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.


"Che" Movie Night with SDS

Thursday, May 6, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E Kenwood Blvd.

Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Benicio Del Toro
Steven Soderbergh!/event.php?eid=309852166839&index=1


Celebrate International Worker's Day with SDS

Monday, May 3, 2010
11:00am - 1:00pm
Spaights Plaza

Join SDS in Spaights Plaza to celebrate International Workers' Day (May Day) on Monday, May 3rd.

We will celebrate the history of the labor movement, as well as recent labor and education rights struggles in our community.

- Food
- Music
- Art
- Labor leaders speak
- Education rights Leaders speak

*All donations and proceeds benefit the Milwaukee 16*

Cosponsored by MEChA

March for Education Not Deportation!

SDS will join Voces de la Frontera on Saturday May 1st to march for immigrant and workers' rights!

* We will carpool from the UWM Union - Meet at 11:30 am to catch a ride to the event with SDS *

We will meet at 12pm at Voces de la Frontera (1027 S. 5th St.), then continue on a march through Milwaukee to fight for:

Just legalization now!
No more deportations!
Driver's Card!
Good Jobs!

Saturday, May 1, 2010
11:15am - 3:00pm
1027 s. 5th st Milwaukee wi

For more information call (414) 643-1620

Pat Gowins of Welfare Warriors Speaks

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Bolton 150 UWM Union

Pat Gowins is a long-time activist and mother, working on issues of welfare and poverty here in this city of Milwaukee for many years.
She is a leading member of Welfare Warriors, an organization that brings together single mothers and people of all ages living in poverty in Milwaukee, and an organization that produces and distributes the Internationally known publication "Mother Warriors Voice"
Thousands of organizations of urban poor receive and write for this publication and share ideas, stories, and education on the issues of people living in poverty on welfare or otherwise.

Pat will be educating us on the issues of big business in welfare and the great problems all of us face in Milwaukee and across the country while decades of slashes have been made to the social safety net.

Come learn more about a rarely discussed topic: the realities of welfare workers, and learn it straight from people who know first-hand what poverty in this city looks like.

This event is brought to you by Students for a Democratic Society in conjunction with Progressive Students of Milwaukee


Marx in Soho - A Play by Howard Zinn - Coming to UWM


Thursday, April 15, 2010
UWM - Curtain Hall Room 175

Howard Zinn’s “Marx in Soho” portrays the return of Marx. Embedded in some secular afterlife where intellectuals, artists, and radicals are sent, Marx is given permission by the administrative committee to return to Soho London to have his say. But through a bureaucratic mix–up, he winds up in SOHO in New York. From there the audience is given a rare glimpse of a Marx seldom talked about; Marx the man. The Play offers an entertaining and thorough introduction to a person who knows little about Marx’s life, while also offering valuable insight to students of his ideas.

Howard Zinn’s Marx alone occupies the stage. “Marx has different voices. The actor has to show Marx’s outrage at social injustice, express the pedantic Marx, the vindictive Marx, Marx, the loving family man, Marx as Humorists, and a Marx that can laugh at his enemies”

Jerry Levy, who teaches sociology at Marlboro and plays Marx, says the one-man show examines not only the political issues of Marx’s day, but also his interpersonal ones with his wife and daughter. It points to the relevance of those issues today, in modern life, according to Levy. Karl Marx is alive, well, and on his way to talk about the fall of communism, his life, and the relevance of the collapse of the Soviet Union to today’s world through this play.

Sponsored by Progressive Students of Milwaukee, UWM Students of a Democratic Society, Peace Action Wisconsin and Jews for Justice


Friday, April 16, 7:30 PM
Friends Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee

Directions: Turn east on Auer, off of Humboldt Ave., to Gordon Place, just west of and overlooking the Milwaukee River.

$10 General - $ 2 Off Advance Purchase
$ 5 Student/limited income
A benefit for Peace Action–Wisconsin

For more information: 414/964-5158 • •

SDS Movie Night: "Wounded Knee"

April 6th - Bolton Hall rm b52 - 7pm

On the night of February 27, 1973, fifty-four cars rolled, horns blaring, into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement (AIM) activists had seized the few major buildings in town and police had cordoned off the area. The occupation of Wounded Knee had begun. Demanding redress for grievances—some going back more than 100 years—the protesters captured the world's attention for 71 gripping days.

With heavily armed federal troops tightening a cordon around meagerly supplied, cold, hungry Indians, the event invited media comparisons with the massacre of Indian men, women, and children at Wounded Knee almost a century earlier. In telling the story of this iconic moment, the final episode of We Shall Remain will examine the broad political and economic forces that led to the emergence of AIM in the late 1960s as well as the immediate events—a murder and an apparent miscarriage of justice—that triggered the takeover. Though the federal government failed to make good on many of the promises that ended the siege, the event succeeded in bringing the desperate conditions of Indian reservation life to the nation's attention. Perhaps even more important, it proved that despite centuries of encroachment, warfare, and neglect, Indians remained a vital force in the life of America.