(Janesville, Wis.) – In recognition of Earth Day 2018, University of Wisconsin-Rock County will host the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) training team on Thursday, April 19 from 5-8:30 p.m. in Hyatt Smith Hall Commons. Attendees will hear from MADRelief, along with other local environmental and social justice organizations, and learn how to organize, take action and respond to pressing environmental and social challenges.
MADRelief will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of “disaster capitalism” and “extreme resource extraction.” The program will promote grassroots, direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, covering a wide range of topics such as “Solidarity, Not Charity,” “Scouting, Mapping, and Understanding Your Community’s Resources,” “Building Power in Collaboration,” “Overcoming Trauma Together,” and “The Logic of Logistics.”
This Earth Day event, organized in cooperation with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided. MADRelief (mutualaiddisasterrelief.org) is a grassroots network whose mission is to provide disaster relief based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. For more information about this event, contact UW-Whitewater academic staff instructor C. Holly Denning at 262.472.5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about UW-Rock County, visit rock.uwc.edu.