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Bridging Faiths for a Stronger Democracy
A kick-off event for the Wisconsin Interfaith Voter Engagement Project:
Thursday, February 13, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Milwaukee: First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Simultaneous facilitated meetings will be held around the state using remote conferencing technology.
Madison: First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
Register and find information about other venues here.
For further information about the event or the campaign, contact Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director of WFVJ, or WCC's Justice and Witness Coordinator, Peter Bakken.
WFVJ is a proud Partner with 2020Census
WFVI has signed on as a partner with the 2020 Census. Our responses to the 2020 Census are vital for shaping the future for ourselves, our families, and our communities, including the people our faith tell us we should help the most.
Download this info sheet to learn more about how your faith community can partner to ensure a complete count.
For further resources, download this Toolkit for Faith-Based Leaders.
May 2 Fourth Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar (break the fast) 7:00pm at Middleton High School, Middleton WI. Evite to go out in March.
May 14 - The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez - a Conversation with the Author - part of the Dane Sanctuary Coalition Big Read
For more information on these events, contact Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Executive Director, WFVJ
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MOVING FROM CHARITY TO JUSTICE: A WORKSHOP IN FAITHFUL ADVOCACY!
To help us live out our commitment to faith-based social justice advocacy, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice presents Moving From Charity to Justice: A Workshop in Advocacy. Learn more here.
dane sanctuary coalition announces big read!
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story By Aaron Bobrow-Strain
What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?
Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border.
With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.
A study guide for congregations is available here
Congregations are encouraged to hold book groups to read and discuss the book together. The author will come to Madison on May 14 at Central Library, the Madison Room, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, to give a talk and hold a discussion about the book and the issues raised in it about our broken immigration system.
We are working with local libraries to have copies of the book available. Please check back for more information.
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