Meetings every Wednesday at 7pm
UWM Union
2200 E. Kewnwood Blvd.
Meetings are usually in Union 280, otherwise check by the union elevators for meeting locations.




November 25th in the Union Fireside Lounge @ 7pm

Join Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society for the final installment of our "Destroy Rape Culture" film series.  We will be showing "The Line: Where is the Line of Consent?"  

The Line (2009) is written and directed by filmmaker, media strategist, social justice activist, and survivor Nancy Schwartzman.  The film explores the issue of consent, the burden of blame, and the trouble society has distinguishing the two.  It chronicles the experience of a young Nancy Schwartzman who after a one-night stand gone terribly wrong decides to confront her attacker using a hidden camera to record the conversation.  Featuring interviews from sex workers, survivors, and activists about justice, accountability, and today's "rape culture," asks the question: where is the line defining consent? 

Sponsored by: Students for a Democratic Society, The Step by Step Collective, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, The Women's Resource Center and more. 




Join Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society as we kick off our Destroy Rape Culture film series. We will be showing "The Invisible War", the first in a series of documentaries SDS we are airing throughout the semester to educate students on the epidemic of blaming the victims of rape in America.

The Invisible War (2012) documents the ongoing crisis of rape within the US military. According to the Defense Department, in the year 2011 alone, 22,800 violent sex crimes occurred within the US military...
and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 4 men in the service had been sexually assaulted. Statistics like these are extremely low as most rape cases go unreported often because the survivor is discouraged from reporting the incident by their assailant, who tends to be a superior officer. The Invisible War exposes the laziness of the US government to bring justice to survivors of rape in the military and its failure to accurately report it.

Sponsored by: Students for a Democratic Society, The Step by Step Collective, the UWM Women's Resource Center, and more to come.



End rape culture

    Hey everyone! SDS is proud to announce that our upcoming campaign is "End Rape Culture". If you are interested in being part of the campaign and Students for a Democratic Society, you are more than welcome to come to a meeting this summer. Starting June 24 we will be having weekly meetings on campus at 5pm! Location on campus will be posted soon! For more information contact or


We have an event coming up next Monday on 29th, here is the facebook page:

Join Students for a Democratic Society as we host a panel discussion on FBI repression and drone warfare. The panel will consist of Chicago anti-war and anti-FBI repression activists Joe Iosbaker and Kait McIntyre. Iosobaker is a member of the United National Anti-War Coalition, and one of 23 activists whose homes were raided and ransacked by the FBI back in 2010 for their work as anti-war and international solidarity activists. McIntyre is an anti-war and anti-drone activist and SDS alumni.

In response to the FBI raids, the Committee to Stop FBI Repression was formed to defend targets of FBI grand juries and witch hunts. Iosobaker will be discussing the progress of the current CSFR campaign against FBI repression while McIntyre will speak on the Chicago anti-drone campaign against Boeing Industries.

Sponsored by: Milwaukee SDS, Milwaukee Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Friends of Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, Fight Back News


We have an event coming up tomorrow!! Come and join us for a special screening in union room 280 at 7pm!


Upcoming Events

Hello, we are having a bunch of events coming up!

First up is the General Interest meeting on Monday March 4th 7pm in Union room 260, that is this coming Monday. If you are interested in learning more about us, please stop on by and join us.
check out our Facebook event page here: 

Second up is our education rights rally on Thursday March 17th, this action is sponsored by the ERC. For more info on this event, please check out our event page here:


National day of action for Trayvon Martin

Justice for Trayvon Martin, a National Day of Action

Hello and welcome to the SDS Milwaukee website, Please come to our Trayvon Martin rally on February 26th to mark the anniversary of the tragic death of Trayvon. The action is taking place at 12:00pm in Spaight's Plaza, please wear a hoodie.

Here is the link to the facebook event:


Palermo's Rally Wednesday Febuary 6th

 Hello fellow SDS Milwaukee members and people interested in us! it has been a while since our website was last posted in, but that is going to change!

I would like to let everybody know about this really cool rally that is taking place tomorrow to get administration  boot Palermo's pizza off of our UWM campus. The rally is taking place at 12:30pm in Spaits plaza on Wednesday February 6th, which is tomorrow! here is the facebook link for the event:

If you have anymore questions about the event or just want to get in touch email me at MilwaukeeSDS [at] .  There is now someone (me) reading the emails.


SDS Presents: An Evening With Cornel West: Democracy in Crisis

Milwaukee SDS will host Dr. Cornel West for "Democracy in Crisis: From Economic Austerity to Racism" in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room at 7pm April 2nd.

- FREE Tickets are available for pickup or will-call from the UWM Bookstore. -

Scholar and activist Cornel West will share his insight on Wisconsin’s struggle against the austerity agenda of the 1%, the Occupy movement, and global struggles against racism and inequality.

Sponsored by: SDS, Occupy Milwaukee, Black Student Union, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Programming, Campus Activities Board, Cultures and Communities, Department of History.

Biography of Cornel West:
Cornel West has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He has written 19 books and edited 13 books. He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on his dear Brother,Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show. He is also co-host of the popular radio show “Smiley & West” heard on PRI around the country.The Smiley and West radio show is a highly acclaimed progressive program.

He made his film debut in the Matrix – and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films including Examined Life, Call & Response, Sidewalk and Stand.

Last, he has made three spoken word albums including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert. His recent spoken word interludes were featured on Terence Blanchard’s Choices (which won the Grand Prix in France for the best Jazz Album of the year of 2009), The Cornel West Theory’s Second Rome and the Raheem DeVaughn’s Love & War: Masterpeace. In short, Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.


Occupy Milwaukee—We Are The 99%

On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares. From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now, it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
On Saturday, October 15th, Occupy Milwaukee will begin with a rally and march from Zeidler Park (4th & Michigan) to Chase Bank on Water & Wisconsin. Join us in condemning the corrupt system that has society held hostage. The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end. United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.

Rally, 11:00AM Zeidler Park 301 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Protest/Occupation, 12:30PM JP Morgan Chase Bank Downtown Center, 111 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202

See you all there!

Not a day without the struggle. Not a second without the people.

—Milwaukee SDS