WNPJ members in the news

WNPJ members and their work are making news across the state:

  • "We are talking about a form of discrimination that the public schools are condoning, [the] school district is condoning and that [is] teaching generation after generation of our children to tolerate stereotyping," explained Barb Munson, co-secretary of the WNPJ Board (left, with Winona LaDuke).  She was responding to Mukwonago residents' request that the state Supreme Court strike down the law that established a complaint process for race-based logos and mascots, in an attempt to keep their "Indian Chief" mascot.
  • "The Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability outside Verona has been helping farmers of color, especially those with Hmong and Latino backgrounds, with the process of starting CSAs," or community supported agriculture programs, reported the Isthmus.  For more information and to sign up for the CSA, visit the Farley Center website.
  • "Every year, the choir sounds great, and every year I assume they have a few people like me in it," WNPJ member and former staffer Steve Burns told the Wisconsin State Journal about his first time participating in Madison's Martin Luther King Jr Community Choir.
  • Alliance for Animals' Rick Bogle spoke out against the requirement that Dane County land be open to animal trapping.  "A very few of us want to go out and set traps," he told the Wisconsin State Journal. "We think the mandate is biased and undemocratic."