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Upcoming Events

Please join us for any of these upcoming ESTHER events!

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  • To see the complete ESTHER calendar, click on More at the bottom left of the listing
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm ESTHER Finance Committee First Congregational UCC, 724 South River Drive, Appleton Upper Lounge
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 4:30pm ESTHER Executive Committee ESTHER Office, Neenah
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm Statewide Budget Listening Tour - Governor Evers Oshkosh Seniors Center, 200 N. Campbell Rd., Oshkosh
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Drivers’ Licenses for All Teach-In Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E Phillip Ln, Appleton
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing - Northeast University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University Union Phoenix Rooms, 2430 Campus Ct, Green Bay

Contact Gov. Evers on Good Friday About the Parole Commission!

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We are pleased to share this request from David Liners, executive director of WISDOM, on behalf of parole-eligible people in our state prisons.

telephone iconGovernor Evers has been in office for more than three months. In that time, he has done a lot. But, he has NOT yet appointed a new Chair for the Parole Commission. And he has NOT yet named members of the Pardon Board. Loved ones and family members of the 3,000 parole-eligible people in our prisons have been patient. But, as their loved ones have waited far too long to be released, so we also have waited far too long for the Governor to keep the campaign promises he made about these important parts of his job.

Read more to find out two simple things you can do this Friday, April 19.

Statewide Budget Listening Tour - Governor Evers

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Oshkosh Seniors Center, 200 N. Campbell Rd., Oshkosh

Governor Tony Evers is bringing his Statewide Budget Listening Tour to Northeast Wisconsin. Residents are invited to share their thoughts on Evers’ proposed state budget in Oshkosh on Tuesday, April 23. The listening session will be held at the Oshkosh Seniors Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with doors opening at 4:45 p.m.

Drivers’ Licenses for All Teach-In

Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E Phillip Ln, Appleton

Drivers’ Licenses for All Teach-In

 

People without documents cannot get drivers’ licenses in Wisconsin. In 12 states and the District of Columbia, they can. Drivers licenses for all benefit all—ensuring safer roads, generating revenue for the state, and creating a thriving community.

The public is invited to join the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Shared Sanctuary Committee and ESTHER’s Immigration Task force to learn more and to find out what you can do to support this effort. Voices of Hope Reader’s Theatre will start the evening, followed by a teach-in on this issue.

Free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for Unidos!

For more information, please email connieraether@gmail.com or call 920-878-8370.

Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing - Northeast

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University Union Phoenix Rooms, 2430 Campus Ct, Green Bay

Joint Finance Committee Green Bay Hearing Poster

Do you want to speak to members of Joint Finance committee about what you feel needs to be included in the state budget concerning criminal justice reform, transportation, or drivers’ licenses for all?

ESTHER is organizing a delegation from the Fox Cities to attend the hearing at UW-Green Bay on April 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. If you’d like to attend or participate, please sign up here, and someone will contact you to follow up.

If you can't make it in person, you can still let your voice be heard. Submit a video or written testimony and email to: BudgetComments@legis.wisconsin.gov. Use subject heading TESTIMONY FOR 2019-2021 BUDGET.

Dare to be Powerful: One-Day Organizing Leadership Training

Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Richard Mauthe Center, 2418 Leon Bond Dr, Green Bay

Dare to be Powerful ImageJoin Menīkānaehkem, JOSHUA, ESTHER, and RUTH for a day of training focussed on leadership development, team building, and action.

Cost: $25, includes lunch

Learn how to organize and build key relationships as we work on critical issues. We will build leadership and resiliency skills and engage with others who are impacted by injustice and oppression in our communities. Track I covers basic community organizing attitudes and disciplines. Track II, for those who have already completed a one-day training, dives deeper into relationships, self-interest, power mapping, and more.

Recycling Event

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Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2330 E Calumet St, Appleton

Recycling Symbol with images of recyclable objectsSave the date - May 18, 2019
Save your electronics and other items for recycling.

Your recycled items brought to this event keep junk out of landfills and generate revenue for ESTHER. Open to the public.

Electronics, appliances, business/office equipment, “anything with a cord,” plus metal articles of all sorts (snow blowers, lawnmowers, exercise equipment, filing & storage cabinets, shelving, desk chairs, etc.). Most items free to recycle. Charge for TVs, LCD and CRT monitors, fridges/freezers (see full story for details).

All Materials are kept in USA. All hard drives shredded or destroyed. Event will go on rain or shine.

Showing Support for our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

In light of the horrific murders of our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand this past week, ESTHER members are encouraged to gather at our local mosques during their gathering times on Friday, March 22, to show compassion, solidarity and friendship.

  • Islamic Center of Wisconsin
    720 W Parkway Blvd, Appleton
  • Fox Valley Islamic Society
    102 Kappell Dr, Neenah
  • Masjid Qamar Oshkosh Mosque
    300 N Eagle St, Oshkosh

The Neenah and Appleton mosques meet for worship at 1 pm and the Oshkosh mosque has their gathering at 1:15 pm.

Please be aware that there is much fear and suspicion of strangers in the Muslim community at this time, but that should not stop people of good will from extending a hand of friendship and kindness.

Getting to School Shouldn’t be a Challenge

Getting to School Shouldn’t be a Challenge. Please support increased funding for public transportation for children and teens in Oshkosh.

Support Student Access to Public Transportation