Night School: Sexual Education for Adults

Featuring Kofi Short & Mia Noel 
August 21st, 6-8pm


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Help Stop Mining in the Penokees

Action Alert from the Bad River Tribe:

Send Letters of Support to be delivered to the EPA 

Led by Bad River, six Ojibwe bands have sent a letter to the EPA asking them to undertake a 404c process, which would allow them to pre-emptively stop the mine because of the importance of the resources that it threatens.  They need your help.  This a very simple “ask” but possibly the single, most important thing you can do this summer toward stopping the mine.


To get your EPA letter of support, go to and print the letter. Please date, sign and add a brief statement, based on your own experience that tells how you/your family/your business will be affected by mining discharge.  Print your name and address, too.


Or better yet, write a brief letter to Dr. Hedman, EPA Region 5, in your own words.


The entire stack of completed letters will be presented to the EPA when the tribes meet with them on August 21, 2014, so send your letter to the Bad River Tribe by August 15th.


Either e-mail your letter to:

Or, mail a hard copy to Mark Anthony Rolo, Bad River Legal Department, 

PO Box 39, Odanah, Wi 54861


• I am a supporter of the Bad River Tribe, living in Milwaukee. My family has lived/conducted spiritual practices/farmed/harvested wild rice/hunted/fished/hiked in the Bad River Watershed area for ____ generations.

• I live in southeast Wisconsin and fish/hunt/vacation/hike/bike/bird-watch/kayak, canoe…in the area drained by the Bad River watershed…

• Mining waste discharge from GTAc’s proposed taconite mine in the Penokee Hills will disperse known harmful contaminants throughout the water-rich environment of the Bad River Watershed, from the Bad River’s headwaters in the Penokee Range to its endpoints throughout the western Lake Superior Basin, thereby adversely affecting /the health and well-being of our human, plant and animal communities for years to come/ my community’s drinking water/the plants and animals I depend/ the vitality of our fish and other aquatic species/clean water jobs/our wild and unspoiled natural recreational areas/…

• The 2013 Wisconsin Mining Law was written by the mining industry to circumvent the water protections of Wisconsin’s Mining Moratorium Law (1998) and other DNR regulations. The new law requires the DNR to grant exemptions to taconite mining on water pollution standards, filling wetlands, and drawing down the watertable/wells in the area of the mine. No ecologically-sound remediation for mining-damaged waterways or wetlands exists in Wisconsin because of this law…


Don’t let this happen.


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We’re Hiring.

We currently are looking to hire a bartender to work one shift a week. We are very small staffed, so there is opportunity to fill in shifts when co-workers request time off and also opportunity to work as a secondary bartender on busier nights. This could lead to more shifts in the future depending on our scheduling needs.


• Commitment to participating in a Workers’ Collective management employment setting, including by attending meetings, engaging in governance and planning

• Available daily in the late afternoons and evenings

• Licensed as a bartender in the State of Wisconsin

• At least two (2) years experience as a bartender

• Proven history of exceptional customer service and communication skills

• Physically able to lift 50 lbs unassisted

• Persons most ideal will be responsible, trustworthy, dependable, and detail orientated

• Interest or experience with collective management and enthusiasm for the co-op model a must.

Specific Duties Include:

• Opening or Closing of bar, including stocking and completing daily side work

• Card and serve appropriate beverages to appropriate customers

• Provide exceptional customer service at all times; be friendly, helpful, attentive and informed

• Accurately pour wine, tap beer and cocktails (including all specialty cocktails

• Create an engaging environment for customers including a comfortable and pleasing atmosphere in bar with lighting and music

• Maintain a clean and attractive work area throughout your shift

• Be able to efficiently operate a cash register

• Determine when it is inappropriate to continue to serve a drunk customer and be prepared to mediate a difficult situation if necessary.

• Remain updated and well trained in RWPH menu and Rules of Operation.

• Change kegs, CO2 and soda as needed

• Be knowledgeable about Membership and the co-op model

• Act as a role model to all members of the WC

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Position Type: Part Time

Deadline to Apply: We will accept applications and resumes until the position has been filled.

Other information: The RWPH is a community owned and supported bar and public space. We are cooperatively managed by a Collective of Workers and do not discriminate in our hiring for any reason. We are an at-will employer.

Applications are available behind the bar. Ask your bartender.

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RCA New Member Orientation & Cooperative Informational Sessions:

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Rainbow in the Dark Tour Comes to Milwaukee!



This summer, 2014, Chizara will embark on “Rainbow in the Dark,” a tour of epic proportions! We will venture across the country, from middle Tennessee and back, with many queer performers to spread magic and wonder. These adventures and performance will be captured on film. Ultimately, the footage will be turned into a feature-length documentary and performance compilation! We hope to illuminate the power of queer identity and build national community by embarking on a fantastical journey showcasing and documenting underground queer talent and vision. In this way, the bus will become a living, moving museum of our queerdo community.


Also performing: Rio Turbo, $truggle $e$$ion,and Dora Diamond

$5 8pm


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 Flyer by Faythe Levine

Vaginas: Anatomy and Physiology
July 17th at 7pm, 21+

The first part of the series will cover some basics; the reproductive system, clitoris, menstruation, hormones, good things for vaginas, not-so-good things for vaginas. Get ready for an interactive, informative and engaging talk on a part of the body that is often misunderstood. Have questions? Want more information? Come for the talk, stay for a Q&A after!

Presenter: Mia Noel is from Milwaukee’s Northwest side. She graduated from Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT. Her background includes experience in public health, education, film, and volunteer work with area nonprofits. Mia is currently the Community Outreach Specialist for Planned Parenthood of WI. She is happily working on creating a culture where sexuality is discussed respectfully and openly.

About the series:
As we were hanging out at the bar, we got to talking about the lack of real education, understanding, and the misinformation surrounding sexual health. So, we created a sexual education series for adults! A fun, affirming, and open space where people can learn accurate information, talk about personal experiences, and ask candid questions. We are bringing in community advocates, educators, and experts to facilitate conversations on topics such as anatomy & physiology, gender, sexual practices and pleasure, reproductive rights and responsibilities, and life stages.

About Night School:
Night School is an event series that was developed for the Riverwest Public House Cooperative in 2011. Created and co-curated by Peter Murphy and Paul Kjelland, Night School is an environment for critical dialogue, presentations, films, and more in a social space. Night School is always free and open to the public.

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We have the great pleasure of hosting the release party for Sat Nite Duets’  new EP “Los DJs”. This bill is stacked with some of our all time favorite Milwaukee bands and it would be great to see you out. Doors will be at 9pm and cover will be only $5.

“It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that Sat. Nite Duets’ latest 8-song EP, Los DJs, represents yet another subtle shift in style and tone. But there is something surprising about it. For one, it’s by far the most rough and ragged record the group has released in years. Scorching opener “On My Honor” is all basement-level production and wigged-out guitars, topped off with the kind of disarmingly bittersweet vocals the band has long been known for. “TV Loverboy” slyly cops the guitar line from Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” of all things, and turns it into an agreeably goofy tune custom built for drinking warm beer and watching the Pro Bowl with a bunch of creepy friends. (You know, one of those parties.) “Band On The Rocks,” meanwhile, spends half its runtime in instrumental mode before breaking into a full-on reggae jam, because that’s the sort of thing that always seems to happen with Sat. Nite Duets. “Viva Los DJs” continues the song-title wordplay with a tossed-off mini-anthem custom built for drinking warm beer and watching…well, you get the idea.”

-Milwaukee Record

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