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Are you going up to Central Wisconsin for the MREA Fair next weekend? Learn about this event and more WNPJ events for the week of June 17th!

Updated: Jun 15

WNPJ + Volunteer with 350 Wisconsin at the MREA Energy Fair in Custer +  Action Alert on a neighbor’s nuclear power plant + Poor People’s Moral March on DC + other statewide events


The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization

supporting the work of 85 member groups around Wisconsin. 


Join 350 Wisconsin at the MREA Energy Fair in Custer!

350 Wisconsin and sister organization 350 Wisconsin Action will be one of many exhibitors at this year's Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Energy Fair! We are looking for 8 volunteers to fill tabling shifts at various times during the Fair. Our table will include a display for people to learn more about us, flyers for folks to take with them, any current petitions to sign, and a signup for our email list and volunteer interest. This is a great opportunity to welcome folks to our movement!

WHEN: Saturday, June 22

WHERE: MREA Fairgrounds, Custer, WI

Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), The Energy Fair is celebrating 33 years of bringing people together to learn about sustainability and clean energy, connecting with others, and taking action toward a sustainable future. Featuring educational workshops, clean energy and sustainable living exhibitors, events for the whole family, the rise up and race 5K, live music, food, and fun all day. Take part in the area’s longest running event of its kind! Learn more and buy your tickets at:

If you'd like to carpool from Madison, the Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter is sending a bus from Madison to the Fair - details and signup here!

Dena Eakles of Echo Vally Hope and John Peck of Family Farm Defenders will be at the Fair, too. Look for them! 


Action Alert from Nukewatch:


We need your urgent action to protect public health and the environment from the dangers of the Monticello nuclear reactor in Minnesota. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a license extension for the reactor, owned by Xcel Energy, despite recent revelations of massive and ongoing safety concerns.

Please take a moment to send a message urging the NRC to reject Xcel's application for a license extension.

Xcel's plan to continue operating the Monticello reactor until it is 80 years old is reckless and ignores the numerous age-related issues identified by federal regulators. We cannot afford to prioritize profits over public health and safety.

We need your help to stop the relicensing of the Monticello reactor. The NRC is now accepting public comments until June 25, 2024.

You can use the template provided within the action, or personalize your message by adding one sentence at the top to share your concerns for more impact.

Your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference. Thank you for standing up for public health and safety.

More information from the WNPJ member group Nukewatch and NIRS - 




The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing around an agenda to expand democracy to all people and end the crisis of death by poverty and low-wealth, which kills 295,000 people each year. We are crying loudly that somebody is hurting our people, and we won’t be silent anymore.

Wisconsin Poor People's Campaign 

At the Wisconsin PPC, we know that the trip to D.C. may be more than folks can commit to but we encourage you to tune in to the livestream, if you are able and consider gathering to watch this amazing non-violent action in community! If you would like to be part of our voter outreach, please complete this Get Involved form.



WNPJ member group events….

MADISON Mon June 17, 12 noon – 1 pm Monday Noon Vigil for Peace – Meet at the corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd and Doty St. For more information, call Tim at 608-630-3633

MADISON Mon June 17, 4:30 pm : Kids Summer Palestine Book Club set to begin at Sequoyah Library - Introductions and learn about Palestine + activities/crafts  Contact: Madison-Rafah Sister-City 

MILWAUKEE Mon June 17, 10 am Roundtable on Democracy with WI Democracy Campaign, SOULS to the Polls and US Capitol Police Office Harry Dunn and others. MATC Main Campus, Main Building M616, 700 W State Street.  Join us for a conversation about protecting our right to vote and fighting back against authoritarianism by RSVPing here: PROTECT DEMOCRACY ROUNDTABLE RSVP

VIRTUAL Tues June 18, 5:30 pm Wisconsin Moms Demand Action Phone Banking for Gun Sense Candidates. To learn more and to register, visit: 

MADISON Tues June 18, 5 – 6:30 pm Just Dane's June 18th Reentry Service Fair. At Madison College Goodman South Campus, 2429 Perry St., Madison, WI 

MADISON Wed June 19, 5 – 6:30 pm Join Madison Rafah Sister City Project for a drive-time event to keep Palestine in the public eye – Law Park. Wear your kuffiyehs and bring flags, banners and signs. We'll have some of our yard signs that you can take home for a donation. 

MILWAUKEE Thurs June 20, 12 – 1 pm  Casa Maria Monthly ANTI-GUN VIGIL. Meet at Dunham’s Sports Shop, 2550 S. 108th St. Assault weapons are made to kill or maim, not to protect others.   More than 1.07 million firearms were reported stolen between 2017 and 202, with 96% from private individuals according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Contact: Shad Muss 


MILWAUKEE Thurs June 20, 12 noon – 1 pm WAVE’s On-Line Book Discussion – with Author Dominic Erdozain of "One Nation Under Guns". In person at 400 N Water St. And register for a zoom link below. Together we’ll delve into America's complex relationship with firearms to better understand how our history has brought us to where we are today. Register now to receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.  If you’d like to read the book leading up to the discussion, you can grab a copy at your local library or order it here! 


LaCROSSE Thurs June 20, 12 noon - 12:30 pm Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil. Meet at Main St & 4th Street South. A weekly vigil for peace every Thursday. Contact Deborah. 

VIRTUAL Thurs June 20, 7 pm The United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee encourages you to participate in a webinar on


WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE OUR SOLIDARITY NOW! Learn about our fundraising campaign to send 300 urgently need pacemakers to Cuba! Campaign with us to remove Cuba from the “State Sponsors of Terrorism” (SSOT) List!


DR. HELEN YAFFE - Author & University of Glasgow Professor BOB SCHWARTZ - Executive Director of Global Health Partners A CUBAN GUEST SPEAKER FROM THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH

For more information, contact Art Heitzer: (he/him) / Mobile Phone:  414.628.2547

MADISON Thurs June 20, 6 – 7 pm  Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Campaign “Pray with your feet, Pray with your vote”  – In person meeting at First Unitarians 900 University Bay Dr. More We will bring together people of all faiths with the common goal to educate and engage the general electorate for today and future generations. Through this work, we can build greater understanding and stronger ties amongst the different faith communities that join in this unique partnership. We will empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding all stakeholders accountable. WIVEC will share our plans for the current election season and how you and your congregation can get organized and involved. We have something for everyone! Please join us at one of the congregations - Kenosha, Madison, Appleton, Milwaukee If you live too far, please contact our Statewide Interfaith Organizer, Rhonda Lindner, at , and she will help you establish a meeting point in your area! Register here:

VIRTUAL Fri June 20, 6 – 7 pm Veterans For Peace No Nukes Webinar: Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising Tensions. Panelists: William Hartung, an expert on US military spending; Linda Pentz-Gunter, founder of Beyond Nuclear; and Greg Mello, director of the Los Alamos Study Group. Please register here. Sent to WNPJ by Veterans for Peace - national office 


MADISON Fri June 21, 3 – 3:45 pm Ensemble Shamaali performs at Make Music Madison. At the James Reeb Unitarian Church, 2146 East Johnson Street. Stop by and support Ensemble Shamaali, which has been SO generous this year in helping MRSCP send humanitarian relief to Gaza. Details here. Contact: Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project 


EAU CLAIRE Fri June 21, 5-6 pm Monthly Peace Stand. Wisconsin 93 Trunk & Golf Road. The 3rd Friday of each month is Peace Stand time in Eau Claire, going on since 2004. We visit one another and sometimes we sing. Stand and be counted. Contact for more information: 

MADISON Fri June 21, 7 pm Liberation Shabbat is Back!  Meet at Lucia Crest Park. . The Liberation Shabbat started at the student encampment on library mall is back. Please bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on. For more information see this instagram post. Contact: Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project 


CUSTER Sat June 22 – all day - MREA Renewable Energy Fair – Custer, WI. seeking volunteers for their tabling. See Spotlight above. Bus ride options from Madison. Dena Eakles of Echo Vally Hope and John Peck of Family Farm Defenders will be at the Fair, too. Look for them!… 

MILWAUKEE Sat June 22, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Farwell and North. Each Saturday, a different location.  Join us. Bring your signs. 

VIROQUA Sat June 22, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has a petition to demand that Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and end financial aid to Israel's military.  If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email Thank you for your help! 

RACINE Sat June 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. At NW corner of Highways 31 and 20. Park in the SW corner of the Kohl's parking lot, near the AT&T store. Supported by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. We have signs, banners and flags available for all. Check out our website,    for weather concerns. Free Palestine!

MADISON Sat June 22, 6 pm Building Unity Monthly Gatherings BUGS - James Reeb UU Congregation - 2146 E. Johnson St . On the 22nd day of each month in the Madison-area, groups and individuals that believe in peace and justice are coming together to share fellowship, information, and support at monthly Building Unity Gatherings (BUGs). Bring food or a beverage to share if you can but it is not necessary. Help spread the word by sharing this Facebook event:  A number of Wisconsin Communities have begun working on getting their own monthly Building Unity Gatherings going. Where will the next BUG pop up? If you’d like to help get Building Unity Gatherings going in your part of Wisconsin, please let us know - We can help. Call Building Unity at 608-630-3633

MADISON Sat June 22, 7 am – 2 pm Gaza Protest – with Interfaith Peace Working Group  - At the Farmers Market on the Square, King St. corner.




Join WNPJ!WNPJ welcomes individual members and groups!

For individuals, join at a sliding scale rate of $35/year – or whatever fits your budget!

For between $50 - $75/year, a WNPJ membership keeps your group connected with peace and justice efforts and helps keep the Network going - and growing!

We help our member organizations reach a wider audience by amplifying your peace and justice events and actions on our listserve and Facebook page. Membership also provides access to our community tabling opportunities, our online toolbox of peace and justice resources, and a community that cares about your peace and justice journey.



Here's an opportunity for WNPJ member groups!

WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Dane County Farmers Market – this Spring and summer at the Capitol Square. The Farmers Market opening date is April 13th – 7 am to 1 pm …and runs through Nov. 9th on Saturdays.

Bring your own table and hand-outs to the King Street corner of the Square, site #10, next to the VFP #25 table! You can't sell anything at the non-profit table, but donations to your group are acceptable.

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