Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

Julie
Byrnes Enslow

Topics

Building a Democracy Movement

Julie Byrnes Enslow was a founding member of Milwaukee Mobilization for Survival in 1977, now known as Peace Action Wisconsin. She also was active in the civil rights movement, United Farm Workers support work, Anti-Vietnam War activism, food coops, work with the homeless and was employed in arts administration.

Julie worked as an organizer for Mobilization for Survival from 1980 to 1984, served on its Steering Committee for many years, and rejoined the staff in 1996 until her retirement in 2009.  Over that period, she served as newsletter editor of The Mobilizer for 25 years.  Her main focus in organizing has been nuclear abolition, anti-war work, justice for Palestinians and nonviolence education.

She has served as a board member for National Peace Action and as a member of the PA Nuclear Disarmament Task Force and Weapons Trafficking Task Force.

She was Co-Chair of the statewide Wis. Network for Peace and Justice for two years and  served for two years as a fellow with the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. She has received several awards for her work over the years from local and state organizations.

Julie currently focuses her work on climate change, is a founder and leading facilitator of the Milwaukee chapter of 350.org, and is active with the Milwaukee Green Party.