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WNPJ group events for the week of July 2nd + MREA Wrap-up + Weaving the Web on Thursday, July 6th!

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization supporting the work of 78 member groups around Wisconsin. Here are Spotlights and events listings for many of our member groups: *******************************

Spotlight on Peace Action WI and World BEYOND War Promoting the 24-hr PEACE WAVE, July 8 - 9

24 Hour Peace Wave: No to Militarization – Yes to Cooperation - 2023

Start: Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM CT End: Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 8:00 AM CT Host Contact Info: David, Register here for free to get the Zoom link to watch the peace wave.

This is the 2nd annual global Peace Wave sponsored by the International Peace Bureau and World BEYOND War. It features live peace actions in the streets and squares of the world, moving around the globe with the sun. Sent to WNPJ by Peace Action WI - *********************************** SPOTLIGHT on the WNPJ member group, MREA!

And that’s a wrap on The 32nd Annual MREA Energy Fair in Custer, June 23 - 25th! Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, members, exhibitors, vendors, and the countless others who helped make the fair happen. Most of all, thank you to those that came to the fair and helped support our mission of creating a more sustainable future. We hope the fair was as fun for you as it was for us! We’ll see you next year for The 33rd Annual Energy Fair, June 21-23, 2024!

WNPJ members and groups were well represented at the Fair with flyers for tabling and speakers for workshops - including…

-The Farley Center, -Family Farm Defenders, -Echo Valley Hope -Building Unity -350 Wisconsin -The Madison Infoshop -Forward Marching Band -Wi Resource Protection Council -Green Muslims -Citizens Climate Lobby

******************************* SPOTLIGHT on WNPJ – Meeting Virtually on Thursday, July 6th at noon!

Weaving the Web. A Drop-in Hour for WNPJ the first Thursday of each month – no agenda – let us know what your group is up to. Dena Eakles of the WNPJ Board will be facilitating!

Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008. Passcode: 797041 * Questions? Contact

********************************************** Note: The WNPJ Spring ’23 Newsletter is now available for your perusal! We've mailed it to subscribers but is also posted here: *************************** Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:

VIRTUAL Wed Jul 5th, 1 pm Webinar on Palestine. The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) recently won a resounding victory in the case brought against them by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) when a US court stopped the JNF’s baseless attack aimed at stopping pro-Palestinian advocacy. You are invited to learn more about this victory and the way forward. For more information and/or to register, click here. Sent to WNPJ by Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project

VIRTUAL Thurs Jul 6th, 12 noon - 1 pm WNPJ's Weaving the Web. A Drop-in Hour for WNPJ meets the first Thursday of each month– no agenda – let us know what your group is up to. Dena Eakles of the WNPJ Board will be facilitating! Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008. Passcode: 797041 * Questions? Contact

VIRTUAL Thurs Jul 6th, 6 - 8 pm WILPF Monthly Virtual Book Club. We'll talk about... "Lessons in Chemistry". To get the zoom link, reply to:

VERONA Fri Jul 7th, 6:50 - 9am Early Morning NPS Walking Tour of the Farley Center with Director Shedd Farley - Farley Center, Spring Rose Road. You MUST reserve a spot by e-mailing or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724. Tours fill up fast so if you sign up and need to cancel, please let us know so we can add another from our waitlist. Come take a walk through the Natural Path Sanctuary and learn about green burial. Meet at the bur oak tree near the red packing shed at the Farley Center at 6:50 a.m.. Please wear good walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please check back on the facebook page for any changes due to the weather. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR PRESENTATION - THERE WILL NOT BE A PRESENTATION IN THE CENTER. THE FARLEY CENTER BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BUT THERE ARE PORTABLE TOILETS FOR USE.

SINSINAWA Fri Jul 7th, 9 am - 3 pm No Child Left Inside: Weekly Day camp for kids. Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading this weekly day camp. These day-long camps in June and July, open to ages from 7 to 11, will be filled with games, exploration, story-telling, hiking, plant identification and more. Participants should be ready to learn about themselves and nature, get some exercise and have lots of fun. Children should bring their own water bottle, lunch, snack and hat. We will spend the entirety of the day outdoors. Registration ends on the Wednesday prior to each Friday. The fee is $30 per day camp or $120 for all five camp sessions. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at for more information. Sinsinawa Mound, the motherhouse for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is located in southwest Wisconsin on County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.

ONTARIO Sat Jul 8th, 10 am - 3 pm Echo Valley Hope will host EXPLORING SOLAR at Echo Valley Farm, E14604 County Rd F, at County Rd. F and Z, near Ontario. Discuss the financial and environmental benefits of transitioning to solar. From 10 am to 11 am, Samantha Laskowski, Vice President of the Vernon County Energy District, will be on hand to share information, offer researched advice, and answer questions about IRA and how you can benefit.

Up to $14,000 is available in tax credits and rebates for homeowners through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Rebates are available for clothes dryers, air conditioners, and electric stoves. Tax credits are available for weatherization, solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles. Rebates and tax credits can often be “stacked” so people can take advantage of both, maximizing savings.

Round table discussion from 11 to noon: Are you thinking of moving towards solar? Wanting to lose an unnecessary meter charge? Need help in determining first or next steps? Let’s talk.

From 1pm to 2 pm Rob Danielson of SOUL will be available to help you estimate the cost of solar installations and much more.

Both Samantha and Rob will be on hand all day to answer questions.

And our friend from Seekjoy, Eoin Small will be playing music and sharing their work towards sustainable cohabitation.

For more info, please call 608-606-4450/

MADISON Sat Jul 8th 10 - 11 am "Peace Wave" - World Without War Teach-In - Meet at Reynolds Park, E Mifflin and N Paterson. We have changed the venue. We'll be in the corner of Reynolds Park facing Breese Stevens Field. The farmers market will be at Breese Stevens that day, so lots of people will see us. We hope that some of them join the conversation.

Join World BEYOND War and Wisconsin vs World War 3 at the Madison farmers market to hold a teach-in! This is part of a 24-hour live stream, from around the world. Our Abolish War Teach-In is part of the Peace Wave. Can you join us to take a public stand against war?! We invite you to research or choose concepts/sentences/quotes/etc that you want to speak about, related to war abolition. At the Abolish War Teach-In, we'll hold our posters. We'll take turns sharing on our concepts briefly in an open mic forum. The goal would also be for each one of us to be able to debate our issue with people who stop by and engage. Questions, ideas, RSVP? Drop us a line please. Stefania & Janet at

MILWAUKEE Sat Jul 8th, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI Weekly Stand for Peace. Meet at KK and Lincoln. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - or see

VERONA Sat Jul 8th, 7 - 8:30 pm John Duggleby and Twila Jean Concert at the Farley Center. Spring Rose Road. Co-sponsored by the Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP) and PFLAG of Mount Horeb. Cost: $10 Suggested Donation. All proceeds will go to the musicians. We'll meet under the Bur Oak Welcoming Area (BOWA ). Weather permitting, a campfire open mic will follow the concert. Perez Produce will be selling tamales ($2.50 each) and cold drinks (cash only).They will also offer tamales by the dozen if you want to pre-order a dozen to take home, and they will be ready for pick up from the concert - pre-order at Please bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be one of our farmers selling fresh, organic vegetables and Farley Center honey will be available (cash or check only). More info:

VIRTUAL Mon Jul 10th 7 - 8:15 pm * 350 WI monthly mtg: "Sun Block: Utility Proposals Darken Rooftop Solar Outlook" with Michael Vickerman. Learn about dangerous proposals that would dampen future customer investments in solar power. VIA ZOOM: Register in advance for the meeting by visiting the website . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone. Michael Vickerman, Clean Energy Deployment Manager for RENEW Wisconsin, will speak to us about Madison Gas and Electric’s and Alliant Energy’s proposals to raise rates and alter net metering for solar customers. For many years, homeowners and businesses have been using the sunlight that falls on their rooftops as a source of electricity. Rooftop solar systems operate in parallel with the utility grid, allowing customers to export energy they don’t use to the utility. A billing mechanism called net metering supports such systems by enabling rooftop solar owners to bank their unused electricity and receive the retail energy credit for the excess energy generated. Learn how you can get involved. ******************************************************* If your group would like to get your events posted in the weekly e-bulletin – JOIN US! ********************************************


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 ****************************************

Interested in a yard sign? WNPJ has yard signs available!

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Special thanks to volunteer Kathy Esposito for her volunteer work putting the WNPJ weekly e-bulletin together!



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