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What's upcoming with WNPJ member groups this week of Feb. 12th

This Primary election on Feb. 21st could decide the future of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The top two vote-getters of the four candidates will advance to the nonpartisan general election on April 4, 2023.

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice reminds us: Our state Supreme Court will potentially be hearing cases in the coming year(s) on voting rights, gerrymandering, LGBTQ rights including marriage rights, gun control, school choice, and so much more. Go to to be sure your registration is up to date and see what else is on your ballot. Find out where you can vote early by selecting “Vote Absentee in Person” at the top. And spread the word!


Madison Action Alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR):

PSR-WI, along with 12 other community organizations,

began talking with Madison City Alders in 2018 about passing a Back from the Brink (BftB) Resolution. We put our campaign on hold during the 2020-21 Covid pandemic, but we have resumed our efforts.

Back from Brink Resolutions call on our federal government to:

  • Actively pursue a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

  • Renounce the option of using nuclear weapons first.

  • End the president's sole, unchecked authority to launch a nuclear attack.

  • Take U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger (launch ready) alert.

  • Cancel the plan to replace the entire U.S. arsenal with enhanced weapons.

The City of Madison Back from the Brink Resolution does more than calling for our government to prevent nuclear war; it commits the City of Madison to nuclear weapon - free investments and contracts.

Madison residents can contact their alder today.

Find your City Alder and their contact information by clicking here.

Let PSR WI know which Alder you reached and their response.

This helps PSR track Alders contacted along with their stance.


Wednesday February 15th – 6 pm in the Racine Public Library, 7th Street, - a

presentation on a Path to Peace in Ukraine by Jim Carpenter, National Co-Chair of the End the Wars and Occupations Issue of the Progressive Democrats of America. It will be followed by Racine's very own, Trevor Jung, Public Transit Role in Environmental Stewardship. Trevor is the Transit and Mobility Director for the City of Racine.

Friday February 17 th 4:30 to 6pm at the Olympia Brown Unitarian Church, 625 College Avenue: "Raising Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women" . This will be a movie

and a discussion, presented by Starla Thompson of the Otter Clan of the Forest Potawatomi and Santa Ynez Chumash Nations. Starla dedicates her life to serving communities and entities through Native American history, cultural awareness and education. Homemade corn, squash, and bean soups will be available for purchase with proceeds going to Waking Women’s Healing

Contact Elaine Marie Kinch for RCPJ at or for more information.


Save the Date!

Chrysalis Storytelling Event on Tuesday, March 7th from 5:30-7:00pm at Chrysalis

(1342 Dewey Court, Madison).

Doors will open at 5:00pm. Our mission: Promoting mental

health and substance use recovery in our community by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing, and wellness. We do this by

“Building Community, Sharing Hope.”

On March 7th we will come together to celebrate stories of hope while we also acknowledge our struggles. This collective learning opportunity will be led by professional storytellers, Jen Rubin and Takeyla Benton.

We invite you to join us at this FREE event. There will be light refreshments, an acapela performance, and of course wonderful stories of HOPE! We are so grateful to have Sabrina Madison as our MC for the evening. Sabrina is an inspirational leader and connector, she is also an award-winning entrepreneur and founding CEO of The Progress Center for Black Women.

Click HERE to reserve your spot at the Chrysalis Storytelling Event!

Contact information:


Another Save the Date!

The Golden Rule, a storied sailboat that helped bring about an end to atmospheric

testing of nuclear weapons, will stop in Milwaukee Sept. 1-4 as part of a 15-month,

11,000-mile voyage to inform and educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation. A number of public events will be held, and speakers/crew members will be available for presentations at schools, churches or other venues. during the four-day visit.

VFP Chapter 102 is working with project coordinator Helen Jaccard to plan the schedule and recruit sponsors. Do you have ideas for events or venues? Are you connected to schools, churches, or organizations that would like a presentation -- or a boat ride? Can you volunteer to help with events? Interested in helping as a crew member? There are lots of ways to be a part of this exciting visit.

Just email us at and we will be in touch. This is an

early notice, but seven months will fly by, so think about getting involved now.

SPONSORS SO FAR: Milwaukee Veterans For Peace Chapter 102, Peace Action Wisconsin, Physicians For Social Responsibility Wisconsin, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations With Cuba, United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Milwaukee, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee - Learn more:


Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:

Tues Feb 14, 7 – 8:30 pm

UNA USA Dane County Distinguished Lecture Meeting via zoom. All welcome to hear Amy Hansen’s presentation on “ Unarmed Protection of Civilians in Crisis Situations”. Amy is the Donor Relations Officer for Nonviolent Peaceforce. Zoom link :

Tues. Feb. 14th 6:30 pm

Screening and discussion of The Spook Who Sat By the Door Madison Central Library, Rm. 104 (201 W. Mifflin, Madison) Valentines Day Black History Month film event, hosted by the Peregrine Forum. This film is a fictional account of a plausible Black guerrilla uprising in Chicago and other U.S. cities in the early 1970s.

Wed Feb 15, 6 – 7 pm

Veterans for Peace #25 - Madison - monthly mtg - Madison Public Library - Sequoya, Tokay Boulevard. All welcome: Chapter Coordinator: Brad Geyer -

Thurs Feb 16 12 noon – 1 pm

Anti-ROTC Vigil - Milwaukee. Marquette University, West Wisconsin Avenue. Meet in front of M.U. Library. Christian schools must teach non-violence, not violence against others; even if others choose to be violent. Contact: Casa Maria Catholic Worker

Fri Feb 17, 5 – 6 pm

Monthly Peace Stand in Eau Claire.

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 gather with signs at Hwy 93 & Golf Road, 5-6 pm, we visit one another and sometimes we sing. Stand and be counted. Contact for more information:

Sat Feb 18, 12 noon – 1 pm

Weekly Stand for Peace - Milwaukee

Meet at Sherman & North. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - or see

Sat Feb 18 th 10 – 11 am

Forest Ecology Walk - Sinsinawa

Sinsinawa Mound, Hazel Green. Laurana Snyder will be leading a forest ecology walk at Sinsinawa Mound. Come join us to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless. This is an outdoor activity and we will be hiking on and off trail so be sure to bring sturdy hiking boots and weather appropriate clothing. Registration ends February 16 and the fee

is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at

Feb 18 1 – 2 pm

Building Unity Wisconsin Tour for Justice and Democracy - Racine Racine Public Library on 7 th St. More info:

Have you registered? The Primary Election is Feb. 21st. General Election - April 4.

Sun. Feb. 19th 6:00 pm

George Floyd Uprising – book release event with Nevada! Meet at the Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St., Madison)

In the summer of 2020, America experienced one of the biggest uprisings in half a century. After George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police, angry crowds took to the streets night after night, fighting the police, looting, and eventually burning down the Third Precinct. Written during the riots, George Floyd Uprising (PM Press 2023) is a compendium of the most

radical writing to come out of that long, hot summer. Hosted by the Madison Infoshop.


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