Caravans for the Climate! Kenosha March 4

Event Dates: 
03/04/21

Caravans for the Climate!

Support the “Wisconsin 5” at this Celebration of Hope

 Thursday, Mar 4, 11:30 AM

Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St, Kenosha, WI

The “Kenosha 4” (Justin Blake, Joe Cardinali, Andy Berg, and Rev. Jonathan Barker) just became the “Wisconsin 5” with the addition of Milwaukee activist, Tory Lowe. The five men plan to fast for over 22 days to demand that Climate Justice for Wisconsin be part of the Wisconsin State Budget. They have a medical professional advising them on their fast. 

 

Climate Justice for Wisconsin is a hopeful vision for our community where everyone has a livable future; equal opportunity for good paying green jobs; and environmental justice with clean air, land, and water for everyone. 

 

Car caravans will be stopping in Beloit, Delavan, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, and other communities and will join the “Wisconsin 5” to witness their last bites of food; share in a blessing of the fast by faith leaders; and be part of the press conference, rally, and climate justice march around the old Chrysler Motors plant. Portions of this event will be live streamed on the Building Unity Facebook page. Please “Like” and share this event on Facebook. The event in Kenosha will be outdoors and safely distanced. Please wear a mask. People can leave the event for home at any time, but it will likely be over by 1:15 PM. 

 

We are hoping that many from the Madison area will join our caravan that will leave from Hawthorne Public Library at 2702 E. Washington Ave. by 8:30 AM and arrive at Grace Church, 2006 6th St. in Kenosha, by about 11:20 PM after making brief stops in Edgerton, Janesville, and Delavan.

 

Decorating your cars with messages supporting the “Wisconsin 5” and “Climate Justice” is encouraged, but not required. Print this poster to tape onto your car or windows or make your own signs. Here is an event poster that you can print or share with others.

Caravan stops and schedule information can be found HERE.

 

Please RSVP HERE.

 

This solidarity action is being sponsored by First Unitarian Justice Ministry, Building Unity, Peace Action WI, Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace Chapter 102-Milwaukee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, and more… Call Pam at 414-269-9525 if your group would like to be added to our list of cosponsors.

The "Wisconsin 5":

  • Justin Blake is a community leader in Southeastern Wisconsin that is working to lift up African American communities from Chicago to Milwaukee. He is the founder of Black Underground Recycling, a program that recycles to fund food programs and create jobs. Justin has a deep understanding of environmental racism and how climate justice can uplift the African American community and all our communities. His Muslim faith sustains him in this work.
  • Joe Cardinali is a former Kenosha County Board Supervisor and current Chair of the UW Parkside College Dems. Joe also is the Wisconsin Democrats Community Organizer of Kenosha County.
  • County Supervisor Andy Berg is the Executive Director of Garden of Eatin' - Kenosha, a Retired Army Veteran, and the President of Kenosha County Veterans Council.
  • Rev. Jonathan Barker serves as the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and is the co-founder of Grace Welcome Center. Rev. Barker hosted President Joe Biden last summer at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Barker also completed a 12-day fast in 2019, and wrote a book about that experience titled, Jesus Would Demand a Green New Deal: The Story of Why One Christian Pastor Went On a 12 Day Fast for a Green New Deal.
  • Tory Lowe is a Milwaukee community activist working to change the socioeconomic disparities and racial tensions still prevalent in Milwaukee. Recently, his main focus has been the "Stop the Violence" campaign to end gun violence in Milwaukee and Chicago.

 

Thank you for considering this request. We hope to see you in Kenosha next Thursday morning. Please share this notice with others who may be interested.

 

Climate justice for ALL!

 

Tim Cordon, FUS Social Justice Ministry

& Building Unity    timc@fusmadison.org