Milwaukee 14 Today, 50 Year Celebration. September 21-24
Friday, September, 21, 2018 at Central United Methodist Church, 639 North 25th Street, Milwaukee, WI53233.
7pm Gathering. Light Refreshments provided
7:30pm Welcome by Bob Graf. Multi Media Slide Show of 1968 and Milwaukee 14 by Bill Kwapy
8pm Social Gathering of Friends
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Central United Methodist Church
10am Keynote Speaker: Jeff Dietrich: "How the Milwaukee 14 changed my life"
11am Storyteller “Bad Brother: Religion and Politics in 68” Written and Performed by Loren Niemi
1pm Milwaukee 14 Nonviolent Direct Action. Experiences and reflections by members of the Milwaukee 14. Moderator Rosalie Riegle. Panel:
Doug Marvy Milwaukee 14
Fred Ogile Milwaukee 14
Bob Graf Milwaukee 14
Jim Forest (via Skype)
2:30 pm Break
3pm Nonviolent Direct Action Today, resisting "racism, excessive materialism, and militarism. " Leaders in social justice and peace movements today talk about their tactics and strategies. Moderator Brian Terrell. Panel: Don Timmerman,
Joseph Mulligan S.J.,
Christine Neumann-Ortiz and Isabel Martinez, Voces de la Frontera.
6-9pm '68 Reunion Dinner: Milwaukee 14, Casa Maria Catholic Workers, RESPOND/SURE at Marquette, Open Housing Marches and More St. Ben's Catholic Church Hall, 1015 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233. Dinner will feature a Middle Eastern buffet with meat and vegetarian options. The cost is $16 person. Reservations required by September 17. Dinner Reservations now closed.
Sunday, September 23
10:30am Liturgy at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 1015 N 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
11:30am -1:30pm Revisit North 21st Street. Brunch.
2pm Keynote speaker Brian Terrell, Central United Methodist Church: "Spirit of Milwaukee 14 Alive in Peace and Justice Movements Today "
3:30pm Film Hit and Stay: This award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of a group of radical priests, nuns and everyday people who risked prison by breaking into draft boards, destroying draft records, and then waiting around to be arrested. Their actions inspired a movement and helped bring an end to the draft. Milwaukee was the site of a raid on the Selective Service offices by the Milwaukee 14 on September 24, 1968.
7-10pm A Folk and Protest Music Concert including songs of 60's and Today. The Coffee House at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1905 W. Wisconsin. Parking in back of Church and on Street" (the entrance is in front of the church on the circle drive). Music by Susie Krause & Harvey Taylor; Sandy Weisto; Mud River Lee, Jeanie Dean, John Stano; Don Timmerman & Kevin Reger; Jennie Orvino; John Higgins & David Noll.
Monday, September 24, 10am 12th and Wisconsin
10am Memorial Service and Call to Action at 12th and Wisconsin Avenue. The theme will be both a commemoration of the Vietnam war protest and the original draft file burning, and also a pledge to work against the seven USA wars today and the ways military recruitment infiltrates our educational institutions from middle school through college.