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Catch up on EVENTS and Action Alerts from WNPJ member groups for the week of Nov. 12th



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

supporting the work of 80 member groups around Wisconsin.

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SPOTLIGHT!

MADISON The Power and Practice of Non-Violent Action with Dr. Maria J. Stephan.

Wednesday, November 15. from 7 - 8 pm. At the Memorial Union Terrace, Langdon Street.

“Today we no longer have a choice between violence and nonviolence. Our choice is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Interfaith Peace Working Group together with the Center for Interfaith Dialogue and the Nonviolence Project at the UW-Madison are initiating a year-long project titled The Power and Promise of Nonviolent Action. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of nonviolent Civil Resistance's potential and encourage its use in conflict situations. Dr. Maria Stephan, co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works, will initiate this project with a presentation on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 PM at Tripp Commons in the Memorial Union on Langdon Street. The event is free. For more information contact: InterfaithpeaceWG@gmail.com Link for the zoom call option:


Co-sponsored by Interfaith Peace Working Group, WNPJ, Madison Friends and many more....

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WNPJ member groups and affiliates issue Statements and Action Alerts on Hamas/Palestine/Israel


UNA USA Dane COunty has just sent an action alert to WNPJ - for Dane County residents to write to Rep. Pocan. https://www.wnpj.org/post/una-usa-dane-county-chapter-issues-an-action-alert-on-the-israel-hamas-conflict

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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


CHICAGO Mon Nov 13 - Midwest Jews Demand Ceasefire Now---Mass Action. Join hundreds of Jews from across the Midwest in Chicago to take disruptive action demanding a ceasefire. Details and a form to fill out if you want to participate are here. Organized by IfNotNow, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Never Again Action Chicago. Janet and Stefania, warabolition@gmail.com


VIRTUAL Tues Nov 14, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Webinar: Taking a Faithful Stand for Equity - "Oh, No! Not CRT!! Undoing Distortions and Misinformation" via zoom. We are delighted to welcome Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings , a nationally renowned expert on Critical Race Theory, and on how to teach in culturally diverse classrooms, with a particular eye to what makes teachers successful teaching African American students. She is the author of The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms. Please register here. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduyvqTkiEtRJK1dBghru8FF6R5e-k-6r#/registration. The Creating Beloved Community Leadership Team:• Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee• MICAH• Wisconsin Council of Churches• Wisconsin Council of Rabbis• Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice• WISDOM. contact: wifaithvoices4justice@gmail.com


VIRTUAL Tues Nov 14, 7 - 8:30 pm Membership Meeting of Madison Democratic Socialists of America DSA. Via Zoom - Register with dsamadison@gmail.com


MILWAUKEE and VIRTUAL Tues Nov 14, 7 - 8:30 pm Why Nuclear Power is NOT the answer to Climate Change - with Bill Christofferson. 350 Milwaukee Meeting/. In-person / Zoom Meeting. First Unitarian Church, 1342 N Astor St, Max Otto Hall, Second Floor. Ring the bell to gain access to the church. Bill Christofferson is a former – he says “recovered” -- journalist and political consultant who has worked in state and local government, and a longtime peace activist.A Ma rine Corps veteran of Vietnam, he is a member of Veterans For Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He was the first director of Nukewatch, the Progressive Foundation’s public education project on nuclear weapons and power, from 1980 to 1983. Two other related projects, Stop Project ELF, led by John Stauber, and the Radioactive Waste Project, run by Cassandra Dixon, operated out of the Nukewatch office. Join Zoom Meeting ID: 818 7303 5880 Passcode: 809467 Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kqojPZ0qE https://350milwaukee.weebly.com/

VIRTUAL Tues Nov 14, 7 pm UNA USA Dane County monthly Meeting - via zoom. Join us for our November Distinguished Lecture Event: the Color of Asylum: The Racial Politics of Safe Haven in Brazil. Watch for link to zoom at www.unadane.org


VIRTUAL Wed Nov 15, 5:30 pm Unity Plan Letter Campaign is Underway! - with Building Unity via Zoom! For Our Future WI will be hosting this fun, interactive, virtual training on how to write a letter to the editor. This is a great opportunity for proponents of the Unity Plan Letter Campaign to get some extra-training on writing letters to editors. Are there local issues you have opinions about that you’d like to amplify to the community and our elected leaders? Interested in having your written ideas published? Writing a letter to the editor for publication with a news outlet is one of the most effective ways to amplify your voice and engage with community stakeholders on the issues most important to you -- and it's easier than you may think!

Join us from the comfort of your couch to learn the basics, refine your writing skills, and set a goal to get your own letter published. Just click the link below to sign up and receive the zoom link! If you aren't able to make it this time, please share this link with colleagues, friends, and family: https://secure.everyaction.com/WMIHZMdYakmVbwklH_Sccg2 More information from Timothy Cordon BuildingUnityWi@gmail.com


MADISON Wed Nov 15, 6 pm Monthly Veterans for Peace Business Meeting. At Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Contact: Bradley Geyer geyerb@yahoo.com


MADISON The Power and Practice of Non-Violent Action with Dr. Maria J. Stephan. Wednesday, November 15. from 7 - 8 pm. At the Memorial Union Terrace, Langdon Street. See the SPOTLIGHT above for details.


MADISON Wed Nov 15, 6 pm House Concert and Community Sharing - 350 WI says, 'You're Invited'! At 201 Bram St. Sunni Leilani will be doing a house concert in Madison. An active participant at Standing Rock and Line 3, she is now active in supporting the Line 5 Water Protectors. An optional potluck will start at 6pm, with the concert starting at 7. During the second half folks will be invited to share a song, poem, or story of their own. Let us know if you are planning on coming, or even if you are a “maybe”, as seating will be limited to about 20 people. Admission is on a sliding scale, from 0 to $10. RSVP to bennett.russ@gmail.com .


LaCROSSE Thurs Nov 16, 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 Buffton dbuffton@yahoo.com


VIRTUAL Thurs, Nov 16, 6:30 p.m. WISDOM Webinar - a free training on 'Issue and Electoral Campaign Planning' led by Yolanda Perkins, Integrated Voter Engagement Director, and Amanda Ali, WISDOM's Digital Organizer. They will discuss how to develop a campaign to ensure the best outcome for your efforts. You can register in advance here! WISDOM's IVE Team at office@wisdomwisconsin.org


Virtual Thursday, Nov 16, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Echo Valley Hope’s (free) Intro to The Peace Education Program . Clarity, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, understanding, dignity, choice, hope, peace and contentment…These are the topics of a free ten-week, video based and interactive course on peace that is used worldwide in schools, prisons, senior centers, veterans groups and more. If you would like to get a first hand look at how the course is run, please register in advance: https://bit.ly/45Kjrlo For more information: Contact Dena Eakles 608-606-4450, dena.eakles@gmail.com


MILWAUKEE Thurs Nov 16, 5 - 8 pm PEACE ACTION WI Annual Membership Meeting and Chili Supper. At Zao Church, 2319 E Kenwood Blvd. Speaker David Swanson of World Beyond War will speak via internet. ($5.00 donation- no one turned away). Music by Julianne Lovely Thomson. Election of 2024 Steering Committee https://www.peaceactionwi.org/


VIRTUAL Thurs Nov 16, 7 - 8 pm Monthly Meeting of the Poor People's Campaign - via zoom. The November statewide meeting of the WI Poor People's Campaign will be focused on grounding ourselves in the history and organizing strategies of the Poor People's Campaign as we prepare to mobilize toward a nation-wide day of action on March 2, 2024 and Mass Assembly in June 2024.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about this fusion movement as a whole, and the campaign within Wisconsin. Whether you're new to the PPC or have been active since the original campaign led by Rev. Dr. King, - we will surely walk away feeling a deeper connection to one another and gain clarity about our demands to bring an end to poverty and its interlocking injustices. You'll hear stories from folks who have participated in past PPC actions and why they are part of this movement, and we'll share details about upcoming actions and how anyone can get involved. Forward Together! Register here for the zoom link: Contact: wisconsin@poorpeoplescampaign.org


EAU CLAIRE Fri Nov 17, 5 - 6 pm Monthly Stand for Peace -Wisconsin 93 Trunk & Golf Road. The 3rd Friday of each month is Peace Stand time in Eau Claire, going on since 2004. We gather with signs at Hwy 93 & Golf Road, we visit one another and sometimes we sing. Stand and be counted. Mark Helpsmeet is with Northern Spirit Radio, a member group of WNPJ. Contact for more information: helpsmeet@usa.net


VIRTUAL Fri Nov 17, 7 - 8 pm Living “Laudato Si'”: Exploring the Spiritual Depths of Eco-Responsibility - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Beth Piggush, the Ecology Director for the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, will help us more deeply respond to Pope Francis’s profound call for an ecological conversion in his hugely important 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si”: On Care For Our Common Home”. Please register by October 16, and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.


MIDDLETON Sat Nov 18, 10 - 11 am White Flag / Black Flag: A Spiritual Anarchism Workbook – zine reading group. Meet at Prairie Cafe & Bakery, 3109 Pheasant Branch Rd. Hosted by the middleton hills trans anarchist collective. Whether you want to learn more about anarchism, are looking for community in the suburbs, or just like theory. All trans people and accomplices are welcome. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu


MILWAUKEE Sat Nov 18, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Meet at 92nd/North. Each Saturday, a different location. Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace


NEW! VIROQUA Sat Nov 18, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Note their Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has written a petition to demand that Senator Tammy Baldwin support a ceasefire in Gaza. We are trying to get this initiative going throughout the state of WI. If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email debbie.a.dudek@gmail.com for the petition and instructions. Thank you for your help!


VIRTUAL Sat Nov 18, 7 - 8 pm Webinar: How the Ho-Chunk Thwarted Removal from Wisconsin – Sinsinawa. Join us via Zoom for this presentation led by Stephen Kantrowitz, an author and professor, as he explores how a large portion of the Ho-Chunk people defied and defeated the plan of settlers and the U.S. government to expel them from their homeland during the 19th century. Registration ends November 13, and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.


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