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Race to Justice - Northeast Wisconsin

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Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
West Side Moravian Church, 1707 S Oneida St, Green Bay

ROC Wisconsin LogoThis event is part of the Race to Justice campaign, a series of local training and organizing gatherings being held this spring in locations around the state, with a focus on justice system reform in Wisconsin as an issue in the 2018 gubernatorial and state legislative races.

You are invited if you are a current ROC (Restore Our Communities) Wisconsin leader, ally, friend, or simply want to get involved. We will get clear about some of the many issues; we’ll practice telling our stories and hearing the stories of the people who have been most affected; we’ll get ourselves organized; and we’ll make plans for the next six months.

There is no charge for the the event. A light lunch will be available for a small donation.

Car pooling is being organized from the Appleton area. Meet in the parking lot at the east-side Target Store (1800 S Kensington Dr, Appleton, WI 54915-4136) at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 28.

See this event on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/events/133749154114779/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Take a LEAPP

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

heroin highway lecture series bannerPolice helping people into treatment and recovery. Presentation by Nacho Enriques, Appleton Police Department.

No Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1530239120424230/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Released from Treatment - Now What?

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Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

heroin highway lecture series bannerReleased From Treatment? Now What? Sober Living Home Options

Led by Paula Jolly, Spoehr House, Green Bay and Stephanie Starke, Ohana House, Neenah

No Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/551583091873983/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Medication Assisted Treatment

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Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 150 N Campbell Rd, Oshkosh

heroin highway lecture series bannerMedication-Assisted Treatmengt Options: What are your choices, and what's right for you? Led by AMS Staff Oshkosh

No Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/311247999384484/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: From Surviving Addiction to Thriving in Recovery

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Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

heroin highway lecture series bannerA Personal Story of Adverse Childhool Experiences (ACES) with Jesse Heffernan

No Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/172278223378676/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Journey Into Recovery

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Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 150 N Campbell Rd, Oshkosh

heroin highway lecture series bannerJessica Geschke, President, Stop Heroin Now, facilitates a panel of speakers on their journeys from addiction to recovery.

No Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/2087723211461489/

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Suicide Prevention

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Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

heroin highway lecture series bannerNo Charge. Tickets Required.

For complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1697500076975548/

Why Wait Two Years for AODA Treatment Center at Lincoln Hills?

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Screen Capture Evan Goyke Wisconsin Eye Inmate 501In early January of this year, Governor Walker announced a plan for future reforms in our adult and juvenile corrections systems. Essentially, it would be to close down the troubled Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities, and to convert them into an adult facility specializing in AODA treatment. This would help alleviate the backlog of people awaiting AODA treatment in the system, many of whom would become eligible for early release if they get treatment. It would also relieve some overcrowding in the prisons.

The Governor’s plan is a good one, and one that is urgently needed. While the Governor wants to wait until 2019 to launch this plan, the good news is that we don’t have to wait. Legislation to enact the plan the Governor announced, written by Rep. Evan Goyke, has already been proposed and is pending in the State Assembly. You can find Rep. Goyke’s analysis and plan, called “Inmate 501,” here. A video of the presentation may be found here. Instead of waiting two years, we need to call on Representatives Schraa and Hutton, and the Assembly Corrections Committee, to hold hearings on Assembly Bill 791 (see it here) and move the process forward quickly.

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Beyond Opoids: Methamphetamines and Tweaking

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

heroin highway lecture series bannerFor complete information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1984126035177096/

The Power of Grace: Play and Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E Phillip Ln, Appleton

Power of Grace

A group of women formerly incarcerated in Illinois will share their thoughts and feelings about being incarcerated when a play called “The Power of Grace” is presented by ESTHER-Fox Valley and Fox Cities EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing). The presentation is supported by a Bright Idea Fund grant from the Community Foundation and will be follow by a panel discussion.

The short theatrical piece was created from poetry written by the women. The script communicates the story of incarcerated women to the general public in order to break down stereotypes and encourage awareness regarding the U.S. criminal justice system. Presented from the prisoner’s point of view, the play is a window into the personal experience of incarceration, and represents a ritual of self-liberation.

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