By Joy First
August 26, 2015
Voices for Creative Nonviolence engaged with a number of Wisconsin peace groups to organize an 8-day 90-mile walk across southwest Wisconsin from August 18-25. The purpose of the walk was to call attention and make connections between the militarized police violence at home and the military using violence abroad through drone warfare and by other means. In both cases the victims are people of color, which forces us to reflect on the systemic racism of our society.
By Kathy Kelly, August 25, 2015
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’; let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.’
Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy resolve enlightens us. Yes! In the face of wars, refugee crises, weapon proliferation and unaddressed climate change impacts, let us echo the common sense of children. Let goodness shine. Or, as our young friends in Afghanistan have put it, #Enough! They write the word, in Dari, on the palms of their hands and show it to cameras, wanting to shout out their desire to abolish all wars.
A coalition of labor, economic justice, social justice, legislators, and faith groups have been working together to transition Wisconsin into a new era less dependent on military funding and more on sustainable civilian and environmentally friendly manufacturing
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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