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Events for the week of 11/19/23! WNPJ is part of the movement for Environmental Justice....

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization supporting the work of 80 member groups around Wisconsin.

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WNPJ will be part of BEA's 2024 movement for environmental justice.


Building Equity and Alignment in Environmental Justice (BEA) in partnership with the BEA Fund Grant Review Committee, is pleased to announce it is awarding $4.8 million dollars in grants... through the BEA Fund Cycle. Ninety-one grassroots environmental justice organizations will receive one-year general operating support grants of up to $75,000 to build local power and leadership, and influence the decisions that affect their communities.

The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice - along with two of our member groups, Family Farm Defenders and WI Green Muslims - are recipients of this 2023-24 Grant opportunity!!!



Wisconsin will be working on Environmental Justice. Watch the WNPJ website www.wnpj.org to see how you can get involved! For more information, contact dena.eakles@gmail.com



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Spotlight on Nukewatch!


2nd Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

You may have heard that United Nations meetings to abolish nuclear weapons will be held in New York later this month.


Yes, the 2nd Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will be in the U.S.A. from Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 1, meeting at the UN Headquarters, East 45th St. NYC.


They will be meeting in NYC. And so will Nukewatch!​


Email us if you're coming or want more info! Nukewatch1@lakeland.ws

We'd love to meet up! Let us know if you're interested in attending or helping organize a direct action training and rally at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.


We are working with the Affected Communities and Allies Working Group to promote an organizational sign-on letter to demand the U.S. participate in the meetings with observer status.


See the text of the letter HERE.

Sign on HERE


You can learn more about events being planned here. https://www.icanw.org/2MSP_events


The international disarmament movement will be there too. Join us in New York to show them that U.S. citizens are here in solidarity, even if our government isn't. For nuclear disarmament now! Nukewatch https://www.wnpj.org/member-organizations-list/nukewatch


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WNPJ member groups and affiliates issue Statements and Action Alerts on Hamas/Palestine/Israel


and phone calls to make. Go to the Madison Rafah Sister City sites: http://madisonrafah.org/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/madisonrafah to learn more.

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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


FITCHBURG Mon Nov 20, 6 - 8 pm Transgender Day of Remembrance Interfaith Service - Memorial United Church Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd. This Interfaith Service will be also streamed to YouTube. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We gather to remember, and we will continue to gather until we are all accepted for just being us, human beings.

Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg shares this solemn day of remembrance with many interfaith partners and is proud to be the host congregation for this event this year. Transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith started this tradition in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who had been killed the previous year. It became an annual tradition to honor all transgender people who lost their lives to violence because of who they were .

Co-sponsors (list in progress) Fitchburg Memorial United Church of Christ, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. Contact: wifaithvoices4justice@gmail.com


MADISON Mon Nov 20, 7 pm Teejop and Beyond: Decolonizing Gender and Sexuality! - Madison Central Public Library, 201 West Mifflin Street. Mx T Clearwater will offer perspectives on rethinking gender and sexuality through Indigenous cultural lenses, introducing key terminology and exploring history between colonizers and Indigenous peoples. For more info, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1331852424370719/. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu


MILWAUKEE Tues Nov 21, 5 – 6:30 pm “CONVERSATION ON THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT” - At the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (Dream Studio) 2100 East Kenwood Blvd. This in-person event is sponsored by the UWM Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; the UWM Institute on World Affairs; and the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding program, and supported by Peace Action WI info@peaceactionwi.org


Panel will be moderated by Douglas Savage, Director of UWM’s Institute of World Affairs . Recent violent and deadly events in Israel and Palestine have reignited longstanding tensions on college campuses and in communities across the United States. Many of our students and employees are directly impacted because they have family and friends in the region. Others are searching for ways to support students and colleagues as they navigate how to engage in conversations that acknowledge the human aspects of a deeply contentious crisis. As part of UWM’s educational and community-building programs, this panel will explore the context for the fast-moving events in Israel and Gaza. It will also provide an opportunity for civil and respectful discourse around this deeply divisive conflict, deepening our commitment to shared values, and laying the foundation for future events on this important subject. For more information: Contact Dr. Chia Vang at vangcy@uwm.edu


VIRTUAL Tues Nov 21, 7 - 8 pm Webinar: We are Still Here: An Interview with Julie Dye - Sinsinawa. Julie Dye is a Native rights advocate and environmental activist. We’ll delve into topics such as the truth of Thanksgiving, the recent repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, cultural appropriation, racist mascots and place names, and the past, present, and future of the Potawatomi. Registration ends November 20, and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.


MILWAUKEE Wed Nov 22, 12 noon - 1 pm ANTI-ROTC VIGIL . Meet at Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, West Wisconsin Avenue, Sponsored by Casa Maria Catholic Worker House. https://www.facebook.com/CasaMariaCatholicWorker/


LaCROSSE Thurs Nov 23, 12 noon - 12:30 pm Weekly Women in Black Peace Vigil. Meet at Main St & 4th Street South. A weekly vigil for peace every Thursday. Contact Deborah Buffton (check with organizers – as this is a holiday) dbuffton@yahoo.com



MADISON Fri Nov 24, 10 am – 1 pm Peace Wreath Workshops with World BEYOND War.... Workshop is at the utopian tiny houses community OM Village, 304 N Third St. Reserve your spot at warabolition@gmail.com . Make an evergreen wreath to show your antiwar commitment. We will teach you how and we supply all the materials.



MILWAUKEE Sat Nov 25, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Meet at St. Paul and Water. Each Saturday, a different location. Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace


VIROQUA Sat Nov 25, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. Contact debbie.a.dudek@gmail.com

Action Alert: The Driftless Palestinian Solidarity group has written a petition to demand that Senator Tammy Baldwin support a ceasefire in Gaza. We are trying to get this initiative going throughout the state of WI. If your group is interested in getting signatures, please email debbie.a.dudek@gmail.com for the petition and instructions. Thank you for your help!


RACINE Sat Nov 25, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Racine Stand for a Ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. Meetat the Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza, 909 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Every Saturday in November Contact: www.facebook.com/RacineCoalitionforPeaceJustice/


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