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Environmental Justice

Fox Valley Climate Justice Rally

Date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Houdini Plaza, 111 W College Ave, Appleton

Join ESTHER and other local and statewide climate advocacy groups for a Climate Justice Rally in Appleton on Saturday, April 24th!

From noon to 2 p.m., we’ll be gathering on Houdini Plaza to demand climate justice and a sustainable future! We are calling on elected officials at all levels of government to address the climate crisis with the urgency demanded by science, while creating good jobs and ensuring everyone has clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.

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For more information, see the event Facebook Page.

Global Developments in the Rights of Nature: Tribal Nations

Date: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Hosted by the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights.

Join in this fantastic free webinar with Frank Bibeau, Attorney for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and with Honor the Earth, and Guy Reiter, Executive Director of Menīkānaehkem and Menominee Indian Organizer, both of whom have worked with the center for CDER.

Frank and Guy are advancing the rights of nature in tribal law and governance – including Frank’s work with the White Earth Band’s “Rights of Manoomin” law, and Guy with the “Rights of the Menominee River” resolution. Both may be found in CDER’s law library.

The webinar will be held on Zoom. All are welcome. No charge. Register here.

Sustainable Saturday Night: Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries

Date: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

ESTHER’s Environmental Justice Task Force is pleased to bring this event your attention

About this eventOur Revolution

Extraction industries are destroying people and planet for the profit of a few. Whether it's Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5 to carry dirty tar sands oil across Wisconsin for export or the Back Forty metallic sulfide mine that threatens the Menominee River, extraction is running rampant in our state with little to no oversight.

But the people, led by indigenous groups, are fighting back. In this event, Our Wisconsin Revolution is joining with Building Unity’s Sustainable Saturday Night series to present a town hall on Indigenous-Led Resistance to Extraction Industries.

Join us for the first half hour to hear original music about Line 3 from singer-songwriter Larry Long, as well as testimony from two recent visitors to the Line 3 resistance camps: Justice Peche, OWR board member and Green Bay chapter leader, and Tim Cordon, Social Justice Coordinator at First Unitarian Society of Madison.

Then our program will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a lineup of speakers that includes:

ESTHER Environmental Justice Task Force

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Zoom Meeting

A group of concerned citizens dedicated to reversing the environmental decline of our planet and committed to addressing issues of injustice arising from climate change.

For a link to the Zoom meeting, or to be added to the task force mailing list, leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/ejtf

Cancelled-ESTHER Environmental Justice Task Force

Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Cancelled- For a link to the Zoom meeting, or to be added to the task force mailing list, leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/ejtf

Advocating for the Rights of Nature

Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Advocating for the Rights of Nature

Mari Margil

A presentation and discussion with Mari Margil, Executive Director of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights. No charge. All are welcome

Registration required. Zoom link will be sent before the event to all who register.

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The Condor and the Eagle - Showing and Discussion

Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Online Showing

—Traducción disponible en español al final de la página—

The Condor & The Eagle Film PosterPlease join the ESTHER Environmental Justice Task Force & the UU Fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Justice Action Ministry in a Unitarian Universalist community screening and discussion with the filmmakers and protagonists of the award-winning climate justice documentary, The Condor & The Eagle

The discussion will also include Anakhwet Guy Reiter, Executive Director of Menīkāaehkem - Menominee Rebuilders, who can address the efforts of Wisconsin’s Indigenous people to combat harmful extractive industry projects.

When: Thursday, August 20th at 7:30pm-10 CT 
Where: Online

Details & Registration: HERE

Summer of Solidarity Training Session: “Environmental Justice”

Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Webinar

These are weekly Zoom meetings sponsored by WISDOM and EXPO covering community organizing approaches and social justice topics of concern in the state and region during the summer of 2020. August 22 is the last scheduled session.

Discussions of the environment are very strongly connected to discussion of racial and economic equity.  When we degrade the natural world that sustains our life, the first people to be hurt are low-income folks, people of color and other people who are marginalized by those in power and distorted social and economic systems. (To make it even a little worse, there is a widely-believed false narrative that anti-environmental policies are somehow creators of jobs for working people. Not only is that narrative false, it is part of the insidious effort to divide us.)

To sign up for this Saturday, please fill out this form:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcOmqqTwsGdGmQRCSxffroqKHWetS7_RS

Presentations are being recorded, and are available at: https://www.rocwisconsin.org/summer-of-solidarity-training-series/

Drive to Decarcerate - Caravans to Madison

Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion, Madison, WI

We care about people in prison; Governor Evers should too!

Car with sign - "protest inmates and workers"Join WISDOM/EXPO & our network of affiliates across the state as we show Governor Evers that we CARE about people in prison & want him to care, too.

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, people who are TIRED of Governor Evers’ inaction/lack of concern regarding incarcerated people & COVID-19 will hit the highways & take our concerns to the Governor’s door in Madison!

(Register Now and we will contact you with exact times, locations and other important information about this action.) If you would like to join the caravan from the Fox Valley, please contact Cindy Carter at 920-903-6350.

Upcoming Earth Week Events

Thanks to Jessica Hanson, co-chair of ESTHER’s Environmental Justice Task Force, for compiling this list

Friday April 17 – Sunday April 26

Interfaith Power & Light film viewing opportunity - due to the coronavirus restrictions on gatherings, the Earth Vision Institute and James Balog, the filmmaker of The Human Element, are offering a link to view the film for free from home between April 17 and 26. Recommended to share it with your households or host a watch party with your congregations. Register to view the movie here.

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24

(Facebook) Today's the start of our week long #strikefromhome. For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we're asking you to make a protest sign, take a picture with it using the hashtag #StrikeFromHome, tag us @wiconservationvoters and your decision makers, while asking them to commit to 100% clean energy. Let's make a big impact!

Tuesday, April 21 – 4:30 pm

Labor and Clean Energy Forum   As clean energy becomes more affordable and the consequences of inaction become more dire, we can expect to see the clean energy sector grow steadily. Dr. Jon Shelton, a Democracy and Justice Studies professor and labor expert at UW-Green Bay, will join Jesse Michalski, a Project Manager for Eland Electric and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, to discuss what cross-sections of labor and clean energy could look like in the near future.

RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/_63rqf6QdESPOg6HKfXjyg2

Click Read more below to find out about seven more events!

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