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Local Peace and Justice Events and Actions 

Recurring Events:
  • Soup with Substance: Weekly on Wednesdays at noon during the fall and spring academic sessions, Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking. Soup with substance is a series of presentations on contemporary issues related to peacemaking and social justice and is open to the public - a simple meal of soup and bread is provided at each presentation. Sign up for Soup with Substance event notices here.
  • New Sanctuary Movement [NSM] Monthly - Check NSM calendar to confirm event locations
    • Interfaith Prayer Vigil of Solidarity (1st Tuesday of every month)
    • ICE Vigil (1st Thursday of every month), Usually at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 310 Knapp St. 
  • ECHO: Weekly film series about US Catholic Catechism, September 14th-May 31st. Once a week, you will be sent, via email, the latest ECHO video with chapter reading, and reflection questions from the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  Prior to the beginning of this series, you will need the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.  To view a free online copy of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults visit the USCCB website. Register for the series here.
  • Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: Renewal in the Wilderness (3rd Tuesday of every month), Sponsored by Interfaith Earth Network, September 20 - April 18. Flyer.
  • Nonviolent Communication Practice Group. Flyer.
    • Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church LCUUC, (1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month), October 6 - May 16, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information and registration details here.
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, (1st and 3rd Monday of every month), October 3 - May 15, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information here.
  • NEW! St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Labyrinth and Prayer Path - Lenten Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6). This Lenten season, consider setting aside time to take a quiet walk with God. Learn more
  • NEW! Zeidler Center for Public Discussion March events.
    • Whiteness & Privilege - Mar 7. Learn more and RSVP here.
    • Breaking Boxes: An Identity Summit - Mar 12. Learn more and RSVP here.
    • Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs Input Session - Mar 30: Check here for information on this event when it becomes available.
Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action - Feb 1-Apr 19
Join us for an opportunity to learn about the history and impact of racism and what you can do about it. Some Wednesdays between February 1 and April 19 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Find dates, learn more and sign up here.

Whiteness & Privilege - Mar 7
Part of the Zeidler Center Dialogue and Ex Fabula Storytelling Fellows and Facilitators Series, this event continues the dialogue on race and segregation in the Greater Milwaukee area.  Tuesday, March 7th, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Workshop Architects, 201 E Pittsburgh Avenue. Learn more and register here.

Sustainability in the Community of Creation - Mar 7
Within our complex environmental crisis, this evening will explore the connections between social justice and the wider community of creation. A member of the Catholic Worker movement for the past 15 years, facilitator Eric Anglada will share his own experiences of living sustainably. Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn more.

On Behalf of Our Children: WI’s Racial Disparities & the Call of the Gospel - Mar 8, 15, 22, 29
This Lenten series will offer a time for prayer, reflection and constructive dialogue about race, white privilege and fostering racial equality within our communities. It will explore what you can do to be an advocate for social justice. RSVP to margaret.flahive@marquette.edu or 414-288-738 - DEADLINE IS MARCH 1. Soup supper at 6:00, Gesu Parish Center - Fr. Herian Hall, 1210 W. Michigan St., 6:00-8:00 p.m. Learn more.

Plowshare's 28th Anniversary Celebration and Peacebuilder Awards - Mar 10 
This year's Peacebuilder Awards will be presented at Plowshare's 28th Anniversary Celebration to be held in the ballroom of Carroll University, Friday, March 10, 5 p.m. Learn more about the event and purchasing tickets here.

SOPHIA presents, "How to Become a Sanctuary Church" - Mar 16
Thursday, March 16th, 7:00 p.m., United Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Learn more and register here.

Renewing Hope - Interfaith Earth Network's 10th Anniversary Celebration - Mar 19
Interfaith Earth Network (IEN) invites you to this family friendly and free event open to the public on Sunday, March 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Riverside Urban Ecology Center, 1500 Park Place, Milwaukee. IEN is seeking organizations to table at the event to showcase the broad range of successful activities that IEN supports in carrying out its mission.  You are asked to highlight your “care of creation”/ environmental work that inspires hope. Plan for an open house style audience flow, or for ongoing interactive activities. If you would like to have a table at the event and/or be included in a resource guide, please RSVP here.  

One Light, Many Candles - Mar 19
This is a benefit program to provide basic needs for families such as beds, stoves, refrigerators and food in Milwaukee County. It is sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society Milwaukee County in partnership with 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series and will feature Elizabeth & Noel Paul Stookey.  Noel is a singer-songwriter and the “Paul” of Peter Paul and Mary. Sunday, March 19, 3:00 p.m., 88 Nine - Radio Milwaukee Community Room, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee. Poster. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Residential Solar Power Program - Mar 21
Are you interested in finding out how solar power can work on your home?  Or do you have questions about the process that you have always wanted answered?  Join us for an information session about how a residential solar installation can help save you money and provide you with clean energy! Tuesday, March 21st, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pauline Haass Public Library, Sussex. Learn more.

Finding our Voice in a Climate of Fear - Mar 25
Join us as we reflect together on Bishop Romero's Legacy and what it can teach us about the justice issues we face today. Saturday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., St. Joan Antida High School. Learn more.

Catholics at the Capitol – Mar 28
Save the date, Tues, Mar 28. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to pray with fellow Catholics, learn about the issues engage in civil discourse, and visit with legislators. For more details, visit Wisconsin Catholic Conference Bus Registration Form

Faith and Justice: The Call of Jesus in Recent Jesuit History - Mar 28
As the Ignatian Peacemaking Lecturer, Fr. Patxi Alvarez will discuss the development of the faith and justice connection in recent Jesuit history. Learn more and register here.

Conservation Lobby Day - Mar 29
Join us at the Monona Terrace and the State Capitol for this exciting day. You will join hundreds of conservation voters demonstrating their power and voicing their concerns to legislators. Learn more and register here.

Save the Date! WISDOM Madison Action Day - March 30
Learn more here.

Morning of Reflection: Servant Leadership - Apr 1
Please join us at the Capuchin Community Services, House of Peace, Saturday, April 1st, 9 a.m. and explore Servant Leadership with Capuchin Friar Keith Clark. Learn more and register here.

Racial Justice: The Courage to Act - Apr 1
Chris Crass, racial justice activist, trainer and writer, is coming to Milwaukee for this day-long workshop to help us build the courage and skills needed to combat racism and stand on the side of love for justice. April 1st, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Alverno College. Register and learn more about the workshop and the sponsors here.

2017 Advocacy Day People of Faith United for Justice - Apr 4
The 5th biennial “People of Faith United for Justice” advocacy day at the State Capitol will be held Tuesday, April 4. Learn more and register here.

Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace - April 7
Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, 1616 W. Wells St.

"Before the Flood" - Film Screening - Apr 17
Carroll University is offering a film screening and discussion of "Before the Flood" on Monday, April 17, 5:00 p.m., 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, in the Stackner Ballroom. Post film discussion led by Professor Aaron Routhe.

Save the Date! The Capuchins' Run-Walk for the Hungry - Jun 16
The Capuchins' Run-Walk for the Hungry will take place at Polish Fest, June 16 at 7 p.m. More information.