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Student Bus Ridership in Oshkosh Exceeds All Expectations

After seven years of advocating, raising money and attending City Council meetings, our Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force successfully petitioned to allow all Oshkosh students to ride the bus for free, effective July 2020. During that first month of implementation, a total of six students rode the city bus. We were understandably concerned that, even if bus rides were free for students, they might not actually take advantage of the benefit.

We need not have worried! According to recent ridership data from Go Transit, there were 2,587 student riders in July of 2021. That is a whopping 47,516 percent incease from the previous year. For 2021 to date, there have been 38,037 student riders, as compared to 103 for the same period in 2020.

This program has proved to be a phenomenal success, exceeding all expectations. We are grateful to the Oshkosh Common Council and the Oshkosh Area School District for their efforts in making this happen.

Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force Meeting

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Congregation B'nai Israel, 1121 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh

Our Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force meets monthly to address issues of social injustice that uniquely impact the Oshkosh area. Anyone who is interested in the issues we focus on is welcome. Our task force meeting doors are always open!

The September meeting will be held in-person at Congregation B'nai Israel in Oshkosh.

Agenda:

Environmental Justice Updates featuring guest speaker Greg Gauthier, Climate Organizer, Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Oshkosh Government 101 - Engaging with Local Officials

Housing Justice Updates

Youth Busing Initiative Updates

New Issues - Bring Your Idea

Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force Meeting

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Our Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force meets monthly to address issues of social injustice that uniquely impact the Oshkosh area. Anyone who is interested in the issues we focus on is welcome. Our task force meeting doors are always open!

Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/oetf for the Zoom link or to be added to the mailing list. Questions welcome as well.

Community and ESTHER Connections

Contributed by Kathy Weinhold

When I initially joined Esther it was at the recommendation of someone who attended my church. My initial interest was in the prison justice reform group, and I eventually became aware of the Oshkosh ESTHER group. As I live in Oshkosh, I decided to check it out, and I’m so glad I did!

At the first Oshkosh ESTHER group meeting I attended I was warmly welcomed. Compared to the large prison reform group, this smaller-sized group appealed to me. Each person in the group was able to share their ideas, comments and concerns all along the way in the process of working through issues.  At subsequent meetings I found it’s always that way.  The folks recognize that everyone brings something different to the table.  We all know it’s often who you know, and among them they have great connections.  Everyone’s input is greatly encouraged.

Organizing Oshkosh: ESTHER Oshkosh Wants Your Ideas

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Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

We are reaching out to all Oshkosh residents who have supported the work of ESTHER in hopes that you will join us to share your concerns and the issues that you would like to see us focus on in Oshkosh. We will also share a bit about the history and successes of our Oshkosh ESTHER task force. 

We know there is much social justice work to be done in our community and we believe that together we can bring about important change. We would love to have you join us in our work. 

Please join us via Zoom for an engaging presentation and discussion. Join Zoom Meeting via the web: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88414405481

Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force Meeting

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Our Oshkosh ESTHER Task Force meets monthly to address issues of social injustice that uniquely impact the Oshkosh area. Anyone who is interested in the issues we focus on is welcome. Our task force meeting doors are always open!

Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/oetf for the Zoom link or to be added to the mailing list. Questions welcome as well.

Oshkosh ESTHER

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Oshkosh ESTHER ZOOM Meeting

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:00pm
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ZOOM

Oshkosh ESTHER

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Zoom Meeting

Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/oetf for the Zoom link or to be added to the mailing list. Questions welcome as well.

Oshkosh ESTHER

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location: 
B'nai Israel, 1121 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh
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