WNPJ 2021 Fall Assembly Video Recordings


The Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice Fall Assembly was held November 13, 2021 from 6-8:00 pm (central time) - virtual.  

Dena Eakles opens with the work of Wisconsin’s Echo Valley Hope

Winona LaDuke talks about “Pandemic as Portal”

Representatives of the Climate Justice Alliance, introduced by John Peck, talk about the Just Transition framework


Presentation and discussion with Zoltan Grossman, author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands


Words from Network Coordinator Sarah Hinkley: WNPJ’s role moving forward


Coming soon: Bonnie Block, Lifetime Achievement Award; Debra Gillispie, Peacemaker of the Year Award; Building Unity Team, Grassroots Solidarity Award


Poetry reading – “The Low road” by Marge Piercy, performed by Staceyann Chin



We learned from Climate Justice Alliance leaders' 2020 report back sharing their values and vision of the Just Transition framework. We were joined by Zoltan Grossman, author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands, and other Wisconsin leaders as they guided us in exploring how the Just Transition can inform our peace and justice work here in Wisconsin. It was a special evening. 

The Climate Justice Alliance is a national network made up of locally, tribally, and regionally-based racial and economic justice organizations of Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and poor white communities.

Just Transition is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. This means approaching production and consumption cycles holistically and waste-free. The transition itself must be just and equitable; redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for the future through reparations. If the process of transition is not just, the outcome will never be. Just Transition describes both where we are going and how we get there.


*Learn more about Just Transition*

WNPJ 2021 Fall Assembly Guidebook.pdf1.91 MB