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Legislative Town Hall - Appleton LWV

Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Virtual Town Hall - Upcoming Legislative Sessions

If you are interested in knowing what our state legislature will be working on this fall, add this LWV virtual program to your calendar: Monday, February 7th (7:00 - 8:30 pm)! We've invited all Fox Valley state legislators to participate.

In addition to providing us with insight into the upcoming legislative sessions, this Town Hall gives you the opportunity to ask questions of our representatives. We will present questions from participants as time allows.

Register Here

This is not a campaign platform as the LWV is a nonpartisan organization.

Here is the list of invited elected officials:

Volunteer Drivers Needed - Winnebago Catch-A-Ride

ESTHER’s Transportation Task Force is happy to bring this volunteer opportunity to your attention.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Become a volunteer driver for Winnebago Catch-A-Ride and help those in need find transportation to their place of employment. By driving with us you can help someone not only get to their place of work but also regain confidence in their daily schedule. With your help, a single mother can worry less about traveling to and from her 9-5 job, a young man will be able to attend his interview on time, and a grandmother will be able to work her part-time job at a local store.

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

By Penny Robinson

Her Voice Her Vote Our VictoryOn the evening of Thursday, August 25, The League of Women Voters of Appleton hosted keynote speaker Elaine Weiss, author of the highly acclaimed narrative history The Woman’s hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.

An accomplished storyteller, Ms. Weiss riveted the well-informed audience with details and photos, allowing them to feel that they almost were present. For three generations the suffragettes persisted, continuing to organize even after repeated failures and, for many years, lacking even the telephone (invented in 1876).

The campaign began with the 1848 Seneca Falls convention, at which Frederick Douglass was the only man to express support. Through a world pandemic, a civil and world war, numerous failed state campaigns, court battles and petitions to Congress, it culminated in marches and protests (which resulted in some arrests, imprisonment, and force-feeding), that led to the Nineteenth Amendment:

Taking a Faithful Stand for Equity

Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Taking a Faithful Stand for EquityRegister here: Faithful Stand for Equity Aug 16

In July, nearly 200 people participated in the first monthly gathering and started learning how to stand up for truth in public schools. Many people want to keep our children from learning about our country’s troubling past and present regarding how African-American, Native American and other people of color have had their land, labor and liberty stolen from them. 

Since that first Zoom meeting, people in all parts of the state have taken action (like joining Prayer Vigils and testifying at School Board meetings), More than 200 people have taken the Faithful Equity Pledge. All are invited to this month’s meeting as we work to keep building the momentum and to keep organizing.

If you want truth (even when it hurts) and equity taught and practiced in our schools and in our whole society, join this meeting to learn how to keep your voice heard, and not drowned out by the voices of those who are afraid of the truth.

Register here: Faithful Stand for Equity Aug 16

This initiative is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, and the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin.

Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities - Community Cookout

Date: 
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
Jefferson Park, 989 Kargus Drive, Menasha

Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities will be hosting its annual Community Cookout on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Come celebrate progress with food, entertainment, and laughter. The theme for this year is, “We All Call This Home.”

Visit the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/538802710712233/

Citizen Lobby Training by Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Wisconsin Conservation Voters LogoWisconsin Conservation Voters is offering Citizen Lobbying Training on Thursday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Learn how to meet with local decision makers and urge climate action.

In the training, participants will learn what lobbying is and how to have a successful meeting. Participants will get to put their newly learned skills into practice with a mock lobby meeting.

Click here to save your spot.

Can’t make it but still want to get involved? Contact Casey Hicks, Northeast Organizer, Wisconsin Conservation Voters by emailing casey@conservationvoters.org.

Introduction to WISDOM

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Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

WISDOM logoESTHER main logoThe WISDOM network, to which ESTHER belongs, is offering this overview and orientation for people who have recently become active with a WISDOM affiliate or who would like to know more about current priorities, programs and projects.

The program will discuss what community organizing in the WISDOM network is all about, including the “Attitudes and Disciplines of Organizing.” WISDOM’s issues will be presented, including how WISDOM tries to make a difference in the public arena. There will be an explanation of how the various affiliates and organizations in the network fit together with WISDOM and Gamaliel. Most of all, we’ll talk about why this work is important – and there will be time in groups for new members to talk about why they want to be involved in it.

At the end, there will be break-out groups for local organizations. Participating organizations (including ESTHER) will have at least one officer or organizer on the Zoom, to help newer folks understand what’s happening locally.

The event is free of charge. Register in advance at this link.

Policing and Our Future: 3-Part Series

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Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Zoom Webinar

To Protect and Serve? 

Imagine Fox CitiesFox Valley Technical CollegeA three-part series examining the history of policing, its current challenges, and strategies to create a future in which all in the Fox Cities feel they can rely on the men and women in blue.

Sponsored by Imagine Fox Cities and presented by Fox Valley Technical College

No charge to attend. Advance registration required.

REGISTER FOR SESSION 1 HERE

(Times for Sessions 2 and 3, on February 18 and March 4, are still being determined)

Featured Speaker: Dr. Theodore Darden

Introduction to WISDOM

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Date: 
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

WISDOM logoESTHER main logoThe WISDOM network, to which ESTHER belongs, is offering this overview and orientation for people who have recently become active with a WISDOM affiliate or who would like to know more about current priorities, programs and projects.

The first two hours will be spent discussing what community organizing in the WISDOM network is all about, including the “Attitudes and Disciplines of Organizing.” WISDOM’s issues will be presented, and how WISDOM tries to make a difference in the public arena. Time will be given to talking about how the various organizations fit together with WISDOM and Gamaliel. Most of all, we’ll talk about why this work is important – and there will be time in groups for new members to talk about why they want to be involved in it.

For the final hour, there will be break-out groups for local organizations. Participating organizations (including ESTHER) will have at least one officer or organizer on the Zoom, to help newer folks understand what’s happening locally.

The event is free of charge. Register in advance at this link.

Celebrate Diversity Community Block Party

Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

celebrate diversity block party images 2020Join in, celebrate your uniqueness and what we have in common

Link in & Message us at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2638351159816488/

Online, virtual event will include both live and prerecorded sessions. Hear from local leaders and performers. Enjoy music and dance from around the world. Learn from the Mile of Music Education Team and experience a few surprises along the way.

New posts will be added throughout the event. Follow along and join in if you can.

Hosted by IndUS Fox Valley and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities.

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