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Imagine Fox Cities Conversation

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Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, 225 North Oneida Street, Appleton

Imagine Fox CitiesWhat would you like to see happen in the Fox Cities that will improve the well-being of your children and grandchildren?

Come, join the conversation!

Imagine Fox Cities is an opportunity to be more intentional about the future of the Fox Cities—to make it a better place to live for all of us, starting with conversations throughout the Valley hosted by all sorts of organizations, agencies, businesses and groups, including ESTHER!

No charge to participate. We ask you to register in advance so we can provide the best experience for all who attend: esther-foxvalley.org/imaginefc

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.

Talking About Stereotypes: Interactive Program

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Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Copper Rock Coffee Co, 210 W College Ave, Appleton

League of Women Voters of AppletonThe March program of the Appleton League of Women Voters will provide opportunities to explore the topic of stereotypes with fellow LWV members and guests. Karen Nelson, Diversity Coordinator for the City of Appleton, will share presentation duties with Irene Strohbeen, LWV VP for Programs. Members of Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities will also participate.

The presentations and discussion will explore the harmful impact of even positive stereotypes, and then examine definitions of commonly-used diversity terms before we discuss in smaller groups.

The goal is for each person attending to identify things we can do as individuals to overcome stereotypes and break down barriers to inclusion.

Copper Rock is providing the venue at no charge, so please buy food and beverages to enjoy throughout the meeting! Come early if you want to order food—the program will begin promptly at 5:30.

Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170 (Entrance 16), Appleton

Sean Wilson, ACLU of WisconsinThis presentation by Sean Wilson, Smart Justice Statewide Organizer for the ACLU of Wisconsin, describes the ACLU of Wisconsin’s unprecedented multi-year effort to reduce Wisconsin’s jail and prison populations by 50 percent and to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

“Wisconsin locks up more African-American males than any other state in the country, and our state government invests more money into prisons than it does the entire University of Wisconsin System.” -Sean Wilson

For more information about Smart Justice, visit https://www.aclu-wi.org/smart-justice

Co-sponsored by ESTHER, EXPO, and the Megan Kelley Foundation

Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Copper Rock Coffee Co, 210 W College Ave, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

Please note new date, time, and location.

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Justice for Youth: New Directions

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, Rooms A/B, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton

League of Women Voters of Appleton


Jonathan I. CloudYouth Advocacy Educational Forum

The Appleton League has announced that, due to the winter storm, this event will not take place on Monday, January 28. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned!

Jonathan Cloud, a 33-year human services veteran, will speak on research findings on brain development and effects of childhood trauma on youth behavior. This research has led to new strategies and changes to training on how juveniles should be treated in juvenile justice programs. Cloud is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America’s Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling them. This educational forum will provide background for the Youth Advocacy Consensus meeting, to be held on Wednesday February 6.

CANCELLED - Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room A170 (Entrance 16), Appleton

This even has been cancelled due to extreme cold. Watch this space for a new date, tentatively February 21.

Sean Wilson, ACLU of WisconsinThis presentation by Sean Wilson, Smart Justice Statewide Organizer for the ACLU of Wisconsin, describes the ACLU of Wisconsin’s multi-year effort to reduce Wisconsin’s jail and prison populations by 50 percent and to eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

“Wisconsin locks up more African-American males than any other state in the country, and our state government invests more money into prisons than it does the entire University of Wisconsin System.” -Sean Wilson

For more information about Smart Justice, visit https://www.aclu-wi.org/smart-justice

Co-sponsored by ESTHER, EXPO, and the Megan Kelley Foundation

Madison Action Day 2019

Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave, Madison

View of State Capital from Above

WISDOM’s Madison Action Day

A day of collective action with leaders across Wisconsin in our state capitol.

Time is Short - Register Now!

It’s less than a week until Madison Action Day! There’s already a large group going from the Fox Cities, you can still be part of it.

Here’s your chance to join leaders from all parts of Wisconsin in a day of action and movement-building to get our issues and values on the minds of legislators while they are making their budget decisions. We’ll be emphasizing the values of the Beloved Community: radical inclusion, reconciliation, and living for the seventh generation. $40 cost includes transportation. Sponsorships available on request.

Register Now!

Buses will be transporting people to the event from Appleton and Oshkosh. Click Read more below for details.

Follow Madison Action Day 2019 on Facebook.

6th District Congressional Debate

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
St. Mary's Catholic Schools, 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah

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Glenn Grothman (R - incumbent)
Dan Kohl (D)

Sponsored by Democratic Party of Fond du Lac County.

For more information, see the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1033960266786716/

Assembly District 55 Candidate Forum

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Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Neenah City Hall Council Chambers, 211 Walnut St, Neenah

Candidates:

Dan Schierl (D)
Mike Rohrkaste (R)

Written questions from the audience will be accepted.

This forum will be videotaped, search for it on YouTube, find a link on the City of Neenah’s website, or find a link at lwvwinnebago.org

Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.

More information can be found on the event Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2119253381673155/

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