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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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Happy Earth Week!

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This week is Earth Week, and there are plenty of events around town to keep you involved!
Gaylord Nelson Earth Green Award Reception & Program, presented by the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club
Tuesday, April 17
When: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: First Congregational Church (310 Broadway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703)
What: Wine, beer, and appetizers will be prepared and served by Sierra Club members. Read More…

Come to the library this Saturday afternoon!

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translating Evidence into Action
When: Saturday, April 14 • 1–2:30 p.m.
Where: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room
Decades of research have shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, are among the strongest environmental predictors of poor mental and physical health. Yet, knowledge of how to translate insights into action is remarkably limited. Read More…

Continue the plight to ending child poverty this Easter weekend!

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During this holiday week of Easter, many families and friends will be coming together to celebrate their faith traditions. One of the ways you can put your faith into action is by remembering that 1 in 6 children in our country lives in poverty. You can help respond to this staggering statistic by getting family and friends to sign the End Child Poverty in Wisconsin petition. Read More…

Race to Justice 2018

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Join us on Saturday, May 5th from 10 am to 2 pm to discuss important mass incarceration issues in our race for justice! Prepare to hold your Wisconsin candidates accountable in the upcoming election and learn from WISDOM and EXPO leaders about proven strategies to cut our prison population in half. For more information, you can see the full flyer at RacetoJustice2018. Read More…

Chippewa Valley This Week Radio Interview tomorrow!

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Tune in tomorrow night to a radio interview given by our very own president of JONAH, Sandra McKinney! You can hear the interview at approximately 5:05 pm tomorrow evening on WOGO (103.1 FM / AM 680) and also at 5:15 pm on WWIB (103.7 FM). The program will also be available as a podcast later that night if you miss it, Read More…

Attend a day for Aldo Leopold!

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Need something fun to do this Saturday? Look no further! 
Come down to the library to participate in a fun day dedicated to Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. 
Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm including 12:30 pm screening of film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” Read More…

Interfaith Family Group Community Service Project

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Here is a great opportunity to come together across faith lines to teach our children community and compassion.
Who: JONAH Interfaith Family Group
What: Making fleece tie blankets for Western Dairyland
Where: Temple Sholom Synagogue, 1223 Emery St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Date: Sunday, March 11th
Time: 3 to 5 pm
If you’d like to bring materials for the project: Please bring 2 4’x4′ Read More…

Welcome to our newest intern!

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Hello everyone! My name is Catherine, and I’m JONAH’s new intern for this spring. You may have seen my name as the author of the last few posts so I figured it was about time I introduced myself! I’m a 23-year-old college student at UWEC, studying English and Communications, and also pursuing a Women’s Studies certificate. Read More…

Commit to Ending Child Poverty in Wisconsin!

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Back in December, over 50 people met at DeLong Middle School to kick off the statewide campaign to end child poverty in Wisconsin. This is a very important issue for us to address since, in Wisconsin, 1 in 5 children live in poverty. Twenty percent of the population of our children being at poverty level is not a statistic we should feel comfortable with, Read More…

Thank You To All Those Who Contribute To Our Celebration!!

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Thank you to all who organized, helped, and participated in the JONAH 10th Anniversary Celebration. You are most appreciated! A few special shout outs to Paul Savides who chaired the Yearbook Committee, to Julie Lepp, who chaired the 10th Anniversary Celebration, and to Betty Hurst, who chaired the Silent Auction Committee. Read More…