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Author, Activist Angela Davis to Keynote Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

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Dr. Angela DavisFrom the Lawrence University Press Release:

“Social justice icon, scholar and author Dr. Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address at the 25th annual community celebration of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

2015 MLK Day Logo“The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Breaking the Chains of Injustice.’ The event is free and open to the public. A sign-language interpreter will be present.

“The annual commemoration of Dr. King’s life and legacy is jointly presented by Lawrence University and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities, with the support of The Post-Crescent, numerous Fox Valley organizations, churches and individuals.”

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ESTHER's 11th Annual Banquet - December 6, 2015

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Douglas Walker11th Anniversary Banquet: Building the Beloved Community.

  • Sunday, December 6th - 5:00 PM
  • The Grand Meridian (2621 N. Oneida St.), Appleton
  • Keynote speaker: Douglas Walker, criminal justice reform coordinator, United Methodist Church
  • Emcee: Rev. Jane Voigts, the “irreverent reverend”

Join us for fellowship, a great silent auction, joyous music, a delicious meal, well deserved awards, and an altogether wonderful celebration.

Click here to download the banquet flyer.

Romeo and Juliet - Picnic and a Play

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Romeo & Juliet
Wed, July 29 5:00-8:00 pm

Join ESTHER for an evening of Engagement, Enchantment, and Entertainment!

A picnic and a play performed “Renaissance Faire-style” by Pastor Steve and Dee Savides!

Fox River Environment Educational Alliance (1000 N. Ballard Rd, Appleton)

Suggested donation: $10 adults; $5 under 12; $25 family

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Appleton Public Library and ESTHER sponsor "Dead Man Walking" Movie

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Learn more about the lifelong commitment and mission of Sr. Helen Prejean, the upcoming ESTHER Banquet speaker.  The banquet celebrating ESTHER's 10th anniversary will be held on Sunday, December 7th.  Click here to learn more about the banquet...and get your ticket!

Dead Man Walking

Special Film Screening

November 12 | 4:00-7:00 pm

Appleton Public Library Meeting Room C

In partnership with ESTHER, the Appleton Public Library will be hosting a special screening of the movie Dead Man Walking as a lead in to the December visit of Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book. The film stars Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, who won an Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen. Dead Man Walking chronicles the beginning of Sister Helen’s commitment to campaigning against the death penalty.

Download a printable version of the flyer.

10th Annual ESTHER Banquet Featuring Sr. Helen Prejean

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Join us as we celebrate a Decade of Justice at ESTHER's 10th annual banquet!

Sunday, December 7th - 5:00 PM

Radisson Paper Valley (333 W College Ave), Appleton

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online here

We are very excited to have Sister Helen Prejean as the keynote speaker for our gathering!  Nobel Peace Prize nominee, most prominently known as the author of the book Dead Man Walking, also adapted into a movie and opera. She is steadfast in her fight for fair treatment of those incarcerated and her stance against the death penalty. Sr. Helen sparks the national dialogue on capital punishment and compassionate treatment of prisoners. She engages the faith community to take action.

Meal options include pistachio crusted mahi mahi, roasted sirloin, and vegetable stir fry (vegan/gluten-free).

Download a copy of the flyer for printing here.

 

Free film - Dead Man Walking - at Appleton Public Library November 12

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Poster for Dead Man WalkingThe movie Dead Man Walking, based on the celebrated book by Sister Helen Prejean, will be shown at the Appleton Public Library on November 12. Sister Prejean will be the keynote speaker at ESTHERs tenth anniversary banquet on December 7.

The film stars Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, who won the Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen. Dead Man Walking is exciting and moving, and the experiences portrayed in the movie were the beginning of Sister Helen’s lifelong commitment to campaigning against the death penalty and for humane treatment of those who are incarcerated. Mark your calendar.

  • Place: Appleton Public Library
  • Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM

Poverty Summit for the Fox Valley: September 23rd, 2:00-4:30 PM at St. John UCC in Appleton

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Please join us!

Greater Fox Valley Poverty Summit especially for Faith Leaders, Ministry Leaders, and People of Faith

 

When: Tuesday, September 23rd

Time: 2:00-4:30

Where: St. John UCC, Appleton (1130 W Marquette St.)

 

Join us for an afternoon of learning and sharing as we grapple with:

  • What poverty looks like in Wisconsin and in the Fox Valley region?
  • What is our distinctive voice as people of faith in the public square?
  • How can we make a difference in alleviating poverty?

 

To RSVP, email us at esther.foxvalley@gmail.com or call 920-843-8083.

Click here to download a printable flyer.

 

ESTHER Joins the Human Race

Join us! Human Race Saturday May 3, 2014

When the Fox Valley Volunteer Center’s 14th annual Human Race takes place on May 3, ESTHER’s JUSTwalk team members will be proud participants. Since we need to continue our work, for ESTHER, the walk is a way to raise both funds and our visibility in the Fox Cities.

Would you please help us?

Latino Simulation, Martin Luther King Day, Saint Norbert College

On January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Saint Norbert College hosted a presentation of “In Our Shoes,” the Latino Similation developed by ESTHER with support from ThedaCare’s Community Health Action Team. More than 50 people took part in the experience. Click below to see what happened.

Video of MLK Day Latino Simulation at Saint Norbert College

A big “Thank You!” to the College for hosting the simulation, and to its Communications Office for producing the video and allowing us to share it with you.

Annual Banquet set for Nov. 3; get your tickets now!

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Byran Bartow, Director, Wisconsin Resource CenterByran Bartow, director of the Wisconsin Resource Center in Oshkosh, will be the keynote speaker at ESTHER’s ninth Annual Banquet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. Festivities include music and a silent auction. Current and new members are welcome, as well as other friends, supporters and guests. The cost is $40 per person, $70 for a couple, or $350 for a table of 10. Click here to register online before noon, Saturday, November 2.

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