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Upcoming Events of WNPJ & member groups for the week of Feb. 27th

Updated: 3 days ago

All welcome! Join Mary Kay Baum and other WNPJ Board members in this monthly drop-in zoom call. When? Thurs, Mar. 2nd, from 12 noon to 1 pm 'Weaving the Web'!- agenda, just people who care about peace and justice showing up to connect.

Contact with questions. Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 * Passcode: 797041 * +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) ***************************************

Time to celebrate! All welcome to celebrate the 10th Annual International Women's Day Celebration in Madison on Sat. Mar 4, 5 - 10 pm. Organized by the Senegambia Women's Association and supported by Madison Women's International League for Peace & Freedom. The event will be held at the First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave. Free event. Keynote Speaker: Wi Sen. Melissa Agard. Senegambian cuisine, music, and sharing of culture and traditions. All welcome to join in! Register here. Contact: WILPF-Madison <> *****************************************************

Registration open for the Gathering. Madison, Wisconsin has been invited to host the 20th Catholic Worker Midwest Faith and Resistance Gathering March 24 - 27. A weekend to learn, reflect and act to Ground the F-35 and Abolish War. All people who can commit to nonviolence are welcome. Please fill out this form to rsvp: Speakers on Saturday will include: Vicki Berenson & Steven Klafka, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin Danaka Katovich, National Co-Director, CODEPINK Women for Peace Brian Terrell, Strangers & Guests Catholic Worker, Maloy, IA and Nevada Desert Experience In 2020, the Air Force decided to base a fleet of F-35 warplanes in Madison. Hundreds of people in Madison got active to oppose the siting, see The decision to bring the planes is being challenged in Federal court now. The Air Force is planning to bring nuclear-capable F-35s to Madison this spring. We are inspired by the history of Plowshares activists’ work against militarism. And by Italian dock workers unions who in recent years are refusing to load weapons shipments for wars. Since last April, in Madison we have held 24 war abolition walks to call for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, and all wars. We have started a new Madison chapter of the international anti-war group World BEYOND War. Learn more here. Contact: Janet Parker - of the WNPJ member group Madison for a World BEYOND War. And if you want to volunteer or offer Madison housing, contact ***********************************

Opportunities for Travel to Cuba Cuba is now open to foreign travel, including from the U.S. and is one of the most vaccinated nations on earth. By far the best way to judge what Cuba and the people in Cuba are like today, is to go and see for yourself, either booking your own visit, or as part of a group. There probably is no better way to support the Cuban people than to go there yourself, interchange and show good will and respect for our Cuban neighbors -- and to spend some money there as well. You can follow changes to the rules and options for such travel on our website, The WI Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, as we will be working to post updates to travel regulations as they are issued (latest on May 9, 2022), and on new tour and travel opportunities. Based on prior positive experiences, we draw your attention to the upcoming trips listed below. Lessons from Cuba: Exploring Art, Healthcare, Sustainability and Education — May 25- June 4, 2023 (apply by March 10, 2023) The 33rd Friendshipment Caravan — carrying humanitarian aid to the Cuban people since 1992 — is taking applications for the 2023 trip (July 15-29). Space is limited and applications are due April 1st.

Learn more at | **************************************** Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups: (Read about more upcoming events here: VIRTUAL - Tues. Feb. 28th, 11 am - 12 noon. Seminar: Healthcare in Gaza: Snapshots of Healing in Times of Destruction. From Churches for Middle East Peace: Gaza has been acquainted with unspeakable destruction for decades. Yet throughout its turbulent history, countless individuals have stepped in to offer healing. In this seminar, we pose one question—what is it like to offer healing in times of destruction? To answer, we will hear from panelists who provide snapshots of their experiences historically, organizationally, and personally. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Rafah Sister City Project - - Register here. MADISON - Tues. Feb 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Veterans For Peace- Chapter #25 - Monthly Book Club: "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker", by Katherine J. Cramer. Contact John Fournelle for details at 608-438-7480. And for March 28th, we're reading "David Couper: Beyond the Badge; Reflections of a an Ex-Cop by Rob Zaleski". All welcome. Contact: . VIRTUAL - Tues. Feb 28th, 7 - 8 pm Webinar: 'The Wisdom of Wendell Berry: Place, Race and Hope' with Sinsinawa. Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading the zoom call. Wendell Berry is one of the most lyrical, passionate and important prophets writing today on issues of place, land, responsibility, hope and health. We will dive into the poetry and prose of Berry, including his most recent book, “The Need To Be Whole”. Registration ends February 27 and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at // for more information. VIRTUAL Tues Feb 28th, 7 pm Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Madison February Membership Meeting . Connect to | Zoom | Password: 722408. MADSA Member Frank Emspak Memoir is Out: Accomplished organizer and activist Frank Emspak has written a memoir about his life: “Troublemaker: Saying No to Power”. The book explores his years of experience organizing in labor spaces- everything from his time as a chair of the UW Socialist Club in the 60s to his service in local labor unions. You can grab a copy of his book here.. (Frank was the contact for WNPJ for many years for the Madison DSA Chapter - labor committee.) For more info, contact: MADISON - Wed, Mar 1st, Wed 6:30 - 8:30 pm Screening of "A Decent Home" (dir. Sara Terry)- at the Marquee Cinema at Union South, West Dayton Street. This is part of the ongoing Social Cinema Series hosted by the Havens Wright Center, addressing urgent issues of class and economic inequity through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere else. After the film there will be a discussion. More info? Visit: Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop MADISON - Wed. Mar 1st, 6 - 9 pm Middle Eastern North African (MENA) Heritage Month Kickoff: A Night at the Bazaar. At the Pyle Center, Langdon Street. Come and celebrate MENA identities through dance, fashion, poetry, art, food, and much more. This year's event includes a Palestinian "Tatreez" embroidery demonstration table with display items from MRSCP (Sorry, no sales). Sent to WNPJ by Madison Rafah Sister City Project: VIRTUAL - Thurs, Mar 2nd, 12 noon - 1 pm 'Weaving the Web' - WNPJ's monthly virtual drop-in Hour. Hosted this month by WNPJ Board co-chair, Mary Kay Baum! 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. Contact with questions. Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041 - +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) VIRTUAL - Thurs. Mar 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 Virtual Book Discussion with WILPF "The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" by Chris Murphy. Virtual Book Discussion hosted by the Madison Branch of the Women’s Int. League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Is America destined to always be a violent nation? This sweeping history by U.S. senator Chris Murphy explores the origins of our violent impulses, the roots of our obsession with firearms, and the mythologies that prevent us from confronting our national crisis. He also tells the story of his profound personal transformation in the wake of the mass murder at Newtown, and his subsequent immersion in the complicated web of influences that drive such violence, ultimately concluding that while America’s relationship to violence is unique, it is not inescapable. For login details, contact REEDSBURG - Sat. Mar 4th, 9 am - 1 pm 11th Annual Food Fair and Farmers Market! At Sacred Heart School, 545 N Oak St. Local foods and crafts, plus info booths, and more. Hosted by the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour and the Sacred Heart Church's Justice & Peace Commission. More info here. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop MADISON - Sat. Mar 4th 12 noon and 1 pm "42nd Annual Freeze for Food Races" . Vilas Park. Ready to do something proactive about immigration due to conflict or climate change? Register for the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison Freeze for Food 5K/10K to raise funds to support food security programs of Madison's Open Doors for Refugees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the resettlement of refugees in the Madison area and welcoming them into the community. Register online with RunSignUp anytime until raceday. Late arrivals may not be able to register. Sponsored by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison. Learn more at (This event is co-sponsored by WNPJ member group Veterans for Peace #25 Madison. They have some extra tickets - If you're interested in using them, contact: Steve at APPLETON - Sat. Mar 4th 11 am – noon Fox Valley Peace Coalition monthly vigil. Meet at Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Bring your signs! Contact: Ronna Swift - MILWAUKEE - Sat. Mar 4th, 12 noon to 1 pm Today is the 20th Year of the Weekly Peace Action "Stand for Peace". Meet at Oakland/Capitol. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - or see OSHKOSH - Sat. Mar. 4th 1 - 2 pm Building Unity Wisconsin Tour for Justice and Democracy - State Supreme Court Candidate Forum. Meet at Sage Hall, High Avenue. More info and updates at: or SINSINAWA - Sat. Mar 4th, 2 - 4 pm "Ho-Chunk Through Story" with Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member and storyteller, Andi Cloud. Andi will share the Ho-Chunk culture with stories from life and from centuries of oratory tradition. We will gather outdoors around the fire. Please register by March 2 and the fee is $20 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at // for more information. Sinsinawa Mound is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.


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