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10th Annual ESTHER Banquet Featuring Sr. Helen Prejean

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Join us as we celebrate a Decade of Justice at ESTHER's 10th annual banquet!

Sunday, December 7th - 5:00 PM

Radisson Paper Valley (333 W College Ave), Appleton

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online here

We are very excited to have Sister Helen Prejean as the keynote speaker for our gathering!  Nobel Peace Prize nominee, most prominently known as the author of the book Dead Man Walking, also adapted into a movie and opera. She is steadfast in her fight for fair treatment of those incarcerated and her stance against the death penalty. Sr. Helen sparks the national dialogue on capital punishment and compassionate treatment of prisoners. She engages the faith community to take action.

Meal options include pistachio crusted mahi mahi, roasted sirloin, and vegetable stir fry (vegan/gluten-free).

Download a copy of the flyer for printing here.

 

Free film - Dead Man Walking - at Appleton Public Library November 12

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Poster for Dead Man WalkingThe movie Dead Man Walking, based on the celebrated book by Sister Helen Prejean, will be shown at the Appleton Public Library on November 12. Sister Prejean will be the keynote speaker at ESTHERs tenth anniversary banquet on December 7.

The film stars Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, who won the Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen. Dead Man Walking is exciting and moving, and the experiences portrayed in the movie were the beginning of Sister Helen’s lifelong commitment to campaigning against the death penalty and for humane treatment of those who are incarcerated. Mark your calendar.

  • Place: Appleton Public Library
  • Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM

Poverty Summit for the Fox Valley: September 23rd, 2:00-4:30 PM at St. John UCC in Appleton

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Please join us!

Greater Fox Valley Poverty Summit especially for Faith Leaders, Ministry Leaders, and People of Faith

 

When: Tuesday, September 23rd

Time: 2:00-4:30

Where: St. John UCC, Appleton (1130 W Marquette St.)

 

Join us for an afternoon of learning and sharing as we grapple with:

  • What poverty looks like in Wisconsin and in the Fox Valley region?
  • What is our distinctive voice as people of faith in the public square?
  • How can we make a difference in alleviating poverty?

 

To RSVP, email us at esther.foxvalley@gmail.com or call 920-843-8083.

Click here to download a printable flyer.

 

ESTHER Joins the Human Race

Join us! Human Race Saturday May 3, 2014

When the Fox Valley Volunteer Center’s 14th annual Human Race takes place on May 3, ESTHER’s JUSTwalk team members will be proud participants. Since we need to continue our work, for ESTHER, the walk is a way to raise both funds and our visibility in the Fox Cities.

Would you please help us?

Latino Simulation, Martin Luther King Day, Saint Norbert College

On January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Saint Norbert College hosted a presentation of “In Our Shoes,” the Latino Similation developed by ESTHER with support from ThedaCare’s Community Health Action Team. More than 50 people took part in the experience. Click below to see what happened.

Video of MLK Day Latino Simulation at Saint Norbert College

A big “Thank You!” to the College for hosting the simulation, and to its Communications Office for producing the video and allowing us to share it with you.

Annual Banquet set for Nov. 3; get your tickets now!

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Byran Bartow, Director, Wisconsin Resource CenterByran Bartow, director of the Wisconsin Resource Center in Oshkosh, will be the keynote speaker at ESTHER’s ninth Annual Banquet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. Festivities include music and a silent auction. Current and new members are welcome, as well as other friends, supporters and guests. The cost is $40 per person, $70 for a couple, or $350 for a table of 10. Click here to register online before noon, Saturday, November 2.

May 3rd & 4th: Leadership, powerfully impact your community!

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Want to learn how to make a big difference in your community?  Not sure where to start? Be part of this impactful and effective 2-day leadership training.

When: 5:00-9:00 PM on Friday, May 3rd and 8:30 AM-3:00 PM on Saturday, May 4th

Where: First Congregational UCC; 724 E South River St, Appleton

Cost: $25 (includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch)

See flyer for information on how to register.  Click here to download a copy of the flyer.

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

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This 2-day leadership training, sponsored by ESTHER and JOSHUA, is an ideal opportunity for new leaders and for others who want to make a powerful impact on issues of injustice.

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 5-9 PM & Saturday, May 4, 8:30 AM – 3 PM
WHERE: First Congregational UCC, 724 E South River St, Appleton
COST: $25, including supper Friday and lunch on Saturday
REGISTER: Call 920-216-0891 or email esther.foxvalley@gmail.com.
Please send $25 check payable to ESTHER to 140 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah, WI 54956.

ESTHER Spring Gathering – EVERYONE AT THE TABLE

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SPRING GATHERING

Come and see what ESTHER is doing to bring everyone to the table of community and opportunity. See what ESTHER Task Forces are really up to.

DATE: Thursday, April 25
TIME: 7 PM
WHERE: Emmanuel United Methodist Church
740 E. College Avenue, Appleton

Includes coffee and dessert, contest and prizes.

$10 suggested donation.

RSVP: Jean: 920-969-1683 Community is WELCOME

 

Inspiration Marks Madison Action Day 2013

Madison Action Day Podium on Capitol StapeMore than 900 People of Faith United for Justice from all around Wisconsin – including 80 from the ESTHER – traveled to Madison on March 14 to bear witness to the importance of social justice and to ask our legislators to support 1) funding for treatment instead of prison (11x15); 2) public transit; and 3) accepting federal funds to expand Medicare.

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