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.


SDS presents: Tom Hayden

On Thursday, March 12, Tom Hayden will be speaking at 7pm at the UWM Zelazo Center (2400 E. Kenwood). This event is free and open to the public.

Tom Hayden has been an activist and author since the early 1960s. He was active in Students for a Democratic Society, and is the principal author of "The Port Huron Statement." He was also one of the "Chicago 8" (along with Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale, and Dave Dellinger) tried for conspiracy following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Since the 1960s, Hayden has authored several books, including The Love of Possession is a Disease with Them, Ending the War in Iraq, The Zapatista Reader and Writings for a Democratic Society. He also served as a California state legislator from 1982 to 2000.

His speech at the 1999 WTO Protests in Seattle is featured in the documentary This Is What Democracy Looks Like. He is currently a national co-director of No More Sweatshops! and regularly writes for The Nation and The Huffington Post.

SDS presents: Stephen Duncombe

On Friday, March 6, activist, author, and professor Stephen Duncombe will be speaking in the UWM Fireside Lounge at 7pm. The talk is entitled, "Re-Imagining Radicalism for the 21st Century, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Las Vegas."

Duncombe is a professor of the history and politics of media and culture at the Gallatin School of New York University. His books include Notes From Underground, The Cultural Resistance Reader, and Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy.

This event is sponsored by Milwaukee SDS, the Student Labor Action Coalition, the MGAA Solidarity Committee, the Alliance of History Graduate Students, and the Center for 21st Century Studies at UWM.

Free and open to the public.


Saul Williams + Rosemond Jolissaint

Thanks to the approximately 800 people that came to see Rosemond Jolissaint and Saul Williams.


Which Side Are You On?

Exhibition featuring work from the Justseeds Radical Artists’ Cooperative
From March 5 through April 3 the UWM Union Art Gallery will present Which Side Are You On?, featuring the work of 20 plus artists who are part of the Justseeds Radical Artists’ Cooperative. The exhibition reception is on Thursday, March 5 from 5-8pm. An exhibition preview will take place on March 3 at 5pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Justseeds is a decentralized radical art cooperative consisting of 20 plus artists who live in Brooklyn, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Portland, Milwaukee, and other cities across North America. Together they work on a myriad of projects where art is used as a tool to serve social justice movements. Justseeds is best known for their political prints, a blog that serves as a home for socially engaged street art and news, their group installations, and a recent portfolio project in honor of the 10-year Anniversary of Critical Resistance (a grass roots organization committed to opposing the prison-industrial complex.)

In early March, the Justseeds Radical Artists’ Cooperative will create a massive floor-to-ceiling, all encompassing installation that combines elements of street art, sculpture, video, and other mediums. Which Side Are You On? examines the use of walls as physical and mental barriers that create de-facto segregation, whether it is the walls that divide nation states, the streets that separate one side of town from the other, or the barriers that separate humans from the environment. Which Side Are You On? challenges these barriers while envisioning a more just and sustainable future.

At 5pm on Tuesday, March 3, an exhibition preview will take place at the Union Art Gallery. Stop by for a chance to see the Justseeds installation in progress. During the walk through, meet and talk with the artists involved in the installation.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Union Programming is hosting an evening with Justseeds founder, Josh MacPhee, on Monday, March 2 at 7pm in the Union Fireside Lounge. In his talk, The Walls Are Talking: Street Art and Social Movements, MacPhee will present an in-depth discussion about street art and graffiti and their role at four historical times, between 1968 and 2003. The lecture is free and open to the public. Josh will also lead a printmaking workshop in the Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre on Saturday, March 7 from 12:30-3:30pm. Call 229-5535 for information on the fee and to register.

Which Side Are You On?
is cosponsored by UWM Students for a Democratic Society.

Gallery hours are Monday thru Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday 12-7pm and Friday thru Saturday 12-5pm. The Gallery is located in room W199 on the Campus Level of the Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard.