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

August 2017 - April 2018
Fifty years after the "March on Milwaukee," Our city still needs a dramatic rethinking of what it means to share power and build justice for all people. While our neighborhoods are thriving in remarkable ways, high rates of segregation, poverty, and incarceration suggest that our city is still scarred by the continuing legacy of racism. 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.

Might you be interested in working as a volunteer with Patricia (Pat) Roehrig in organizing, planning and coordinating the adult English-as-a-Second-Language Program at St. Michael’s Parish on 24th and Cherry Streets in Milwaukee?  Currently 74 students from Myanmar (the former Burma) are studying to learn English and to work on Citizenship preparation.  For clarification and questions call Pat at 414-461-5592 or e-mail her at proehrig@wi.rr.com.

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

Acting Against Hate - 47th Annual Interfaith Conference Luncheon - Dec 7

Keynote Speaker, Lecia Brooks will present, "How Wisconsin's Faith Communities Can Respond to the Rising Visibility of Hate and Extremism in Wisconsin and Across the Nation." Thursday, December 7, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Learn more and register here.

"Global Warming and Human Rights:  'The Greatest Injustices in the History of the Planet'" - Dec 9
United Nations Association of Milwaukee invites you to "Global Warming and Human Rights:  The Greatest Injustices in the History of the Planet" presentation by Dr. George Stone on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church - 631 N. 19th Street (rear entrance) in Milwaukee. Press Release. Learn more.

Human Rights Day “Write-a-thon” and Reflection - Dec 11
In commemoration of International Human Rights Day,  the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) are again sponsoring a human rights day “write-a-thon.” This event will take place at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, 13105 Watertown Plank Road (All Purpose Room) Monday, December 11 from Noon–5 p.m. Folks are welcome to join the sisters for some Fair Trade coffee and cookies and to sign/write letters on behalf of individuals and groups imprisoned or at-risk of human rights abuses.  From 4–4:30 p.m., there will be a quiet, inspiring, Advent-themed reflection featuring prayer and poetry, symbols and song.  Please contact Tim Dewane, tdewane@ssndcp.org, 262-787-1023, with any questions. Please consider sharing the attached flyer.

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.

Join the Movement! Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking - Jan 11
Join the Movement! Welcome Theresa Flores, survivor, advocate and author of “The Slave Across the Street,” K. Scott Abrams from Fight to End Exploitation Inc. and Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell for an event to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. January 11, 2018, 6:00—8:30 pm, Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium. For more information contact:  Dawn Health at dtheath16@gmail.com or 262-374-1491 (cell) Amanda Kostman at amanda.kostman@ces.uwex.edu or 262-741-4961 (office)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6 pm to 8:30 pm at Elkorn Area High Scholl. 482 E. Geneva St. Elkhorn, WI. Register here