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Events and Action Alerts with WNPJ member groups the week of May 20th - throughout Wisconsin!

Updated: May 20

WNPJ + Creation Walk over Memorial Day Weekend + VFP Madison Seeking Volunteers for Memorial Mile + Line 5 Action Alert + UW Encampment Resolutions + other statewide events


Creation Water Walk - Ellison Bay to the Kewaunee River along Lake Michigan

We Do This for the Water.....

Three day walk over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - 27

Departing on May from 25th from Porte des Morts Park, Kenosha Drive, Ellison Bay - walking along the shore of Lake Michigan to the mouth of Kewaunee River

Sponsored by Wise Women Gathering Place


Annual Memorial Mile with Veterans for Peace #25 – Madison. Looking for volunteers!

Veterans for Peace Annual Display for Memorial Day - Madison

Saturday, 25 May

09:00 am - 11:00 am

Olbrich Park, Atwood Avenue


Save these dates for the Memorial Mile event!

Join us in putting up simulated grave markers at Olbrich Park 9 am on Saturday May 25 and bringing them down Saturday June 1st.

Please share around Dane County and Madison. Stop by the display on Atwood Avenue throughout the week.

If you can commit to help, please RSVP to



For more than a decade, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been fighting to remove the Line 5 oil pipeline from their homeland in northern Wisconsin.

Although a federal judge ruled in their favor, agreeing that Enbridge, a multi-billion dollar Canadian corporation, is illegally trespassing on the Bad River Band’s reservation, the company wants to expand the pipeline just outside of the reservation’s borders. For Enbridge, this keeps the oil and the profits flowing. But for the rest of us, it puts the Great Lakes, and everything that depends on them, at risk of a wholly devastating oil spill.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now barreling ahead on the federal permitting process without understanding the project’s dangers to Wisconsin and Tribal waters. By skipping an important mandated part of the environmental review, they are ignoring the facts, and placing the watershed, Tribal rights, and the people of northern Wisconsin in immense danger.

Take action now and urge the Army Corps to delay their public hearing until the State of Wisconsin and the Bad River Band weigh in!


This reroute project is not a solution. Line 5, and the 23 million gallons of crude oil and gas it carries every day, will continue to threaten the entire region. Shutting down Line 5 would have almost no impact on jobs, or fuel supplies and prices in Wisconsin, making it a prime opportunity to transition justly to safer, more sustainable energy. We know that an oil spill could eviscerate local economies and generations of cultural practice and identity for members of the Bad River Band, who have relied on the wild rice, the fish, and the watershed for centuries. Before rushing to invest in a risky pipeline that will prolong our fossil fuel reliance decades into the future, putting us even further behind, the Army Corps must do a proper environmental review.

Stand with the Bad River Band and send a letter to the U.S. Army Corps today to delay the public hearing and give both Wisconsin and the Band a chance to weigh in.

In solidarity,

Britnie Remer (she/her) Fossil Fuel Organizer | 350 Wisconsin

P.S. Although this hearing should not be taking place right now, we need to be prepared. Please save June 4th, 2024 in your calendar and let us know how you’d like to participate in these public input opportunities.

Have Questions?  608-492-1667




 Find photos and updates from the May 18th WNPJ Annual Spring Meeting here!

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

supporting the work of 85 member groups around Wisconsin. 



Updates on UW encampments and Gaza protests - resolutions found in Wisconsin!

Give your feedback to the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor

To learn more about this student protest work in Milwaukee, listen to this WDRT interview of two Palestinian students from the encampment with Dena Eakles

Dena is a board member of WNPJ and the Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in PalestineYou can read about her efforts to bridge the rural / urban divide here.



WNPJ member group events….

FITCHBURG Mon May 20, 10 am – 12 noon UN in the News Discussion Group - monthly meeting. Meet at the Fitchburg library on 5530 Lacy Road, about two blocks east off Fish Hatchery Road. Questions? Agenda and readings for the day? Contact: Sam Romano

MADISON Mon May 20, 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.

FOND DU LAC Mon May 20, 6 pm Democracy Bus Tour Stop with Building Unity. Brothertown Indian Nation Community Center - 311 Winnebago Dr. The Brothertown People are hosting this Tour Stop. Join us to lean a little about the rich history and culture of the Brothertown Nation as well as how you can help them obtain designation as a Federally recognized Sovereign Native Nation. There will also be time for one of the Tour's "All Peoples' Forums" and opportunity for all of us to speak to the most pressing issues of our time. There will be food and beverages and time to learn about a variety of justice opportunities Doors will open at 5:45pm and the event will start at 6:00pm. For more information or if your group would like to be a added to the growing list of co-sponsors of this event, please call Building Unity at 608-630-3633.


MADISON Tues May 21, 5 – 6:30 pm JustDane Reentry Service Fair by Journey Home -At Madison College Goodman South Campus, 2429 Perry St. In partnership with United Way of Dane County, JustDane's Journey Home program presents a Reentry Service Fair for individuals recently released from prison to get connected to resources. Vendors will present about the opportunities that they can offer people reentering, after incarceration. Food will be provided.


VIRTUAL Wed May 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Path to Peace Introduction Session– virtual. Following this introductory session, you are welcome to participate in a free, ten-week Zoom educational program on peace June 5 – July 31. Topics include: peace, hope, appreciation, inner strength, clarity, choice, understanding, self awareness, dignity, contentment. Registration Link:   Questions? Contact

MADISON Wed, May 22, 6 pm BUGS Meeting and Potluck – of Building Unity. Meet at James Reeb Unitarian Church 2146 E. Johnson St. Participants will be encouraged to attend the following event a few blocks away at 7 pm, supporting Gaza relief.  Contact: Timothy Cordon, Building Unity Coordinator, 608-630-3633


MADISON Wed May 22, 7 – 10 pm Grassroots to Gaza presents a night of music for humanitarian aid to Gaza. The Bur Oak, 2262 Winnebago Street.  Featuring: Moonboot, The Takeaways and 20 Minute Mission. Suggested $10 donation: All proceeds go to Middle East Children's Alliance for immediate humanitarian assistance to Gaza. Sponsored by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and WORT Learn more about Middle East Children's Alliance or make a donation at  Sent to WNPJ by


MILWAUKEE Thurs May 23, 12 noon – 1 pm Anti-Gun VigilDunham's Sports, 2550 South 108th Street. Organized by Casa Maria Catholic Worker House, Contact Shad Muss - 


LaCROSSE Thurs May 23, 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 May 23, 1 - 2 pm Training Webinar; Engaging the In-Prison Community. Join WISDOM and the IVE Team for School of Democracy's session led by David Murrell, WISDOM's Prison In-Reach Coordinator, who will discuss with us strategies to engage the in-prison community and people who were formerly incarcerated around elections and issues to stake a claim in gaining and retaining political power.

Who is this training for?

  • Organizers, Faith Leaders, Executive Directors, Presidents, Board Members, Digital Organizers and any other person within WISDOM, its affiliates or partner organizations

  • Beginners passionate about organizing

  • Leaders with a commitment to protecting our democracy

  • People who have an interest in electoral politics

  • Anyone interested in strengthening their digital skills

Keep an eye out for our upcoming trainings on our website and social media @wisdomwisconsin on X, Facebook and Instagram.

For any questions, please contact WISDOM's Digital Organizer, Amanda Ali at -The WISDOM Training Team

SHEBOYGAN Thurs May 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Democracy Bus Tour Stop with Building Unity. Join us for one of the Tour's "All Peoples' Forums" and opportunity for all of us to speak to the most pressing issues of our time. There will be food and beverages and time to learn about a variety of justice opportunities. For more information or if your group would like to be added to the growing list of co-sponsors of this event, please call Building Unity at 608-630-3633.

VIRTUAL Thurs May 23, 6 pm Energy for Everyone: Take Back Our Power Teach-in - virtually with Fossil fuel utilities are blocking the transition to renewable energy and ruthlessly profiting off of the American people. Join members of the 350 Network Council–local 350 groups from across the country–for a conversation about utilities and the climate crisis. Register Now! . During the teach-in, we’ll hear from leaders from across the US–from New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado, and San Diego. We’ll hear stories about campaigns targeting utilities that have won against all odds, campaigns that lost but learned valuable lessons, and exciting campaigns that are just getting off the ground. Let’s do this,


VIRTUAL Thurs May 23, 6:30pm  NTEC and Dairyland -  Free educational zoom. Presented by WNPJ Environmental Justice, Sierra Club, Neighbors Against NTEC and League of Women Voters - Douglas County. Please join in an hour long conversation regarding the natural gas plant proposed to be built in Superior, WI.  The $700 million Nemadji Trail Energy Center will come with an enormous environmental cost and is being driven in part by Dairyland Power Cooperative. Contact here: Sent to WNPJ by Dena Eakles

VIRTUAL Thurs May 23, 7 pm Break the Bonds; Divest from Israel Bonds, Invest in Freedom - Webinar Jewish Voice for Peace invites you to join them and partner organizations for an Israel Bonds divestment campaign launch event and teach-in.  More info & registration here. There has never been a more important moment to campaign to end U.S. support for the Israeli apartheid and the Israeli military’s genocide of Palestinians. Billions in “Israel Bonds”–direct loans to the Israeli military and government–are being purchased by our local governments, state governments, unions, pension funds, religious institutions, and other institutions every day. Together, we can withdraw key support for violence against Palestinians by demanding that our community institutions stop buying Israel Bonds. Come learn from organizers about Israel Bonds and Israel Bonds divestment, including what you can do in your community to break the bonds with genocide and apartheid!

Sent to WNPJ by Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project


MADISON Friday May 24, 5-7pm Madison Mutual Aid Coop Monthly Potluck .  At the Social Justice Center on Williamson St.  Want to offer something? Let us know what you'd like to bring, see what's on the menu, or offer or request a workshop. Here's a signup spreadsheet. Or just show up, we want your presence more than anything else. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon! Director of the Madison MAN Cooperative, offspring of the late great Dane County TimeBank 


MILWAUKEE Sat May 25, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Lincoln Memorial/La Fayette Hill. Each Saturday, a different location.  Join us. Bring your signs. 

VIROQUA Sat May 25, 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 May 25, 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!


Along the Shore from Ellison Bay – May 25 – 27 Creation Water Walk - Ellison Bay to the Kewaunee River along Lake Michigan. We Do This for the Water..... Three day walk over Memorial Day Weekend. Learn more from the Spotlight above .


MADISON Sat May 25th 9 – 11 am Atwood Park. Join VFP Madison to set up for the weeklong annual Memorial Day display – see more above at the SPOTLIGHT…


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 chapter #25 table! You can't sell anything at the non-profit table, but donations to your group are acceptable.

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