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Racial Equity

Equity Network Member Meeting

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, December 2, 2022 - 12:00am
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Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, December 30, 2022 - 12:00am
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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:45am - Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 11:00pm
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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 10:45am - Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 11:00pm
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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, May 5, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, June 2, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, June 30, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, August 4, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
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Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10:45am - Friday, September 29, 2023 - 1:00am
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Zoom Meeting

Monthly meeting of the NE Wisconsin Equity network, a collaboration aimed at addressing or avoiding disparities in Fox Valley communities. Read more about the Equity Network. Zoom link available via email at newiequitynetwork@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (920) 731-9250.

Taking on Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

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Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Zoom Meeting

Join the Transformational Justice Campaign leaders of EXPO and WISDOM for a 5-part Zoom series on mass incarceration in Wisconsin.

When: Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m., January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24

Register here: Taking on Mass Incarceration - Jan 27-Feb 24

In the series, we will learn from experts, including people directly impacted by Wisconsin’s criminal legal system. We will learn about many aspects of the system, including:

ESTHER Equity and Racial Justice Committee

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 9:00am
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 9:00am
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Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 9:00am
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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 9:00am
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Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 9:00am
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Zoom Meeting

Monthly meeting of this steering committee. Leave us a message at https://esther-foxvalley.org/erjc for Zoom link or more information.

Fight Efforts to Roll Back Racial Equity Gains

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Monday, July 19, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Zoom Meeting

Taking a Faithful Stance for Equity July 19 2021 Training in Local Civic EngagementWISDOM, MICAH, the Wisconsin Council of Churches and Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice are collaborating to host an event titled “Taking a Faithful Stance for Equity.” The virtual event will take place on July 19th at 6:30 pm on Zoom.

Many people are alarmed and dismayed by efforts to prohibit the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” in schools. In fact, those efforts are an attempt to prohibit teaching the truth to our children. Racism and white supremacy can only flourish if people of goodwill stay silent. This event is about how we can fight back – not just to stop these efforts to silence the truth, but also to start building a plan to promote equity and anti-racism proactively in every community in our state.

Register here:  Taking a Faithful Stance for Equity

Rally: MMIWG2S Billboards for Change

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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Urban Evolution parking lot, 2401 W College Ave, Appleton

With the Waking Women Healing Institute and the Native Justice Coalition ESTHER is participating in a billboard campaign to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2-spirits. A new billboard in this campaign has just been placed on West College Avenue in Appleton, near the Urban Evolution store.

Join us for a rally Saturday morning, June 12, from 9:30-10:30 am, to dedicate the billboard and learn more about the campaign to raise awareness across the Great Lakes about this issue. “No more silence. No more stolen sisters.”

Help spread the word. Download and share the attached flier.

Juneteenth 2021 - African Heritage, Inc., Celebration

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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Jones Park, 301 W Lawrence St, Appleton

Sponsored by African Heritage, Inc.

  • Live Music and Dance
  • Food and retail vendors
  • Get the Shot L.I.V.E. Campaign
  • Appleton Carnival Street Parade
  • AHI’s Black Graduation


More information, and to request tickets, at: https://africanheritageinc.org/juneteenth

Help spread the word: Download and share the attached flier.

Juneteenth 2021 - Freedom Day

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Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Jones Park, 301 W Lawrence St, Appleton

People of Progression
Kicks Off Juneteenth 2021

Freedom Day: June 6, 2021

  • Live music, local food vendors and small-business expo
  • Award ceremony, live poetry, spoken word presentations
  • Movie at 8:00 pm, by Fox City Flix


Additional information on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2330572347078229/

Action for Healing and Justice for MMIWG2S

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (All day)

ESTHER and Waking Women Healing Institute are teaming up to help create awareness for MMIW and ask that you join us in this cause. We are petitioning agencies, towns, villages, cities, counties and tribal nations to make public proclamations declaring May 5th as Day of Awareness for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit. In addition to the proclamation, we ask that, within your area, you light up structures/bridges/buildings red as a sign of respect, healing, and awareness of the many issues of MMIW.

Please sign this petition on change.org. The petition will be used to show widespread support for MMIW, and hopefully induce urgency to create meaningful changes to bring both justice and healing.

Watch for information about a Facebook Live event in Oshkosh on May 5, sponsored by ESTHER’s Mental Health Task Force and Oshkosh ESTHER.

Equity Network: A New Local Collaboration

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Equity Network 

A new local collaboration - An opportunity for you

2020 brought the pervasive disparities in our country into sharp relief, leaving many of us searching for ways to deepen our commitment to equity and racial justice work. Like ESTHER, many area organizations have been on their own journeys—learning and having conversations about systemic race issues and implicit biases. The idea of the Equity Network began with such a conversation among Stronger Together Fox Valley members, facilitated by Rachel Peller of Wisconsin Partners and coupled with an awareness of myriad potential partnering organizations. How might we collaborate in addressing or avoiding disparities in Fox Valley communities?

A legal framework for nondiscrimination exists within the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including expectations for planning and community input to assist local policymakers. The Equity Network aims to help provide a vital and often missing link between the intention of the law and the realization of equitable outcomes locally. Inequities and disparities can stem from a wide range of local policies and practices. It takes active monitoring by local residents to ensure that decisions are made in ways that promote the common good.

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