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Recurring Events: 

World Refugee Day Celebrations

A celebration of World Refugee Day 2021 was launched on Sunday June 20 by a prayer gathering of refugee community leaders, community members, artists, and allies at Lynden Sculpture Garden. The celebration is on-going with outdoor events planned throughout the summer.

  • Saturday, July 10 • Music Day 
  • Sunday, July 25 • Dance Day
  • Saturday, August 7 • Fashion Day
  • Saturday, August 21 • Craft Day
  • Saturday, September 18 • Craft Day

Black Lives are Sacred Public Witness Events

Public Witness Events: Each event lasts 1 hour, starting with prayer and including 8 minutes 46 seconds of kneeling in honor of George Floyd and all those affected by police violence. These events are organized by an informal group of Catholic lay people, and we warmly welcome all who want to stand up for the sacredness of Black lives.
  • Next event: Thursday, July 1, 5:30 PM - Black Lives Are Sacred Public Witness 49 - Vigil - Brown Deer at the intersection of Deerwood Dr. and Deerbrook Tr.  
Follow Black Lives are Sacred on their Facebook page Black Lives are Sacred MKE 

Weekly Racial Justice Reading group - Fridays, 3 p.m.
Racial Justice Reading Group meets virtually every Friday at 3:00 p.m.: Everyone is welcome to an online reading group focused on racial justice and how our faith can inform and shape us as we work towards racial reconciliation and justice in our world. For more information, and to get the link to the Zoom meeting, email Patrick Conlin at patrick.conlin87@gmail.com

In-depth Book discussion sponsored by Bay Bridge, starting June 30, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. Facilitated by Judith Kubish, Whitefish Bay resident, 1 hour overview session and four 1.5 hour group discussion sessions in July & August.  Registration here. Questions?  Contact Judithkubish@gmail.com  or 414-731-6340

Siena Retreat Center Eventswww.SienaRetreatCenter.org, 5637 Erie St., Racine, WI 53402.
For a complete description of these and other programs and retreats, visit www.SienaRetreatCenter.org or call 262-898-2590.  Partial scholarships are available for all programs.

Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups.
Learn more
  • Milwaukee Friends Meeting House, Milwaukee, Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm.  More information here
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, New Berlin, (1st and 3rd Monday of every month), 7:00-8:30 pm from September 16, 2019 - May 18, 2020. Note:  We will meet on Monday, March 30 instead of April 6.  No meeting on April 6.  More information here
  • United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha, Tuesday Morning group (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month), 10:30 am -12:30 pm from September 17, 2019 - May 19, 2020. More information here
Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
Join us in person at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines hainesa@archmil.org.

Peace Action Wisconsin
  • Stand for Peace: Every Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Learn more here. Updates on Facebook
    Attention! Please wear masks and keep a social distance.
    • July 3: Oakland/North
    • July 10: 92nd/North
    • July 17: King/Locust
    • July 24: 43rd/Forest Home
    • July 31: Lincoln Memorial/LaFayette Hill

Building a Theology of Restoration and Fairness in Wisconsin: Why should faith communities be involved in the work to end mass incarceration - Jul 10
Featuring reflections from Senator Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and founding member of the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration. Saturday, July 10, 9:30 to 11:30, webinar. Register here.

Lanterns for Peace - Aug 7
Please join Peace Action of Wisconsin on Saturday August 7, 7-9 pm, for a candlelight vigil along Lincoln Memorial Drive to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and renew our commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons. Learn more and register here.

2021 Sustainability Fair - Aug 28
Experience activities for adults and children of all ages. Participate in the Electric Vehicle showcase, lifestyle exhibits, garden and landscape demos. Talk to solar and urban wood experts. Join in a guided nature hike, Kohls Wild theater, and the Heartbeat drum circle. The 2021 Sustainability Fair is an initiative of the Waukesha County Green Team in partnership with Waukesha County Parks and Land Use, Retzer Nature Center & Plowshare Fair Trade. The Fair is Free to attend. Planetarium shows are $2 and require advance registration. August 28, 9:30 am -3:00 pm, Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha. Flyer Learn more at the Fair Event Page

Moving Forward: Multimodal Transportation for a Strong Region - Sep 28
As we look ahead to the future of the Regional Transit Leadership Council and our region, we are excited to invite you to an in-person gathering at the Brookfield Conference Center this Fall. Please save the date and join us on September 28.September 28, 8 a.m. to Noon, Brookfield Conference Center. Learn more and watch for updates here.