Madison365 Week in Review for October 14


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    Madison 365 will be accepting community donations that will be matched by the James L. and John S. Knight foundation up to $28,000 until Nov. 8! Donate now!

    A Fund for Women announced the four recipients of $74,500 in grants at their annual dinner and fundraiser.



    Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, in collaboration with poet, Fabu Carter, will host Poetry Party to read poems written by those living with memory loss.



    Dane County Executive Joe cut the ribbon to welcome new homeless day resource center, The Beacon.



    Toys for Tots will now ask families to present two forms of ID for each child as well as complete an in-person pre-registration.



    Madison’s Millennium Soccer Club offers accessibility to one of the world’s most popular games.

    Fitchburg Common Council annual budget hearing attracted a packed and vocal crowd this past week, continuing the debate over Mayor Gonzalez’s proposed budget.

    UW-Madison graduate student has agreed to leave his teaching position at the university after it was revealed that he was responsible a series of racist incidents at Oberlin College.



    President and CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services, Lupe Martinez was inducted into the Farmworker Advocate Hall of Fame for his longstanding career helping to working and living conditions of farm workers.


    Wisconsin Science Festival observes a four-day statewide celebration of science exploration to connect people to science, technology, engineering, art and math.



    The Rainbow Project hosted its 13th annual Rhumba for Rainbow fundraiser for child abuse and domestic violence prevention while focusing on Latino communities.



    Lisa Servon spoke to an audience at the Goodman Center about “The Unbanking of America” and the rise of payday lenders.



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