A moving article about teen solidarity against gun violence

First published in the progressive, and then by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kathy Kelly reports on why gun control shouldn’t stop at the US border in her moving piece titled Teen Solidarity Against the Merchants of Death.

“The outrage now directed toward the National Rifle Association should also challenge all assaults made by the U.S. military.”

Click the links to read more

Photo caption: Afghan Peace Volunteers celebrate the International Day of Peace in September 2017

Documentary Screening: Circle Up!

The Dane County Timebank is presenting Julie Mallozzi’s Circle Up, an award-winning documentary on justice, forgiveness and the cycle of violence. It will be showing at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on March 10th at 2pm.

“After the brutal slaying of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance for forgiveness. They team up with a group of mothers of murdered children to help young people in their community break the chain of violence and revenge. Circle Up is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability.”

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Learn more on the Facebook event page and watch the trailer here

Hope to see you there!

Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy Events

The Zonta Club of Madison Advocacy Committee is planning its annual spring advocacy events, and the registration deadline is tomorrow! If you haven’t registered, please get your check in the mail as soon as possible!
  • Advocacy Training Day on February 24, from 1-4 pm at James Madison Memorial High School.
  • Afternoon of Action on March 8 at the State Capitol
  • Women’s Community Celebration on March 3, Comfort Inn & Suites Madison
The cost for the first 2 events (one or both) is $10.00.  There is no cost for the Community Celebration. The registration form can be filled out via a google form here:  Zonta — 2018 Advocacy Day Registration Form – https://goo.gl/gE6wEx
For more information or questions, contact Gail Zalewski at gailzale@mwwb.net

Upcoming Film & Discussion

The Occupation of the American Mind will be screening at the Madison Public Library, Central Branch February 20, at 7pm, followed by a discussion. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Madison and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Organization. It’s free and open to the public!

The Occupation of the American Mind provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people – a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnations of Israel’s increasingly right-wing policies. See the  (Trailer and Website here).

For details and updates check Jewish Voice for Peace Madison!


De-rail the Jail!

Join us February 12, 6:30pm at the Central Library for a teach-in on mass incarceration here in Wisconsin and nationally.

Led by Families for Justice of Dane County,

Let’s be clear. The Derail noise is about waking up our elected officials about the underlying issues that lead our community to incarcerate far too many people. It’s about derailing mental health crises, derailing racism, derailing poverty and homelessness,  and much more.  These are issues FFJ members can make more noise about.

Hope to see everyone there!

OneWILPF Call Coming up!

The next One WILPF call is coming up! All members are welcome and encouraged to join!

OneWILPF calls are a chance to engage with other WILPF chapters around the country on a certain topic of discussion, once a month, in a conference call. The upcoming topic will center on WILPF + the Poor People’s Campaign. Below is the blurb that WILPF-US sent out and instructions on how to join.  Continue reading “OneWILPF Call Coming up!”