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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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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’s 9th Annual Celebration: The Welcome Table!

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Sunday, Oct. 23, 4-6:30 pm!
JONAH’s 9th Annual Celebration: 
The Welcome Table!
Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time:  4:00-6:30pm
Location: Eau Claire Children’s Theater, 1814 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Silent Auction Begins at 4:00PM    
Tickets: $25
Each year JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope) welcomes all to take a seat at our social justice table to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and gain energy for ongoing justice work. Read More…

Interested in “53206”? Watch these Documentaries

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If you are interested in the subject matter of 53206 Milwaukee: A Community Serves Time, which will be screened November 14 at the Eau Claire Public Library, these documentaries may be of interest.
13th, available for streaming on Netflix, is titled after the amendment that abolished slavery except as punishment for crime. Directed by Ava DuVernay, 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…

Deadline for Registering Items for Silent Auction is Approaching

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Make sure you register your items for the Silent Auction by Monday, October 17th!  Click here to access the donation form.  To view the items that are being donated to the auction, visit this page.
If you have items that could be put together to create a themed basket, please bring them to the basket making party! Read More…

Screening of “Milwaukee 53206”

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MILWAUKEE 53206 is a one-hour documentary that chronicles the lives of those affected by incarceration in America’s most incarcerated zip code. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make up the community. After the screening, some Milwaukee residents will speak and answer questions. Read More…

Cultures Collide: Somali in the Midwest, October 25

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Somali have an interesting experience as immigrants. They have left a nation that was dissolving into civil war and conflict—there is no place for them to return. Mary McKinley, Director of the Minneapolis non-profit Heartland Democracy and an Eau Claire native, shares her experience and perspective on the Somali immigration to Minneapolis. How do we respond to persons already traumatized by war coming into a culture so different from their own? 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…

2017 Eau Claire County Budget Survey

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The 2017 County Budget Survey, which concerns county programs and spending priorities, is available for you to complete online.  This survey allows you to express to our County Board Supervisors what expenditures reflect your values in the 2017 County Budget deliberations.  The survey can be found here, on the Eau Claire County Website.
For your opinions to have an impact, Read More…