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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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Random Acts of Singing Joins Menominee River Walk

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While the Menominee tribal members of Northeast Wisconsin pray and complete their walk to a proposed sulfide mine site, Random Acts of Singing will join their prayers with them and also pray for planet Earth’s life giving water. The Menominee tribal members walk because the proposed mine threatens sacred waters and all that lives and grows within, Read More…

Random Act of Singing Celebrates the Positive Aspects of Paying Taxes

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On Friday, April 15,  approximately 15 JONAH supporters sauntered through downtown Eau Claire stopping for songs at the Federal Building and the Eau Claire County Courthouse to celebrate our tax money being used for its intended purpose “to promote the general welfare.”
The singers message was: “Dear Taxpayers, Thank you for roads, and schools, Read More…

Menominee River Water Walk

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This past fall the Menominee people reseeded wild rice at the mouth of the Menominee River–also known as the birthplace of the Menominee people–for the first time in hundreds of years. The Back Forty Mine applied for a mining upstream from this sacred place two weeks later. A mine can contaminate the water, fish, soil, animals, Read More…

Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance and JONAH Goals Align

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JONAH’s Board Member and liaison to the Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance, Mark Quam, was recently appointed as the State of Wisconsin representative to the National Association of Rail Passengers. Congratulations, Mark! Certainly transit is a social justice issue that melds into several areas of high interest to JONAH: transportation, environment, equity and access for all!
Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance has recently designated their top priorities for 2016. Read More…

Immigration Myths and Facts

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There are a lot of misconceptions and stigmas about immigrants in the United States. Here are some facts you can use to combat myths that you may hear about our immigrant neighbors.
MYTH: Immigrants are a drain on our social services.
FACT: By paying taxes and Social Security, immigrants contribute far more to government coffers than they use in social services. Read More…

Earth Week Events

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Earth Week is coming up! This is a week to celebrate environmental awareness and respect for our Earth. The UWEC Student Office of Sustainability will be hosting a series of events in order to celebrate Earth Week and Earth Day. If you’d like to support environmentalism or if you’d like to learn more about it, you should try to attend one or more of these events! Read More…

How to Use Facebook to Benefit JONAH

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Facebook is a great medium to share information. With just one click of a button you can instantly share to everyone on your friends list a status, photo, article, or video. Even better, people can then share things that you post to everyone on their own friends list. This makes Facebook the perfect platform to spread awareness of the current events, Read More…

2016 Eau Claire Healthy Communities Annual Celebration

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Eau Claire Healthy Communities is hosting their Annual Celebration where they will celebrate their 20th Anniversary and the accomplishments of our community. There will be an interactive session around health disparities, and a light meal will be provided! This event will take place at Chippewa Valley Technical College Energy Education Center on April 28th at 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Read More…

A Day Without Latinos and Immigrants Interviews

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On February 18th, thousands of people showed up at Madison’s capitol to protest the proposed anti-immigrant laws AB450/SB369 and SB533/AB723. AB450/SB369 would encourage the police to ask people who have been charged with a crime about their immigration status. SB533/AB723 would prohibit local municipalities from providing local ID cards for undocumented people and those who lack the documents to obtain state Ids. Read More…

Understanding the Societal Narratives

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At the 2-day WISDOM Retreat in January, attendees heard the terms “Current Dominant Narrative” and “Equity Narrative” as related to race, poverty and power in the United States. What do these and how do they affect those thirsting for social justice? has a definition of dominant narrative that makes it easy for us to understand. Read More…