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Community Shares of Wisconsin Named Outstanding Philanthropic Organization

MADISON—Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced that it will receive the 2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award from the Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Each year the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award is presented to an organization or foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and…

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ArtWrite Collective launches new zine, writing workshop

ArtWrite Collective, a local non-profit group that wields art as an agent for justice and equity, is co-creating with writer and shamanic practitioner Marcelle Richards to produce the first issue of dreamzine, a zine for visionary writing and art for social change. The content of the first issue will be…

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MMoCA Awarded for High Rate of Hiring Veterans

MADISON, WI – The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) was recognized by the Veterans Administration Hospital, Middleton, with an award for ensuring veterans success in employment and rehabilitation. More than 25% of MMoCA’s public operations staff are veterans of the U.S. Military. “We look for opportunities to support and…

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MMoCA Launches Imprint Gallery Focused on Multimedia Art

MMoCA Launches Imprint Gallery Focused on Multimedia Art Inaugural Exhibition: Kim Schoen: Have You Never Let Someone Else Be Strong? September 19 – May 10, 2015 __________ MMoCA Nights Opening Reception· Friday, September 18 from 6–9pm MADISON, WI — MMoCA is excited to announce the official launching of the Imprint…

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Theatre LILA Announces its 2015-2016 Season Featuring Trash and The Mojo and the Sayso

(Madison) – Theatre LILA will present two mainstage shows and hundreds of student theatre workshops in its upcoming season, focusing on subjects that are topical, challenging, and ripe for larger discussions: the consequences of our disposable society and the state of race relations in the U.S. “We believe it’s important…

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Proud Theater Milwaukee Open Enrollment of Youth Begins September 26 for Upcoming 2015-2016 Season

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Thursday, August 20, 2015 — Proud Theater Milwaukee is currently enrolling youth for its 2015-2016 season, starting. Rehearsals for the season begin on September 26, 2015, and are held on Saturdays during the school year from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and are held at the LGBT…

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NLGJA Announces 2015 Inductees to LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and the 10th year of our LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Please join us in recognizing this year’s inductee: Randy Alfred, Alison Bechdel, Alan Bell, Lou Chibbaro, Jr., Charles Kaiser and Armistead Maupin. Leroy Aarons…

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Employer and union agree to provide equal employment benefits in response to complaint by same-sex married couple

MADISON – Last month, the ACLU of Wisconsin and the ACLU LGBT and HIV project filed a discrimination complaint on behalf of a married same-sex couple against one spouse’s employer, union, and health insurance provider, because they denied the couple marital health benefits. The couple, Eric Proces and Kevin Raduka,…

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Madison Ballet on Tour – Dracula Takes Its Bite Out on The Road

(MADISON, WI) Madison Ballet is hitting the road! For the second season in a row, the growing professional ballet company that calls Madison home announces two tour dates! One is a return trip to Oshkosh’s Grand Opera House immediately following the Madison Dracula performances; another is a first for the…

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Urban League Board Chair Appointed to Madison Police and Fire Commission

Urban League of Greater Madison Board Chair, Nia Trammell, has been appointed to the City of Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC.) The Madison Common Council approved Trammel’s appointment at the July 21st meeting. The PFC functions as a personnel board for the police and fire departments, with defined responsibilities…

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On 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Rep. Pocan Calls for Renewed Effort to Ensure Right to Vote

Washington, D.C – On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, calls for a renewed effort to ensure the right to vote. “As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting…

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Named AIDS Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chairs

MILWAUKEE, WI – The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is announcing that ‘NSYNC star Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin will be the Honorary Chairs of the 26th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. “It is special to find a young couple who wants their marriage to serve…

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Pocan Says Equality Act will Protect Individuals from Discrimination in All Areas of Society

Washington, D.C – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), a Co-Chair of the Equality Caucus, released the following statement after helping introduce the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life. You can find a photo of Rep….

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Centro Hispano of Dane County presents Fiesta Hispana on September 19

Centro Hispano of Dane County is having an exciting Summer full of activities and -as always – services that empower youth, strengthen families and engage the Latino Community of our region. Our organization hosts many events throughout the year. However, one of the most well known and well attended, Fiesta…

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Arielle Juliette and Dance Life Studio present 5th Annual Shimmy in the Grain

Arielle Juliette and Dance Life Studio present: 5th Annual Shimmy in the Grain Three Days of Dance Instruction, Exploration, and Performance in Madison. Belly Dance, Flamenco, Ballet, Romany, Hip Hop and More! What: Dance Performances and Workshops (For All Ages) Where: Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St, Middleton and…

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MTM to present La Cage Aux Folles as part of tenth anniversary season

MTM, a professional musical theatre company focusing on lesser-known works, has announced La Cage Aux Folles as the first show of its 2016 season. The production will be performed at Five Nightclub, 5 Applegate Court, from February 5-16, 2016. Tickets will go on sale January 1, 2016. La Cage Aux…

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57 Democrats Call on Federal Officials to Ensure Marriage Licenses Given to Same-Sex Couples

  Washington, D.C – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today called on federal officials to take action against state and local officials denying same-sex couples their constitutionally protected rights. Rep. Pocan along with 56 of his Congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging the Department…

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12th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride To Benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

Madison, WI (July 7, 2015) – The 12th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Safe Harbor will take place on Saturday July 11th.  This event is made possible by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and many generous sponsors including U.W. Health & Unity Health Insurance, American Family Insurance, and Hupy & Abraham.  Cost to…

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A KRASS Night of Fun Planned to Unveil Which Local Actors Are “Wrong for the Part!”

She’s always wanted to play Hamlet. He hankers to be Blanche Dubois. They’re no longer ingénues but want to do that famous love scene or they’re still young but find Linda & Willy Loman intriguing . . . Well, here’s their chance! Inspired by Music Theater of Madison’s “Miscast,” The…

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Playwrights Announced for Forward Theater Company’s Wisconsin Wrights Play Festival, Oct. 1-3

Madison, WI – Last winter, Forward Theater Company asked Wisconsin-based playwrights to submit their works for an opportunity to participate in their Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival, part of FTC’s 2015-16 season. Forward Theater Company accepted stewardship of the Wisconsin Wrights program from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies in…

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