32nd Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair! Fri. June 23rd – Sun. June 25th MREA
7558 Deer Rd. in Custer, WI
WNPJ has a table at this event on Friday and Saturday, June 23 – 24, 9 – 5 pm. If you’re at the Fair, come volunteer at the table!
To WNPJ member groups: If you’d like to volunteer to sit at the MREA table – and bring some of your group’s tabling materials – let us know. We have a few admission passes for volunteers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year the Energy Fair brings together over 10,000+ attendees to learn about clean energy, connect with others, and take action toward a just transition and sustainable living for all. Hundreds of workshops and exhibitors, clean transportation show, live music, kids activities, and much, much more! This year’s keynote speakers include:
Fri. 4:00 pm Amy Goodman, award winning investigative journalist and host of Democracy Now!;
Sat. 1:00 pm Erik Conway, historian of science and technology and author of The Big Myth: How Business taught Americans to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market; and
Sun. 12:00 Noon Triti Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and the former President of the National Iranian American Council.
For more info and ticket info, visit: https://www.theenergyfair.org/ .
The Sierra Club is also sponsoring a Badger Bus from Madison to the Fair on Sat. June 24th, leaving at 7:00 am and returning at 10:00 pm – for details visit: https://tinyurl.com/MREAbus2023
WNPJ, Building Unity, the Farley Center and Family Farm Defenders will have tables in the exhibition hall. These halls are open from 9 am until 5 pm each day (close at 3 pm on Sunday).
On Friday at 10 am in the Orange tent, John Peck of Family Farm Defenders will hold a workshop on ‘Climate “Smart” to Climate Just Agriculture’. Al Gedicks (WI Resources Protection Council) holds a workshop on Friday, too – at 11 am in the Special Events Tent - “Sulfide Mining in the Great Lakes Region”.
Then on Sat. at 11 am the Farley Center has a workshop in the Orange Tent on ‘Green Burials’. Forward Marching Band will be at the Fair on Saturday, too.
On Sunday, June 25th, Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Hope will hold a workshop in the Red Tent: 10 am – “Waking the Cooperative Spirit” . Tim Cordon speaks to ‘Building Unity for a Sustainable Future’ in the Pink Tent at 1 pm that Sunday afternoon.
Upcoming Events this week June 18th - 27th - for WNPJ groups:
VIRTUAL Mon Jun 19th, 7 pm Join Moms Demand Action to celebrate our Wear Orange events, raise awareness, and call for an end to gun violence. Don't forget to wear orange! Wear Orange events around the state: Statewide Virtual Bi-Monthly Meeting, details and RSVP here https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/51179/signup/
WASHINGTON DC Mon Jun 19th - June 22nd Moral Poverty Action Congress - in DC. To learn more, see the Poor Peoples Campaign website: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/committee/wisconsin/ or contact: email@example.com
SINSINAWA Wed June 21st, 7 - 8:30 pm Wild Church: Summer Solstice. Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Erica Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading Wild Church: Summer Solstice at Sinsinawa Mound. Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this inclusive, outdoor gathering is centered on honoring the longest day of the year. In a time of planetary upheaval, it is crucial to recover our elemental sense of connection and kinship with Creator and Creation. We are inspired by Celtic tradition and the Wild Church movement. We will meet inside the main entrance and proceed outdoors. No registration is required and a free will offering is welcome. 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.
SINSINAWA Fri Jun 23rd, 9 am - 3 pm No Child Left Inside: Weekly Day camp for kids. Sinsinawa Mound Center, County Road Z. Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading this weekly day camp. These day-long camps in June and July, open to ages from 7 to 11, will be filled with games, exploration, story-telling, hiking, plant identification and more. Participants should be ready to learn about themselves and nature, get some exercise and have lots of fun. Children should bring their own water bottle, lunch, snack and hat. We will spend the entirety of the day outdoors. Registration ends on the Wednesday prior to each Friday. The fee is $30 per day camp or $120 for all five camp sessions. 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.
MADISON Sat Jun 24 - 25 HUMANs Solidarity Summit: Spreading Like Wildflowers II. We encourage you to host your own gathering during the next summit and we'll help out if you like. :) We're making something of a kit to help make it easy and fun. The summit is still wide open for your offerings, input, and requests. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started, or jump in when we start hosting planning meetups or online conversations on the topic. And there's a bit of follow-up from the March summit, including recordings, here. Organizer: email@example.com
MILWAUKEE Sat Jun 24th, 9 - 12 noon "I Missed It": Recognizing Signs of Trouble in Veterans & First Responders. Meet at On the Clock Bar & Grill, 4301 South Howell Avenue. Meet up about Veteran-to-Veteran peer support, how to know if someone is in trouble, and recommended therapies for PTSD/Trauma - FREE EVENT. Hosted by the American Legion George Washington Bayview Post 180 and featuring speakers from Dryhootch, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Reclaiming Your Path, Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Learn the signs and symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma and crisis from Veteran peer support specialists. Discover ways to approach someone who is struggling. The right treatment can reduce or even eliminate symptoms of PTSD. There are several talk therapies and medications available. Learn more about each of them from a psychologist and a medical doctor. Link to register: https://imissedit.eventbrite.com. Sent to WNPJ by Veterans for Peace #102 - Milwaukee firstname.lastname@example.org
MILWAUKEE Sat Jun 24th 12 noon - 1 pm Peace Action WI Weekly Stand for Peace. Special STand - Cuba is NOT a Terrorist State! Meet at North Farwell Avenue & East North Avenue,. Each week, a different vigil site in Milwaukee. Bring your signs for peace! Questions? Contact Peace Action WI - email@example.com or see https://www.peaceactionwi.org
MILWAUKEE Sat Jun 24th 2 - 5 pm UNA USA Milw. and Peace Action WI Annual Summer Picnic. At Zao MKE Church, 2319 E Kenwood Blvd. Come and meet with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy some good food and conversation! The picnic will be held outdoors in front of Zao MKE Church or inside the church in case of rain. Free bratwurst, veggie burgers, & potato salad! Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Paper plates, napkins, cups, utensils, & water will be provided. Music will be provided by the Raging Grannies and more! check with organizers for options for parking. For more information, contact Pam Richard: 414.269.9525 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
MADISON Sat Jun 24th 4 - 10 pm Social Justice Center Jubilee! - 1202 Williamson St. We are so excited to be hosting this celebration once again, with this year’s festivities taking place outdoors in the SJC’s parking lot off of Few Street. In addition to musical performances by local artists (lineup coming soon!), there will be food, beverages and local beer for sale. We’re raffling off a bunch of incredible prizes featuring gift cards to local businesses, handmade items from local artists and more – plus there will be fun activities for all ages. All proceeds will go towards the SJC's general operating funds.
This is a big year at SJC! This Spring we reopened the Social Justice Commons – a multi-purpose, adaptable workspace at the front of our building that's part co-working space, part community resource hub. As our facility marks its 100th year, we're preparing for long overdue renovations, including critical repairs/replacements to our roof, HVAC system and storefront canopy. Though immensely challenging, we've learned so much during the COVID pandemic and we want to continue building our community projects that started as a response to it including the Willy Street Pantry and our resource advocacy program. To do so, and begin the urgent infrastructure repairs, we need your help. Donate online, buy raffle tickets and come take part in the Jubilee festivities to keep SJC going through these transformations and invest in the bright future we’re building together! More info? https://www.socialjusticecenter.org/sjc-jubilee-2023. Sent to WNPJ by Madison Infoshop email@example.com
MILWAUKEE Sun Jun 25th 4 - 6 pm Milwaukee Mutual Aid Network Party! Meet at The Build Center, 4700 North 39th Street. Invite your friends! Connect with people who want to do more mutual aid. Celebrate the rebirth of the Milwaukee Area Time Exchange! Contact: Stephanie Rearick at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLK FIELD, CAMP DOUGLAS Tues Jun 27th 3:45 - 5:45 pm Monthly Vigil Against Drones. Arrive at the wayside around 3:30 so we have time for introductions and to process to the base together. We need you there! DRONES KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. As drone warfare plays an increasingly devastating role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, there is a call for sanity. Our regular vigils at Volk Field are part of a larger worldwide campaign to bring an end to drone warfare. 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. We hope to see you at the vigil on Tuesday June 27. If you can’t come this time, mark your calendar. We usually vigil on the 4th Tuesday of every month. If you have any questions please call or email Joy at 608 239-4327 or email@example.com or Bonnie at 608-256-5088 or firstname.lastname@example.org of Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.
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