The Annual Progressive Dane Garden Party is this Friday, July 19 from 5-9pm! The event will take place at the Brittingham Park Pavilion at 401 S. Brittingham Pl, Madison.
The Garden Party is a great time to connect with new and old members, electeds, and supporters. The event is a potluck and fundraiser, so please bring a contribution if you're able.
This year, we will also be presenting Dave Carrig with the Kathy Schroeder Award at 6:30pm to honor his ongoing dedication and enthusiasm. The award is given to a Progressive Dane member, friend, or ally:
- Who gives generously of their time and energy to strengthen and expand community organizing efforts that serve ordinary citizens;
- Who cares passionately about fairness;
- Whose work is marked by humor, creativity, experience, and foresight;
- Who makes connections between different issues and constituencies;
- Who takes responsibility for organizational details;
- Who seeks out, welcomes, and mentors the next generation of activists;
- Whose hypocrisy-detector is in good working order;
- Who can learn, reconsider, and reframe strategies; and
- Who has a long record of fidelity to a vision of democratic society where burdens and resources are shared equitably.
We are very honored to give this award to a person with such humility, kindness, commitment, and humor.