Success Story

Success! Efforts to Save Bell Bowl Prairie have TEMPORARILY halted construction - near Rockford, IL.

NEWS UPDATE 10/28:  Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached through the US District Court with the Greater Rockford Airport Authority, Board of Commissioners and Michael P. Dunn the Executive Director to TEMPORARILY halt development and construction including grading, earthmoving, or other construction activity that would damage or destroy any and all portion of Bell Bowl Prairie until MARCH 1, 2022. (Case Number 3:21-cv-50410)

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: Fox Valley Peace Coalition

 

The Fox Valley Peace Coalition meets to vigil in Appleton on the first Saturday of each month, from 11 am -12 noon on W. College at Houdini Plaza. All welcome! The next vigil is on Saturday, Nov. 6th.

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group and project: Building Unity

Building Unity is a joint project of Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice (WNPJ), Wisconsin Grassroots Network (WGN), Family Farm Defenders (FFD), and many others. Beginning Spring 2018, BU took this project on the road to connect with groups and individuals throughout Wisconsin and strengthen our growing culture that is committed to peace, justice, freedom, sustainability, and democracy.

Family Farm Defenders seeking nominations and sponsorships for the John Kinsman Beginning Farmer Food Sovereignty Prize!

Do you know an aspiring farmer that embodies the principles of food sovereignty in their work? Do you want to honor such a beginning farmer through supporting a grassroots community award? In memory of legendary organic pioneer and food sovereignty advocate, John Kinsman (who passed away in Jan. 2014), Family Farm Defenders has now awarded over a dozen prizes in his honor, and you can be part of this amazing celebration effort!

Spotlight on a WNPJ member group: Veterans for Peace Milwaukee

Armistice Day observance will be held on Thursday, November 11th in Milwaukee - sponsored by Veterans for Peace and a coalition of peace and justice groups, both on-line and in person. Meet at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St, 7 pm.  Speakers: Kathy Kelly, international peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Clayborn Benson, founder/director of Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Music by Frogwater and Harvey Taylor. All welcome. Masks required.  For more information:  Bill Christofferson, 414-486-9651  vfpchapter102@gmailcom

Farley Center Fall Festival update!

The Farley Center held their 10th annual Fall Festival last weekend!  This member group of WNPJ is dedicated to promoting ecological sustainability, social justice and peace. It is located outside of Verona Wisconsin in the Town of Springdale on 43 acres of beautiful farm and wooded land.

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group: Church Women United - Madison Branch

Church Women United is an inclusive, ecumenical Christian women's movement celebrating unity in diversity and empowering women to work towards a world of peace and justice.

Spotlight on a WNPJ Member Group - Forward! Marching Band

Madison's Activist Street Band!  Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011, Forward! Marching Band was forged in the crucible of the epic protests surrounding the (former) Governor Walker’s regressive agenda. For weeks, we marched around the capitol in the snow and rain, gaining members and experience. Since that time, Forward! Marching Band has dedicated itself to maintaining that unique fighting spirit of the Wisconsin protest movement.

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