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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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JONAH Organizer Comments on Non-Violence

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”Mahatma Gandhi, whom this gathering is in honor of, said this. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
This thought sums up my feelings about nonviolence.
The definition of nonviolence goes something like, “using peaceful means, not force, Read More…

JONAH Celebrates its 11th Year of Social Justice Work

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“We All Do Better When We ALL Do Better,” the focus for the 11th Annual JONAH Celebration, drew people from all walks of life to celebrate social justice work. Attendees enjoyed delicious food, including pie and cheesecake, competed for silent auction items, enjoyed the wonderful music of Kai Ulrica, and heard about great social justice efforts currently underway. Read More…

Join Us For A Basket Making Party!

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As in past years, we will assemble themed baskets for the Silent Auction which will be held at our October 21 Annual Celebration.. Join the basket making parties for some fun and camaraderie!
Location: Betty Hurst’s home, 4115 Jeffers Road Eau Claire, WI
Date: October 13th (Saturday) from 2:30 pm to 7;00 pm
Come when you can; Read More…

We Can End Homelessness In Eau Claire!

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Come help end homelessness in Eau Claire!
As homelessness continues to be a problem in our community, an action is being taken to end it. Please join us Thursday, October 25 from 1-3 pm at the RCU Cooperate Office (200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire WI). A nationally renowned consultant, Erin Healy, JD will be speaking at the forum to insure that all community members have the opportunity to take action in this process. Read More…

Attend Upcoming Forum: Race to Justice 2018 Local Candidate Forum

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Plan to attend the Race to Justice local candidate forum. Topics covered include criminal justice, immigration, and affordable housing. Doors open at 4:30 and pizza will be served right away. Candidate forum begins at 5:30, followed by a #justicenotjails Vigil at 7:00 pm.
Date: October 23
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire WI
Contact: Sarah Ferber Read More…

Join Us At JONAH’s Annual Celebration!

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This year JONAH’s annual celebration focuses on community using the theme “We All Do Better, When We All Do Better”. Plan to join us! The event will include

Fall themed hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages
Live music
Silent Auction that begins at 4:00 pm
An opportunity to celebrate JONAH’s 11 years of activism with your friends and neighbors

Tickets: $25 through this link, Read More…

JONAH Supports the Beyond the Headlines Project.

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During the month of October, Beyond the Headlines will host a series of events and activites exploring what can happen when journalists and community members come together to examine news coverage of poverty issues in Eau Claire. Check out the Beyond the Headlines website to learn more about the project and to get details for the events. Read More…

JONAH Forum: Childhood Mental Health, Part 1

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This first of a two-part forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the mental health needs of children in the Chippewa Valley, some of the services available to children, and barriers to receiving these services. Presenters include Justine Girard of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and Kerry Swoboda, Eau Claire County Department of Human Services. Read More…

Meet JONAH’s New Intern Tyler Wanek

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Hello everyone. My name is Tyler Wanek, and I am JONAH’s new intern for the fall. I am a 22 year old college student at UWEC. I am studying English, and have been enjoying all of my classes. I am also pursuing a certificate in American Sign Language. I grew up loving to read and write so I decided to make a career out of it. Read More…

We All Do Better, When We All Do Better

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In times like these we need our neighbors, and we need to work together to make the world a better place!
Come Celebrate JONAH’s 11 years of activism and changing lives in the Chippewa Valley!
-Live Music with Kai Ulrica and and the Chippewa Valley Youth Choir
-Silent Auction Begins at 4:00PM   – Fall themed hors d’oeuvres, Read More…

Share Your Story at the Whirled Table

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Stories reveal our common values, aspirations, and interconnectedness. They also help us to appreciate our differences.
Did you know that in Madagascar ripe mangoes are picked using a long stick? I didn’t, until Mita described his first return journey to his native land and mentioned his goal to someday use a pole to pick a ripe mango in Madagascar.  Read More…

JONAH and EXPO Participate in Solidarity Day

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JUNE 21ST WAS SOLIDARITY DAY IN WISCONSIN
WISDOM, JONAH OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY, AND WESTERN WISCONSIN EXPO STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH WAUPUN PROTESTERS
On Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30pm in Phoenix Park, 20 citizens gathered along with other prisoner advocacy groups across Wisconsin to stand in solidarity with the men who have been refusing to accept food in protest of injustice in the use of Solitary Confinement is Wisconsin prisons. Read More…

Tribute to John Stedman, 1949-2016

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On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the JONAH Community heard the sad and shocking news that our JONAH organizer, John Stedman, died after suffering a massive heart attack.
John’s passing leaves a huge hole in many lives.  Of course, there is John’s wife and daughter, Sharon and Malia.  There are the members of First Presbyterian Church, where John was more than a pillar.  Read More…