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We got into some "Good Trouble" at the WNPJ Fall Assembly - Sunday, Nov. 13th

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

The videos of this event are now available!

On Sunday, November 13th WNPJ hosted its annual Fall Assembly in Milwaukee (and via zoom). Each year we take this time to bring individuals and organizations together, to set the vision for the upcoming year, to honor the efforts of peacemakers and peace builders…and to get into some “Good Trouble”.

We were at Marquette University, hosted by MU Peacemaking Center - a WNPJ member group!

Video of a Welcome to the Assembly with pt Network Coordinator Judy Miner:

Debra Gillsipie interviews Tynnetta Jackson about what Abolition means to her, before the Meeting begins...

This year’s theme was

Abolition: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence

....with special guest speaker - Angela Harris.

And watch the video of Dena Eakle introducing Angela to the WNPJ Assembly on Nov. 13th:


Presenting the Peacemaker of the Year Award to Claude Motley

Learn more about Milwaukee's Claude Motley of the Emmy award-winning documentary, "When Claude Got shot” .

Here's the video of Debra Gillispie and Mary Kay Baum introducing Claude Motly at the Assembly

.....with links to the documentary, "When Claude Got Shot" and


WNPJ's 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Art Heitzer. Art's activism includes Peace Action Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s End the Wars Committee, Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild, and the Milwaukee Turners.

Art Heitzer received this Award for his lifetime of peacemaker work, from his student activism at Marquette University through his very important and prominent role in our Milwaukee and Wisconsin Peace Community.

Here is the video of the event - on Nov. 13th. Art was introduced by Julie Enslow of Peace Action WI, and his Award presented by Tynnetta Jackson and Mary Kay Baum.

Thanks to volunteer Dan Folkman for the editing of these Assembly videos!

Learn of previous Lifetime Achiever Awards here...

Inspired by the work of many of today’s Abolitionists, it is our hope to share their work and to uplift the narrative.

To help us begin to build a shared understanding of abolition, here is an interview

with Derecka Purnell and Trevor Noah on her book Becoming Abolitionists and her understanding and the need for abolition today.



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