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WNPJ member groups are offering EVENTS for Peace and Justice the week of May 21st...

Updated: May 20, 2023

WNPJ + Peace Education Program Registration + Emergency Gun Violence Summit in Milwaukee + other statewide events…


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The Peace Education Program is now available to you and your groups!

WNPJ member group Echo Valley Hope is teaming up with The Prem Rawat Foundation to offer the Peace Education Program to organizations and individuals throughout our state and region. The program will be offered virtually via zoom and it is free.

The Peace Education Program is a unique ten-week course geared towards empowering individuals to discover their own inner strength and personal peace. The course themes are interactive and cover the following: peace, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, clarity, understanding, dignity, choice, hope and contentment.

Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Hope has participated in this program and found it very useful. At this time when so much demands our outward attention the ability to cultivate and maintain a source of peace and inner strength within is critical.

Someone from TPRF will facilitate a 90-minute zoom introduction to the course. This would be appropriate for people who want to understand more about the program or are considering showing it to their organization, school, community center, youth group, veterans group, rehabilitation or correctional facilities or anywhere people gather to learn.

The following are the dates we are currently scheduling the 90-minute introduction. If these do not work for you or your organization, please let us know the day and time that will work and we will try to accommodate.


You can register here for either 90-minute workshop: Wednesday June 14 or Tuesday June 20 (6:30-8:00 pm CST).


The other option will be to participate in the full ten-week course.

Dates for the 10-week Peace Education Program TBD and you can indicate your interest on the registration form.

I hope you will consider learning about this free program that has helped people around the world. Thank you for your consideration and for all you do.

Best wishes,

Dena Eakles, WNPJ board member




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SPOTLIGHT for the WNPJ member group WAVE:


MILWAUKEE Thurs May 25th, 8 - 4 pm Jeri Bonavia, Founder and Executive Director of Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) to speak at Emergency Gun Violence Summit at the Hyatt Regency.


Register at emergencygunviolencesummit.com. Your group can be listed as a co-sponsor! Contact WAVE at : https://www.facebook.com/WaveEdFund


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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


(Read about more upcoming events here: https://www.wnpj.org/event-calendar)


CAMP DOUGLAS Tues May 23rd, 3:45 - 4:45 pm VIGIL AGAINST THE DRONES OUTSIDE THE GATES OF VOLK FIELD. Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Independence Drive. DRONES KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. We need YOU there. Arrive at the wayside around 3:30 so we have time for introductions and to process to the base together. With this new schedule, our message reaches almost 200 cars leaving Volk Field. We have a large banner that reads, “Stop Volk Field Complicity in Terrorism: End Drone Warfare”, among other signs being held. This is an important message to share with those leaving the base. WE MUST BRING THIS TERROR THAT THE US GOVERNMENT REIGNS DOWN ON OTHERS TO AN END! The vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property. As always, it will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US government drone attacks. If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or joyfirst5@gmail.com or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or blb24@earthlink.net , contacts for the WNPJ member group WI Coalition to Ground Drones


SINSINAWA - Wed May 24th, 4 - 7 pm Sinsinawa Mound Market - 2551 County, County Road Z. This is our first market of the season. The vendors at the market will include Collaborative Farmers, Sandhill Farms, City Girl Farming, The Mound’s Farm, Sinsinawa Bakery and Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery. Contact 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.


MADISON Wed May 24th 3:30 pm - 31st War Abolition Walk. Meet at Rep Pocan’s office, 10 E Doty St #405 . Local groups around the country are visiting their legislators' offices on this day to highlight the latest developments in War Abolition work and to point out the need for their leadership and advocacy for diplomacy in Ukraine in their capacity as legislators. Here in Madison, we’ll be doing just that. Will you join us? Here’s the plan – 3:30 pm meet at Rep Pocan’s office; picket, banner, deliver letter; – 4:00 pm walk to Sen Baldwin’s office; picket, banner, deliver letter. Questions? Contact Stefania and Janet, Madison War Abolition Walks, Madison for a World BEYOND War - warabolition@gmail.com


MILWAUKEE Wed May 24th 12 noon. Deliver the Peace in Ukraine appeal letter at Gwen Moore's Office at 250 East Wisconsin, Suite 950. Her staff will come down to meet us. We’ll follow with visits to deliver the letter to the offices of Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson. Organizer: Peace Action WI info@peaceactionwi.org


SINSINAWA Thurs May 25th, 10 am to 12 noon or 2 - 4 pm Spring Forest Bathing - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Join us at Sinsinawa Mound for a spring Forest Bathing experience where we bathe in the good medicine of Mother Earth. Nature and Forest Therapy, also called Forest Bathing, is a slow, sensory focused walk with the land. You will be guided through a series of invitations that help you connect with your interior self as well as the world around you. Please register by May 24 and the fee is $25 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information.


MADISON Thurs May 25th 7 - 9 pm Book Talk and Signing "Glory to God in the Lowest" - at Leopold's Books Cafe, 1301 Regent St. The author, Rev. Don Wagner, will be present. Co-sponsored by MRSCP. More info and reservation link for this free event here. Click here for a review of the book. Sent to WNPJ by Madison-Rafah Sister-City Project (MRSCP) rafahsistercity@yahoo.com


MILWAUKEE Thurs May 25th, 8 - 4 pm (see spotlight above) Jeri Bonavia, Founder and Executive Director of Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) to speak at Emergency Gun Violence Summit at the Hyatt Regency. Register today at emergencygunviolencesummit.com.Your group can be listed as a co-sponsor! Contact WAVE at : https://www.facebook.com/WaveEdFund

And learn more about this event at https://mivoz.com/event/emergency-gun-violence-summit/


MILWAUKEE Sat May 27th, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI Weekly Stand for Peace. Meet at North Lincoln Memorial Drive & East Lafayette Hill Road 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


GREEN BAY Sat through Mon, May 27-28-29 Calling all Water Walkers and Water Protectors to the Creation Water Walk. Central meeting place, Wise Women Gathering Place at 641 Comanche Ave. #H. Learn more at: www.wisewomengp.org. * WE DO THIS FOR THE WATER ❤ *. A prospective WNPJ member group…


Volunteers Welcomed! MADISON VFP'S MEMORIAL MILE. This year Madison Veterans for Peace #25 "Memorial Mile" tombstone display will move to South Park Street, on the lawn of the South Central Labor Temple. If you are interested and able to help set up and/or take down the tombstones, please come help! Installation will be Saturday May 27 at 9 am and we should be done by 11 am. Take-down will be Saturday June 3 at 9 am. Thank you. John Fournelle 608-438-7480. https://madisonvfp.org/


MADISON Sun May 28th, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Really REALLY Free Market! Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (504 S. Brearly at Jenifer St.) Do you have items, clothing, books, food, seeds, skills, gifts, talents, services, love, listening, etc. of value that you’re willing to give away freely? Could you use some support, community and/or aid right about now? Nothing at this market is bought or sold! Any and all forms of sharing and aid welcome. Hosted by the Madison Infoshop. jepeck@wisc.edu


MILWAUKEE Sun May 28th, 6 pm into the evening "PEACE THRU MUSIC" - A JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE. Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 East Locust. The music of John Lennon comes to life with upwards of 20 of Milwaukee’s finest musical acts taking part to help raise awareness for sensible gun laws. Benefit for Wisconsin’s Anti Violence Effort (WAVE) & The National Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence! Join us for this always fun night of great music by one of the masters! $10 donation. The event will include a fundraising raffle by Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort (WAVE) that will include some fantastic items! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411983409563818/?ref=newsfeed. Contact: wave@waveedfund.org


MADISON Mon May 29th, 1 - 2 pm Veterans for Peace - Chapter #25 - Annual Memorial Day Event. Gates of Heaven, James Madison Park. Keynote Speaker is Matt Rothschild on "No to War! No to Fascism". Music by Old Cool. Additional Speakers: Father David Couper, Norm Stockwell and Will Williams. Free and open to the public. Contact: Brad Geyer geyerb@yahoo.com


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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



Interested in a yard sign? WNPJ has yard signs available! yardsigns@wnpj.org


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