Dede Mayberry, one of WNPJ's founders, passed away in March. She was active with many WNPJ member groups, including Church Women United, Democratic Socialists of America - WI and SOS Dane County - Senior Council "Save Our Services."
A memorial will be held Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm, at Dale Heights Presbyterian Church (5501 University Avenue at Norman Way, next to Brennans) in
Madison. Please email her son Forest at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend or have any stories or pictures you would like to share.
Forest wrote: "Dede passed away peacefully in her sleep. This event leaves a space in the hearts of so many. As the news breaks out and the calls come in, it takes my breath away-the impact my mom had on so many beyond our family."
Charles Sweet, a long-time activist with Veterans for Peace and other groups, also recently passed away. His family is honoring Charlie's social justice commitment by asking that memorials be made to: World Can’t Wait, 305 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013; Veterans for Peace Chapter 25, P.O. Box 1811, Madison, WI 53701-1811; and/or the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Wheelchair Project, 641 Knickerbocker Street, Madison, WI 53711.