Born out of protest and controversy, the Occupy Madison Tiny Home Village has settled down to become a fixture on Madison’s east side. So, too, has the OM Village’s annual holiday fair, featuring handcrafted works by the Village’s residents. Occupy Madison Incorporated co-president Brenda Konkel and Amanda McKaig, Secretary of the Board of Directors joined […]
Celebrating their community, Occupy Madison‘s Tiny Village provides small but livable safe housing on Madison’s East Side. To raise money to expand their kitchen and provide additional housing, the group is holding a plant sale and sale of woodworking projects and jewelry on May 13 at their site on 3rd Street. Jan speaks with Bruce […]
“Home” is the theme of a new poetry chapbook written and published by residents of Madison’s Occupy Madison tiny home village. This Wednesday evening, November 2nd, Madison poet laureate Oscar Mireles will host a reading from the “Home” anthology at the High Noon Saloon. Proceeds from the event will benefit Occupy Madison. Anthology organizer and […]
(WORT) — This week, we cover a small victory for Tiny Houses, legislation making it easier to privatize public water utilities, and the new tenure policy brewing at the University of Wisconsin.
Occupy Madison has returned. The social-movement-turned-homeless-camp has a new location: Dane County Human Services. Approximately 15 homeless people have set up camp on the lawn next to the county office building on Northport Avenue on Madison’s north side. At least for now. In Our Backyard spoke to homeless advocate Brenda Konkel as well as […]
On Thursday, November 8, Tony Castaneda talks with Daniel Callahan and Brian Gee, homeless residents of Occupy Madison, as well as Brenda Konkel, of the Madison Tenant Resource Center. The 15 tent homeless encampment on the 800 block of East Washington Ave has been served a 48 hour eviction notice by the city of Madison. […]