Madison WILPF at May 14 Action

Madison WILPF joined the Poor People’s Campaign on May 14 for an action at the State Capitol to kick off the Campaign’s 6 weeks of action. Look out for more events in the coming weeks!unnamed-3.jpg

Mad WILPF endorses an end to child poverty in Wisconsin!

Madison WILPF has endorsed the campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin!

On December 14th, 2017, a coalition of faith-based networks and anti-poverty groups held concurrent announcements in multiple cities of a bold new campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. The campaign seeks to inspire Wisconsin to set a goal of eliminating child poverty, by holding itself accountable for reducing both child poverty and racial disparities by half in the next decade. The campaign is a product of 3 years of intensive policy discussions and moral reflection at 24 churches and other religious institutions throughout Wisconsin. The lead coalition partners are four statewide organizations: WISDOM, Wisconsin Council of Churches, Kids Forward, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund.

Get involved and add your name to the goal here!

The Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off

May 14: Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty
Start: May 14, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53702
Madison, WI 53202
Host Contact Info: Wisconsin@PoorPeoplesCampaign.org

Please join WILPF Madison tomorrow at the state capitol to kick off 6 weeks of action with the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign! Somebody’s hurting our people is the theme for the first week, and more will follow!

Look for the WILPF Madison banner!

Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 Tribute to Rachel Corrie was a success!

Thanks to all who came out to the Rachel Corrie Tribute on Sunday. It was moving, inspiring, empowering, and a powerful call to action. Pictures below! Hats off to all of the sponsors and speakers, particularly the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, the International Solidarity Movement volunteers, and to Cindy and Craig Corrie!

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Above Cindy Corrie explains the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s work of education and advocacy, and reflects on the legacy of her daughter, Rachel Corrie, and what she would say to her now.

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Islam Marqa of the International Solidarity Movement explains the current climate in Hebron, his hometown.

More can be found on Radiance of Resistance, the new documentary about Ahed Tamimi’s recent arrest, Janna Ayyad, and the resistance movements in Palestine here, including the trailer.

Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

The 3rd Annual 4W Summit on Women, Gender, and Wellbeing will be held concurrently with the 41st Women and Gender Studies Conference from April 13-14 at the Pyle Center on UW Campus – 702 Langdon St.  Madison, WI 53706. It’s called Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking

The first 3 sessions will be held on Friday April 13 and the last 4 sessions will be held on Saturday April 14. Here is the link with the full schedule and summary of topics.

WILPF-Madison’s very own Mary Sanderson will be speaking about monetary reform alongside 3 other knowledgeable women as a part of an interactive panel! The summary of their presentation is below. Continue reading “Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking”

Upcoming Vigils for Peace + Earth Day Vigil

Vigils for Peace are still happening from 12-1pm every Monday on the corner of MLK Jr. Dr. and Doty st. adjacent to the City-County Building! Everyone is welcome!

Next Monday, April 16, the group will be combining the anti-war message with that of Earth Day, April 22nd. So please feel free to make new banners and join us on the corner to promote PEACE on EARTH! Hope to see lots of faces there!

Contact mbspeace1@charter.net with any questions

Interfaith March for Peace and Justice this Sunday, April 29th!

Coming Up! Here’s the link to the poster: Interfaith March for Peace and Justice – poster

Please join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice on April 29 at 3:30 for our Interfaith March for Peace and Justice!  This March, part of a nation-wide event, will celebrate the diversity and lift up the unity of our faith communities, as we affirm religious freedom and condemn all acts of violence and harassment against people based on race, color, beliefs, or place of origin. We gather at 3:15 at the Catholic Multicultural Center. Kick-off will be at 3:30 with a charge from local faith leaders.  From there we will march in a circuit on South Park Street, ending back at the Catholic Multicultural Center for food, music, words of inspiration from community leaders, and a chance to meet new people and make connections!  See http://interfaithmarch.com/  for information from the national organizers. Continue reading “Interfaith March for Peace and Justice this Sunday, April 29th!”

Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 tribute to Rachel Corrie

On Sunday April 8th, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project will host, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Madison will be co-sponsoring the annual commemorative benefit for Rachel Corrie at the St. James Catholic Church, 1128 St. James Ct. Madison, WI 53715. This year featuring a visit from Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, and representatives of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the group Rachel was volunteering with on March 16, 2003 when she was run over and killed by an Israeli soldier driving a militarized Caterpillar bulldozer as she protested the demolition of a Palestinian family home in Rafah. Continue reading “Radiance of Resistance: Madison’s 2018 tribute to Rachel Corrie”