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JONAH - Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope, a grassroots organization, comprised primarily of diverse faith communities, seeks to bring people in the Chippewa Valley into relationship and empower one another to build a healthier and fairer community for us all.

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Public Screening of “The Raising of America”

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Join us for the public screening and discussion of “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Generation”. This episode mixes scientific studies and stories of families struggling to raise children in a nurturing environment. It shows how social conditions and stressors can drip down to kids and put them on low developmental paths and asks not only why our nation’s kids are faring poorly, Read More…

JONAH One-On-One Training

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Today, more than ever, we all want to be part of a community.  Yet, we live in a world of polarization, isolation, and extreme individualism.  Join us to learn a simple technique to build community intentionally.  This training on “one on ones” will give you a tool and a way to reach out to build community, Read More…

The Stedman Step-Up Fund

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The Stedman Step-Up Fund, established to honor the memory of the late John Stedman, raises money to provide a scholarship to the Gamaliel Weeklong Leadership Training, where attendees can learn the skills necessary to become leaders in their communities.  It would be an understatement to say that John, the former JONAH Organizer, was passionate about social justice, Read More…

CV Post Reports on 53206 Program

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Check out the article written by David Gordon on the CV Post site! He does a great job of describing the documentary, 53206 Milwaukee: A Community Serves Time, which was  screened November 14 at the Eau Claire Public Library. It was followed by a panel discussion related to incarceration issues.
For further information on the issues with mass incarceration, Read More…

Interview with Sarah Ferber

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Recently, Sarah Ferber became the new Chippewa Valley EXPO Organizer. To get to know her better, we asked her some questions about her interest in EXPO, future plans for the group, social justice, and more. You can read Sarah’s responses below.

What interests you most about leading the EXPO group?

I am interested in helping other formerly incarcerated individuals find their voice and become engaged in our community. Read More…

Interview with Brandon Buchanan

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In the interest of getting to better know Brandon Buchanan, JONAH’s new Organizer, we asked him to tell us a little bit about himself, his hobbies, his interest in JONAH and social justice in general, and more. You can read Brandon’s responses below.

Why are you interested in being the JONAH Organizer?

For anyone who knows me, Read More…

The Welcome Table

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On Sunday, October 23rd, a crowd gathered inside the Eau Claire Children’s to celebrate JONAH’s 9th Annual Celebration: The Welcome Table.  This crowd was composed not of strangers but of neighbors who share a common belief in the importance of the work JONAH is doing.  The event featured important figures in JONAH and WISDOM including Rev. Read More…

JONAH Members Participate in Clear Vision Eau Claire Poverty Summit

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Over 170 people, including many JONAH members, gathered on Thursday, October 6, at Grace Lutheran Church to participate in the kick-off for Clear Vision Eau Claire’s Poverty Summit: Community Conversation of Possibilities. The kick-off was the first of 7 sessions which will lead to the formation of six action task forces, each of which will tackle one issue related to poverty in our community. Read More…

Stedman Step-Up

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As many of you know, former JONAH Organizer John Stedman died unexpectedly earlier this year.  The Stedman Step-Up Fund was established to honor his memory.  The Stedman Step-Up Fund raises money to provide a scholarship to the Gamaliel Weeklong Leadership Training, where attendees are able to learn the skills necessary to become leaders in their communities. Read More…

Coming Soon: “Good Reads, Good Views”

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Is there a book, video, or article that you believe would interest other members and friends of JONAH?  If so, please tell us about it so that we can help spread the word!
A web widget is currently in the works which will allow JONAH to display information about texts and videos that are relevant to social justice issues.  Read More…