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We organize a free public forum, generally monthly. Join us to listen and discuss current issues with our knowledgeable speakers.

Wednesday, July 9th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum



Global Climate Change


What can be Done?

   From Keystone to stopping the Enbridge Pipeline

     expansion through Rock & nearby counties.




  • Amar Kaleka
    • Democrat candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District (currently Paul Ryan's)
    • Amar's website: votekaleka.org.
    • Community activist against hate crimes affecting Sikh and East Asian groups
    • Community activist against hate crimes affecting Sikh and East Asian groups
    • Filmmaker
    • Former teacher of Literature & Science
  • Don Ferber
    • From the Sierra Club & 350 Madison Group…
    • Executive Committeee member of  Madison's
      "Four Lakes Sierrea Club"
    • Specialties are Conservation, Communications, Festival Recycling
    • From Don, "I'm a long time outdoor enthusiast, and especially enjoy restoration activities and biking who finds our destruction of the planet frightening, and I see many much better alternatives to provide us with a sustainable future.The Sierra Club is an organization I really enjoy since it's active on so many fronts, provides many opportunities for involvement, and it offers strong support for volunteers. I've worked with many terrific volunteers and staff on the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal climate team, and am gratified by the success we've had in stopping the coal rush. In addition, I enjoy doing outreach, getting other people involved, reducing waste at festivals, and educating people about climate change and clean energy solutions. Reducing my own energy consumption and carbon footprint is a personal goal."


Amar Kaleka's speach
at the Demacratic Party of Wisconsin Convention



Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, speakers & discussion


Forum Location:

Basics CO-OP


*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545





*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


For complete forums see "Past Events"

Our June Forum:
WI 45th Dist.
Assembly Candidates
Part #3 Q/A
Speaker: Marc Spreitzer
Speaker: Sheila Deforest

Our May Forum:
Raising the Min Wage
Speaker: Corey Mason

Our March Forum:
WI Attorney General Candidates
Speaker: Jon Richards
Speaker: Ismael Ozanne

Our Feb. Forum:
Danger for Democracy
Speaker: Mike McCabe

Our Dec. Forum:
First Amendment
Speaker: Rep Chris Taylor

This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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