Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is comprised of congregations, social justice committees, clergy, religious leaders, supporters, and people of faith from many faith traditions across Wisconsin. WFVJ gathers to educate themselves and their communities about the important issues facing Wisconsin, and advocates for policies and programs that address the root causes of poverty, hunger, homelessness, and economic injustice.  

The organization does this because their faith traditions teach them that there is a need to provide a platform and elevate the voices of those who are underserved and marginalized through their advocacy, education, and partnership. Presently, the Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice has several current programs and initiatives, including advocacy workshops, Dane Sanctuary Coalition, Dignity at Work Coalition, Minimum Wage Challenge, Poverty Simulation and the Wisconsin Interfaith Engagement Campaign. 

One upcoming event that the Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice has is their annual celebration on June 10th, 2021 at 7pm virtually. At the event, attendees will hear the challenges that were faced by the organization in 2020, the important work that WFVJ does and hear about goals for the future. The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Pate, an expert on low income African-American men, fatherhood, and child support. Dr. Pate studies how black men are affected by the social welfare system and the challenges that impede their ability to attain economic security, plus a performance from Li Chiao-Ping, the artistic direct of Li Chiao-Ping Dance. WFVJ will also give out their annual Voices for Justice award to Professor Patty Loew, who is a journalist, teacher, writer and activist for Native American Rights and author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal

 

All are welcome to be part of this work to advocate for policies and programs that address poverty, hunger, homelessness, and racial and economic injustice. Attendees will help WFVJ remain responsive to the fight for immigrant’s rights, worker’s rights, health care reform, racial justice, voting rights, and interfaith understanding. 

To attend, please RSVP at the link below, 

 https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/uht4dImKuST_18GoidWUEw?fbclid=IwAR3WwMT_e_emc4tJjLSqRU0r-Bde3bWjVUDwPV6xzsWEMxz75PCrZxgB22U

or watch the live stream on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WisconsinFaithVoicesForJustice/live.

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Contact information:

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Address: 7118 Old Sauk Rd., Madison, WI 53717

Phone: 608-513-7121

E-mail: wifaithvoices4justice@gmail.com

Website: http://wisconsinfaithvoicesforjustice.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinFaithVoicesForJustice

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Spotlight creation by WNPJ volunteer, Ambar Cornelio. Thanks!