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WNPJ member groups organize events for the week of May 28th into June...

Updated: May 28, 2023

WNPJ + Weaving the Web with WNPJ + Wear Orange to End Gun Violence + other statewide events…

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Weaving the Web - WNPJ monthly virtual drop-in Hour



June 1st - Thursday

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




First Thursday of each month,

All are welcome to drop in the first Thursday of each month - ....no agenda, just people who care about peace and justice showing up to connect. Vicki Berenson will be facilitating today!


Contact office@wnpj.org with questions.

Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008

Passcode: 797041

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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Friday, June 2nd ....from 12 - noon in Milwaukee

(should be in 2023!)


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Wear Orange weekend, June 2 – 4, 2023! This powerful weekend is a time when hundreds of thousands of supporters nationwide come together to honor those impacted by gun violence, and share our commitment to ending this public health crisis.


Find an event in your community by texting ORANGE to 644-33! Together, we can end gun violence. Alert sent to WNPJ by member group, Mothers Demand Action – WI.


Events throughout the state – in June! Milwaukee, Madison, Spring Green, Whitewater


June 2, 5:00-7:00 pm, Madison, Dane County Wear Orange Rally at Meadowood Park, details and RSVP here


June 3, 9:00 am, Spring Green, River Valley Wear Orange Rally, details and RSVP here


June 3, 11:00 am, Milwaukee Metro Wear Orange Drive-Thru Memorial Day 1, details and RSVP here


June 4, 11:00 am, Milwaukee Metro Wear Orange Drive-Thru Memorial Day 2, details and RSVP here


June 7, 6:00 pm, Whitewater Wear Orange, details and RSVP here


June 14, 7:00 pm, Statewide Virtual Welcome to Moms Demand Action, details and RSVP here


July 19, 7:00 pm, Statewide Virtual Bi-Monthly Meeting, details and RSVP here

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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


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: https://www.wisewomengp.org/ * WE DO THIS FOR THE WATER ❤ *


Volunteers Welcomed! MADISON VFP'S MEMORIAL MILE. This year Madison Veterans for Peace "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 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


MADISON Tues May 30th, 7 pm Madison DSA virtual chapter meeting. Register here: Link We're going to have an educational meeting lead by Cameron Roberts - a post doctorate researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison's Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment and Member of People's Green New Deal Madison. I'm told the presentation will address the role of technology in efforts to save our planet -. Don't miss it, RSVP now! Madison Area DSA <info@email.actionnetwork.org>


VIRTUAL Wed May 31st, 3 - 4 pm Sinsinawa Mission Forward - 175 years and counting. Join the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa as we host interactive, virtual prayer and conversation events for you to reconnect with our Sisters and learn more about our capital campaign. Register our virtual gathering at https://forms.gle/mhkxvB8LCB1ZmanTA . Please share this link with other classmates, friends, or family members who might also want to join us. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, contact the Office of Philanthropy at (608) 748-4411.


VIRTUAL Thurs June 1st, 12 noon - 1 pm Weaving the Web - WNPJ virtual drop-in Hour. First Thursday of each month. Facilitated by Vicki Berenson this month. All are welcome to drop in ....no agenda, just people who care about peace and justice showing up to connect. Contact office@wnpj.org with questions, Zoom Meeting Information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09

Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041


VIRTUAL Thurs June 1st, 6:30 - 8 pm WILPF Monthly Book Club. We'll talk about... "How the Word is Passed" . To get the zoom link, reply to Women's International League for Peace and Freedom : wilpfmadison@gmail.com For questions or more information: 608-609-7961 www.wilpfmadison.org


VIRTUAL Thurs June 1st, 7 - 8 pm Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice Annual Celebration. The event will be virtual, via zoom and live streamed to WFVJ's Facebook page. Our keynote speakers are Representative Francesca Hong and Representative Kristina Shelton, who will be speaking about the Economic Bill of Rights. We will also be presenting our annual Voice for Justice Award to Rev. Jerry Hancock, honoring his many years of service in prison ministry, fighting for criminal justice reform and just, compassionate, and humane treatment for people in our jails and prisons. Please join us! wifaithvoices4justice@gmail.com.


MILWAUKEE Fri June 2nd, 6 pm Free Screening, “When Claude Got Shot”. Epikos Church, 3737 N Sherman Blvd. Safe and Sound and Epikos Church will offer a free screening of “When Claude Got Shot.” This Milwaukee-based documentary reveals the personal impact of gun violence. Screening followed by a discussion panel with survivors and advocates working to curb gun violence. Contact: WAVE: Heidi Johnson


SINSINAWA Sat June 3rd, 9:30 - 3:30 pm Labyrinth Retreat: Scattering Loving-Kindness; Here, There and Everywhere – Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z, We remain in an on-going time when the peoples of our world struggle with uncertainty in meeting basic needs of food, water, air and shelter. In the face of escalating cruelty, violence, bigotry and the destruction of our natural world, we can feel inadequate to make a difference. With intention, we will plant seeds of compassion to nurture and grow in a posture of loving kindness as we walk the labyrinth using the Metta prayer as a focus and companion for the day. Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, will be leading this retreat. Please register by May 29 and the fee is $75 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/ for more information.


MADISON Sat June 3rd, 1 pm WI vs WW3 demonstration at the Capitol. Meet at the. State St steps. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090745057566. Sent to WNPJ by Madison for a World BEYOND War warabolition@gmail.com


SINSINAWA Sat June 3rd, 10 - 11 am Forest Ecology Hike - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Join us to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless at Sinsinawa Mound. Laurana Snyder, Sinsinawa Mound’s Horticulturist and Farm Coordinator, will be leading the hike. 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. Please register by June 1 and the fee is $10 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/ 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.


APPLETON Sat June 2nd, 11 am - noon. Fox Valley Peace Coalition monthly vigil. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift - ronnajean61@gmail.com


MILWAUKEE Sat June 3rd, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI Weekly Stand for Peace. Meet at M.L.K. Jr. Dr & West Locust Street. 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


VERONA Sat June 3rd, 5 - 7 pm 'Too Sick Charlie' Concert - at the Farley Center, Spring Rose Road, under the Bur Oak Welcoming Area (BOWA ). Part of the outdoor concert series. https://toosickcharlie.com/ . Hosted by the Farley Center and the Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives. $15 PAY AT THE DOOR. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSICIANS!

All proceeds will go to the musicians. We are offering an informational tour with Farley Center Board Member Jeanne Meier at four- one hour before the concert. No charge for the tour. We are also offering a Food Forest Tour with Farley Center Staff Kalev Kristjuhan following the concert at 7:00-8:00. No charge for the tour. FOOD: Farley Center/Gani Moon Farmers Jen and Chandy Karnum will be selling pizza slices (1/6 of a 12 inch pizza) for $2 a slice or a full pizza (12 inch pizza) for $10. All homemade and herbs, tomatoes for the sauce and vegetable toppings are grown at the Farley Center!

We encourage attendees to come early or stay late and take a walk through the Natural Path Sanctuary and Farley Center farms. Farley Center honey ($10) and organic vegetables may be available. Please bring cash. Please bring your own blankets & chairs, to the concert. For any questions, please contact 608-845-8724 or e-mail us at programs@farleycenter.org - https://www.facebook.com/farleyfarmers


MADISON & VIRTUAL Mon June 5th, 7 – 8:10 pm * 350 Wisconsin Annual Meeting - virtual or in person at the Madison Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court. What has 350 Wisconsin been doing the past year? What are we planning for the future? Please join us! We will review where we are as an organization working together to combat the climate crisis and promote environmental justice. We also will hold our annual election for our Board of Directors and Coordinating Council. This will be a hybrid meeting. Join us in person , (and stay for a tour of the building’s award-winning renovations adding geothermal and solar systems) or join us on zoom from anywhere. For zoom link, register in advance for the meeting through our page: https://350wisconsin.org/monthly-meetings/.

We will review our progress in implementing our strategic plan, including: Rebranding as 350 Wisconsin in recognition of the statewide reach of our work; Launching 350 Wisconsin Action, a separate 501(c)(4) organization to allow us to engage in political and electoral work; Assessing what we can do to make 350 Wisconsin a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization; and building our capacity at many levels, including our campaigns, communications, and development. Organizer: https://350wisconsin.org/


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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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