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WNPJ Weekly News - Oct. 1st - 8th

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

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:

Weaving the Web!

Oct 5th, 12 noon - 1 pm, join 'Weaving the Web' - WNPJ monthly virtual drop-in. John Peck will be on the call to talk about Social Justice Demands for the 2023 Farm Bill Debate - of which there are many! Such as expanding SNAP for undocumented immigrants and people in Puerto Rico, possible USDA programs to support BIPOC farmers, false solutions to climate change (that aggravate climate injustice) such as carbon trading, CO2 pipelines, manure digesters, etc. etc. etc. Contact office@wnpj.org with questions. All are welcome to this first Thursday of each month zoom call. Zoom Meeting Information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09 ; Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) ******************************* SPOTLIGHT on WNPJ’s Annual Fall Assembly -

for all members and allies!

"Every Drop Counts: Coming Together for Water" Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm We're meeting at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton - as well as virtually. You are welcome to join us in-person or via zoom (links and registration coming soon). We are working with local organizations to bring pressing issues for consideration and we will be celebrating efforts and victories. Program and registration links in development.....watch for updates!:

The assembly is dedicated to the work of Dawn Sturdevant Baum - https://www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/dawn-sturdevant-baum






Peacemaker of the Year Award to Bill Christofferson of Milwaukee, lead organizer for The Golden Rule (photo credit, Sue Ruggles): https://www.wnpj.org/post/wnpj-to-present-the-2023-annual-peacemaker-of-the-year-award-to-bill-christofferson-of-milwaukee





Music and slides from Gideon Webb to remember our George Paz Martin - "We Are Family". Here is the link to the memorial celebration, film editing by Dan Folkman, https://youtu.be/fQai9vF7QV4






Screening of 'Sold Down the River' video, introduced by John Peck, Lynn and Nancy Utesch https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2295197430753159





Guest Speaker, Dean Hoegger of Clean Water Action Council will present: 'Using Local, State, and Federal Laws to Protect the Waters of NE Wisconsin ' https://www.cleanwateractioncouncil.org





We’ll have a petition available for you to sign at the event and on-line: WISDOM’s - Rights of Nature Wisconsin Initiative https://secure.everyaction.com/DQmEhEf3pE2eFAMwsuwQIw2




WNPJ business meeting. WNPJ members who would like to sit on the WNPJ Board for 2023 -24, please send us some information about yourself. We meet virtually, once a month. Send to: info@wnpj.org.

Food and sharing, member group tabling, and more! If you'd like to help plan the event, contact Board member Dena Eakles at dena.eakles@gmail.com and watch www.wnpj.org for new developments! *********************************** Upcoming Events this week for WNPJ groups: VERONA Sun Oct 1st, 10:30 - 3:30 pm The Farley Center Fall Festival - Farley Center, Spring Rose Road. https://www.facebook.com/events/1148142479225032 . https://farleycenter.org/event/farley-center-fall-festival-2023/ VIRTUAL Mon Oct 2nd, 7-8:10pm Seth Jenson on how to communicate with different audiences to win climate campaigns. 350 WI. To change everything it takes everyone…right? Well…not quite. Movement breakthroughs often come about by winning people over selectively. But how do we know whom to select? Seth Jensen, will introduce a tool called the Spectrum of Allies, which helps activists determine where to pitch their message for maximum effect. Seth learned the tool when a national 350.org trainer came to Madison more than a decade ago, and he is eager to share it with all of us.


Register in advance for the meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone. Seth Jensen has been active with 350 Wisconsin from the beginning. Back in August 2011, he was arrested in protests led by Bill McKibben against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Seth credits the feminist movement for teaching him the value of community-based organizing. Seth is co-lead of the Divest & Defund Team, and balances his time between the roles of climate activist and massage therapist. 350Wisconsin@350wisconsin.org MADISON Sun Oct 1st, 7 - 8 pm Candlelight Vigil for Peace in Ukraine for People of Faith and Conscience. Meet at Capitol Square - State Street Steps. Sponsored by Madison World BEYOND War and Interfaith Peace Coalition and others. RSVP if you can to warabolition@gmail.com . VIRTUAL Thurs Oct 5th, 12 noon - 1 pm Weaving the Web - WNPJ monthly virtual drop-in. John Peck will be on the call to talk about Social Justice Demands for the 2023 Farm Bill Debate - of which there are many! Such as expanding SNAP for undocumented immigrants and people in Puerto Rico, possible USDA programs to support BIPOC farmers, false solutions to climate change (that aggravate climate injustice) such as carbon trading, CO2 pipelines, manure digesters, etc. etc. etc. Contact office@wnpj.org with questions. All are welcome to this first Thursday of each month zoom call. Zoom Meeting Information: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89361313008?pwd=UmxCOUcxL3ZFb244aXp0SnBVTFRSZz09 ; Meeting ID: 893 6131 3008 - Passcode: 797041; +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) VIRTUAL Thurs Oct. 5th, 6 - 8 pm WILPF Monthly Virtual Book Club. We'll talk about... The Ministry for the Future: A Novel. The 1st Thursday of each month, virtually. To get the zoom link, reply to: wilpfmadison@gmail.com 4 EVENTS with SINSINAWA DOMINICANS on Sat. Oct. 7th

09:30 am - 03:30 pm - Retreat: Speak with the Earth: Learning from Trees, Rivers, Hills and Clouds - —Join presenters, Julia Burkey and Daniel Cooperrider.“All important ideas,” as poet Mary Oliver once put it, “must include the trees, the mountains, and the rivers.” In this eco-spiritual retreat, we will attend to our relationship and conversation with the more than human world. Over the course of the day, we will dialogue with the four classical elements (water, fire, earth, air) as they express themselves in the evocative landscape of the Driftless area of southwest Wisconsin, and through our own bodies. Registration ends October 4, and the fee is $60 per person.

09:30 am - 11:30 am VIRTUAL Presentation: From Nowhere to Now Here. Have you ever apologized because your mind or your heart was somewhere else than where your body was at the time? Join presenter Pat Pintens for her presentation. When we’re pulled in many directions, we can feel like we’re in the middle of nowhere. Let’s explore how to regain our sense of presence, of mindfulness, of being attentive to where we are, who we are with, what is happening and our sense of being now here. Registration ends October 2, and the fee is $20 per person.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (1st session) AND

1:00 pm - 03:00 pm (2nd session) Glass Art Class: Christmas Ornaments Workshop AND Wall Hangings. Join artist, Barb McKinlay to create glass Christmas ornaments in the morning and wall hangings in the afternoon! Students will make four Christmas ornaments and a mini tray out of glass. You will have several ornament shape choices or you can design an abstract design of your own. Bring a lunch and stay for the afternoon class to make a wall hanging. Registration ends October 2 and the fee is $80 per person. 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. ******************* APPLETON Sat Oct 7th, 11am - 12 noon Fox Valley Monthly Stand for Peace. Houdini Plaza, West Lawrence Street. Every month - the fist Saturday! Bring your signs! Organizer: Ronna Swift ronnajean61@gmail.com MILWAUKEE Sat Oct 7th, 12 noon - 1 pm Weekly Stand for Peace. 76th Street + Layton. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. This week Stand with the Nuns! The School Sisters of Notre Dame will lead us. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI -info@peaceactionwi.org or see https://www.peaceactionwi.org ******************************************************* 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 ****************************************

Interested in a yard sign? WNPJ has yard signs available! yardsigns@wnpj.org See our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WisNPJ "Like" us and follow us!


If you’d like to share this WNPJ e-bulletin, go to https://www.wnpj.org/blog for this week’s issue! **************************

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