Would you like to change the world? We would!
- Do you believe that it is possible for people to join together to build community across faith traditions, race, class, gender, ethnicity and many other differences that might ordinarily keep us apart?
- Are you inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's vision that we can, one day, live in shared abundance, because poverty, hunger, homelessness, racism and bigotry need not exist if only we respect and honor each other and work together?
- Are you tired of, frustrated by, and alarmed at hate speech directed at people living in poverty, people of color, immigrants, those of “different” faiths?
Will you join us? Will you become a member of ESTHER, or renew your existing membership?
Your membership in ESTHER helps us train grass-roots leaders to tackle tough issues and shine light in dark places. (At seven sessions in the last year, in English and Spanish, we've trained over 175 people.)
It helps us bring the community together to learn about challenges and consider solutions that will bring positive change. (We brought the replica solitary confinement cell to UW-Fox, where over 1,500 people visited; over 1,000 people have participated in Walk in Our Shoes, our Latino/a simulation.)
It helps us work with governmental officials and community leaders in making the Fox Valley a place where everyone has access to opportunities to thrive. (We brought residents and government officials together to resolve a dispute over access to public soccer fields; we stopped proposed state legislation that would have adversely affected low-income people and our immigrant neighbors.)
Join ESTHER now, and receive a full-color window cling to show your support in your car, office, or on any window! But more important, by becoming a member, you become part of a group of forward-looking people who work toward a more just and generous world.