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A Lifetime of Peace and Justice

It is with sadness we report that WNPJ lost a ‘30 year member’ this last week, with the death of Joann Elder.

Joann was there at the beginning of WNPJ in 1991 in Madison – and her story of

activism is woven throughout our history over the last thirty years. Click here to hear a short interview of Joann on WNPJ’s 20 th anniversary (interview by Judy Miner)

She was a good friend to many and an amazing activist. Here are just some of the things she was involved in:

  • Educator

  • labor organizer - founder of Madison Academic Staff Association

  • anti-war - working to get ROTC off UW campus

  • PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and gays)

  • past member of the Madison School Board

And she was an active member in these WNPJ organizations as well:

United Nations Association of Dane County


Madison Raging Grannies

Madison Friends Meeting

We will remember Joann with fondness – and inspiration.

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We at WNPJ will miss Joann, indeed!

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