WNPJ's 25th Anniversary Fall Assembly Celebration - Madison

Event Dates: 

Summary of the Fall Assembly

2017 Board and Budget


Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
25th Anniversary Fall Assembly Celebration
Honoring our Past, Visioning our Future

Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:30am to 5pm

First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI

WNPJ is celebrating 25 years of work towards the realization of a peaceful, just, and sustainable world!

Our individual and organizational members have done a tremendous amount of work both together in coalition and apart on their own work during this time. WNPJ is proud to have helped advance this work and to offer overarching campaigns to support specific state needs.
This year’s Fall Assembly, happening Saturday, October 15th, in Madison will be a celebration of these past 25 years together as a network. We will take a longer look back with a panel discussion of our history. We will honor our past board members, staff, and volunteers. We will present our Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Braunginn, one of our original co-chairs. And, of course, there will be the usual short business meeting to elect this year’s new board and approve the budget.
We are excited to highlight an article that was published about our Lifetime Achievement Award winner Steve Braunginn in Madison365 recently.  Steve was one of the original organizers of WNPJ.  In his words: 
 “We weren’t looking at starting an organization per se, we were looking to start a movement. The response was immediate, it was broad and we were extremely surprised.”
We also have this great video, put together by our very own John Quilan, celebrating Steve's achievement!  Watch it here.
We invite you all to join us for this very special celebration!
Schedule of events: 
MC for the day: Claire Tran, WNPJ Board Member
11:30  Welcome
11:45  Business: Board Slate Vote, Budget Vote, State of the Network, Reports from the Field
          (Please come with a 2 minute report of the work you or your organization is doing) .      
12:30  Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Braunginn
  1:00  Lunch & Video Presentation (1:30)
  2:00  Panel Discussion: Honoring our Roots, Visioning our Future.
          Highlighting past work of WNPJ and visioning the future.
          Moderator:  Jessica Williams, WNPJ Board Secretary
          Panelists include:
  • Carlos Miranda: Workers Rights Center, WNPJ Board member
  • Pat Popple: President Emeritus-Concerned Chippewa Citizens, Save the Hills Alliance Inc. and Editor, Frac Sand Sentinel
  • Barb Munson: "Indian" Logo and Mascot Taskforce, WNPJ Board co-chair
  • Bonnie Block: Ground the Drones, Past Long-time WNPJ Board member
  3:45  The WNPJ Racial Justice Tipping Point Campaign update
  4:15  Recognizing our Past Board Members
  4:50  Closing & Thank Yous
  5:00  CLEAN-UP

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Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Lunch catered by Sweet Tea.