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What's coming up this week of April 16th for WNPJ Member Groups?

WNPJ + Madison Farmers Market Sign Up + WISDOM Day of Action in Madison April 27th + WNPJ’s Annual Organizational Meeting + other statewide events…


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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 info@wnpj.org ********************************************

WISDOM Madison Action Day (4/27) at the State Capitol, East Main Street. Register now - and attend the April 13th Zoom Orientation meeting. The day itself will be exciting. Hundreds of us will gather to hear from faith leaders, from members of our organizations, and from people who are impacted by the justice issues we work on. We'll walk together to the State Capitol where we will have a rally on the steps. Then, we will go to speak with the people who represent us in the state legislature, to let them hear our priorities. We need everyone to register for Madison Action Day as soon as possible. There are a lot of reasons to register now. Here are a few: It will help us to know which legislators will be visited by their constituents. When you sign up, we can know who your Assembly Representative and Senator are, and we can be sure they will know you are coming. It helps us to know how many lunches to have! For those who register early, and who attend an April 13 Zoom Orientation session, there will be a drawing to give away some fun prizes! Over the next couple of weeks, you will get more information about Madison Action Day. We'll send information about some of the issues we will highlight, and about some of the speakers you will hear on the 27th. In the meantime, please get yourself registered! You can register through any local WISDOM organization. Most groups outside of Madison also have transportation available to and from the event. If you aren't sure who to contact to get registered, send a note to ESTHER organizer Katie Olson at katio@wisdomwisconsin.org and she will help you wisdomwisconsin.org www.facebook.com/pages/Wisdom-for-justice office@wisdomwisconsin.org

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Save the Date! Saturday, May 6th

10 am to 1 pm This is our Annual WNPJ Spring Assembly! Snacks provided All welcome to come share their social justice & just transition success stories! We'll be meeting at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge (and providing a zoom/recorded event option). 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. 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. Watch for details! If you'd like to be involved with planning, contact the WNPJ at info@wnpj.org. ******************************* Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups: (Read about more upcoming events here: https://www.wnpj.org/event-calendar) MILWAUKEE Tues Apr 18, 9:30 - 12:30 United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) WORLD FAIR. MADISON Tues Apr 18th, 5 - 6:30 pm JustDane Re-entry Service Fair. At Madison College - South, Perry Street. Reentry Service Fair will feature Housing and Employment Vendors. Plan on attending and connecting with some terrific local resources! www.facebook.com/JustDaneMadison VIRTUAL Tues Apr 18th, 7 - 8:30 pm Distinguished Lecture: The United Nations’ 2023 Commission on the Status of Women meeting, official sessions and parallel events by Mary Yeater Rathbun, UNA USA Dane County Chapter. The presentation will begin with a review of what the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women is and how NGO-CSW-NY’s parallel events fit into it. Then it will explain UNA-Dane County’s role in this year’s event, followed by a look at what is ahead for the chapter in its gender equity work. Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86759556231?pwd=bWg4RkxLZkZFUWRsMzRmSUR5R0M2QT09 UW-MADISON Wed Apr 19th 4:30 - 5:30 pm Spotlight: History of the Civil Rights Movement in Wisconsin. At the Wisconsin Alumni Association building, 650 N Lake St. Presentation by Alexander Shashko, UW Dept. of African American Studies. Generations of UW–Madison community members have borne witness to a long history of collective organizing in the state. Come learn about how Wisconsin gained a reputation for being an activist powerhouse in the North. Shashko will explore the economic, political, and cultural forces that made Wisconsin a flashpoint for the fight against racial discrimination in America and chronicle the stories of the people who rose up against that discrimination. An audience Q & A session will follow the program. Event is free, but registration is required. Visit: https://www.uwevents.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=738205. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu MADISON Wed Apr 19th , 7 – 9 pm “Protect our Children from F35s” Forum. First United Methodist Church on North Sherman, Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by Safe Skies Clean Air WI - safeskieswi@gmail.com MILWAUKEE Thurs Apr 20th, 12 noon - 1 pm ANTI-ROTC VIGIL. Meet at Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, West Wisconsin Avenue. No Christian school should teach violence and war! From Casa Maria Catholic Worker House casamariamke@gmail.com VIRTUAL Thur Apr 20th 6:30 - 7:30 pm Poor People's Campaign Organizing Call for Healthcare. Wisconsinites from all regions and all backgrounds who are impacted by the for-profit healthcare system are invited. Impacted people will be speaking out to members of the Joint Finance Committee. We will be sharing testimony and our demands from the Jubilee Platform for expanding Medicaid/BadgerCare, preventing the cutoffs of 300,000 people from BadgerCare, and moving towards our human right to healthcare. Several legislators have already confirmed their participation. Register here wisconsin@poorpeoplescampaign.org MADISON Fri Apr 21st, 4-6 pm 350 Wisconsin Art Project for Earth Day! UW-Madison Library Mall, State Street. Get Ready for Earth Day! The Art Collective in Madison will be collaborating, once again, with a coalition of UW environmental student groups. The central activity will be just north of the Walgreen's, around the 300 block. Join us for speakers, an art project, free food and, most of all, to support the next generation of climate activists. Then on Earth Day, April 22, the students will be holding a rally at Library Mall, followed by a march up State Street 350wisconsin@350wisconsin.org EAU CLAIRE Fri Apr 21st, 5 - 6 pm Monthly Peace Stand. Meet at Wisconsin 93 Trunk & Golf Road. The 3rd Friday of each month is Peace Stand time in Eau Claire, going on since 2004. We visit one another and sometimes we sing. Stand and be counted. Contact for more information: helpsmeet@usa.net FOND DU LAC Fri Apr 21st, 5 - 8 pm Blanket Exercise, with CSA. At Pilgrim UCC Church, 535 Stow St. Congregation of St. Agnes (CSA) is proud to collaborate with Pilgrim United Church of Christ, the Alliance for Justice and Brothertown Indian Nation to bring a special Blanket Exercise to our area. A blanket exercise is an experiential group activity that leads participants through 500+ years of Indigenous history that highlights the relationships with European explorers, colonial settlers, and the U.S. federal and state government. Participants will learn more about the Doctrine of Discovery and how the attack on indigenous culture has also affected the environment. Brothertown Indian Nation will be providing the meal and a free will offering will be taken. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register here to participate: https://forms.gle/dS7FnM7dvAQXArPy5 . For more information: CSA Justice <tabler@csasisters.org> FOND DU LAC Sat Apr 22nd, 10 am then throughout the day. Celebrate Earth Day! CSA Easement Tours. 320 County Road K.Tours throughout the day Easement Tour 10: am * Solar Array Tours 11:15 p.m., 12:15 p.m., & 12:45 p.m. The Congregation of St. Agnes (CSA) conservation easement includes 237 acres and cannot reasonably be fully-toured in 60 minutes. This tour will begin with a shortened version of the standard solar array tour followed by a walk around other portions of the CSA conservation easement, including walking up a steep hill to see the oak savannah and the prairie on top of the Niagara Escarpment. Ground conditions will be uneven and may be muddy in locations; please plan footwear accordingly! For more information: CSA Justice <tabler@csasisters.org> MADISON Sat Apr 22nd, 11 am - 4 pm Madison Print & Resist! At the Madison Public Library - Central, 201 West Mifflin Street. Join a day-long festival of political print media, zines, experimental publications, and prints related to the world of art, do-it-yourself culture, and political action. The event brings together subversively creative print/media artists including zine makers, printers, poster-makers, and other self-published artists and writers to share their work with the Madison area community. We are especially excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this incredible event! In addition to the fest, we will commemorate with a retrospective MP&R poster exhibition at Central Library & a social gathering with live music by The Stolen Sea, beverages and friendship at the Bur Oak. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/MadisonPrintandResist/. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu MADISON Sat April 22nd, 10 am Earth Day Action! WI State Capitol Square.

Then a march up State Street from UW-Library Mall from 1 - 2 pm . Join 350 Wisconsin for climate justice actions during the first day of the 2023 Dane County Farmers Market season. More info? Visit: https://350wisconsin.org/upcoming-events/ MADISON Sat Apr 22nd, 4:30pm Party! Celebrate Spring with MAN. At Cafe CODA, 1224 Williamson. Come enjoy each other's company at lovely Cafe CODA. We'll also be signing people up for our Everywhere Gardens project, care team interest, and anything else you want to do in the Mutual Aid Network. This is right after a monthly interview/variety show, The Human Show. That starts at 3, please feel free to join! Stephanie Rearick will be interviewing Barbara and Echnaton Vedder, and Micah Vedder as musical guests. Also featuring music by Johan Petty w/ Elliot of Earthlings. Questions? Stephanie Rearick <steph@stephanierearick.com MADISON Sat. April 22nd, 6 pm Sustainable Saturday Night! At James Reeb UUC (2146 E. Johnson) After over 10 years of monthly potlucks and in recent years zoom gatherings, this monthly in-person gathering returns with a potluck, Earth Day sing-a-long, and – of course, Earth Day Cake! Join us for a community discussion about the past, present, and future of this monthly gathering that was committed to building community around our commitments to Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Democracy. Info? Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/534689035501612/ MILWAUKEE Sat Apr 22nd, 12 noon to 1 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. Meet at North Port Washington Road & West Silver Spring Drive, Glendale. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - info@peaceactionwi.org or see https://www.peaceactionwi.org MADISON Sun Apr 23rd, 2 – 4 pm Cassandra Dixon’s Palestine Benefit Eventat the Taza restaurant in Middleton, 1900 Cayuga St. Please click HERE to RSVP so that we will have enough food! Questions? Cassandra chrepairs@gmail.com MADISON Sun Apr 23rd, 1 - 3:30 pm Social Justice Fair. At Temple Beth El. Supported by Temple Beth El, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Chrysalis, JustDane and Porchlight. Come support nonprofit organizations selling their products at the Social Justice Fair, open to the public. Buy art, tasty treats, jams, baking mixes, and more, and support good causes! Invite your friends to shop with you. Contacts: Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice - wisconsinfaithvoicesforjustice.org/https://www.tbemadison.org/event/socialjusticefair. Questions? Contact Aleeza at engage@tbemadison.org or call the Temple Beth El office at 608-238-3123. MINOQUA Wed, Apr 26th, 10 – 5 pm, Joint Finance Committee Hearing 2023 Lakeland Union High School, 9573 State Highway 70. The state of Wisconsin has a biennial budget. The state budget that will govern our state's taxes and spending from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, was recently proposed by Governor Evers. You can learn more about the biennial budget here. The state legislature is now in control of the budget. The "Joint Committee on Finance" is a team of 16 Senators and Assembly Representatives who will make their own recommendations to the other members of the legislature. As part of that process, the Joint Finance Committee holds hearings, at which any Wisconsinite can speak for (usually) 2 minutes. Contact: David Liners - WISDOM office@wisdomwisconsin.org


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