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Romeo and Juliet - Cookout and a Play

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Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Pierce Park, 1035 W Prospect Ave, Appleton

Romeo & JulietSteve & Dee
Tuesday, September 10, 5:00 pm

Join ESTHER for an evening of Engagement, Enchantment, and Entertainment!

A cookout with play performed “Renaissance Faire-style” by Pastor Steve and Dee Savides!

Pierce Park (1035 W. Prospect Ave, Appleton)

Suggested donation: $15 adults; $25 couples; $30 families

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Lights for Liberty Fox Valley, WI

Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Houdini Plaza, 111 W College Ave, Appleton

Lights For Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps

We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.

We are partnering with international, national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them.

On Friday July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, will bring thousands of people to locations worldwide as well as to concentration camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.

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ESTHER 2019 Banquet

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Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly

Ticket Sales Ended October 30 at 3:00 pm Central Time

Winona LaDuke

Due to the high demand for tickets and the limited capacity of our venue, we have closed ticket sales at 3:00 pm Central time on Wednesday, October 30. We have started a waiting list. Please contact us at office@esther-foxvalley.org or 920-843-8083 to discuss options.

We are thrilled to have Winona LaDuke as our keynote speaker this year. She is an internationally acclaimed author, orator, and activist – a dynamic speaker who inspires her audiences to action and engagement.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life-ways of Native communities. In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders, and in 1997 LaDuke was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She has authored many books, including All Our Relations, Recovering the Sacred, Food is Medicine and The Militarization of Indian Country.

The banquet will be preceded by a social hour and silent auction. The program will feature musical entertainment and presentation of ESTHER’s 2019 individual and community awards in addition to the keynote.

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

 

Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants

Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Location: 
State Capitol, Madison

We’re pleased to pass on this information from Voces de la Frontera about the May 1 day of action in Madison

The May 1st Day without Latinxs & Immigrants to restore driver licenses and state IDs for all in Wisconsin is next Wednesday, May 1!

On Wednesday we'll rally at the Capitol in Madison at 11am, gathering at the State Street entrance. Are you coming from outside of Madison? We have buses coming from 19 cities across the state. Click here to reserve your spot on a bus! 

May 1st will be a Day without Latinxs and Immigrants. This means no work, no school, and no buying. This is a day to show the power of the contributions that immigrants and Latinx people make to Wisconsin. And it's a day for people of all backgrounds to stand in solidarity for civil rights and against discrimination. 

Click here to reserve your spot on a bus to Madison for May Day!

Under the Trump Administration, ICE has targeted people stopped for driving without a license for deportation and separation from their families. Restoring driver licenses for all will improve our state's economy, make our roads safer, and keep families together. 

Governor Evers has included restoring driver licenses and state ID cards for immigrants in his state budget proposal, but we still need to convince the Republicans in the state legislature to support it. That’s why we all need to show up in force—immigrants, families, and allies—on May 1st. Click here to reserve a spot on a bus.

Click here to share the May Day Facebook event.

Click here to find employer letters, student permission slips, flyers, and all the tools you need to help organize for May Day.

May 1st Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants—Driver Licenses for All!

No Work | No School | No Buying

Wednesday, May 1, 11am

State Capitol in Madison
414-643-1620

Statewide bus information here

Juneteenth 2019

Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
City Park, 500 E Franklin St, Appleton

Celebrating Freedom, Unity and Community!

ESTHER is proud to be part of another Juneteenth program, brought to you by African Heritage, Inc. Visit the Wakanda Marketplace and and enjoy music, dancing, food, parade, exhibits, and much more! Be sure to visit the ESTHER booth when you come.

Free Admission. Perfect for All Ages.

Follow the Juneteenth 2019 Facebook Page for latest information: https://www.facebook.com/events/369474560306834/

Recycling Event

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Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2330 E Calumet St, Appleton

Recycling Symbol with images of recyclable objectsSave the date - May 18, 2019
Save your electronics and other items for recycling.

Your recycled items brought to this event keep junk out of landfills and generate revenue for ESTHER. Open to the public.

Electronics, appliances, business/office equipment, “anything with a cord,” plus metal articles of all sorts (snow blowers, lawnmowers, exercise equipment, filing & storage cabinets, shelving, desk chairs, etc.). Most items free to recycle. Charge for TVs, LCD and CRT monitors, fridges/freezers (see full story for details).

All Materials are kept in USA. All hard drives shredded or destroyed. Event will go on rain or shine.

Madison Action Day 2019 Exceeds Expectations!

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Crowd on the Capitol StepsAbout 750 WISDOM members from all parts of Wisconsin, including 70 from the Fox Cities, made a big impact in Madison on Tuesday, March 26. It was an amazing display of unity, shared purpose and of the power of organized people. In the morning, we heard from African-American, Latina, Native and Caucasian leaders from WISDOM and its affiliates from around the state challenging us to work towards the Beloved Community. After lunch, a 14-foot Jingle Dancer Puppet, brought by Native people of northwestern Wisconsin, led us in a blocks-long procession to the Capitol steps for a rally. With calls for racial equity echoing in our ears and pledges to keep lifting our voices surging in our hearts, we finished by visiting the offices of nearly every member of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate. Read the WPR story about MAD2019 here.

Showing Support for our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

In light of the horrific murders of our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand this past week, ESTHER members are encouraged to gather at our local mosques during their gathering times on Friday, March 22, to show compassion, solidarity and friendship.

  • Islamic Center of Wisconsin
    720 W Parkway Blvd, Appleton
  • Fox Valley Islamic Society
    102 Kappell Dr, Neenah
  • Masjid Qamar Oshkosh Mosque
    300 N Eagle St, Oshkosh

The Neenah and Appleton mosques meet for worship at 1 pm and the Oshkosh mosque has their gathering at 1:15 pm.

Please be aware that there is much fear and suspicion of strangers in the Muslim community at this time, but that should not stop people of good will from extending a hand of friendship and kindness.

Budget Action Workshop

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Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400 Hall, 2700 Northridge Dr, Kaukauna

tell your story. connect with others.
make an impact
on the 2019-2021 budget … and beyond.

BUDGET ACTION WORKSHOP detailsThis workshop offers changemaker training for all who want to be a voice for a budget our communities deserve.

Your voice is needed! The legislators and the new governor will take up the single most important piece of legislation this year: the biennial state budget. Our job is to make sure that the budget meets the needs of our children, our communities, and the efforts we support, including education, good roads, clean air & water, justice reform, healthcare and more.

If you can't make it to Kaukauka on March 2, additional training opportunities are being offered at:

  • Middleton, March 3
  • Eau Claire, March 9
  • Milwaukee, March 10


Register Now!

be the voice!

Help spread the word; download and share the attached flyer!

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