On December 21, the MMWC partnered with Jewish Voice For Peace-Milwaukee and a dozen other organizations as part of JVP National's Chanukah Action Against Islamophobia. Milwaukee was one of 25 JVP chapters across the country that took a very visible stand to show their unflinching commitment to fighting bigotry, discrimination and state violence, and their devotion to building interfaith community in this new political era.
With President Obama’s signature on the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, a nationwide grassroots campaign to ensure the safe disposal of our nation’s conventional munitions stockpile secured a key victory. The amendment, written by U.S.
Thanks for the robust crowd at our 25th anniversary Fall Assembly! After a breif business meeting where the new board and the 2017 budget were approved, attendees heard a great panel discussion facilitated by board member Jessica Williams. The panel highlighted work that WNPJ and member groups have done with anti-war/pro-peace, immigrant rights, mining, race-based native mascots, and racial justice work. All of the panelists have years of experience in their field: Carlos Miranda, Barb Munson, Pat Popple, Bonnie Block and Z! Haukeness.
Exactly one month ago, United for Peace and Justice participated in the Left Forum 2016 in New York City. The Left Forum is one of the largest gatherings of radicals and leftists in theUnited States, with thousands of participants and hundreds of workshops, panels, and plenaries.
The Workers’ Rights Center (WRC) has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Madison Community Foundation to update the Latino Workers Project Report.
Fifteen years ago, the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice initiated the Latino Workers Project (LWP) to study the rapidly growing Latino population in Dane County and address challenges faced by low-income Latino immigrants. The LWP released Can’t Afford to Lose a Bad Job, which documented the socio-economic and labor conditions of the Latino community and provided recommendations to address pressing issues. Latinos faced unique challenges because of issues of immigration status, racism, lack of knowledge/comfort navigating public agencies & limited English proficiency. The WRC was founded as a recommendation of the LWP with seed money from the Madison Community Foundation.
Thanks to our host, Althea René, and everyone who came out to support the Growing a Peaceful Future Youth Film Festival. For those of you still wanting to donation to the scholarship fund, please click here.
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Join the Peace Vigil, Dec. 1st, Monday 12 noon
Cake, hot chocolate, peace signs available!
MLK Ave at the downtown post office, Madison