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Wisconsin Historical Society Fox Cities Feb Black History Program

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Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Commons (Ent. 1, 10), Appleton

Although ESTHER has no direct involvement with this event, we are pleased to publicize it because of its place in the Fox Cities’ Black History Month program.

In partnership with African Heritage Inc., and Fox Valley Technical College, the Society will host a variety of programs and exhibits highlighting the history of African Americans. The traveling exhibit “A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities” will be featured, along with other museum and archival collections, food, and live entertainment. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

More information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2539528186326657/.

AHI Fox Cities Black History Program 2020

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Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Commons (Ent. 1, 10), Appleton

Although ESTHER has no direct involvement with this event, we are pleased to publicize it because of its place in the Fox Cities’ Black History Month program.

Free Event, Open to the Public

Includes keynote speaker, musical performance, soul food reception

“Stone of Hope” presentation on display

Materials on display from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Archives and Museum Collections, including its collection of African American artifacts

More information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1158095131046439/

Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Historical Society

African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute

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Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (All day) - Friday, February 14, 2020 (All day)
Location: 
Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly

Although ESTHER has no direct involvement with this event, we are pleased to publicize it because of its place in the Fox Cities’ Black History Month program.

The African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute (AHESLI) was created in 2015 by Dr. Bola Delano-Oriaran as a response to the needs of Black/African American students in Northeast Wisconsin. It is a leadership opportunity for Black high school, college students, and K-12 school staff. AHESLI promotes higher education, career exploration, and job opportunities for students.

More information at https://www.africanheritageinc.org/institute/.

Diversity Discovery Free Day - Building for Kids

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Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Building for Kids Children's Museum, 100 E College Ave, Appleton

Diversity Discovery Free Day - Building for KidsCome explore what makes our community unique! We will have local diversity non-profits and community groups with hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy. Admission is free all day. A Black History Month Event.

Follow this event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/762034754299563/

Supported by:
IndUS of Fox Valley

Horizons: A Black History Month Event

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Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510 E College Ave, Appleton

Horizons Black History Month Appleton BoychoirAlthough ESTHER has no direct involvement with this event, we are pleased to publicize it because of its place in the Fox Cities’ Black History Month program.

The Appleton Boychoir presents a powerful and moving musical tribute to freedom in this unique Black History Month Concert. Featuring the music of South Africa, the boys will perform works by Rudolf de Beer, Anders Nyberg, and John Williams. The concert documents the story of the San people of the Western Cape Region, who first welcomed the Dutch and English sailors to their shoes. The musical journey begins with the arrival of these ships from over the horizon, and continues to La Amistad and the quest for freedom of the Mende.… Dry Your Tears Afrika!

Follow the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/528588627879225/

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Fox Cities

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Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510 E College Ave, Appleton

Fox Cities 29th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CelebrationPlan to Attend the Fox Cities’s 29th celebration of Dr. King!

Special highlights:

  • Dr. Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at The University of Iowa will provide the keynote, “Restoring the Radical King.”
  • Worldwide noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, will provide musical inspiration for the evening through a generous donation from Cory Chisel and The Refuge in Appleton.
  • Community awards and essay contest finalists
  • Reception to follow

Free and open to the public. Sign-language interpreter provided.

Sponsored by African Heritage, Inc., and Lawrence University.

2nd Annual Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Diversity Awards

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Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Grace Lutheran Church, 901 N Mason St, Appleton

Header images from MLK Leadership Awards Poster

2nd Annual Martin Luther King
‘I Have a Dream’ Diversity
Awards

Building a Nation Where “We the People” Truly Means “All the People”

Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Lawrence University Warch Campus Center (Somerset Room), 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton

A Presentation by
Mark Charles

Building A Nation Where
“We the People” Truly Means “All the People”

head and shoulders shot of Mark Charles outdoorsMark Charles is a speaker, writer and consultant. The son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man, Charles seeks to understand the complexities of American History regarding race, culture and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for the nation.

Charles is noted for his activism in denouncing the Doctrine of Discovery and opposing the Dakota pipeline. In May of 2019 Charles announced that he is running for President of the United States as an independent in the 2020 election.*

In addition to this event, Mark will be preaching at First Congregational UCC of Appleton on October 20 at the 8:45 and 10:30 am services.

No Charge. All Are Welcome

Learn more: esther-foxvalley.org
920-843-8083 – email: office@esther-foxvalley.org

OR spiritual.religious.life@lawrence.edu

Co-sponsored by Lawrence University’s Office of Spiritual and Religious Life,
Lawrence University Native Association (LUNA), Lawrence Christian Fellowship (LCF), ESTHER and First Congregational UCC of Appleton

*This is a non-political visit and does not constitute an endorsement of his candidacy for the presidential election.

They Call Us Illegals - Virtual Reality Experience and Film Showing

Date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Lawrence University, Warch Center Cinema, 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton

They Call Us Illegals: Experience Our Lives in Virtual Reality and Documentary Film

Los Sueños de Anita
Los Sueños de Anita ThumbnailImmerse yourself into the lives of two undocmented parents as they raise their young daughter, Anita, and face struggles much too familiar to the community. (virtual reality)
The VR experience runs about 9 minutes and will be available for viewing between 3pm-4:15pm and again between 7pm-8pm.
The Unafraid
The Illegals thumbnailFollow the lives of three DACA students in Georgia as they take on activism in a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. (documentary film)
Screening will begin at 4:30 with a discussion afterward.

Follow this event on Facebook here.

Brought to you by LU Film Studies Program, LU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, LU Diversity and Intercultural Center, the Appleton Dignity & Respect Campaign, and ESTHER.

 

Migrant Child Detention: Two Women Share Their Story

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

You are Invited
To a Compelling
Program on
Migrant Child
Detention

Protest at an internment
camp in Tornillo, Texas. Two
Women share their story

Sponsored by the League of
Women Voters of Appleton

Program will begin promptly at 5:30pm

 

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