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Public Showing: Eyes on the Prize

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Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, 225 North Oneida St., Appleton

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights MovementAs part of Black History Month 2019, the City of Appleton is presenting the film, Eyes on the Prize, at the Appleton Public Library. Join us for a film viewing and community conversation.

Dignity & Respect Appleton LogoThrough contemporary interviews and historical footage, this film traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to passage of the Voting Rights Act.

FREE ADMISSION.

Fox Cities Black History Program 2019

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Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
UW Fox Valley, Union Room, 1478 Midway Rd, Menasha

20th annual Fox Cities Community Black History Program PosterThe State of Affairs: What is Black Liberation in 2019?

Funmilola Fagbamila headshotKeynote speaker: Funmilola Fagbamila, Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. Professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. A founding member of the Black Lives Matter movement, Professor Fagbamila will speak and engage the community in conversations on Black Liberation.

Keith L Brown (Mr. I'm Possible)Mr. I’m Possible, Keith Brown, will speak about Black history and engage Professor Fagbamila in a conversation about the state of Black America.

In addition to the speakers, the event will feature a musical performance by the  Milwaukee-based OnFyah Dance Group and a soul food reception.

No charge. Kid-friendly.

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

What’s at the Heart of Immigration for You? A Conversation

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 800 E College Ave Appleton

What’s at the heart of immigration for you?

You are invited to a conversation on Immigration

With a special performance by Voices of Hope Readers’ Theater

This conversation offers an opportunity for us to just listen to each others’ experiences around this issue.
Increased understanding can be a foundation for better relationships and even solutions.

No charge to attend. Please request a ticket by February 25 to help us plan better!

Register by February 25

Sponsored by:

ESTHER - World Relief Fox Valley - Thrivent Financial - Memorial Presbyterian Church - Dignity and Respect Appleton, Elisha D Smith Menasha Public Library - Stronger Together Fox Valley - Volunteer Fox Cities

Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration

Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: 
Lawrence Memorial Chapel 510 E College Ave Appleton

MLK Event PosterTheme: Why Keep Dreaming? A Time For Action

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal”- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., noted advocate and activist

Essay Contest • Musical entertainment •
Jane LaChappell McCarty MLK and MLK Educator Awards

Presented by Lawrence University and African Heritage, Inc. along with many community sponsors and supporters.

For more information, see the event Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/2126099901040029/

CANCELLED - What’s at the Heart of Immigration for You? A Conversation

Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Memorial Presbyterian Church 800 E College Ave Appleton

Due to the inclement weather, this event will not occur as scheduled. We hope to be able to reschedule soon.

What’s at the heart of immigration for you?

You are invited to a conversation on Immigration

With a special performance by Voices of Hope Readers’ Theater

This conversation offers an opportunity for us to just listen to each others’ experiences around this issue.
Increased understanding can be a foundation for better relationships and even solutions.

No charge to attend. Please request a ticket by January 25 to help us plan better!

Register by January 25

Sponsored by:

ESTHER - World Relief Fox Valley - Thrivent Financial - Memorial Presbyterian Church - Dignity and Respect Appleton, Elisha D Smith Menasha Public Library - Stronger Together Fox Valley - Volunteer Fox Cities

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

Visit to Menominee Reservation

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Date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:30am - 6:00pm

Visit will include an introduction to the tribe’s work at Menikamaken, Pow-wow grounds, Keshena Falls and the Menominee Historical Museum

Book Discussion: Waking up White

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Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 (All day)

Film Showing and Panel: Milwaukee 53206

Date: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, Room E130 (Entrance 10), Appleton

Milwaukee 53206 Film ImageJoin us to watch Milwaukee 53206, a powerful documentary that chronicles the lives of those affected by incarceration in America's most incarcerated city. This film tells the story of people from Milwaukee and across the United States who live with the daily effects of mass incarceration. There is no charge to attend.

Immediately following the screening, there will be a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Sylvia Carey Butler, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, UW-Oshkosh. The panel features people with personal or professional experience in the harmful effects of Wisconsin’s over-use of jails and prisons and expertise in alternatives.

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