“Milwaukee’s Great Divide”
Exciting new film on racial separation, inequality and poverty in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is among the 16 most segregated cities in America. Local film-makers Dan Folkman and Chris Christie will be present for questions. The people they interviewed for the film who have been directly affected by segregation have been invited to attend and tell more of their stories. The film is being shown for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Peace Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee
Sponsored by Peace Action of Wisconsin
Feb. 17, Monday, 5:30- 8:30 PM, Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers Brenda Coley of the Milwaukee Water Commons, Ko-Thi African Dance Company, music. Awards will be given and include Peace Action's George Martin, who has made the crucial link between militarism and fossil fuel use. Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center St, Milwaukee. Hosted by Nearby Nature Milwaukee, register with the Great Waters Group of Sierra Club, 414-344-1044 or email@example.com
Feb.20, 11 AM, Close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility Picket at the Milwaukee State Office Building, 819 N 6th N St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Feb, 27, Thursday, Tsuru for Solidarity (tsuru- origami paper peace cranes). Learn to make peace cranes as we help make a share of 125,000 tsuru (one for each Japanese-American person incarcerated in WWII). The cranes will be brought to Washington DC June 5-7,2020, for an action- "Natiional Pilgrimage to Close the Camps" in solidarity with immigrant and refugee familiesunder attack today.
March 8, Sunday, 2 PM, International Women’s Day Celebration, Guest speaker, Lakota elder Madonna Thunder Hawk, lifelong activist for Native American rights will be Skyping in. Lubar Enterpreneurial Center at UWM. Sponsored by Welfare Warriors Mother's Organizing Center, Women's Int'l League for Peace and Freedom, United Nations Assoc. of Milwaukee, Peace Action of WI, Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education
March 13, Friday, 7 PM, International Days of Action Against Sanctions and Economic War, Panel Discussion with Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance (he's a Venezuelan Embassy protector) on sanctions in Venezuela and Iran, Art Heitzer of the Cuba Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, and Tom Seery, member of Peace Action WI's anti-sanctions delegation to Iraq in 1998 Iraq, when the sanctions there killed 500,00 children. Peace Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Sponsored by Peace Action of WI, Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, National Lawyers Guild- Milwaukee Chapter, Milwaukee Veterans for Peace Chapter 102, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
March 17, Tuesday, 10 AM- 1 PM, United Nations Schools in Learning World’s Fair, Students of Milwaukee Public Schools will be presenting their research and exhibitions of their countries of study, promoting greater understanding of other people and world peace. UWM Panther Arena, 400 Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee
March 19, Thursday, 7 PM, film "The World is My Country", Gary Davis's Fight for Global Citizenship and a world without borders, and his commitment to the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Peace Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Sponsored by Peace Action WI
March 22, Sunday, 2 -4 PM, Tsuru for Solidarity making origami peace cranes (see Feb 27 for details) Outpost Natural Foods Community Room, 2826 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Save the Dates:
Every Friday at Noon, Protest to Divest in front of Chase Bank & Wells Fargo Bank on Water & Wisconsin. They are the 2 largest investors in fossil fuels on Earth
April 25, 2020, 10 AM, Water Walk 2020, led by Native American women who have a blessing of the waters of the Menominee, Milwaukee and Kinnicinick Rivers and Lake Michigan. Sponsored by Flowering Tree and Inter-Tribal Water Walkers
March 24-30, International Week of Action to Support the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege of Gaza. The second Anniversary of the Great Return March to demand the right of return to Palestinian refugees and an end to Israel's siege of Gaza. Israel's military has killed 214 unarmed Palestinians and wounded 18,764 more to repress the weekly march. Watch for details of local actions in our email alerts and website.
May 22-25, Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race International Conference in Marysville, TN, Site of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oakridge, TN. Register soon for the Milwaukee delegation- online with the Oakridge Environmental Peace Alliance. Also sponsored by the Nuclear Resister and Nukewatch.
Feb. 22: 92nd & North
Feb. 29: Kinnikinick & Lincoln
March 7: Capitol & Oakland
March 14: 16th & Wisconsin
March 21: Sherman & North
March 28: National & Greenfield
End the Wars Coalition meetings, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm, Next meeting will be Feb. 19, 2020
Peace Action Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Office hours: Mon - Thur, 10 AM - 3 PM