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200 Nights of Freedom - Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Open Housing Marches

August 2017 - April 2018
Learn more about the anniversary and the events here.

Share your gift of the English Language
Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael’s Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street.    We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English and in preparation for citizenship. Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week. The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student.  Easy to follow materials are provided. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Patricia (Pat) Roehrig, at proehrig@wi.rr.com  or call 414-461-5592.      

Recurring Events:
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Groups Nonviolent Communication (NVC), sometimes known as Compassionate Communication, is a powerful tool that promotes connection with self and others. You are invited to come and practice communication techniques developed based on the concepts of Marshall Rosenberg.
    • New Berlin: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st and 3rd Monday of every month except 1/1/18) November 6, 2017 - June 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Learn more
    • Hartland: Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church (1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month except 1/4/18), November 2, 2017 - June 19, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Learn more.
  • New Sanctuary Movement [NSM] Monthly - Check NSM calendar to confirm event locations  
    • Interfaith Prayer Vigil of Solidarity (1st Tuesday of every month)
    • ICE Vigil (1st Thursday of every month), Usually at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 310 Knapp St. 
  • Faith & Ecology Conversation Series - (3rd Tuesday of every month) August through December
    The Faith & Ecology conversation series invites persons of all faiths and spiritualities to gather to reflect upon and converse about a chosen word or topic for the month. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more.
  • Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
    Join us in person at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines hainesa@archmil.org
Wisconsin Solar Tour - Oct 7
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) would like to invite you to a FREE Wisconsin Solar Tour in celebration of Energy Awareness Month! Homes and businesses throughout Wisconsin will open their doors to the public and share how clean energy, and sustainable living work for them! October 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Plan your tour here

The 32nd Annual Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk - Oct 8
McKinley Park shelter on lakefront south of McKinley Marina, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Free registration starts 12:15 p.m.; 2-mile lagoon walk is at 1:30 p.m. Learn more and register here.

EXPO Mass Story Lab - Oct 10
Mass Story Lab is a special storytelling event to amplify the voices of people whose lives have been changed by the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF). Through storytelling, dialogue, and community design we will envision a future beyond prisons. Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Marquette University - Schroeder Complex, Room 256, 560 N. 16th St., Reservations are required. Learn more and register here.

What do we really know about Islam? - Oct 10
An Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee event hosted by DSHA. “What do we really know about Islam: Answering the difficult questions; building bridges through understanding and communication” will be presented by two Muslim presenters and perspectives will be offered by Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant speakers. Tuesday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Divine Savior Holy Angels High School Theatre, 4257 N. 100th St., Milwaukee. Learn more.

Soup with Substance: Coming Out in a Faith-Centered Home: LGBT + History - Oct 11
Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 p.m., Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, Room 236, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Indoor Labyrinth - Oct 12
Set aside time to take a quiet walk with God. Thursday, October 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 12700 W Howard Ave, New Berlin.

Sounds of Nature - Oct 17
Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: The Experience of Creation. Sounds of Nature - Ears: When you open your ears to creation what do you hear? Activities: Recreating nature sounds with music & movement. Tuesday, October 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more.

Pallium Lecture:  “Beyond Career to Calling:  Acting as Leaders in the Public Square Who Serve God” - Oct 19
Join Michael Naughton, Ph.D. and William Bowman, MBA as they reflect on Christian business and leadership in a conversation moderated by Daniel J. Scholz, Ph.D. Thursday, October 19, 7:00 p.m., Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, 4257 N 100th St. Learn More.

“A Celebration of United Nations Day” - Oct 24
Featuring an Address by Mayor Tom Barrett on: “How Cities & Their Citizens Can Promote Sustainability”
Free & Open to the Public. Tuesday – October 24th. 9 AM – 11 AM. Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda. 200 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI. Sponsored by The United Nations Association – Greater Milwaukee Chapter and The Mayor’s Committee on the United Nations.

Praying with Social Justice - Oct 24
Tuesday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tony Pichler, cost: $20 includes the evening meal. Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Racine. Learn more and register here or call (262) 898-2590.

An Evening with Raoul Peck - Oct 26
Conversations on Identity, History, Race, and Baldwin. October 26, 2017 at 7:00pm
Wisconsin Room, UWM Student Union join us for an evening of conversations on identity, history, race and james baldwin with ‘i am not your negro’ filmmaker Raoul Peck. Registration and Information.

Freedom of the Heart: Finding Joy by Dissolving Blame and Resentment - Oct 27/28
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training with Francois Beausoleil, International CNVC Certified Trainer, October 27-28, Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland, WI. Early Bird Deadline Extended to Friday, October 6. Learn more and register here.

Untold Stories Fall Writing Workshop - Oct 28/29
Lotus Legal Clinic, in partnership with the Voices and Faces Project, are accepting applications for the Untold Stories Fall writing workshop "The Stories We Tell." This acclaimed weekend-long creative writing workshop helps survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking tell their stories in a way that drives personal and social change, breaking the barriers of shame and stigma about these issues. Scholarships are available. Hosted at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Learn more and request an application from Janet@voicesandfaces.org.

Facing Our Power and Privilege in a Stratified Culture - Nov 4
Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Miriam Brown, OP, cost: $35 includes noon dinner. Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Racine. Learn more and register here or call (262) 898-2590.

Fashionably Fair in Fall - Nov 9
Please join Plowshare for an evening of friends, food, fashion & fair trade! Thursday, November 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southminster Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Richard St, Waukesha. Learn more.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Indoor Labyrinth - Nov 9
Set aside time to take a quiet walk with God. Thursday, November 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 12700 W Howard Ave, New Berlin.

Act Justly, Walk Humbly - Nov 17
Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m., John Neafsey, cost: $15 includes dessert reception. Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Racine. Learn more and register here or call (262) 898-2590.

Personal Calling and Social Conscience: A Day of Reflection with John Neafsey - Nov 18
Saturday, November 18, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., cost: $55 includes $10 non-refundable deposit and noon dinner. Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Racine. Learn more and register here or call (262) 898-2590.

Written Word - Nov 21
Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: The Experience of Creation. Written Word - Hands: When you contemplate creation what might you say? Activities: Writing, poetry, haiku. Tuesday, November 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Indoor Labyrinth - Dec 14
Set aside time to take a quiet walk with God. Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 12700 W Howard Ave, New Berlin.

Visual Remembrance - Dec 19
Faith & Ecology Conversation Series: The Experience of Creation. Wholeness: When you reflect on your relationship with creation what might you create? Activities: Watercolor, collage, mixed-media. Tuesday, December 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, 1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more.