Peace Action of Wisconsin’s Mission Statement
Abolish war and nuclear weapons and nuclear power
End military intervention
Transfer military spending to human needs.
Protect the environment.
Oppose the exploitation of workers, racism and gender discrimination.
Respect and support First Nations
We are committed to non-violence as a way of life and the way to a peaceful world.Statement on Social JusticeAs a grassroots peace and justice community organization, Peace Action WI is committed to abolishing nuclear weapons and shutting down nuclear power.We work to end militarism, advance social justice and to end environmental racism in the US and the world.We advocate for a world without racism, sexism, classism and for the rights of LGBTQ people. We denounce multinational corporate based systems of inequality, where vast sums of wealth are concentrated in the bank accounts of a few. We decry the military industrial complex and control of the arms manufacturers over our government and media.We believe all people have a right to self-determination- Native Americans, women, ethnic minorities, gender oppressed people. We believe in the rights of nature, we strive to make the connection between militarism and climate change. We are opposed to resource and labor exploitation in the US and internationally. We support human right movements locally, nationally and abroad.
In March, 1977, we were founded as the Mobilization for Survival. We were part of a national network of 125 national peace, environmental and justice networks. We also opposed nuclear weapons and power and called for an end to the arms race. We supported groups working toward social justice and to move military spending to fund human needs.
In January, 1996, we allied with National Peace Action which formed out of the Sane/Nuclear Freeze movement that advocated for end testing of atomic weapons and their abolition. It’s one of the largest grassroots peace and disarmament group in the country. In 1999, we became Peace Action WI. For many years we had 2 branches, Peace Action WI that could do political work and also the Peace Education Project of Peace Action WI for educational work.
In November, 2019, our membership voted to merge the 2 groups to become Peace Action of Wisconsin, with a focus on organizing community involvement to oppose war and peace education.
In 2023, we moved from our location in Riverwest to the Zao Church, 2319 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211. We maintain an office there and many of our events are there.
The organization is guided by the Steering Committee of Peace Action of WI. We are a 501© 3 community organization, that is kept alive by scores of volunteers and donations from our members.
We have a website with updates on peace and justice issues and an online calendar. We sponsor speakers, films, and community meetings that focus on ending militarism and for social justice. We publish the Mobilizer Newsletter bi-monthly, visit elected representatives to discuss peace and foreign policy issues, help coordinate the weekly Stand for Peace and host the End the Wars Coalition. We call for demonstrations to oppose US wars of aggression. We’re committed to the principles of nonviolence as a strategy to solve problems of war, human rights abuse, inequality and war.
Zao Church Milwaukee
2319 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Our Office # is the same: 414-269-9525
We are across the street from the UW-Milwaukee Union, at Zao Church, once known as the United Methodist Church, on Kenwood boulevard, between Farwell and Prospect. Call if you would like to visit. When attending events here, you can park in the parking lot, just put a note that you're visiting Peace Action WI.
P O Box 11126
Shorewood, WI 53211
Contact for information: Pam Richard [email protected]
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