International Women’s Day Community Celebration

Please JOIN Senegambia Women’s Association and the African community to celebrate women’s achievements and tenaciously challenge bias. This evening is filled with inspirational speakers, great ethnic food, performers, music and dancing. #BalanceforBetter

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison is helping to co-sponsor this event held on Saturday, March 2! Register for this FREE event here!!!

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

Vigil for Peace – Climate Update and The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal aims to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. Ocasio-Cortez’s website outlines these seven goals that Green New Deal legislation would accomplish:

  • 100 percent of national power generation from renewable sources;
  • Building a national, energy-efficient, “smart” grid;
  • Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety;
  • Decarbonizing the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries;
  • Decarbonizing, repairing and improving transportation and other infrastructure;
  • Funding massive investment in the drawdown and capture of greenhouse gases;

Make green technology, industry, expersie, products and services a major export of the U.S.

Vigil for Peace 2/11:  Vigil for Peace WK 1618 2.11.2019 (Kathleen C.) 

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SAVE THE DATE – Hashtag to Headlines: The Gaza Great March of Return

Click here to view the Facebook event: Hashtag to Headlines: the Gaza Great March of Return

AFSC and Madison’s Annual Tribute to Rachel Corrie presents: An event featuring Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian writer, refugee, and peace activist from Rafah, Gaza who will talk about his experience being part of the Great March of Return, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace.

This event is hosted by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and the American Friends Service Committee. The event will take place at 2:00 PM at First Unitarian Society of Madison 900 University Bay Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.

Co-sponsors: American Friends Service Committee; Amnesty International Group 139; Bright Stars of Bethlehem-Madison; Colombia Support Network; East Timor Action Network)-Madison; James Reeb Peace, Justice and Sustainability Group; Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison; Madison Friends Meeting (Quakers); Playgrounds for Palestine-Madison; UNA-USA Dane County; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison.

No Cops in Schools: A feminist issue

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Join us for a buffet breakfast and to hear from M. Adams on February 19, 2019, 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit working with low- to no-income Black, Hmong and Khmer communities in Wisconsin. The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition is training young leaders in direct action and organizing to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color.

M. Adams, activist, organizer, and scholar, was part of the first delegation to the White House for the LGBT Leaders of Color Summit, a United States delegate to the United Nation’s 2014 Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and part of the coalition formed as a result of Black Lives Matter to plan policy solutions to racial and economic inequality.

Insight and Inspiration from Veteran Civil Resister – January 22

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screen shot 2019-01-04 at 8.58.39 pmEd Kinane will present the case against the U.S. Program of drone warfare which is a form of targeted assassination and what that means for our own national security.

Since 2009, Ed has worked with Upstate NY Drone Action to Ground the Drones & End the Wars outside Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY to expose drone war crimes in Afghanistan. The group does regular vigils at the gates to the base similar to the vigils at Volk Field in WI which is home to the RQ Shadow drones. At both sites this nonviolent civil resistance has repeatedly led to arrests and short incarcerations.

Ed has also been part of the Voices for Creative Nonviolence Iraq Peace Team, remaining in Baghdad throughout “Shock and Awe” US bombing in 2003. He returned to monitor the US occupation and has spoken to many classes, congregations, and communities throughout the US. He also spent a month in Kabul, Afghanistan, with Voices.

Ed has also been active with and arrested in Witness Against Torture actions in Washington, DC. Ed is now active with the local grassroots group Beyond War and Militarism.

Recording of Ed Kinane

 

Gather the Women Thank You – Women of the Land: Community and a Culture of Caring

11/27/2018 – We are grateful to have had 34 people in attendance to gather and hear from Pat Skogen of Monroe, WI! An organic dairy farmer, educator, and Farmers Union leader, Pat discussed her work as a fierce advocate for family farms & rural communities and as an active opponent of CAFOs invading the Wisconsin countryside. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success and a special thank you to Pat!

 

Vigil for Peace – 11/26

Please join in celebrating 37 years of the Vigil for Peace! We will be meeting Monday, December 3, at the corner of MLK Jr. Blvd. and Doty St. adjacent to the Madison City County Building.

Socks-for-Peace and Toiletries-for-Justice will be taking place next Monday. Please donate socks and toiletries if willing and able.

Vigil for Peace 11-26-2018: Vigil for Peace WK 1613 11.26.2018

Vigil for Peace Invitation 11-26-2018: Letter of invitation to vigil anniversary 11.26.2018