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Events and Action Alerts from WNPJ member groups the week of April 23rd!


SPOTLIGHT on Worker Justice Wisconsin! Reserve your spot now!



Join us for our ✨biggest✨ fundraiser of the year! Worker Justice Wisconsin’s Annual Faith Labor Breakfast is a time for labor, faith, and community organizations to gather and share our collective passion for worker justice.

GET TICKETS ➡️ classy.org/event/annual-faith-labor-breakfast/e474477🎟 📅 Thursday, May 4th,🕒 8 -10am -

📍 Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E Gorham St, Madison, WI)

Come and connect with allies, hear from our worker members, and learn how to get involved and support rank-and-file immigrant workers as they organize their workplaces. We’ll share homemade tamales and baked goods from Just Bakery as we build the power of the coalition!

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Saturday, May 6th from 10 am to 1 pm

This is our Annual WNPJ Spring Assembly! Snacks provided All welcome to come share their social justice & just transition success stories! We'll be meeting at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge or you can join us via ZOOM!. This is our chance to hear about the activities of Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice member groups; form a nominating committee for Officers and WNPJ Board member recruitment; and to conduct any necessary Network business. Please rsvp here! https://forms.gle/5cM11pDV1BBatQp36 It's an outreach event, too, as we will be inviting Driftless area member groups and their affiliates to speak about environmental and other issues they share in common. More details here! Questions? Contact WNPJ at info@wnpj.org. ********************************************

DONATE a BACKPACK to JustDane! New groups of students are starting at JustBakery, and they are in need of backpacks to carry their laptops and supplies. Consider purchasing one and having it sent to JustBakery: 1708 Thierer Rd., Madison, WI 53704. These are good ones: http://ow.ly/YFoh50NJFh8 Questions? Contact: info@justdane.org ****************** Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups: (Read about more upcoming events here: https://www.wnpj.org/event-calendar) VOLK FIELD Tues Apr 25th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES. We need YOU there. The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property. As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks. If you are interested in carpooling to Volk Field from Madison, please contact Bonnie at 608-256-5088. If you can’t come this time, mark your calendar. We usually vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Questions? Call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or joyfirst5@gmail.com or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or blb24@earthlink.net. Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars MADISON & VIRTUAL Tues Apr 25th, 4 - 5 pm Mutual Aid for Health and Wellness - Social Justice Center, Williamson Street. This is an action-oriented workshop toward building care teams as well as a health expense cooperative, in order to meet our health and wellness needs more fully, mutual aid-style. As always, there's lots more, including Communications, HOME Economics, and Dream Time every week, on zoom and usually at Social Justice Center (rsvp if you want to show up in person, just in case). You're welcome at anything, and feel free to request orientations or meetings with your communities or organizations. Just email info@madisonman.coop or call 608 443-8229. MILWAUKEE Tues Apr 25th, 7 - 8 pm Chapter Meeting of VFP #102. Saint John's On The Lake, North Prospect Avenue. Election of officers. Contact vfpchapter102@gmail.com for more information. MINOQUA Wed, Apr 26th, 10 – 5 pm, Joint Finance Committee Hearing 2023 Lakeland Union High School, 9573 State Highway 70. The state of Wisconsin has a biennial budget. The state budget that will govern our state's taxes and spending from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, was recently proposed by Governor Evers. You can learn more about the biennial budget here. The state legislature is now in control of the budget. The "Joint Committee on Finance" is a team of 16 Senators and Assembly Representatives who will make their own recommendations to the other members of the legislature. As part of that process, the Joint Finance Committee holds hearings, at which any Wisconsinite can speak for (usually) 2 minutes. Contact: David Liners - WISDOM office@wisdomwisconsin.org MADISON Thurs Apr 27th WISDOM Action Day (4/27) at the State Capitol, East Main Street. The day itself will be exciting. Hundreds of us will gather to hear from faith leaders, from members of our organizations, and from people who are impacted by the justice issues we work on. We'll walk together to the State Capitol where we will have a rally on the steps. Then, we will go to speak with the people who represent us in the state legislature, to let them hear our priorities. We need everyone to register for Madison Action Day as soon as possible. There are a lot of reasons to register now. Here are a few: It will help us to know which legislators will be visited by their constituents. When you sign up, we can know who your Assembly Representative and Senator are, and we can be sure they will know you are coming. It helps us to know how many lunches to have! wisdomwisconsin.org https://wisdomwisconsin.org/madison-action-day-2023 office@wisdomwisconsin.org MILWAUKEE Thurs Apr 27th, 12 noon - 1 pm ANTI GUN VIGIL. Dunham's Sports, 2550 South 108th Street, West Allis. Guns are made to do violence to others. We are called to be nonviolent. From Casa Maria Catholic Worker House casamariamke@gmail.com MADISON Fri Apr 28th, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm Minority and Ethnic Politics in and from the Middle East – Annual Middle East Studies Conference. UW-Madison, Memorial Union (800 Langdon St.) Featuring outstanding scholars from around the US discussing the historical background, sociopolitical realities, and challenges facing religious, ethnic, and other minorities in the region. Free and open to the public. For details and to register, visit: https://mideast.wisc.edu/upcoming-events/mespspringconference2023/ Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu SINSINAWA Fri Apr 28th, 5 - 6 pm Arbor Day Hike - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Join us and celebrate Arbor Day at Sinsinawa Mound with a lovely hike through our forests and discuss the arboreal giants that live among us on Friday, April 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. This is an outdoor activity and we will be hiking on and off trail so be sure to bring sturdy hiking boots and weather appropriate clothing. Registration ends April 27 and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.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. SINSINAWA Sat Apr 29th 9 am - 4 pm Joy of Forgiveness. Sinsinawa Mound. Come on a healing journey through a practical, personal retreat about forgiveness. Sandy Hoenig will be leading this workshop and you’ll identify and process the stages of forgiveness and healing. Along the way, you’ll learn strategies you can use in your personal and/or professional life to avoid or resolve hurtful situations. Registration ends on April 24 and the fee is $75 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.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. SINSINAWA Sat Apr 29th 10 am - 2 pm “Neutral Ground” Native Lands Tour . Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. On this tour of native lands, we’ll travel to a number of sites around Fayette, Iowa, where the Ho-Chunk were forced during the so-called neutral ground period of the 19th century on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll listen to largely untold stories of the land, traveling to the mission school, burial grounds, campsites, Fort Atkinson and sites connected to the great Ho-Chunk chief, Whirling Thunder. You will need access to a vehicle to join our tour caravan and please bring your own lunch. Registration ends April 27 and the fee is $20 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.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. MILWAUKEE Sat Apr 29th, 12 noon - 1 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. North Water Street & E St Paul Ave. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI -info@peaceactionwi.org or see https://www.peaceactionwi.org MADISON Sun Apr 30th, 12 noon - 4 pm Madison Really Really Free Market. 504 S. Brearly St. Do you have items, clothing, books, food, seeds, skills, gifts, talents, services, love, listening, etc. of value that you're willing to give away freely? Could you use some support, community and/or aid right about now? Join us at the Madison Really Really Free Market, where we can support each other and our community at a pop-up market, for free. Really, for free? Really, really. Free!!! Nothing at this market is bought or sold! Any and all forms of sharing and aid welcome. For more info, contact jepeck@wisc.edu or see https://www.facebook.com/events/245557614704660/?ref=newsfeed VIRTUAL Sun Apr 30th, 3 - 4 pm Mission Forward - 175 years and counting. Interactive Virtual Events Join the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa as we host interactive, virtual prayer and conversation events for you to reconnect with our Sisters and learn more about our capital campaign. Register for one or more of our virtual gatherings at https://forms.gle/mhkxvB8LCB1ZmanTA. Please share this link with other classmates, friends, or family members who might also want to join us.​ We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, contact the Office of Philanthropy at (608) 748-4411. VIRTUAL Mon May 1st, 7 - 8:15 pm 350.org Meeting - Learning from Water Protectors in Minnesota. Join 350 Wisconsin to hear two volunteers from Waadookawaad Amikwag (Anishinaabemowin for Those Who Help Beaver) talk about efforts to monitor and document the ongoing damage done by the construction of the Line 3 replacement pipeline (now operating as Line 93). 7 - 8:15 pm Learn how Indigenous respect for water and community science have come together in this grassroots effort to uncover what Enbridge is trying to hide in Minnesota. Our speakers, Victoria McMillen and Jami Gaither, will share findings of damage to lands and waters far beyond what is reported by Enbridge and the state agencies charged with protecting the environment and controlling pollution. The hope is to hold polluters like Enbridge and all responsible state and federal agencies accountable for remediation of our watersheds. VIA ZOOM: Register in advance for the meeting here: To learn more: https://350wisconsin.org/monthly-meetings/ MILWAUKEE Mon May 1st 11 am MAY DAY MARCH WITH VOCES DE LA FRONTERA. Meet at the Voces de la Frontera Offices on Mitchell St near 6th St. PEACE ACTION WI will have a solidarity contingent. Contact info@peaceactionwi.org Looking Ahead! VIRTUAL Wed. May 31st 3:00 – 5:00 pm Uniting for Wisconsin’s Civic Health – virtual introductory workshop! Are you, or is someone you know, interested in stronger Wisconsin communities, bridging across difference, and deepening and broadening civic engagement? Or, already working on a project to improve your community? If so, we invite you to participate in a state-wide conversation. This is part of the Civic Health of Wisconsin Initiative and will be facilitated by Urban Rural Action, which has experience supporting constructive dialogue and collaboration in a diverse range of U.S. communities. For more info and to apply for this program, visit: https://www.uraction.org/wisconsin.html . Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop – jepeck@wisc.edu **********************************************

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WNPJ member groups can sign up for a Saturday opportunity to TABLE at the Madison Farmers Market – this Spring and summer at the Capitol Square. The Farmers Market opening date is April 15th – 7 am to 1 pm …and runs through the Fall on Saturdays. Sign up for your spot today! Bring your own table and hand-outs to the King Street corner of the Square, next to the VFP #25 table! Questions? Contact info@wnpj.org *******************************************************************


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