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WNPJ's Week of Dec 4th - Check out the Calendar and Action Alerts - and Jump In!

Updated: Dec 3, 2023


WNPJ is Weaving the Web this week with a Conversation on “Ending War” + Worker Justice WI Posadas + All Out for Palestine March in Madison + other statewide events…

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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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VIRTUAL Dec 7, 12 noon – 1 pm WNPJ’s Monthly Weaving the Web Drop-in Conversation Hour.


Hosted this month by Jonathan Ward, new Board member of WNPJ. Jon is a retired U.S. diplomat, Army veteran of the Gulf War, and a member of the Milwaukee Chapter of Veterans for Peace. He recently completed Ending War 101 - World BEYOND War and will share some learnings to lead off the conversation on "Ending War."


Zoom info: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09 ; Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Organizer: office@wnpj.org

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Worker Justice Center WI Posadas holiday celebration!


Friday, Dec 8, from 5 – 11 pm, Labor temple lounge, 1602 S Park Street. Madison


Worker Justice Center WI is thrilled to bring back our Posadas holiday celebration! Bring your entire family and join us on December 8th for FREE pozole, rice and beans, light refreshments, live music, and piñatas filled with candy!


Stop by one of the tabling unions to learn about new job opportunities. We'll also share what being unionized now means for our future, exciting actions we are planning to take in 2024, and our new co-op initiative. Plus, we’ll open the floor for workers to give their testimony!

And…..if you or your organization would like to donate items to our event, we thank you in advance for your generosity! Here are some of the items we’re still looking for:


48oz soup paper bowls (300), dinner paper plates (300), large packages of napkins (4), plastic spoons, forks, and knives (300/each), colorful table cloths (20), glassware cups (200), and juice boxes (100).


Si quiere hacer una donación, puede traerla a la oficina de Justicia Obrera Wisconsin, WJW, (1602 S. Park St. #115) o póngase en contacto directamente conmigo, socorro@workerjustice.org.


To make a donation, please make a drop-of at our main office (1602 S. Park St. #115) or contact Socorro Cortez for any questions at socorro@workerjustice.org.


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MADISON Sat Dec 9, 1 pm - All Out for Palestine Rally . At the State Capitol, East Main St. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Rafah Sister City Project : www.facebook.com/madisonrafah/


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Videos of the 32nd Annual WNPJ Fall Assembly are now available: "Every Drop Counts: Coming Together for Water



Check it out!


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Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups:


MADISON Mon Dec 4, 9am - 5pm World BEYOND War vigil at Senator Tammy Baldwin's office. 30 W Mifflin St 7th floor. There will also be a picket outside on the sidewalk. The front doors are locked. You can wait for someone to exit or call us at 608-217-2248. Please come join us and bring friends. Contact: warabolition@gmail.com


MADISON Mon Dec 4, 12 noon - pm Celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Monday Noon Vigil for Peace – Meet at the corner of MLK, Jr. Blvd and Doty St On the first Monday of December in 1981, a weekly vigil for peace started in Madison, Wisconsin. For over 38 years straight, on almost every Monday that wasn't a national holiday, the vigil occurred in downtown Madison. (approximately 2,000 vigils) One of the founders and the person who kept it going all of those years was Mary Beth Schlagheck. She and her husband John plan to join us for this celebration. The Vigil took a pause in 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this celebration and the possibility of a restart of the Monday Noon Vigil for Peace in Madison, please call Tim at 608-630-3633 or see the facebook post.

VIRTUAL Mon Dec 4, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Learning about Peace – with Echo Valley Hope. Isn’t it time we study peace for a change? Echo Valley Hope will offer The Prem Rawat’s Foundation’s (free) Intro to The Peace Education Program. Clarity, appreciation, inner strength, self-awareness, understanding, dignity, choice, hope, peace and contentment. These are the topics of a free ten-week, video based and interactive course on peace that is used worldwide in schools, prisons, senior centers, veterans groups and more. If you would like to get a first hand look at how the course is run, please register in advance: https://bit.ly/46GQtEh . For more information: Contact Dena Eakles 608-606-4450, dena.eakles@gmail.com


VIRTUAL Mon Dec 4, 7 – 8:15 pm Sustainable Buildings: Identifying Leverage Point for Climate Action with 350 WI. Did you know that about 40% of global carbon emissions are attributable to buildings? Changing the way we build new buildings — and renovate existing buildings — will play an important role in meeting our global climate goals. Join 350 Wisconsin at our monthly meeting to hear from Ben Austin, Sustainability Lead at the Madison construction firm J.H. Findorff & Son. Ben will address the opportunities and challenges of taking climate action in the building sector. ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Register in advance for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkd-qupz8jHtCx2JikRB3t05iy0Jney9AW#/registration Contact: https://350wisconsin.org/monthly-meetings/


VIRTUAL Thurs Dec 7, 12 noon – 1 pm WNPJ’s Monthly Weaving the Web Drop-in Conversation Hour. Hosted this month by Jonathan Ward, new Board member of WNPJ. Jon is a retired U.S. diplomat, Army veteran of the Gulf War, and a member of the Milwaukee Chapter of Veterans for Peace. He recently completed Ending War 101 - World BEYOND War and will share some learnings to lead off the conversation on "Ending War." Zoom info:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09 ; Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Organizer: office@wnpj.org


LaCROSSE Thurs Dec 7, 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 - dbuffton@yahoo.com


RACINE Thurs Dec 7 3 pm Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice "End the Lockdowns" Rally . Racine County Courthouse, 730 Wisconsin Ave. It is time to end the lockdown and address alternatives to mass incarceration. We call on the Racine County District Attorney, our local judges and our local officials to stop sending people into inhumane conditions. Learn more here.


VIRTUAL Thurs Dec 7, 6:30 – 8 pm WILPF Monthly Virtual Book Club- Let's talk about and share...POETRY. We'll talk about... poetry of Clint Smith, Eve Ewing & others. You are invited to bring a poem or two that you would like to share with others during our time together. It could be from one of these poets or from another poet. Respond to wilpfmadison@gmail.com for the Zoom link.


MADISON Thurs Dec 7, 4:30 – 6 pm Lights Up for Palestine Vigil Protest! Corner of Monroe Street and West Lawn on Madison's west side. Join Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Palestine Partners to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor now estimates the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in Gaza since October 7 at 20,000, including those missing under the ruble with little hope of survival. At least 15,271 have been killed, including 6403 children. Please join us to call for an immediate ceasefire and humanitarian aid. https://www.facebook.com/events/338123062157647?ref=newsfeed


MADISON Fri Dec 8, 5 – 11 pm, Worker Justice Center WI Posadas holiday celebration! Labor temple lounge, 1602 S Park Street. See the Spotlight above to learn more…


MILWAUKEE Sat Dec 9, 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI - Weekly STAND for PEACE: Meet at Hwy 100/North. Each Saturday, a different location. Join us. Bring your signs. info@peaceactionwi.org https://www.peaceactionwi.org/stand_for_peace


VIROQUA Sat Dec 9, 11 am - 12 noon Driftless Palestinian Solidarity Weekly Vigil. Meet at Decker and Main. 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. Thank you for your help!


RACINE Sat Dec 9, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Stand for Ceasefire in Irael and Palestine. Meet at 909 Dr Martin Luther King Dr . We have signs and banners for all! JOIN US today and on Dec. 9th and 16th! We also remind everyone to continue to call your representatives a number of times a week—-for a CEASEFIRE NOW. Contact: www.facebook.com/RacineCoalitionforPeaceJustice/


MADISON Sat Dec 9, 1 pm - All Out for Palestine Rally . At the State Capitol, East Main St. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Rafah Sister City Project : www.facebook.com/madisonrafah/

Madison - Palestine Solidarity Week: Dec 2nd - 10th

Learn more and register here.....



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