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Please join us for any of these upcoming ESTHER events!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm ESTHER Executive Committee ESTHER Office, Neenah
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm ESTHER Sheriff Candidates’ Forum Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm Fox Valley Islamic Society Hosts 19th Interfaith Gathering Fox Valley Islamic Society, 103 Kappell Drive, Neenah
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:00pm ESTHER Prison Reform Task Force St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:00pm Oshkosh ESTHER B'nai Israel Congregation, 1121 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh

ESTHER Sheriff Candidates’ Forum

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Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton

Calumet & Outagamie County Sheriff
Candidates’ Forum

sheriff's star

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6-7:30 pm
Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI
Conference Room B, Lower Level

 
Alex Bebris
Outagamie Cty
John Bryliski
Outagamie Cty
Clint Kriewaldt
Outagamie Cty
Mark Wiegert
Calumet Cty

Be an Informed Voter!

Here’s your chance to ask questions BEFORE the primary election on August 14.

Fox Valley Islamic Society Hosts 19th Interfaith Gathering

Date: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Islamic Society, 103 Kappell Drive, Neenah

Fox Valley Islamic Society Interfaith Event 2018 FlyerBoth great conversation and great food will be “on the menu” in the afternoon of August 5, when the Fox Valley Islamic Society once again invites the Fox Valley public to its mosque to share in an interfaith discussion followed by a meal prepared and served by its members.

Islamic Society president Mamadou Coulibaly explains, “The goal of the Interfaith Gathering is to encourage dialogue and promote understanding among the people of various faiths in the community. This will allow us to work together for the common good of our community.”

Following the theme of “Truth,” the presentations and discussions will highlight how various faith traditions emphasize looking up, listening up, speaking up, and standing up in response to the claims of truth.

There is no charge for the event. RSVPs are appreciated by Sunday, July 29, via email to fvis.interfaith@gmail.com or phone to (618) 203-6891.

Wisconsin Child Poverty Rates Surged in 2016

A definitive new report by one of the top poverty research centers in the country reveals that in 2016, Wisconsin poverty increased by over 10% and child poverty increased by a shocking 20%.

You can read more about the report and what it means for our campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin on a new section of the End Child Poverty Wisconsin website. On that page, you’ll find current information about poverty in Wisconsin and the U.S. that you can use to show others in your community why this effort is so important.

Letters to your local newspaper about the campaign – like this one by ESTHER member Lou Blasczyk – can help build awareness of the urgency and opportunity for ending child poverty in Wisconsin. We’ve passed the 3,000 endorsement mark – almost a third of the way to our goal – but it will take twice as many new endorsements to get us the rest of the way. If you’ve already endorsed the campaign, why not send a short letter to your newspaper highlighting the findings of this report and encouraging readers to endorse the vision?

If you haven't signed on yet, your support is definitely needed. Visit endchildpovertywi.org/endorse/ to show you want to see a united effort in our state to cut childhood poverty in half. Then write to your newspaper!

Thank you!

And don’t forget to watch – the inspiring video!

ESTHER 2018 Banquet

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Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly

ESTHER invites you to save the date.

ESTHER’s 15th Annual Banquet will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 4:30-7:30 pm, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly.

Keynote speaker: Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Pitts is a journalist, commentator, lecturer, and best-selling author who was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and has received numerous other professional awards, before and since. Tavis Smiley called him “the most inspiring and insightful columnist of his generation.” Pitts is also in high demand as a speaker, has two novels to his credit, and has been a visiting professor at, among other universities, Princeton and George Washington.

The banquet will be preceded by a social hour and silent auction. The program will feature musical entertainment and recognition of ESTHER’s 2018 individual and community awards.

Co-sponsored by the William J. and Barbara A. Schmidt Family Foundation