Young's War - Meet the Author - Basics Cooperative, Janesville - August 21
program will be held on Sunday, August 21, noon to 2 PM in the community room of
Basics Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Dr., Janesville, WI. The book signing / meet the
author begins at noon with a formal presentation at 1 PM by Mark. This event is
sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 175, Janesville, WI, The Rock Valley
Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock
County, WI. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics
Cooperative. All are welcome to attend. For more information call 608
Tomas Young joined the army following 9-11-2001. Young was deployed to Iraq
where an insurgent’s bullet pierced his spine in 2004. Young was paralyzed from
the chest down and died in 2014 of complications from the wound he suffered ten
author of Tomas Young’s War, Mark Wilkerson spent eight years in the U.S. Army
as an AH-1 Cobra & UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with the 3rd Infantry
& 101st Airborne Divisions.
After reading Mark’s book, Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy
Now! remarked, “Tomas Young joined the army to wage war, and emerged a champion
of peace. The grievous injury he suffered in Iraq consigned him to a wheelchair,
but from there he rose to incredible heights, raising the hue and cry against an
illegal war and those who authored it.” Tomas Young’s War was published by
of Reconciliation hosts meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan in Janesville.
2016 Parade Milton, Wisconsin - What a Hoot! Link to a great video of
this parade: https://youtu.be/URjWwXM7vIY
Nuns on the Bus. Janesville, WI Rally - July
12, 2016. Link to a program covering this event:
4:00 to 4:30 PM in front of Paul Ryan's constituent office, 20 South Main
Street, Janesville Wisconsin, we vigil for peace. We began this vigil in
2002 before the beginning of the Iraq war. We have signs. We need
you to hold one.
Also, every third Friday from 4:00 to 4:30 PM on Milton Avenue at the corner of
Randolph Road in front of the post office in Janesville,
we vigil for peace.
For more information click on Events Calendar on the left.
Rock Valley-FOR is a
spiritually-based peace group whose vision came out of the Beloit
Friends Meeting. Our goal is to offer programs each year with
speakers from all over the world who are voices for peace. The
Rock-Valley-FOR is an official affiliate organization of the
Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA. Website:
The Fellowship of
Reconciliation-USA seeks to replace violence, war, racism and
economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice. We are
an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a
transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
Rock Valley fellowship of reconciliation
coordinator: Sue Nelson