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:
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.