Success Story

WNPJ Announces 2021 Awards: * Peacemaker of the Year * Grassroots Solidarity Award * Lifetime Achievement *

    

Congratulations to the 2021 WNPJ Awardees: Debra Gillispie, the Building Unity Team, and Bonnie Block! Join WNPJ at the Fall Assembly Nov. 13th to celebrate their achievements! 

You can support WNPJ as a Fall Assembly Sponsor!

WNPJ appreciates the individual members and member organizations who sponsor our virtual Fall Assembly, Saturday, Nov. 13th! They are vital partners in making our Assembly and our work beyond the Assembly as accessible and engaging as possible. 

>>>Click here to become a Fall Assembly sponsor today. Your organization/name/logo will appear in our guidebook and during the Assembly!

Spotlight on WNPJ member group WAVE: Preventing Gun Violence – Saving Lives * Event Nov 9

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Educational Fund (WAVE) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to preventing gun violence, injuries and deaths through education and advocacy. Join WAVE in a Day of Action November 9th!  This is the most important action you can take this year to end gun violence in Wisconsin, and the day is quickly approaching! 

Success! Efforts to Save Bell Bowl Prairie have TEMPORARILY halted construction - near Rockford, IL.

NEWS UPDATE 10/28:  Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached through the US District Court with the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, Board of Commissioners and Michael P. Dunn the Executive Director to TEMPORARILY halt development and construction including grading, earthmoving, or other construction activity that would damage or destroy any and all portion of Bell Bowl Prairie until MARCH 1, 2022. (Case Number 3:21-cv-50410)

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: Fox Valley Peace Coalition

 

The Fox Valley Peace Coalition meets to vigil in Appleton on the first Saturday of each month, from 11 am -12 noon on W. College at Houdini Plaza. All welcome! The next vigil is on Saturday, Nov. 6th.

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group and project: Building Unity

Building Unity is a joint project of Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice (WNPJ), Wisconsin Grassroots Network (WGN), Family Farm Defenders (FFD), and many others. Beginning Spring 2018, BU took this project on the road to connect with groups and individuals throughout Wisconsin and strengthen our growing culture that is committed to peace, justice, freedom, sustainability, and democracy.

Family Farm Defenders seeking nominations and sponsorships for the John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

Do you know an aspiring farmer that embodies the principles of food sovereignty in their work? Do you want to honor such a beginning farmer through supporting a grassroots community award? In memory of legendary organic pioneer and food sovereignty advocate, John Kinsman (who passed away in Jan. 2014), Family Farm Defenders has now awarded over a dozen prizes in his honor, and you can be part of this amazing celebration effort!

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: Veterans for Peace Milwaukee

Armistice Day observance will be held on Thursday, November 11th in Milwaukee - sponsored by Veterans for Peace and a coalition of peace and justice groups, both on-line and in person. Meet at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St, 7 pm.  Speakers: Kathy Kelly, international peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Clayborn Benson, founder/director of Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Music by Frogwater and Harvey Taylor. All welcome. Masks required.  For more information:  Bill Christofferson, 414-486-9651  vfpchapter102@gmailcom

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