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Spotlight on the Just Transition

WNPJ is excited to be grounding the next chapter of our work in the Just Transition framework put forth by Climate Justice Alliance, a national network made up of locally, tribally, and regionally-based racial and economic justice organizations of Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and poor white communities. 

Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and waste-free. The transition itself must be just and equitable; redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there.

Upcoming Event: The theme of WNPJ’s Fall Assembly will be the Just Transition! Tentatively planned for this November - stay tuned for the exact date! 

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Forward! Marching Band

 

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Madison's Activist Street Band!  Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011, Forward! Marching Band was forged in the crucible of the epic protests surrounding the (former) Governor Walker’s regressive agenda. For weeks, we marched around the capitol in the snow and rain, gaining members and experience. Since that time, Forward! Marching Band has dedicated itself to maintaining that unique fighting spirit of the Wisconsin protest movement.

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Casa Maria Catholic Worker House - Milwaukee

There are Catholic worker-communities throughout the country, based on the philosophy and beliefs of their founders,  Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin  - which all began in New York City in 1933. The Milwaukee chapter, called the Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, began its work in 1966. The ministry of the Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community focuses on opening homes to women and children in need of short-term housing, refugees and asylum seekers, and families with longer-term needs.

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars

On Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, our hearts are weary after 20 years of the “forever wars” and skyrocketing Pentagon budgets.  So many innocent children, women, and men have been killed, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Yemen, and so many other places in the Middle East and Africa.  And we are no closer to bringing peace.  War WAS NOT the answer!  Special Event this next week, Saturday, Sept 11 in Madison* Our Hearts are Weary - MOBILIZATION AGAINST MILITARISM:

CSWAB announces WI DNR will reinstate annual testing of wells

 The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has asked the U.S. Army at Badger Army Ammunition Plant to reinstate annual testing of certain monitoring wells at the northeastern edge of a groundwater contaminant plume in the Town of Merrimac.

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Pax Christi - Madison Chapter

The Pax Christi - Madison chapter is a branch of the larger organization, Pax Christi. Pax Christi is a membership organization that is against war and wartime preparation, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. Pax Christi is a portion of a larger international community that emphasizes peace and justice that seeks to model the peace of Christ.

Big Step Towards Citizenship for All Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Voces de la Frontera Applauds All Three Wisconsin House Democrats for Standing with Immigrant Families in Support of Historic Legislation

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Worker Justice Wisconsin

Established in 2018, the Worker Justice Wisconsin, Inc. is a collective of individuals, religious congregations, interfaith organizations, labor unions and community organizations that are passionate about economic and worker justice. Worker Justice Wisconsin understands that worker justice is vital for a fair economy. The organization constructs communal, collective worker power through training, labor rights education, collective action and community engagement with a concentration on interfaith involvement.

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