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WNPJ + Olive Trees for Palestine + Harvest Fest in Sinsinawa + The Golden Rule in WI - and more....

Updates for the week of August 20th: The WI Network for Peace and Justice is the umbrella non-profit organization supporting the work of 79 member groups around Wisconsin. Here are Spotlights and Events listings for many of our member groups: *******************************

SPOTLIGHT on Cassandra Dixon of Mary House, returning to Palestine for a trial. She asks for donations to plant olive trees! Learn more here: https://www.wnpj.org/post/cassandra-dixon-of-mary-house-is-going-back-to-palestine-for-a-trial-sept-6th ************************************


SPOTLIGHT on Sinsinawa Mound’s Harvest Fest SINSINAWA Sun Aug 27th, 1 - 4 pm Harvest Fest - Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm, County Road Z. Join us and enjoy collaborative farm tours, hay rides, live music, natural tie-dying, prairie tours and more. Learn about our local organic food system and meet the farmers who provide fresh healthy veggies to you and your family. New this year will be food tastings, beverages (adult and kid-friendly), local cheese, local honey and Sinsinawa Mound bread. Come spend the afternoon hanging out and enjoying a sweeping view of the tri-state area. https://www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/event/harvest-fest/ https://www.wnpj.org/member-organizations-list/dominican-sisters-of-sinsinawa

Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://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. ****************




SPOTLIGHT on Nukewatch, Vets for Peace, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Racine P&J, Peace Action WI - and other WNPJ member groups – all working to organize Golden Rule visits to Sheboygan Aug 26th* Milwaukee Sept 1st – 4th * Racine Sept 6th!




Check out the WNPJ events calendar for details of these three docking sites: https://www.wnpj.org/event-calendar



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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:




MADISON Mon Aug 21st, 5 - 7 pm INTERFAITH PRIDE SERVICE - At Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Rd. Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is excited to announce our second annual Interfaith Pride Service. Please gather with us for an interfaith event to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Organizations will table starting @ 5:00PM. INTERFAITH PRIDE SERVICE @ 6:30PM. This service centers Queer voices and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies. Co-sponsors (list in progress) Bethany United Methodist Church, Pres House, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice... For information about congregational co-sponsorship of this event, contact Manato Jansen at manato@preshouse.org . OUTSIDE THE GATES OF VOLK FIELD, Tues Aug 22nd, 3:45 - 4:45 pm VIGIL AGAINST the DRONES. Arrive at the wayside around 3:30 so we have time for introductions and to process to the base together. 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. DIRECTIONS - To get to the vigil, take the Camp Douglas exit off Interstate 90/94 between Mauston and Tomah. When you exit take County Rd. C to the northeast. You will see the base straight ahead, but follow County Rd. C to the right and within a few blocks is a picnic wayside where you can park. Bring posters if you can. CARPOOLING - If you are interested in carpooling to Volk Field from Madison, please contact Bonnie at 608-256-5088. 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.ne SINSINAWA Wed Aug 23, 3 - 4 pm The Windows of Queen of the Rosary Chapel: A Story of Faith in Color, Light and Glass (part 2 of 3) - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Join S. Priscilla Wood, OP, Director of the Office of Arts and Cultural Heritage, for a sitting tour of these “jewels in the crown” in our chapel at Sinsinawa Mound. Learn not only the special techniques used but the story that each window contains as each takes the viewer on a journey through faith. This is open to the public and admission is free. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information. MILWAUKEE Wed Aug 23rd, 7 pm March on the GOP Presidential Debate: Fight Against The Republican Agenda! Meet at Dontre Hamilton Park, 920 N. Water St. (Red Arrow Park) Art Heitzer of the Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba (WCNRC) - along with other Milwaukee groups of the 'Coalition to March on the RNC 2024' will be part of 7 PM rally and March. WCNRC is concerned about DeSantis‘s role in approving torture at Guantanamo, and will be asking all GOP candidates to denounce such torture and ask for the base to be closed and returned to Cuba. Slogan: Denounce Torturer DeSantis & US Out of Guantanamo! Source: https://wicuba.org/2023/03/21/desantiss-pivotal-service-at-guantanamo-during-a-violent-year/ For more information, contact: Arthur Heitzer < artheitzer@gmail.com >

SINSINAWA Wed Aug 23rd, 4 - 7 pm Sinsinawa Mound Market. 2551 County Road, County Road Z. Join us for our next market of the season. The vendors at the market will include Collaborative Farmers, Sandhill Farm, Dropseed Farm, City Girl Farming, The Mound’s Farm, Sinsinawa Bakery, Sinsinawa Book and Gift Gallery, plus more! Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information. MILWAUKEE Thurs, Aug 24th, 12 noon - 1 pm Anti ROTC Vigil - Marquette University, West Wisconsin Avenue. From Casa Maria Catholic Worker House in Milwaukee - don2roberta@yahoo.com MADISON Thurs Aug 24th, 5 - 8 pm Women’s Equality Day 2023 - Old Sugar Distillery, 931 E Main St. All welcome to this annual fundraiser hosted by Wisconsin Women’s Network! This year’s theme: Local Impact. Through our keynote speaker and expert panel, we’ll highlight important work happening in our communities by folks who care deeply about issues impacting women. Our featured guests will shed necessary light on what “local impact” means to them, share relevant experience about advocacy on a local level, and inspire attendees to take action in their community to improve the wellbeing of women in Wisconsin. Suggested donation is $25. For more info and purchase tickets, visit: https://wiwomensnetwork.org/wed. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop jepeck@wisc.edu VIRTUAL Fri - Sun, Aug 25 - 27th, Veterans For Peace National Convention - on-line. For the third year in a row, the Convention will be held online due to continuing concerns about Covid-19. VFP’s online conventions have been terrific, and accessible to even more VFP members, friends, and allies. This convention promises to be particularly outstanding and will include keynote addresses from Irish Member of the European Parliament, Clare Daly, international economist Jeffrey Sachs, and nonviolence activist Kathy Kelly. There will also be excellent panel presentations on a variety of urgent situations facing the world today. Find more information on the Convention schedule and how you can participate here. https://www.veteransforpeace.org/ GAYS MILLS Fri Aug 25th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Join CSP at the Crawford County Fair - Crawford County Fairgrounds, Wisconsin 131. Rainfall Simulator - Put your money where your water retention capabilities are! Join CSP and Wisconsin Farmers Union at the Crawford County Fair for a demonstration and contest to see whose soil can hold the most water and resist erosion the best. Please contact Crawford Stewardship Project to find out how you can be a part of this! csp.county@gmail.com SINSINAWA Sat Aug 26th, 10 - 11:30 am Community Song Circle - Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Join Mary Kay McDermott and Rachel Schmidt Boeke for the Community Song Circle. Mary Kay and Rachel are co-leaders for the Dubuque area Safe Passage Singers. This community singing experience is open to anyone, no matter their singing experience or ability. The Iowa City Community Singers sum up the kind of singing we’ll engage in: “Community singing relies on oral tradition, is generally a cappella, and focuses on themes of love, healing, empowerment, justice, the beauty of nature and our connection to the Earth. We recognize that singing is a spiritual practice in its own right. As we blend our voices, we are strengthening bonds of community and commitment to each other and the Earth. It’s also great fun!” Please register by August 23, and the fee is $15 per person. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information. MILWAUKEE Sat Aug 26th, 12 noon - 1 pm Weekly Peace Action "Stand for Peace" - Meet at King and North. 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 SHEBOYGAN Sat. Aug 26th, 1 - 4 pm The VFP Golden Rule - will dock in Sheboygan. Rotary Riverfront Park. Veterans for Peace Sheboygan, Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin, Casa Esther Catholic Working House, and NukeWatch have worked together to create a wonderful day of celebrating peace and community. There will be food, postcard stations, informational poster sessions, lantern decorating, live music, and poetry, plus more! We invite you to join us in this family-friendly event from 1 pm-4 pm. For more details on the event, please go to www.psr-wisconsin.org/golden-rule or email info@psrwisconsin.org or see https://www.facebook.com/events/238519668955433 VERONA Sat Aug 26th, 5 - 7 pm Yid Vicious Concert Hosted by the Farley Center, Spring Rose Road. Come join us. 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). 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 programs@farleycenter.org )

We are offering an informational tour with Farley Center Board Member Jeanne Meier at 4:00- one hour before the concert. No charge for the tour. We are also offering a Farley Center Food Forest Tour with Kalev Kristjuhan/Wisc. Food Forests following the concert from 7:00-8:00. No charge for the tour. www.farleycenter.org

Yid Vicious has been engaging and delighting audiences throughout the Midwest since 1995. The group has released four CDs and has received numerous Madison Area Music Awards for its unique blend of traditional and contemporary klezmer. In 2009, Yid Vicious became the first performing arts ensemble in Wisconsin to receive a USArtists International grant, to perform at Argentina’s KlezFiesta, an international klezmer festival spanning three cities and including bands from ten countries. In 2006, Yid Vicious toured Chiba Prefecture, Japan as part of the Wisconsin-Chiba Sister State Goodwill Delegation. Yid Vicious is committed to keeping traditional klezmer music and dance alive, and collaborates frequently with internationally renowned klezmer dance instructor Steve Weintraub. The group has participated in the New York-based “KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program”, and was a featured performer at the “KlezKamp Roadshow” directed by Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik at the University of Wisconsin in April 2009. Yid Vicious has presented concerts, workshops, and clinics at performing arts centers, cultural festivals, universities, and K-12 schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan, and has performed to statewide audiences on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. Yid Vicious Concert https://yidvicious.com/ . Cost: $15 PAY AT THE DOOR. All proceeds will go to the musicians. SINSINAWA Sun Aug 27th, 1 - 4 pm Harvest Fest - Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm, County Road Z. Join us and enjoy collaborative farm tours, hay rides, live music, natural tie-dying, prairie tours and more. Learn about our local organic food system and meet the farmers who provide fresh healthy veggies to you and your family. New this year will be food tastings, beverages (adult and kid-friendly), local cheese, local honey and Sinsinawa Mound bread. Come spend the afternoon hanging out and enjoying a sweeping view of the tri-state area. Contact Arrangements at 608-748-4411 or visit our website at https://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. FITCHBURG Mon Aug 28th, 10 am – 12 noon UN in the News Discussion Group - monthly meeting. Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, about two blocks east off Fish Hatchery Road. Questions? Agenda and readings for the day? Contact: Sam Romano sromano@charter.net ******************************************************* If your group would like to get your events posted in the weekly e-bulletin – JOIN US! https://www.wnpj.org/membership ********************************************

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. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daaa929a5fac34-wnpj#/ 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 ****************************************

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