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

Updated: Nov 13

Watch here for the recording of the event - coming soon!

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!

This year’s theme was

Abolition: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence

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

To learn more about Angela Harris, check out this conversation with Widening the Circle host, Dena Eakles.

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” .

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.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUtpuU4mzOM

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


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