~Community Members~
~Activists~ Artists~ Cultural Creators~
working toward peace, justice and beauty in MKE
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 3–6PM

Featuring:
2 minute soapbox presentations
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Community mosaic art project

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Tribute to Timbuktu and Riverwest: Muneer came up with the idea of recognizing, celebrating, thanking the community organizing that RW, esp RW Elders, have done… and making a special point of inviting the elders association, and really reaching out to all the RW establishments, making a point of inviting them to be part of the day, esp to join in with intention writing/mosaic making.

Sunday March 16, 3 to 5 p.m.

Please share Riverwest/Harambee elders you wish honored.
Here’s nominees so far:
http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/StPatsAtTimbuktu/RiverwestElders

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Muneer will bring paper for intention/vision scroll making, clay, tools and paint for mosaic tile making… his great spirit and gifts as an artist to guide participants…

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Melody Todd often uses a tibetan singing bowl to bring quiet to a room… Maybe, after the last note of music, we could ask her to do that, as a moment of transition from the fullness of words and ideas, to clear the air and to create a quiet space for people to write their ideas/intentions on little scrolls of paper. Then, Muneer and Melody would collect the writings and “Invest them” in paraffin wax to seal the intentions. After that… people would be asked to come to the tile making work area to have at it with the clay. Stay as long as needed to finish their tiles, and leave (or stay for dinner), as they choose.

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Contacts For “Partners” To This Event Over The Years

Xavier Leplae <xleplae@yahoo.com>, gretchen.mead@gmail.com, ehansen@wi.rr.com, Holly Haebig <hhaebig@gmail.com>, natalie.berland@gmail.com, bethanyrodney@hotmail.com, nichaliciaccio@gmail.co, barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org, patrick@bucketworks.org, jmtries@milwpc.co, Spike Bandy <larryspikebandy@yahoo.com>, redbenone@yahoo.com, handswithheart@aol.com, adsz@uwm.edu, Howard Lewis <howard.embeddedreporter.lewis@gmail.com>, goldbergpeter@hotmail.com, ddrew@gfnet.com, ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org, niiadjetey@gmail.com, janinea@execpc.com, andor@pitnet.net, tbrand2935@yahoo.com, sarahworks@wi.rr.com, peterdanmurphy@gmail.com, j@bucketworks.org, sunrise@bikethehoan.com, pettit_michael@hotmail.com, gibsonc@riverwestcoop.org, Theresa Kenney <elogical1@mac.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, hannah medrow <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, “Steve Watrous” <watrous@uwm.edu>, Emmanuel Pratt <nomadder@gmail.com>, Jesse Blom <jesseblom@gmail.com>, “Frey, Jill” <jill.frey@att.net>, hannah medrow <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, Shajan John <shajan.john@gmail.com>, Chaya Nayak <cnayak08@gmail.com>, Jeff Eagan <Jeff.Eagan@eh.doe.gov>, “Kovac, Nik” <nkovac@milwaukee.gov>, “David M. Drew” <ddrew@gfnet.com>, Xavier Leplae <xleplae@yahoo.com>, Nichali Ciaccio <nichaliciaccio@gmail.co>, Gibson Caldwell <gibsonc@riverwestcoop.org>, Jahmes <handswithheart@aol.com>, “McCollow, Timothy” <Timothy.J.McCollow@milwaukee.gov>, Janice Christensen <editorjan@gmail.com>, “Tess Reiss: <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>, Omar Gagale” <dgagale@yahoo.com>, “Kathryn (KT) Rusch” <krusch@wi.rr.com>, “Holly Haebig” <hhaebig@gmail.com>, “Howard Lewis Hi nterthuer” <howard.embeddedreporter.lewis@gmail.com>, “hannah medrow” <hannahmedrow@hotmail.com>, “Janine Arseneau” <janinea@execpc.com>, “Bill Sell” <sunrise@bikethehoan.com>, natalie.berland@gmail.com, Peter Murphy <peterdanmurphy@gmail.com>, Sura Faraj <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>, “Jahmes” <handswithheart@aol.com>, “Barbara Wesson” <redbenone@yahoo.com>, “Adolph/Suzanne Rosenblatt” <adsz@uwm.edu>, “Barbara Leigh” <barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>, “Peter Goldberg” <Goldbergpeter@hotmail.com>, “Ann Brummitt” <ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org>, “Barbara Leigh” <barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>, “Gretchen Mead” <gretchen.mead@gmail.com>, andor@pitnet.net, “Erik Lindberg” <artisan1@milwpc.com>, “Christie Mole” <chris tiemole@hotmail.com>, “Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange” <mketimeexchange@gmail.com>, “Michael Pettit” <pettit_michael@hotmail.com>, “Marc Rassbach “ <marc+allcityfest@sherpaconsulting.org>, “Riverwest Neighborhood Association” <chair@my-rna.org>, “Barbara Richards” <richardsba7651@yahoo.com>, “ATU Local 998″ <legislativedirector@atu998.org>, “Nikki Wallschlaeger” <permanentstudent@hotmail.com>, “Rodney Sanchez” <rodneysanchez@hotmail.com>, “Harvey Taylor” <htaylor@wi.rr.com>, “Jeannette Tries” <jmtries@milwpc.com>, “Jesse Blom (info@sweetwaterfoundation.com)” <jesseblom@gmail.com>, “Dave Mangin” <davemangin@gmail.com>, “Felicia Hobert” <felicia.hobert@gmail.com>, “Riverwest Public House Cooperative “ <info@riverwestpublichouse.o rg>, “Sarah Ditzenberger” <fischbergers@yahoo.com>, “Organization for Inspiration” <artnotapathy1@gmail.com>, “P.U.F.F. - Poor Urban Farmer Fund “ <webersgreenhouses@gmail.com>, “Jessica Cohodes” <jessicacohodes@gmail.com>, “Christie Mole” <christiemole@hotmail.com>, “Volarion Psychic School” <vision74us@yahoo.com>, “Peggy Hong” <peggyhong@sbcglobal.net>, “Sarah Moore” <sarahworks@wi.rr.com>, “Nicole Cecelia Rockweit” <rockweit@uwm.edu>, “Teresa Kinis” <terrikinis@yahoo.com>, “Albulena Shabani” <albulena.shabani@gmail.com>, “Barbara Chudnow” <iambabachu@aol.com>, “Dasha Kelly” <dasha@dashakelly.com>, “Kovac, Nik” <nkovac@milwaukee.gov>, “Molly Snyder Edler” <molly@staff.onmilwaukee.com>, “Virginia Cas sel” <virginia.cassel@gmail.com>, “Gigi Pomerantz” <GIGI@YOUTHAITI.ORG>, “Tina Owen” <ldyowen2003@yahoo.com>, “Greg Bird” <gfbird@wi.rr.com>, “Vince Bushell” <vince@riverwestcurrents.org>, “Patrick Schley” <patrick@bucketworks.org>, “Donna Schlieman” <DSchlieman@aol.com>, “Tess Reiss:” <contessa_milw@yahoo.com>, “John Reiss” <reissj@matc.edu>, “June Eastvold” <orton32@aol.com>, “Ruth Weill” <ruthweill@gmail.com>, “Amy Peterson” <apetersonwi@gmail.com>, “jayne ader” <jaynea@core-elcentro.org>, “Melanie Hupfer” <mhupfer@independencefirst.org>, “Melanie Beres” <rcktheatr@aol.com>, enslow@ticon.net, “Prosen, Harry” <hprosen@mcw.edu>, “Mary Lou Lamonda” <lamonda@gmail.com>, “Jon Bales” <jonbales@yahoo.com>, “Anne Bales” <aebales@yahoo.com>, “Jeff Poniewaz” <jeffbecuz@gmail.com>, “Nicole Bickham” <nlbickham@milwpc.com>, “Lance S. Weinhardt, Ph. D.” <lsw@mcw.edu>, “Richard Petrie” <rickpetrie@gmail.com>, “Jill F Lackey” <jflanthropologist@sbcglobal.net>, “Carl Hedman” <carlhedman@sbcglobal.net>, “James Carlson” <j@bucketworks.org>, “Howard Leu” <howardleu@gmail.com>, “Tom Brandstetter” <tbrand2935@yahoo.com>, “Tia Richardson” <tiachianti@yahoo.com>, “elizabeth crawford” <elizcraw@hotmail.com>, “Ken Leinbach” <kleinbach@urbanecologycenter.org>, “Keith Schmitz” <schmitz1@ameritech.net>, “John Revord” <catfishjohn4242@hotmail.com>, “Janice Christensen” <editorjan @gmail.com>, “Ernie Pruitt” <cleopruitt@yahoo.com>, “Muneer” <orimuneer@gmail.com>, “Josephine Hill” <hilljdm@hotmail.com>, “Jim Draeger” <jimdraeger@gmail.com>, “Leah Dobkin” <leahdobkin@aol.com>, “Tim Bailen” <tmbailen@gmail.com>, “Mike Flynn” <Mikethewormguy@aol.com>, “Paulette Flynn” <PFlynn@sharewi.org>, “Bob Graf” <bobsyouruncle@sbcglobal.net>, “Steve Filmanowicz” <stevemanowicz@ameritech.net>, “Eric Griswold” <eric@clevian.com>, “Jason Hart” <jcuddlefish@gmail.com>, “McCabe, Meghan” <meghanmc77@yahoo.com>, “McNamara-McGraw Larraine” <Lmacmac@mac.com>, “Dena Aronson” <daronson@wi.rr.com>, “Ammar Nsoroma” <ammaroma@hotmail.com>, “Christopher Wilde” <christopher_wilde@s bcglobal.net>, “Milo” <milo@qzap.org>, “Jennifer Morales” <jemorales1668@sbcglobal.net>, “Ben Yahola” <humoti@yahoo.com>, “Kalman Applbaum” <kalman.applbaum@gmail.com>,

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12th Annual Who Signed Up

“Cornell, Robin” <Robin.E.Cornell@milwaukee.gov>,
“Barbara Richards” <ba_45_rbara@yahoo.com>,
“Janice Christensen” <editorjan@gmail.com>,
“Rodney Sanchez” <rodneysanchez@hotmail.com>,
“Harvey Taylor” <htaylor@wi.rr.com>,
“Sura Faraj” <peaceiscollectivepower@juno.com>,
“Martha Davis Kipcak” <Martha.DavisKipcak@resilientcities.org>,

 “Phoenix”<artnotapathy1@gmail.com>

“John Hanna”<johnhanna26@gmail.com>
“Jeff Eagan” <Jeff.Eagan@eh.doe.gov>,
Julie Enslow <julieenslow@yahoo.com>,
“Janine Arseneau” <janinea@execpc.com>,
“jayne ader” <jaynea@core-elcentro.org>,
“Jahmes” <handswithheart@aol.com>,

 “Kathryn (KT) Rusch” <krusch@wi.rr.com>,

“Holly Haebig” <hhaebig@gmail.com>,

 Andrew DiMezza <asdimezz@gmail.com>,
 Carolyn Mello <mpt@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>,

“Barbara Leigh” <barbara@milwaukeepublictheatre.org>,
“Barbara Wesson” <barbwesson@gmail.com>,
“Tom Brandstetter” <urbancamp@gmail.com>,
“Rima Shah“ <rima.s.shah@gmail.com>,
“Greg Bird”<gfbird@wi.rr.com>,
“Youssouf Komara” <ykomara@hotmail.com>,
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St Patrick’s/St. Brigid’s Day Grand All-City Alliance Gathering at Timbuktu

Here’s where we make our plans and celebrate each year’s event.

Dear All,

Please return this e-mail if you would like a 2 minute soap box moment!

And invite your friends to give voice! New voices welcomed!

Number 15 bus can deliver downtown and south side folks half block from Timbuktu!

So this year marks a new stage in the evolving St. Patrick Brigid Day All City Gathering at Club Timbuktu. We will be without the original Father Host of the event, Omar Gagale, now back in Somalia. And we must strive to fill the brilliant organizing role that has been played these past several years by Sura Faraj. In the way that I pray, I pray that as a St. Patrick Brigid “community” we will be able to survive this new challenge.

“Emergent Organizing”

Without Sura it is quite possible that we will have to frame the event with an eye toward tolerance for the lack of a level of professional coherence that has marked recent celebrations.

  • Youssouf Komara Has Welcomed Us From 5 to 8 p.m.

Afterwards we can parade over to the Public House to celebrate their one year anniversary!

  • Hannah and Janine are likely organizers of the door $5 Ticket Money Heroes

Babba or anyone else help out here?

  • Holly, Howard, and KT are likely responsibles for the sound system, music, and mc coordination

  • George and Jahmes are likely ceremonial conveners

  • Would it be appropriate to include female conveners too, sharing the honor?

  • Jacob Hey will likely be a timekeeper. Any back ups?

  • Barbara Wesson’s Nia Dancers are likely performers. What’s best time for this?

  • If soap box orators hope for an earlier or a later time slot for their 2 minute moment, this will only have a chance of happening if e-mails are sent to me, who will keep the list and share it up through March 6. I may be going to out of town until March 16 and am imagining the possibility of a travel glitch that finds me absent and w/o communication capacity.

What am I forgetting?

Godsil

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10th Annual St. Patrick Brigid All City Gathering at Club Timbuktu

This Saturday, March 17, 5 to 8 p.m.
Club Timbuktu at 520 E. Center St.
$5 donation

Music, dance, and Soap Box Moments

Activist from around Milwaukee get 2 minutes on their soapbox: skit, song, or other flamboyant, energized, poignant, succinct, slamming, daming, bamming two-minute soapbox moment to carry their message to a hot, fun crowd o’ folks,

Music by Embedded Reporter

www.embeddedreportermusic.com

Dance by Barbara Wesson’s Nia Dancers

Soap Box Orators and Event Orchestrators

Holly Haebig
Kt Rusch
Natalie Berland
Hannah Medrow
Rodney Sanchez
Nichali Ciaccio
Barbara Leigh
Patrick Schley
Jeanette Tries
Larry Spike Bandy
Barbara Wesson
Jahmes Finlayson
Suzanne Rosenblatt
Howard Lewis Hinterthuer
David M. Drew
Ann Brummitt
Janine Arseneau
Andor Horvath
Tom Brandstetter
Sarah Moore
Peter Murphy
James Carlson
Gibson Caldwell
James Godsil

Schedule of Events

March 17, 5 to 8 p.m.

5 to 5:30 Hang Around Time w. Embedded Reporter Background Music

5:30 to 5:45 p.m. Ceremonial Opening Jahmes Finlayson

5:45 to 6 p.m. Round Circle Introductions of All to All

6 .to 6:30 Soap Box Moments One

6:30 to 7 p.m. Nia Dancers and Music

7:00 to 7:30 Soap Box Moments Two

7:30 to 8 p.m. Embedded Reporter Music, Dance, and Milling

8 Closing Ceremony

Event Moves to One Year Celebration of Pubic House, one of two co-op pubs in USA

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Dear All,

Please return this e-mail if you would like a 2 minute soap box moment!

And invite your friends to give voice! New voices welcomed!

So this year marks a new stage in the evolving St. Patrick Brigid Day All City Gathering at Club Timbuktu. We will be without the original Father Host of the event, Omar Gagale, now back in Somalia. And we must strive to fill the brilliant organizing role that has been played these past several years by Sura Faraj. In the way that I pray, I pray that as a St. Patrick Brigid “community” we will be able to survive this new challenge.

“Emergent Organizing”

Without Sura it is quite possible that we will have to frame the event with an eye toward tolerance for the lack of a level of professional coherence that has marked recent celebrations.

  • Youssouf Komara Has Welcomed Us From 5 to 8 p.m.

Afterwards we can parade over to the Public House to celebrate their one year anniversary!

  • Hannah and Janine are likely organizers of the door $5 Ticket Money Heroes

Babba or anyone else help out here?

  • Holly, Howard, and KT are likely responsibles for the sound system, music, and mc coordination

  • George and Jahmes are likely ceremonial conveners

  • Would it be appropriate to include female conveners too, sharing the honor?

  • Jacob Hey will likely be a timekeeper. Any back ups?

  • Barbara Wesson’s Nia Dancers are likely performers. What’s best time for this?

  • If soap box orators hope for an earlier or a later time slot for their 2 minute moment, this will only have a chance of happening if e-mails are sent to me, who will keep the list and share it up through March 6. I may be going to out of town until March 16 and am imagining the possibility of a travel glitch that finds me absent and w/o communication capacity.

What am I forgetting?

Godsil

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Harvey Taylor
htaylor@wi.rr.com
www.harveytaylor.net
265.2549
early side of late
time needed: the ‘Solidarity’ piece is 3 min (will be using a prerecorded ‘backing track’
on CD)---either played thru house PA, or a boombox I’d provide—suggestions?
affiliation: Earth Poets & Musicians
‘Solidarity Turns The Tide’ is a poem/music performance piece supporting the Democracy Uprising
in Wisconsin, and everywhere else

Chris Larson
between 7 and 8 would be the best
I’d like to keep it short but I’ll probably end up using all 5
State Senate
State topic in the ever-changing time line being drawn by the Walker administration; or the growing divide in our society.

Suzanne Rosenblatt
adsz@uwm.edu
964.0084
7:30–9:00
Preferably 5.
Earth Poets & Musicians (A performance poem, talk about our next events.)
April 16 and 22: 24th Annual Performances of Earth Poets and
Musicians. Through drumbeat and heartbeat, music, poetry, humor, we
raise awareness of how individuals can shrink their footprints.

Jacob Hey
artnotapathy1@gmail.com
771.9906
I’d prefer late ~7:30–9)
I need (5min.):
Organization for Inspiration
Organization for Inspiration is an organization by and For artists of all kinds in Milwaukee to organize to Inspire positive growth in our community.
http://www.artnotapathy.org

Felicia Hobert, Alyssa Voelker and Kelly
felicia.hobert@gmail.com
678.9409
time slot preference: 7:30–9pm
2 minutes
Vision: Closing waste loops
Description: three female voices, death or synergy? - a capella style.

Jesse Blom and Dave Mangin
(Jesse’s contact) jesseblom@gmail.com 262.501.0855
late, please (Dave, is this OK?)
5 min
Dave and Jesse are working on behalf of Sweet Water Foundation, and in partnership with various community organizations and schools, to promote the use of aquaponics and other forms of urban agriculture as a tool of self-reliance and self-empowerment.
Dave and Jesse will describe and demonstrate various collaborations in urban agriculture in the city of Milwaukee that are creating healthy, resilient, and creative communities.

Jeannette Tries
jmtries@milwpc.com
704.8243
late as I work till 6:00
2 min should do it but if I can have a minute more I’ll take it!
Topic: Support Milwaukee County Transit for a vibrant community and reduce oil addiction that fuels defense spending and buys bullets. What can we do NOW for MCT?

Gibson Caldwell and Sarah Ditzenberger
gibson.caldwell@gmail.com
617.7900
We’d prefer the late slot, but will make due.
We can holler in just a minute.
Riverwest Public House Cooperative (and the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance)
Description: We’ll be thanking all the folks who have made us happen-
many of who will be in the room- and celebrating the fact that a
project we announced at last year’s gathering has come into existence.

We’ll try to keep it interesting, though neither Sarah nor I are the
most dynamic public speakers.

Barb Wesson
barbwesson@gmail.com
467.5862
Late, toward the end.
2 minutes
Nia technique - body/mind fitness
Nia is a fusion fitness and lifyestyle practice that utilizes energy and essence of the martial arts, dance, and healing arts.

Greg Banks
vision74us@yahoo.com

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Dance Wave

Set Two: Soapbox Moments

Earth Poets & Musicians

Harvey Taylor

htaylor@wi.rr.com, www.harveytaylor.net
Solidarity Turns The Tide is a poem/music performance piece supporting the Democracy Uprising in Wisconsin, and everywhere else.

What can we do NOW for MCT?

Jeannette Tries

jmtries@milwpc.com, 704.8243
Support Milwaukee County Transit for a vibrant community and reduce oil addiction that fuels defense spending and buys bullets.

Earth Poets & Musicians

Suzanne Rosenblatt and Holly Haebig Wake

adsz@uwm.edu, 964.0084
With rhythm and rhyme, since 1988 we’ve contemplated Earth’s wonders and Earth’s health in our performances. Tonight Holly Haebig Wake and Suzanne Rosenblatt update humanity’s progress.

Sweet Water Foundation

Jesse Blom and Dave Mangin

jesseblom@gmail.com, 262.501.0855
davemangin@gmail.com, 920.328.3824
Sweet Water Foundation, along with various community parnters, promotes the use of aquaponics and other forms of urban agriculture as tools of self-reliance and self-empowerment. 

The Sweetest Livestock in the City

Felicia Hobert, Alyssa Voelker and Kelly  

felicia.hobert@gmail.com, 678.9409
Three female voices, death or synergy?  -  a capella style.

Riverwest Public House Cooperative (and the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance)

Gibson Caldwell and Sarah Ditzenberger

info@riverwestpublichouse.org 562.9472
riverwestpublichouse.org
815 E. Locust St.
Our mission is to provide a welcoming meeting place, to provide affordable drinks, and to propagate other cooperatives through the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance.

Organization for Inspiration 

Jacob Hey

artnotapathy1@gmail.com, 771.9906
www.artnotapathy.org
Organization for Inspiration is an organization by and for artists of all kinds in Milwaukee to organize to inspire positive growth in our community. 

P.U.F.F. - Poor Urban Farmer Fund

Franz Weding AKA The Germanator     

559.2438, webersgreenhouses@gmail.com
www.webersgreenhouses.com
P.U.F.F. was created to provide an opportunity for urban farmers to participate in a work/trade relationship with Weber’s Greenhouses, 4215 N. Green Bay Ave.

Transition Milwaukee

Erik Lindberg, Jessica Cohodes, Terri Kinis, Sharon Harney, Christie Mole

info@transitionmilwaukee.org, 803.5492
www.transitionmilwaukee.org
Transition Milwaukee is part of a global movement that empowers people and their communities to create local responses to converging environmental, energy, and economic challenges. 

Volarion Psychic School

Greg Banks

vision74us@yahoo.com
www.volarionpsychicschool.com

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Volarion Psychic School
Here to educate and assist with resources for personal development. Our gifts are as diverse as each individual being. Together we can accomplish our dreams. http://www.volarionpsychicschool.com/

Kristin Mauk
kristin.mauk@gmail.com
303.7037
Late, but prefer to not be too late.
5 minute performance
Concordia Gardens
Project: We’re building community while building a permaculture food forest: little energy input but lots of food and lots of fun! Annual beds also available.
Presentation: Join us for an exciting, sensuous journey of transformation in the Concordia Gardens Food Forest. Be prepared to be pleased.

Transition Milwaukee
Erik Linberg, Jessica Cohodes, Teri Kinnis, Sharon Harney, Christie Mole c
hristiemole@hotmail.com
414.803.5492
Later
2 minutes
Transition Milwaukee
Transition Milwaukee is part of a global movement that empowers people and their communities to create local responses to converging environmental, energy, and economic challenges.

Franz Weding AKA The Germanator
webersgreenhouses@gmail.com
LATE 7:30 - 9:00
5 min
P.U.F.F. - Poor Urban Farmer Fund
P.U.F.F. was created to provide an opportunity for urban farmers to participate in a work/trade relationship with Weber’s Greenhouses located @ 4215 N. Green Bay Ave..

Eight Limbs Housing Co-op (if you need a person - Peggy Hong)
Sarah Zahner, Adrian Lee, Peggy Hong, Christie Mole
peggyhong@sbcglobal.net
Later
2 minutes
Eight Limbs Housing Co-op
Eight Limbs Housing Co-op, based in Riverwest, aims to serve as a model of non-violent intentional living by fostering personal growth and community empowerment through sustainable practices.

ANY SLOT

Bill Sell
sunrise@bikethehoan.com 744.3970
Any, but let me know before the day
2min.
Public Transportation and Peak Oil
The governor’s attack on public transportation is a dead end for our state and here is why.

Godsil
godsil.james@gmail.com
232.1336
Any time
3 to 5 minutes
Multi-generational projects to make Milwaukee the Holy City of the Sweet Water Seas
Directory: Offering some images hoping to inspire life-long focus on making each and every one of our cities Holy Cities

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Here to educate and assist with resources for personal development. Our gifts are as diverse as each individual being. Together we can accomplish our dreams

Eight Limbs Housing Co-op

Sarah Zahner, Adrian Lee, Peggy Hong, Christie Mole

peggyhong@sbcglobal.net
Facebook: Eight Limbs Housing Co-op
Eight Limbs Housing Co-op is an intentional community in the formation stage, and is rooted in yoga principles and sustainable living. The community is a partnership with the Riverwest Yogashala.

Concordia Gardens Food Forest

Nicole Rockweit, Philip Nasvik, Barbara Richards, Gretchen Mead, Terri Kinis, Kristin Mauk, Sarah Moore, Sarah Aumann

concordia@victorygardeninitiative.org
victorygardeninitiative.org
We’re building community while building a permaculture food forest: little energy input but lots of food and fun!  Annual beds also available. Check us on Facebook!

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Janine Arseneau

janinea@execpc.com, 461.5006
Acknowledging everyone who’s ever spoken truth to power, carried a sign, sat tall, stood up, stood with… when it matters most. Protest is good for you!

Poetry

Albulena Shabani

albulena.shabani@gmail.com, 446.0120
Local, independent poet and mobilizer. Member of the 2010 Milwaukee Slam team and the 2010 Milwaukee representative at the Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Nia technique - Body/Mind Fitness

Barb Wesson

barbwesson@gmail.com
467.5862
Nia is a fusion fitness and lifestyle practice that utilizes energy and essence of the martial arts, dance, and healing arts.

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Express Yourself Milwaukee

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George Martin

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Greater Milwaukee Green Party

George Martin

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Barbara Richards

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Powered Down Community

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Sound and Fury: Words and Song in the Public Forum
Peter Goldberg

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Sound and Fury: Words and Song in the Public Forum

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Rodney Sanchez

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Freestyle Frisbee, Fun Alternative Sport

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niiadjetey@gmail.com
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Barbara Leigh, Carolyn Mello, Bethamie Wyatt
mptheatre2@gmail.com
347.1685
5:30–7 PM (like around 6)
3 minutes would be great!
Organization: Milwaukee Public Theatre/All-City People’s Parade & FLOW, the Traveling Water Circus
Description: Celebrate all things water with MPT’s lively musical performance of FLOW, the Traveling Water Circus April 15th, 7 PM. We also invite you to join the All-City People’s Parade this Spring/Summer.

Marc Rassbach
marc+allcityfest@sherpaconsulting.org
prefer early Old man needs sleep
2–3 minutes
The use of Open Source Software to save taxpayer money.

Ann Brummitt
ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org
763.6199 x223
www.protectmilwaukeeriver.org
early
2 minutes
Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition
Dedicated to implementing a community based master plan for the Milwaukee River that provides recommendations for preservation, revitalization, management, and improved public access and recreation.

George Martin
niiadjetey@gmail.com
745.5740.
Early slot which is closer to 7pm, please.
5 minutes, please.
Greater Milwaukee Green Party
Presentation on the reality of US politics, Green Party of the US, the Greater Milwaukee Green Party and the Green Call to Action.

Nikki Wallschlaeger
permanentstudent@hotmail.com 810.0145
i prefer the earlier time slot.
i will need about 3–4 minutes.
I intend to read poetry that i have wrote and worked on myself. , i am not affiliated with any organization.
i’m going to choose some of my more political and socially conscious poetry to share at the event.

Barbara Richards
richardsba7651@yahoo.com
259.0731
early is good, but either is ok.
2 minutes
Powered down community
A story, a poem and a tune on the alto recorder.

Peter Goldberg
goldbergpeter@hotmail.com;
272.5934
early slot
two minutes
Sound and Fury: words and song in the public forum

Michael Pettit
pettit_michael@hotmail.com
526.1109
preferring early time slot
3 min
Milwaukee 9 Carrots Initiative
9carrots is a new website that uses GIS mapping to help community and business to co-operate in the fight against climate change, while also working to increase economic localisation.
Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange

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Set One: Soapbox Moments

Public Transportation and Peak Oil
Bill Sell
sunrise@bikethehoan.com, 744.3970
The governor’s attack on public transportation is a dead end for our state.
Olde Godsil
godsil.james@gmail.com
232.1336
Multi-generational projects to make Milwaukee the Holy City of the Sweet Water Seas
Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange

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mketimeexchange@gmail.com

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Either time slot but not earlier than 6:30
Would like 3 minutes to bring up audience people to share offers and requests
Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange is a network of neighbors rebuilding community through the exchange of our greatest natural resources: our skills, knowledge and practical support.

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Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange is a network of neighbors rebuilding community through the exchange of our greatest natural resources: our skills, knowledge and practical support.
Milwaukee Public Theatre
Barbara Leigh, Carolyn Mello, Bethamie Wyatt
mptheatre2@gmail.com, 347.1685
www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org
MPT is a professional outreach company creating original theatreworks about social/environmental issues and offering arts workshops for all ages, cultures and abilities. Catch us on Facebook and Twitter.
Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition
Ann Brummitt
ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org, 763.6199 x223
protectmilwaukeeriver.org
Dedicated to implementing a community-based master plan for the Milwaukee River that provides recommendations for preservation, revitalization, management, and improved public access and recreation.
Marc Rassbach
marc+allcityfest@sherpaconsulting.org
The use of Open Source Software to save taxpayer money.
Milwaukee 9 Carrots Initiative
Michael Pettit
pettit_michael@hotmail.com, 526.1109
milwaukee.9carrots.org
9carrots is a new website using GIS mapping to help community and business co-operate in the fight against climate change, while working to increase economic localisation.
Riverwest Neighborhood Association
Spike Bandy
chair@my-rna.org, 374.8181
Riverwest Neighborhood Association: Who are we, and what can we do with you?
Express Yourself Milwaukee
Holly Haebig Wake
info@expressyourselfmilwaukee.org, 272.3498
expressyourselfmilwaukee.org
Express Yourself Milwaukee celebrates the power of creative arts to transform the lives of underserved urban youth in our community. 
Greater Milwaukee Green Party
George Martin
niiadjetey@gmail.com, 745.5740.
Presentation on the reality of US politics, Green Party of the US, the Greater Milwaukee Green Party and the Green Call to Action.
Powered Down Community
Barbara Richards
richardsba7651@yahoo.com, 259.0731
A story, a poem and a tune on the alto recorder.
Sound and Fury: Words and Song in the Public Forum
Peter Goldberg
goldbergpeter@hotmail.com, 272.5934
ATU Local 998
Penny Sikora
legislativedirector@atu998.org
Organized labor, unions and their relevance in 2011
Nikki Wallschlaeger
permanentstudent@hotmail.com
810.0145
political and socially conscious poetry
Freestyle Frisbee, Fun Alternative Sport
Rodney Sanchez
rodneysanchez@hotmail.com, 372.9785
freestyledisc.org
Freestyle Frisbee is a wonderful way to enjoy life, build strength and flexibility, and promote overall health. And, it’s great fun to watch it fly!

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Jacob Hey
Jane Raymer 774–0882
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DANCE

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Dance Church?

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Jacob Hey, Jane Raymer

SOUND

Howard Lewis

Schedule

5:00–5:30 Mingle, find a seat, order a drink…
5:30–5:40 Opening Ceremony
5:45–7:00 Set One: Soapbox Moments
7:00–7:15 Break
7:15–7:30 Dance Wave
7:30–8:45 Set Two: Soapbox Moments

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2009 Organizers

Organizers who made this event possible tonight include: Olde Godsil of Milw. Renaissance, KT Rusch of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Holly Haebig of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Dasha Kelly of the Still Waters Collective, Sura Faraj, Isaiah Rembert (?), Howard Hinterthauer, Hannah Medrow, James Carlson from Bucketworks, Janine Arsenau, the Merry Band, Embedded Reporter, and Youssouf and Omar of Club Timbuktu.

Sura Faraj
www.SuraforChange.com

Share Your 2009 Soap Box Moment at the Renaissance!

Olde Godsil Poem “The Story of Loaves and Fishes from the Holy City”

Patrick Schley Reflections On 2006 St. Pat’s at Timbuktu

What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate — and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor — just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!

Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

Sura’s Summary of St. Patrick Brigid@Timbuktu 2008

St.Patrick/Brigid’s All City Gathering of Cultural Creators

Emcees: KT Rusch, Holly Haebig, Sura Faraj, Molly Snyder Edler, Nik Kovac
Inspiration: Olde Godsil, Mathibela Sebothoma
Movement: Nia dancers
Music: Embedded Reporter, Howard Hinterthuer, Darryl /Merry Band, Harvey Taylor and Dena Aaronson
Invocation of the Ancestors: George Martin

Soap Box Moment Orators

Tess Reiss, talking about “The Path to the Future”
Barbara Leigh, Milwaukee Public Theatre
June Eastvold, poetry
Ruth Weill for Wendy Mesich, Riverwest Neighborhood Assn
Janine Arsenau for Amy Peterson, Grandmothers Beyond Borders/Tribal Elders Council Gathering
Barb Wesson: Through movement we find health
Ruth Weill, Green Party
Mathi Sebothema, KT, Godsil and Bill Sell read his poem
Jayne Ader, CORE/El Centro
Scott Peterson for Melanie Beres, Citigal magazine
Vince Bushell, Riverwest Currents
Julie Enslow, Peace Action
Holly Haebig and KT Rusch, Express Yourself Milwaukee with a song
Harry Prosen talks about Brian one of his Bonobo patients
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Lena Taylor, Candidate for County Exec.
Bill Sell, Bike the Hoan
Leah Dobkin, Shorewood Conservation Committee
Suzanne Rosenblatt, Grass Roots sign-up + poem.
Jeff Poniewaz, Earth Poet
Mary Lou Lamonda, MUAN
Andor Horvath, Inventor/Designer ranting about Earth Friendly Technologies
Jon Bales/Leon Todd, Urban Aqua-culture Center
Ann Brummit, MRWG and “Greening Shorewood”
Nicole Bickham + Lance Weinhardt, Paths to a Sustainable Future + Live Local Milwaukee
Patrick Flaherty, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Nik Kovac, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Sura Faraj, flag dance
Jill Lackey and Rick Petrie, Urban Anthropology
Chris Papadopoulos, Riverwest Investment Co-op
Elizabeth Crawford, Hang gliding Towards World Peace
Stacy VanDeloo (?) and 3 fairies: Ecopsychology and being free
Erin Garber-Pearson strip tease for Milwaukee Silkscreen Collective
Virginia Cassell, The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies
James Carlson, Bucketworks
Howard Hinterthuer, Rant about fish discrimination.
Howard Leu, Preservation Progressive Movement
Michael Pettit, puppets
Lisa Sims, Human Righs Torch Rally
Tom Brandstetter and Swee Sims, Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op
Tia Richardson, clothing design
Maria Karpfinger, Guardians of Greenspace, Garden Park, Kellner’s Greenhouse
Olde Godsil, poem

Sura Faraj’s St. Pat Invite to Sustainability Group of Southeast Wisconsin

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:53 am (PST)

Hey everyone,

This is a great community building event with very progressive folks and also good music and fun.

I think it would be wonderful if some people showed up to talk about different ideas, 2 minutes each, maybe on different topics, like food, solar, transit, etc.

It’s a wonderful, embracing community where you will surely make new friends.

Any takers?
Sura
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What’s this about?

Janine Arseneau’s Invite Best Describes…

Greetings, Everyone!

We are invited, and all our friends, to the annual St Patrick/St Brigid celebration of possibilities at Club Timbuktu on Monday, March 17 evening.

I’m writing to you, not only to join in sharing great food, good music and terrific company, but to consider sharing the spotlight/limelight for 2 minutes (the 2 minute soapbox) to let others know about a project, event, process, activity near to your heart. Everything from helping UWM students move in and become part of the neighborhood, to raingardening a neighbrhood, to maintaining a farmers’ market in the heart of the city, to reaching out to grandmothers 9000 miles away, to creating public art, to maintaining the momentum at the CoffeeHouse decades after its beginning to…well, that’s up to you…

Please let me know if you’d like 2 minutes to invite the community to share your vision, passion, possibilities! I so look forward to hearing from you soon (the list of speakers is being created at this very moment)… and to seeing you in March!

With great anticipation of learning the many ways everyday people are weaving the tapestry of Milwaukee, and with heartfelt gratitude to be part of it all with you,
Janine Arseneau

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PicturesAndReflectionsOnStPatsAtTimbuktu2006

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Where is it held?

At Club Timbuktu
African Restaurant and World Music Venue
520 East Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 265 7000 Fax: (414) 265 7004
More about Club Timbuktu at: Journey to Africa

When?

On the 17th of every March
Starting at 6pm if the day falls during the week, at 4 or 5 if it’s on a weekend.

Soap Box Orators and Poets(2 minutes for Each) Signed Up for 2008

Chris Papadopoulos, Riverwest Investment Cooperative
Kieth Schmitz, Grass Roots Northshore
Ruth Weil, Green Party
Michael Pettit
Liz Crawford
Barbara Leigh, Milwaukee Public Theatre
Howard Hinterthuer
Tess Reiss
Ann Brummit

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2011 organizers and info

HOSTS

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Kt Rusch
Sura Faraj(I’m assuming)

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KT Rusch
Sura Faraj

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Suzanne Rosenblatt
June Eastvold
John Revord and MNSC (Milwaunkee Network for Social Change)
Barb Wesson, Nia Dancers
Jayne Ader for CORE/El Centro!!
Amy Peterson, Grandmothers Beyond Borders/Tribal Elders Council gathering

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Bill Sell

EMCEES

Holly Haebig
Sarah Moore.

DOOR

5–6 Janine
6–7 Reuven Cocos
7–8 Hannah Medrow 732.4286
8–9 Antwon Coit

TIMEKEEPERS

Jacob Hey
Jane Raymer 774–0882
Godsil? 236.1332

DANCE

Nia?
Dance Church?

OPENING CEREMONY

Nii Adjetey (chief name in Ghana) a.k.a. George Martin
niiadjetey@gmail.com
414–745–5740
Jahmes Tony Finlayson
840 7590
handswithheart@aol.com
Musician, Composer, Ceremonialist and Healer.
10 minutes
Opening Ceremony of Calling on Our Ancestors
Traditional African Libation and Calling on the Ancestors ceremony which is interactive and modified to recognize activists who have past away and empower activist who are present.

EARLY

Barbara Leigh, Carolyn Mello, Bethamie Wyatt
mptheatre2@gmail.com
347.1685
5:30–7 PM (like around 6)
3 minutes would be great!
Organization: Milwaukee Public Theatre/All-City People’s Parade & FLOW, the Traveling Water Circus
Description: Celebrate all things water with MPT’s lively musical performance of FLOW, the Traveling Water Circus April 15th, 7 PM. We also invite you to join the All-City People’s Parade this Spring/Summer.

Marc Rassbach
marc+allcityfest@sherpaconsulting.org
prefer early Old man needs sleep
2–3 minutes
The use of Open Source Software to save taxpayer money.

Ann Brummitt
ann@protectmilwaukeeriver.org
763.6199 x223
www.protectmilwaukeeriver.org
early
2 minutes
Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition
Dedicated to implementing a community based master plan for the Milwaukee River that provides recommendations for preservation, revitalization, management, and improved public access and recreation.

George Martin
niiadjetey@gmail.com
745.5740.
Early slot which is closer to 7pm, please.
5 minutes, please.
Greater Milwaukee Green Party
Presentation on the reality of US politics, Green Party of the US, the Greater Milwaukee Green Party and the Green Call to Action.

Nikki Wallschlaeger
permanentstudent@hotmail.com 810.0145
i prefer the earlier time slot.
i will need about 3–4 minutes.
I intend to read poetry that i have wrote and worked on myself. , i am not affiliated with any organization.
i’m going to choose some of my more political and socially conscious poetry to share at the event.

Barbara Richards
richardsba7651@yahoo.com
259.0731
early is good, but either is ok.
2 minutes
Powered down community
A story, a poem and a tune on the alto recorder.

Peter Goldberg
goldbergpeter@hotmail.com;
272.5934
early slot
two minutes
Sound and Fury: words and song in the public forum

Michael Pettit
pettit_michael@hotmail.com
526.1109
preferring early time slot
3 min
Milwaukee 9 Carrots Initiative
9carrots is a new website that uses GIS mapping to help community and business to co-operate in the fight against climate change, while also working to increase economic localisation.
Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange
Debbie Davis
mketimeexchange@gmail.com
305.9505
Either time slot but not earlier than 6:30
Would like 3 minutes to bring up audience people to share offers and requests
Milwaukee (Area) Time Exchange is a network of neighbors rebuilding community through the exchange of our greatest natural resources: our skills, knowledge and practical support.

LATE

Harvey Taylor
htaylor@wi.rr.com
www.harveytaylor.net
265.2549
early side of late
time needed: the ‘Solidarity’ piece is 3 min (will be using a prerecorded ‘backing track’
on CD)---either played thru house PA, or a boombox I’d provide—suggestions?
affiliation: Earth Poets & Musicians
‘Solidarity Turns The Tide’ is a poem/music performance piece supporting the Democracy Uprising
in Wisconsin, and everywhere else

Chris Larson
christopherjameslarson@gmail.com
467.9155
between 7 and 8 would be the best
I’d like to keep it short but I’ll probably end up using all 5
State Senate
State topic in the ever-changing time line being drawn by the Walker administration; or the growing divide in our society.

Suzanne Rosenblatt
adsz@uwm.edu
964.0084
7:30–9:00
Preferably 5.
Earth Poets & Musicians (A performance poem, talk about our next events.)
April 16 and 22: 24th Annual Performances of Earth Poets and
Musicians. Through drumbeat and heartbeat, music, poetry, humor, we
raise awareness of how individuals can shrink their footprints.

Jacob Hey
artnotapathy1@gmail.com
771.9906
I’d prefer late ~7:30–9)
I need (5min.):
Organization for Inspiration
Organization for Inspiration is an organization by and For artists of all kinds in Milwaukee to organize to Inspire positive growth in our community.
http://www.artnotapathy.org

Felicia Hobert, Alyssa Voelker and Kelly
felicia.hobert@gmail.com
678.9409
time slot preference: 7:30–9pm
2 minutes
Vision: Closing waste loops
Description: three female voices, death or synergy? - a capella style.

Jesse Blom and Dave Mangin
(Jesse’s contact) jesseblom@gmail.com 262.501.0855
late, please (Dave, is this OK?)
5 min
Dave and Jesse are working on behalf of Sweet Water Foundation, and in partnership with various community organizations and schools, to promote the use of aquaponics and other forms of urban agriculture as a tool of self-reliance and self-empowerment.
Dave and Jesse will describe and demonstrate various collaborations in urban agriculture in the city of Milwaukee that are creating healthy, resilient, and creative communities.

Jeannette Tries
jmtries@milwpc.com
704.8243
late as I work till 6:00
2 min should do it but if I can have a minute more I’ll take it!
Topic: Support Milwaukee County Transit for a vibrant community and reduce oil addiction that fuels defense spending and buys bullets. What can we do NOW for MCT?

Gibson Caldwell and Sarah Ditzenberger
gibson.caldwell@gmail.com
617.7900
We’d prefer the late slot, but will make due.
We can holler in just a minute.
Riverwest Public House Cooperative (and the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance)
Description: We’ll be thanking all the folks who have made us happen-
many of who will be in the room- and celebrating the fact that a
project we announced at last year’s gathering has come into existence.

We’ll try to keep it interesting, though neither Sarah nor I are the
most dynamic public speakers.

Barb Wesson
barbwesson@gmail.com
467.5862
Late, toward the end.
2 minutes
Nia technique - body/mind fitness
Nia is a fusion fitness and lifyestyle practice that utilizes energy and essence of the martial arts, dance, and healing arts.

Greg Banks
vision74us@yahoo.com
535.8322
late
2 min.
Volarion Psychic School
Here to educate and assist with resources for personal development. Our gifts are as diverse as each individual being. Together we can accomplish our dreams. http://www.volarionpsychicschool.com/

Kristin Mauk
kristin.mauk@gmail.com
303.7037
Late, but prefer to not be too late.
5 minute performance
Concordia Gardens
Project: We’re building community while building a permaculture food forest: little energy input but lots of food and lots of fun! Annual beds also available.
Presentation: Join us for an exciting, sensuous journey of transformation in the Concordia Gardens Food Forest. Be prepared to be pleased.

Transition Milwaukee
Erik Linberg, Jessica Cohodes, Teri Kinnis, Sharon Harney, Christie Mole c
hristiemole@hotmail.com
414.803.5492
Later
2 minutes
Transition Milwaukee
Transition Milwaukee is part of a global movement that empowers people and their communities to create local responses to converging environmental, energy, and economic challenges.

Franz Weding AKA The Germanator
webersgreenhouses@gmail.com
LATE 7:30 - 9:00
5 min
P.U.F.F. - Poor Urban Farmer Fund
P.U.F.F. was created to provide an opportunity for urban farmers to participate in a work/trade relationship with Weber’s Greenhouses located @ 4215 N. Green Bay Ave..

Eight Limbs Housing Co-op (if you need a person - Peggy Hong)
Sarah Zahner, Adrian Lee, Peggy Hong, Christie Mole
peggyhong@sbcglobal.net
Later
2 minutes
Eight Limbs Housing Co-op
Eight Limbs Housing Co-op, based in Riverwest, aims to serve as a model of non-violent intentional living by fostering personal growth and community empowerment through sustainable practices.

ANY SLOT

Bill Sell
sunrise@bikethehoan.com 744.3970
Any, but let me know before the day
2min.
Public Transportation and Peak Oil
The governor’s attack on public transportation is a dead end for our state and here is why.

Godsil
godsil.james@gmail.com
232.1336
Any time
3 to 5 minutes
Multi-generational projects to make Milwaukee the Holy City of the Sweet Water Seas
Directory: Offering some images hoping to inspire life-long focus on making each and every one of our cities Holy Cities

All phone numbers are 414 area code unless otherwise noted.
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2009 Organizers

Organizers who made this event possible tonight include: Olde Godsil of Milw. Renaissance, KT Rusch of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Holly Haebig of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Dasha Kelly of the Still Waters Collective, Sura Faraj, Isaiah Rembert (?), Howard Hinterthauer, Hannah Medrow, James Carlson from Bucketworks, Janine Arsenau, the Merry Band, Embedded Reporter, and Youssouf and Omar of Club Timbuktu.

Sura Faraj
www.SuraforChange.com

Share Your 2009 Soap Box Moment at the Renaissance!

Olde Godsil Poem “The Story of Loaves and Fishes from the Holy City”

Patrick Schley Reflections On 2006 St. Pat’s at Timbuktu

What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate — and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor — just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!

Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

Sura’s Summary of St. Patrick Brigid@Timbuktu 2008

St.Patrick/Brigid’s All City Gathering of Cultural Creators

Emcees: KT Rusch, Holly Haebig, Sura Faraj, Molly Snyder Edler, Nik Kovac
Inspiration: Olde Godsil, Mathibela Sebothoma
Movement: Nia dancers
Music: Embedded Reporter, Howard Hinterthuer, Darryl /Merry Band, Harvey Taylor and Dena Aaronson
Invocation of the Ancestors: George Martin

Soap Box Moment Orators

Tess Reiss, talking about “The Path to the Future”
Barbara Leigh, Milwaukee Public Theatre
June Eastvold, poetry
Ruth Weill for Wendy Mesich, Riverwest Neighborhood Assn
Janine Arsenau for Amy Peterson, Grandmothers Beyond Borders/Tribal Elders Council Gathering
Barb Wesson: Through movement we find health
Ruth Weill, Green Party
Mathi Sebothema, KT, Godsil and Bill Sell read his poem
Jayne Ader, CORE/El Centro
Scott Peterson for Melanie Beres, Citigal magazine
Vince Bushell, Riverwest Currents
Julie Enslow, Peace Action
Holly Haebig and KT Rusch, Express Yourself Milwaukee with a song
Harry Prosen talks about Brian one of his Bonobo patients
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Lena Taylor, Candidate for County Exec.

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Virginia Cassell,The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies

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Leah Dobkin, Shorewood Conservation Committee
Suzanne Rosenblatt, Grass Roots sign-up + poem.
Jeff Poniewaz, Earth Poet
Mary Lou Lamonda, MUAN
Andor Horvath, Inventor/Designer ranting about Earth Friendly Technologies
Jon Bales/Leon Todd, Urban Aqua-culture Center
Ann Brummit, MRWG and “Greening Shorewood”
Nicole Bickham + Lance Weinhardt, Paths to a Sustainable Future + Live Local Milwaukee
Patrick Flaherty, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Nik Kovac, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Sura Faraj, flag dance
Jill Lackey and Rick Petrie, Urban Anthropology
Chris Papadopoulos, Riverwest Investment Co-op
Elizabeth Crawford, Hang gliding Towards World Peace
Stacy VanDeloo (?) and 3 fairies: Ecopsychology and being free
Erin Garber-Pearson strip tease for Milwaukee Silkscreen Collective
Virginia Cassell, The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies

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Melanie Beres of Citigal magazine
Vince Bushell, “Riverwest Currents”
Jan Christensen, “Kellner’s Greenhouse Project”
Tegan Dowling, Wiki Gnome for Nonviolent Worm
Mary Lou Lomanda, Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network(MUAN)
Dave Boucher, Amaranth Bakery
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Stephanie Phillipps, Reclamation Society
Cleo Pruitt, Rebirth of Freedom
Andor Horvath, Inventor/Designer Earth Friendly Technologies
Josephine Hill, Wisconsin African American Women’s Association
Jon Bales/Leon Todd, Urban Aquaculture Center
Nicole Bickam, Paths to a Sustainable Futurebut
Lance Weinhardt, Live Local Milwaukee initiative.
Urban Ecology Center
Urban Anthropology
Jim Draeger, People’s Books Co-op
Leah Dobkin, Shorewood Conservation Committee
Community Conferencing Program

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Howard Hinterthuer, Rant about fish discrimination.

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Michael Pettit, puppets
Lisa Sims, Human Righs Torch Rally
Tom Brandstetter and Swee Sims, Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op
Tia Richardson, clothing design
Maria Karpfinger, Guardians of Greenspace, Garden Park, Kellner’s Greenhouse
Olde Godsil, poem

Sura Faraj’s St. Pat Invite to Sustainability Group of Southeast Wisconsin

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:53 am (PST)

Hey everyone,

This is a great community building event with very progressive folks and also good music and fun.

I think it would be wonderful if some people showed up to talk about different ideas, 2 minutes each, maybe on different topics, like food, solar, transit, etc.

It’s a wonderful, embracing community where you will surely make new friends.

Any takers?
Sura
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What’s this about?

Janine Arseneau’s Invite Best Describes…

Greetings, Everyone!

We are invited, and all our friends, to the annual St Patrick/St Brigid celebration of possibilities at Club Timbuktu on Monday, March 17 evening.

I’m writing to you, not only to join in sharing great food, good music and terrific company, but to consider sharing the spotlight/limelight for 2 minutes (the 2 minute soapbox) to let others know about a project, event, process, activity near to your heart. Everything from helping UWM students move in and become part of the neighborhood, to raingardening a neighbrhood, to maintaining a farmers’ market in the heart of the city, to reaching out to grandmothers 9000 miles away, to creating public art, to maintaining the momentum at the CoffeeHouse decades after its beginning to…well, that’s up to you…

Please let me know if you’d like 2 minutes to invite the community to share your vision, passion, possibilities! I so look forward to hearing from you soon (the list of speakers is being created at this very moment)… and to seeing you in March!

With great anticipation of learning the many ways everyday people are weaving the tapestry of Milwaukee, and with heartfelt gratitude to be part of it all with you,
Janine Arseneau

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PicturesAndReflectionsOnStPatsAtTimbuktu2006

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Where is it held?

At Club Timbuktu
African Restaurant and World Music Venue
520 East Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 265 7000 Fax: (414) 265 7004
More about Club Timbuktu at: Journey to Africa

When?

On the 17th of every March
Starting at 6pm if the day falls during the week, at 4 or 5 if it’s on a weekend.

Soap Box Orators and Poets(2 minutes for Each) Signed Up for 2008

Chris Papadopoulos, Riverwest Investment Cooperative
Kieth Schmitz, Grass Roots Northshore
Ruth Weil, Green Party
Michael Pettit
Liz Crawford
Barbara Leigh, Milwaukee Public Theatre
Howard Hinterthuer
Tess Reiss
Ann Brummit
Olde Godsil
Janine Arseneau(I’m assuming)
Kt Rusch
Sura Faraj(I’m assuming)
Holly Haebig
Suzanne Rosenblatt
June Eastvold
John Revord and MNSC (Milwaunkee Network for Social Change)
Barb Wesson, Nia Dancers
Jayne Ader for CORE/El Centro!!
Amy Peterson, Grandmothers Beyond Borders/Tribal Elders Council gathering
Bill Sell, Bike the Hoan
Virginia Cassell,The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies
James Carlson, Bucketworks
Melanie Beres of Citigal magazine
Vince Bushell, “Riverwest Currents”
Jan Christensen, “Kellner’s Greenhouse Project”
Tegan Dowling, Wiki Gnome for Nonviolent Worm
Mary Lou Lomanda, Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network(MUAN)
Dave Boucher, Amaranth Bakery
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Stephanie Phillipps, Reclamation Society
Cleo Pruitt, Rebirth of Freedom
Andor Horvath, Inventor/Designer Earth Friendly Technologies
Josephine Hill, Wisconsin African American Women’s Association
Jon Bales/Leon Todd, Urban Aquaculture Center
Nicole Bickam, Paths to a Sustainable Futurebut
Lance Weinhardt, Live Local Milwaukee initiative.
Urban Ecology Center
Urban Anthropology
Jim Draeger, People’s Books Co-op
Leah Dobkin, Shorewood Conservation Committee
Community Conferencing Program
Howard Leu, Preservation Progressive Movement

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2009 Organizers

Organizers who made this event possible tonight include: Olde Godsil of Milw. Renaissance, KT Rusch of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Holly Haebig of Express Yourself Milwaukee, Dasha Kelly of the Still Waters Collective, Sura Faraj, Isaiah Rembert (?), Howard Hinterthauer, Hannah Medrow, James Carlson from Bucketworks, Janine Arsenau, the Merry Band, Embedded Reporter, and Youssouf and Omar of Club Timbuktu.

Sura Faraj
www.SuraforChange.com
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Share Your 2009 Soap Box Moment at the Renaissance!

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Howard Hinterthuer’s Thoughts

Ho’s perspective on the organizing principles behind St. Patrick’s/St. Bridget’s Day Celebration:

  • TRUST: Trust that it will happen. Trust that we will all have a good time. Trust that people with step forward to accomplish some of the minimally required organizational and “day-of” tasks. Trust that if we reach far and wide we will find the people and resources needed to pull it off. It’s sort of like the “think system” in Music Man. If we think hard enough about playing the Minuet in “G”, the skills will magically come to us.
  • CALL UPON PARTICIPANTS IN LAST YEAR’S EVENT: These are the people who possess the cultural memory and vision. They will be motivated to replicate the highlights from previous years.
  • CREATE A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP AMONG ALL PARTICIPANTS: Be certain to consistently deliver that message, saying things like, “I’m so glad you suggested we do this. I’m so glad you are here. I’m so glad you helped to plan this. I’m so glad you talked about your organization and the work it is doing in Pulcrania. I’m so glad you brought Oprah with you. I am so thankful to be here and recognize the wonderful contribution of (insert names here) in making this happen. Etc.” Extend a private personal invitation to each individual attendee to be part of the planning team next year.
  • CREATE BUZZ: Immediately following the event, debrief key participants asking, “What went well? What did you like best? What parts crashed and burned? How can we do better next year? Mention the event periodically throughout the year, keeping it on the collective radar.
  • START EARLY: Keeping the buzz alive will act as a reminder to allow plenty of time to do what needs to be done. Approximate how many weeks it will take to prepare for the event then multiply by two. Contact the likely musicians even earlier. They need extra lead time to get their band personnel lined-up, straightened-out and rehearsed.
  • HAVE A GREAT TIME: There is nothing more contagious than a group of people laughing and enjoying each other.
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Patrick Schley Reflections On 2006 St. Pat’s at Timbuktu

What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate — and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor — just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!

Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

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What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate — and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor — just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!

Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

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Howard Leu’s Photo Album of 2008 Event

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Erik Sperling and Michael Helpick Inspired People to Make Their $5 Offering at the Event Doors!

Were it not for their bold but modest efforts, the band and expenses would not have been made! We were able to collect from about 100 folks with probably another 50 getting by one way or another. Next year we’ll do better! It’s all good!

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Were it not for their bold but modest efforts, the band and expenses would not have been made! We were able to collect from about 100 folks with probably another 50 getting by one way or another. Next year we’ll do better! It’s all good!

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Erik Sperling and Michael Helpick Inspired People to Make Their $5 Offering at the Event Doors!

Were it not for their bold but modest efforts, the band and expenses would not have been made! We were able to collect from about 100 folks with probably another 50 getting by one way or another. Next year we’ll do better! It’s all good!

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Emcees: KT Rusch, Holly Haebig, Sura Faraj, Molly Snyder Edler, Nik Kovac
Inspiration: Olde Godsil, Mathibela Sebothoma
Movement: Nia dancers
Music: Embedded Reporter, Howard Hinterthuer, Darryl /Merry Band, Harvey Taylor and Dena Aaronson
Invocation of the Ancestors: George Martin

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Inspiration: Olde Godsil, Mathibela Sebothoma
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Sura’s Summary of St. Patrick Brigid@Timbuktu 2008

St.Patrick/Brigid’s All City Gathering of Cultural Creators

Emcees: KT Rusch, Holly Haebig, Sura Faraj, Molly Snyder Edler, Nik Kovac
Inspiration: Olde Godsil, Mathibela Sebothoma
Movement: Nia dancers
Music: Embedded Reporter, Howard Hinterthuer, Darryl /Merry Band, Harvey Taylor and Dena Aaronson
Invocation of the Ancestors: George Martin

Soap Box Moment Orators
Tess Reiss, talking about “The Path to the Future”
Barbara Leigh, Milwaukee Public Theatre
June Eastvold, poetry
Ruth Weill for Wendy Mesich, Riverwest Neighborhood Assn
Janine Arsenau for Amy Peterson, Grandmothers Beyond Borders/Tribal Elders Council Gathering
Barb Wesson: Through movement we find health
Ruth Weill, Green Party
Mathi Sebothema, KT, Godsil and Bill Sell read his poem
Jayne Ader, CORE/El Centro
Scott Peterson for Melanie Beres, Citigal magazine
Vince Bushell, Riverwest Currents
Julie Enslow, Peace Action
Holly Haebig and KT Rusch, Express Yourself Milwaukee with a song
Harry Prosen talks about Brian one of his Bonobo patients
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Lena Taylor, Candidate for County Exec.
Bill Sell, Bike the Hoan
Leah Dobkin, Shorewood Conservation Committee
Suzanne Rosenblatt, Grass Roots sign-up + poem.
Jeff Poniewaz, Earth Poet
Mary Lou Lamonda, MUAN
Andor Horvath, Inventor/Designer ranting about Earth Friendly Technologies
Jon Bales/Leon Todd, Urban Aqua-culture Center
Ann Brummit, MRWG and “Greening Shorewood”
Nicole Bickham + Lance Weinhardt, Paths to a Sustainable Future + Live Local Milwaukee
Patrick Flaherty, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Nik Kovac, Candidate for 3rd District Alder
Sura Faraj, flag dance
Jill Lackey and Rick Petrie, Urban Anthropology
Chris Papadopoulos, Riverwest Investment Co-op
Elizabeth Crawford, Hang gliding Towards World Peace
Stacy VanDeloo (?) and 3 fairies: Ecopsychology and being free
Erin Garber-Pearson strip tease for Milwaukee Silkscreen Collective
Virginia Cassell, The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies
James Carlson, Bucketworks
Howard Hinterthuer, Rant about fish discrimination.
Howard Leu, Preservation Progressive Movement
Michael Pettit, puppets
Lisa Sims, Human Righs Torch Rally
Tom Brandstetter and Swee Sims, Milwaukee Biodiesel Co-op
Tia Richardson, clothing design
Maria Karpfinger, Guardians of Greenspace, Garden Park, Kellner’s Greenhouse
Olde Godsil, poem

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Liz Crawford
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Sura Faraj St. Pat’s Invite to Sustainability Group

Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:53 am (PST)

Hey everyone,

This is a great community building event with very progressive folks and also good music and fun.

I think it would be wonderful if some people showed up to talk about different ideas, 2 minutes each, maybe on different topics, like food, solar, transit, etc.

It’s a wonderful, embracing community where you will surely make new friends.

Any takers?
Sura
Back to top

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We are invited, and all our friends, to the annual
St Patrick/St Brigid celebration of possibilities at Club Timbuktu on
Monday, March 17 evening.

I’m writing to you, not only to join in sharing great food, good music
and terrific company, but to consider sharing the spotlight/limelight
for 2 minutes (the 2 minute soapbox) to let others know about a project,
event, process, activity near to your heart. Everything from helping
UWM students move in and become part of the neighborhood, to
raingardening a neighbrhood, to maintaining a farmers’ market in the
heart of the city, to reaching out to grandmothers 9000 miles away, to
creating public art, to maintaining the momentum at the CoffeeHouse
decades after its beginning to…well, that’s up to you…

Please let me know if you’d like 2 minutes to invite the community to
share your vision, passion, possibilities! I so look forward to hearing
from you soon (the list of speakers is being created at this very
moment)… and to seeing you in March!

With great anticipation of learning the many ways everyday people are
weaving the tapestry of Milwaukee, and with heartfelt gratitude to be
part of it all with you,

to:

We are invited, and all our friends, to the annual St Patrick/St Brigid celebration of possibilities at Club Timbuktu on Monday, March 17 evening.

I’m writing to you, not only to join in sharing great food, good music and terrific company, but to consider sharing the spotlight/limelight for 2 minutes (the 2 minute soapbox) to let others know about a project, event, process, activity near to your heart. Everything from helping UWM students move in and become part of the neighborhood, to raingardening a neighbrhood, to maintaining a farmers’ market in the heart of the city, to reaching out to grandmothers 9000 miles away, to creating public art, to maintaining the momentum at the CoffeeHouse decades after its beginning to…well, that’s up to you…

Please let me know if you’d like 2 minutes to invite the community to share your vision, passion, possibilities! I so look forward to hearing from you soon (the list of speakers is being created at this very moment)… and to seeing you in March!

With great anticipation of learning the many ways everyday people are weaving the tapestry of Milwaukee, and with heartfelt gratitude to be part of it all with you,

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Peace Action(I’m assuming)
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Nik Kovac(I’m assuming)
Howard Leu(I’m assuming)
Harvey Tayler(I’m assuming)

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Bill Sell

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Vince Bushell, “Riverwest Currents”
Jan Christensen, “Kellner’s Greenhouse Project”
Tegan Dowling, Wiki Gnome for Nonviolent Worm
Mary Lou Lomanda, Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network(MUAN)
Dave Boucher, Amaranth Bakery
Muneer Bahauddeen, Hand-made Ceramic Tile Artist
Stephanie Phillipps, Reclamation Society

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James Carlson, Bucketworks
Melanie Beres of Citigal magazine

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Virginia Cassell,The Young Women’s Institute for Global Studies

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A Special Fifteen Minutes to Introduce Milwaukee’s Bonobo Survival Trailblazers

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Harry Prosen(I’m assuming)
Gay Reinartz(perhaps)

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Patrick Schley Reflections On 2006 St. Pat’s at Timbuktu

What a glorious event! I was proud to be invited to participate — and equally proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. It was a conclave of all that is good in our fair city… for those few hours at Timbuktu, there was no black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor — just PEOPLE, celebrating the accomplishments of the past year, and looking with hope towards the future. Bravo!!

Patrick Schley March 19, 2006

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What’s this about?

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What’s this about?

Since 2002, many of the leading activists and visionaries of the progressive movements here in Milwaukee have gathered on St Patrick’s day to celebrate each other and themselves and their accomplishments. There’s music and dancing, and an opportunity for each person or group who cares to, to get up before the crowd and speak briefly (“briefly” is the key!) about what they’ve been doing. It generates some of the greatest, warmest feelings imaginable, and some mighty useful connections, too.

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What’s this about? Janine Arseneau’s Invite Best Describes…

Greetings, Everyone!

We are invited, and all our friends, to the annual
St Patrick/St Brigid celebration of possibilities at Club Timbuktu on
Monday, March 17 evening.

I’m writing to you, not only to join in sharing great food, good music
and terrific company, but to consider sharing the spotlight/limelight
for 2 minutes (the 2 minute soapbox) to let others know about a project,
event, process, activity near to your heart. Everything from helping
UWM students move in and become part of the neighborhood, to
raingardening a neighbrhood, to maintaining a farmers’ market in the
heart of the city, to reaching out to grandmothers 9000 miles away, to
creating public art, to maintaining the momentum at the CoffeeHouse
decades after its beginning to…well, that’s up to you…

Please let me know if you’d like 2 minutes to invite the community to
share your vision, passion, possibilities! I so look forward to hearing
from you soon (the list of speakers is being created at this very
moment)… and to seeing you in March!

With great anticipation of learning the many ways everyday people are
weaving the tapestry of Milwaukee, and with heartfelt gratitude to be
part of it all with you,
Janine Arseneau

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Barb Wesson, Nia Dancers
Jayne Ader for CORE/El Centro!!

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Starting at 6pm if the day falls during the week, at 4 or 5 if it’s on a weekend.

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Starting at 6pm if the day falls during the week, at 4 or 5 if it’s on a weekend.

Soap Box Orators(2 minutes) Signed Up for 2008

Howard Hinterthuer
Tess Reiss
Ann Brummit
Olde Godsil
Janine Arseneau(I’m assuming)
Kt Rusch(I’m assuming)
Sura Faraj(I’m assuming)
Holly Haebig(I’m assuming)
Suzanne Rosenblatt
June Eastvold
John Revord and mNSC (Milwaunkee Network for Social Change)

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Since 2002, many of the leading activists and visionaries of the progressive movements here in Milwaukee have gathered on St Patrick’s day to celebrate each other and themselves and their accomplishments. There’s music and dancing, and an opportunity for each person or group who cares to, to get up before the crowd and speak briefly (“briefly” is the key!) about what they’ve been doing. It generates some of the greatest, warmest feelings imaginable, and some mighty useful connections, too.

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When?

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At Club Timbuktu
African Restaurant and World Music Venue
520 East Center Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 265 7000 Fax: (414) 265 7004
More about Club Timbuktu at: Journey to Africa

When?

On the 17th of every March
Starting at 6pm if the day falls during the week, at 4 or 5 on a weekend.

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St Patrick’s Day Grand All-City Alliance Gathering at Timbuktu

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New group for all stuff relating to the wonderful gatherings at Timbuktu on St Pat’s

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St Patrick’s Day Grand, All-City Alliance Gathering at Timbuktu

Here’s where we make our plans and celebrate each year’s event.

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What’s this about?

Where is it held?

When?

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