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Month: October 2017

EXPO Organizer Report From Sarah Ferber

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Expo Organizer Report
Take a look at Sarah Ferber’s report on her experiences as the new organizer, as well as an update on what EXPO has been working on recently, and the great opportunities that their new location offers!
Sarah Ferber:
“It has been an exciting year of growth and learning as the Chippewa Valley EXPO Organizer.  Read More…

Message From The JONAH President

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President’s Report – JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope)
JONAH obtains new office space in downtown Eau Claire!
Effective September 1, 2017, JONAH has new digs at 307 S. Farwell, Suite 202, in Eau Claire. We are sharing a large office space (each having our own room) with Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Read More…

JONAH 10th Anniversary Celebration Is Coming Up!

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Interview with Julianne Lepp
In anticipation of JONAH’s 10th anniversary, JONAH intern Max Martinson conducted an email interview with Julianne Lepp, who is the leader of the JONAH planning team and a Unitarian Universalist minister. Find their conversation!
Max:
“What role do you play in JONAH, and how do your beliefs align with JONAH’s message?”
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Clean Water Forum

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Explore the issues surrounding protecting Wisconsin’s ground and surface water
The forum will feature a farmer/clean water activist, a UW-Extension educator, and a lake resident/activist.
Panelists:

Lynn Utesch, Kewaunee County farmer and clean water activist, is known statewide for his sustainable, environmentally friendly farming and his opposition to factory farms polluting surface waters and acquifers around the State – Read More…

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Join UWEC Associate Professor of Sociology and Communications Peter Hart-Brinson and journalist Julian Emerson as they lead a discussion on homelessness and its far reaching impact.

Hart-Brinson will kick off the evening with a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted by Matthew Desmond which follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Read More…