Activism Weekend!

Dontre Hamilton Planning the Revolution and Fundraiser

Friday September 26th 6PM $5

We’ll be holding a fundraiser for the Coalition for Justice on Friday September 26th. We’ll have performances by family members and friends of the coalition and we’ll be making signs and banners to prepare for the September 30th speak-out and march.

We ask for $5 at the door. (No one will be turnd away due to lack of funds!) The fight for #justicefordontre is going strong, but the Coalition for Justice will need funds to win. We invite you all to join us for some music and fun with fellow freedom fighters. Everyone is invited to share their own talents, as well, so feel free to bring your instruments!

We have come so far, but It is more important now than ever to sustain the momentum in our fight. Join us as we continue to organize and build towards a Milwaukee free of racist police and white supremacists. If we can all come together, there is no question that we will win!

CoSponsored by the Step By Step Collective and the Riverwest Public House Cooperative



A Latinamerican Journey- Step By Step Fundraiser

Saturday September 27th 7PM $5

A night of live Latin music and dance!

From The Andes mountains to the Llano, from the fertile Pampa to the Yunque rain forest, passing through the driest desert of Atacama to jump into the tropical beaches in the Atlantic.

Come sing with us, dance with us, request songs…..

Nelson Soza, a lifelong guitar wizard and father extraordinaire, and his daughter Carolina will be your navigators through this adventure!

* $5.00 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


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Sustaining Jobs and Community: Can Cooperatives Save Milwaukee?

“Milwaukee needs jobs. But not just any old job will do: we need meaningful work, and we need to enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of ownership. The city could start modestly with a city resolution to support cooperatives worker and community ownership with investment, education and outreach. The result will be improved communities, improved workforces, and a thriving, truly local economy.”

Check out the full Shepherd Express article, written by Public House Board of Directors/Lifetime Member/PH Designer – Peter F. Murphy, found here:

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Night School Series = Sexual Education for Adults. SEX TOYS 101

Third Period: SEX TOYS 101
Sunday, September 14th, 6-8pm 

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Join Tool Shed education coordinator, Lucky Tomaszek, for an education in erotic enjoyment! We’ll go over the ins and outs of sex toys, both for solo-play and for spicing up your relationships. This primer will include solid information on safe sex toy materials, the care and cleaning of your collection, how to get the most out of your toy and introduce you to a few new things. There will be samples of toys for you to see, and plenty of time to get your questions answered.

Lucky Tomaszek is a sexuality educator living in Milwaukee, Wi, and working at the Tool Shed: An erotic boutique. As a mother of three teens and a former home birth midwife, she really knows her shit.

More information about the series is HERE. Scroll to the bottom. 


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Filth Safari Dance Party!

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Friday Aug 29th House of Skrink will crawl out of our hibernation to be on the hunt for fabulous, ferocious, and sleazy beast to fill our dance floor at the Riverwest Public House. This is all in honor of Miles Long/Michelle L Ewald-Neumann who needs a major surgery.. We’re raising funds the best way we know how: By throwing YOU a Costumed Queer Dance Party!! Yes we want you to dress up and shake your shit to our grimy ass beats!!
What does Filth Safari mean?? Take it as you may: wild animal print, dapper Kaki, sequence loin cloths, or just painted for FILTH-we just want to see your beautiful face there! We will also be bringing our COSTUME CLOSET along so you can change up your look all throughout the night. DJ DickNUrFace and DJ AllNitLong will be turning up the base starting at 10pm. Cover for this hunt to remember is only 5$

We also hope to host a raffle to raise additional funds..If your crafty or a have a hook up and want to donate items to be raffled off please contact Cari Ewald-Neumann or Adrienne Strelcheck..


Stay tuned to this event for costume inspirations, song requests, and sneak peaks at raffle items!!!!

No animals will be harmed in the making of Filth Safari :)


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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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