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First week of May for WNPJ member groups! Lots going on - join in!

WNPJ + Weaving the Web Virtual Drop-in Hour + WNPJ’s Annual Organizational Meeting + Vicki’s Pottery Benefit + video of “Stop the F35s” + other statewide events…


VIRTUAL Thurs May 4th 12 noon - 1 pm Weaving the Web - WNPJ virtual drop-in Hour. All are welcome to drop in the first Thursday of each month - agenda, just people who care about peace and justice showing up to connect. Board members Mary Kay and Dena hosting!

Contact with questions,

Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041 - +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)


Saturday, May 6th from 10 am to 1 pm

This is our Annual WNPJ Spring Assembly!

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. Snacks provided.

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


Pottery by WNPJ Board Member Vicki Berenson

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 11:00am – 5:00pm, 1834 Rutledge Street, Madison

Look for Vicki at the Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk!

Proceeds from Vicki’s sales will benefit the Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice


The F35s are due to arrive in Madison on Tuesday, May 2nd. There's a new 12-minute "Stop the F35" film available for you to learn more from Safe Skies Clean Water WI:


Upcoming Events this week for some of our 75 WNPJ groups:

(Read about additional future events here:

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

VIRTUAL Mon May 1st, 7 - 8:15 pm 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:

MADISON Wed May 3rd, 6pm Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat. At the Maharani Restaurant 380 W. Washington. The public is welcome, bring your concerns, insights and projects. Some on-street parking and two nearby parking decks available. For more info email or call Allen at 608-231-3015.

RACINE Wed May 3rd, 7 - 8 pm An Evening with Matt Rothschild: Campaign Finance the Racine Peace and Justice Coalition Meeting. Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church Office, 6th Street. Matt Rothschild has been the Director of the non-profit group - Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Day care available, if you contact the group before April 18th. Contact:

VIRTUAL Wed May 3rd, 8:30 am Core Team Building Unity meeting (Steering Committee) - First Wed. of the Month

VIRTUAL Tues May 9th 7 pm Monthly Evening Building Unity “Drop-in” meeting - Second Tues of the Month -

Same Zoom link for all of our meetings: ID: 992 4503 1795 One tap mobile: +13126266799,,99245031795# US (Chicago) Any phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Contact: Timothy Cordon *

MADISON Thurs May 4th, 8 – 10 am Worker Justice WI Annual Faith Labor Breakfast. Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E Gorham St) Learn about organizing workplaces. We’ll share homemade tamales and baked goods from JustBakery as we build the power of the coalition! We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 4th! If you’re a union, faith, or social justice organization, contact to learn how to become a WJW sponsor! GET TICKETS ➡️🎟

MADISON Sat May 6th, 10 - 11 am "No More Police" Book Discussion - Linden CoHousing 107 Sutherland Ct. Join Families for Justice, Allies for Black Lives, and the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom for an exploratory but facilitated discussion of this new book by abolitionist thought leaders Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie. Everyone welcome, even if you don't read the book! More info? Visit the Facebook event: To get the zoom link, reply to: 608-609-7961

APPLETON Sat May 6th, 11 am to noon. Fox Valley Peace Coalition monthly vigil. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift -

MILWAUKEE Sat May 6th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm Benefit Jam for Casa Maria - The Coffee House. 2717 East Hampshire Street. Bring your voice, instrument, a poem - to benefit Casa Maria Catholic Worker

SINSINAWA Sun May 7th, 3 - 4 pm Sounds of the Soul Concert - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Enjoy an hour of music from various traditions such as Muslim, Catholic and Jewish. These sounds will be coupled with some brief comments and explanations. A freewill offering is greatly appreciated. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at 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.

MADISON May 8th, 7 pm Free Screening of the film ‘The Right to Read’ - Madison College, Goodman South Campus Rm 205, 2429 Perry St. Sponsored by MOSES. We also invite you to partner with us in the work of ensuring that all children in Madison and surrounding communities receive screening for dyslexia. Whether or not you can attend the film screening please reply to let the Education Advocacy Group of MOSES know if you would like to be a part of the collective effort we are building. Contact: Shel Gross < .More about this program:

The Education Advocacy Group of MOSES invites you to join us in the work of improved literacy education in our community. We have made literacy and specifically the issue of dyslexia a top priority. The reason we have determined this to be our top priority is, in part, because of statements like the following: When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That’s why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change. You can learn more about MOSES here: Note: This event sent to WNPJ by Shel Gross, a member of Madison Friends Meeting


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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

Interested in a yard sign? WNPJ has yard signs available!

Questions? Let us know! or see



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