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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.

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 Deborah Lindberg: deborah.lindberg@att.net or call 414-906-0458.

Recurring Events:
  • Evicted Exhibit - open Fridays (5-8 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) through Sep 30
  • Join us for Evicted, an exhibition based on Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.The exhibit is free to the public and on display from June 21 through September 30, 753 North 27th St. Milwaukee. Learn more:  https://uwm.edu/sarup/evicted-summer2019/
  • Good Shepherd Parish Events N88 W17658 Christman Rd, Menomonee Falls
    • Pray for Peace - Come join us to Pray for Peace on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. [for less than 30 minutes] in our Mary of Magdala chapel – south entrance 
    • Sunday Morning Presentations – 10:45-11:45 am
      • September 15 - “Finding God in Others---Our Visit to Ellacuria” - parish delegates to our sister parish in El Salvador
      • September 22 – a presentation by Christine Neumann-Ortiz, director of Voces de la Frontera talking about the lives and challenges of immigrants in Wisconsin. 
      • September 29 - "At the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez Border - 2019" with Fr. Dave Shields, SJ and Sr. Jean Ellman, SSND
  • Siena Retreat Center - Many opportunities for growth and healing
    • Exploring Prayer in Recovery: Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19; and October 3; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Grieving Through the Seasons Grief Retreat Day: Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sacred Sites Day Pilgrimage Baha’i House of Worship: Sunday, September 22
    • De Mujer a Mujer Aprendiendo A Valorarnos Más Retiro en Español: Viernes, 20 de septiembre al domingo, 22 de septiembre
    • Naming the Unnameable An Evening with Matthew Fox: Friday, October 4, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • The Future of Religion, Spirituality, and Earth A Day with Matthew Fox: Saturday, October 5 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups
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    • Milwaukee Friends Meeting House, Milwaukee, Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. More information here
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, New Berlin, (1st and 3rd Monday of every month), 7:00-8:30 pm from September 16, 2019 - May 18, 2020. Note: We will meet on Monday, March 30 instead of April 6. No meeting on April 6. More information here
    • United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha, Tuesday Morning group (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month), 10:30 am -12:30 pm from September 17, 2019 - May 19, 2020. More information here
  • Conversation on Race: A Talk Worth Having
    • Bringing people together from across the community to be agents of transformation as we work to dismantle racism. Gatherings occur on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month (dates are set through 6/11/19) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W Brown Deer Rd. Learn more.
  • Interfaith Earth Network Faith & Ecology Conversation Series
    • Moral Ground: a reflective call to ethical action for environmental justice. Every 3rd Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more about the January and February conversations here.
  • 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 A reflective call to ethical action for environmental justice: actualizing the On the Table conversation. Learn more
  • Peace Action Wisconsin's Stand for Peace
Unlock the Vote - Sep 5
WISDOM/EXPO will do a community presentation on the UnLock the Vote Campaign on Thursday | September 5 | 6-8 pm. Location TBA. “Unlock the Vote” intends to restore voting rights to all people when they return from incarceration. Watch for more information here.

FCAST Meeting - Sep 5
Normally the Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking meets every other month throughout the year, but right now we are finding the need to bring everyone together again in September, Why? To help us all sort out the various areas of our mission each of us want to work on in the coming year. We invite you to join us Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 pm at St. John's UCC in Merton. For more information contact Debra djschneider86@gmail.com.

Opioid Abuse: National Crisis... Local Response - Sept 8 or 14
Opioid addiction is a devastating crisis that impacts all communities, including our own. Find out what can and must be done to fight it. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Sippel Hall, 12700 W Howard Ave., New Berlin. Learn more here.
Sunday | September 8 between masses - 8-9:30 am
Saturday | September 14 after mass - 6:00 pm

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Those Affected by Opioid Addiction - Sep 12
Led by Rev. David Gaeth, Pastor of Greendale Community Church and Susan Switalski, Pastoral Minister of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 12700 W Howard Ave., New Berlin. Thursday September 12 | 6:30 pm

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook - Sep 12
Thursday | September 12 | 6:30 pm | All People's Church, 2600 N. 2nd St., Milwaukee. Film Website / Trailer

A Conversation about Sex Trafficking - Sep 14
Saturday | September 14 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm | D. J. Bordini Center near the campus of Fox Valley Technical Center-Appleton, 5 N Systems Drive, Appleton. Learn more and register here. How the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Affect the Greater Milwaukee Community & You - Sep 14
This presentation, sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee (UNA-GM), will occur on Saturday | September 14 | 10 am - 12 noon. Learn more here.

Campaign for Nonviolence - Sep 14-22
People around the world creating a new culture of non-violence, and an end to war, poverty, racism, sexism and environmental destruction, in coordination with the UN International Day of Peace on September 21. Pace e Bene. Contact George Martin at 414-745-5740 for more details about the Milwaukee events.

Zeidler Center Basic Facilitator Training - Sep 21
Sign up for an upcoming training! Saturday | September 21 | 9 am - 4 pm Learn more here. For more information, please contact our Lead Trainer, Jules Maloney, at facilitation@zeidlercenter.org.

Global Climate Strike Rally and March - Sep 21
Renewable green energy, no fossil fuels or nuclear power! Saturday | Noon | Starts at Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N 9th St (at Wells St) - March to City Hall. Sponsored by 350.org MKE, and Youth Global Climate Team, Co-sponsored by Peace Action of WI

Five Women to Inspire Today's Catholics - Sep 28
On Saturday, September 28 after the 4:30 Mass in Daniels Hall, Heidi Schlumpf, national correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls to talk about “Five Women to Inspire Today’s Catholics”.

Scripture with Scholars - A Holy Land Pilgrimage for Armchair Travelers - Oct 1
See the Gospels come to life by walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Journey to the places in the Holy Land that shaped Jesus’ message. Enter into the places Jesus lived, ate and slept – all without leaving Milwaukee! Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Dr. Patrick Russell will lead this “armchair” pilgrimage that will provide a
new window into the life and ministry of Jesus. Tuesday | October 1 | 7-8:30 pmLearn more and print flyer here.

2019 Summit on Poverty and SWIM Conference - Oct 7-8
The 2019 Summit and SWIM (Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee) Conference targets community leaders, human service professionals, educators, advocates, board members and people experiencing poverty in Wisconsin. This event, hosted by the Social Development Commission and Marquette University, will occur Monday | October 7 | 8:30 am - Tuesday | October 8 | 5:30 pm. Learn more and register here.

Gun Violence Prevention / Day of Action - Oct 24
The majority of Wisconsin lawmakers have ignored the evidence, ignored their constituents, and ignored the devastation gun violence thrusts into the lives of Wisconsinites. It's time for us to pack the Capitol full of citizens, who are united in their determination to prevent gun violence. Thursday | October 24 | 9:45 am - 3:00 pm| Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave. Madison. Learn more and register here.

Wisconsin Human Trafficking Conference - Oct 29-30

This conference should be attended by all law enforcement, local/state and federal prosecutors, social service personnel, victim advocates, and other organizations that provide services to trafficking victims. Tuesday, October 29 - Wednesday, October 30. Osthoff Resort. Learn more and register here.