Tuesday, March 21, 2023

What's at Stake? March 22

Join Fair Wisconsin and our friends at the 7 Rivers LGBTQ+ Center in La Crosse on March 22nd at 5:00pm for a roundtable discussion on what's at stake in this year's spring election! 

From conversion therapy and reproductive freedom to nondiscrimination protections and fair maps, there's a lot on the ballot this April 4th. 

Drop in for a powerful conversation and meet some incredible advocates and allies in the process! Questions? Reach out to nick@fairwisconsin.com.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

April 22 Neighbors Day

From Habitat for Humanity:

This FAMILY FRIENDLY volunteer event is a great way to get outside, help others, and make your community a better place. With your help, we will get the homes and yards of hundreds of neighbors ready for the spring!

Sign up NOW!

Volunteer as an individual, team, or family

What: Neighbors Day 2023

When: Saturday, April 22nd from 8 am to 3 pm

Where: Check-in at the Myrick Park Center (789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse)

Additional note: A light breakfast and lunch will be served. All tools will be provided.

This year, we will be focusing on the following four main goals:

  • Equity. Neighbors Day 2023 will aid those who are marginalized within society and need your help.

  • Quality of Life. Improving the lives of those who are closest to us.

  • Collaboration. Unifying the La Crosse community to connect with one another and make a difference.

  • Sustainability. All of our efforts go towards the clearing of landfills, betterment of our rivers, and establishing an environmentally friendly path for the future.

Through these four objectives and your help, the entire La Crosse community can depend on their neighbors once again. For additional information on how to register, please follow the provided link above. Attach within this email are instructions for registering as an individual or group.

Please contact Habitat with any questions. Download Neighbors Day poster here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sign up NOW!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

March 23 Holocaust Remembrance


Holocaust survivor Peter Feigl will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre as part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s spring lecture series. The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/viterboethics.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Feigl and his parents eventually fled to Vichy France to escape the Nazis. In summer 1942, the Vichy government, in collaboration with the Nazis, began rounding up Jews and deporting them to German concentration camps in Poland. On Aug. 26, 1942, unbeknownst to Feigl, who was in a Quaker summer camp, his parents were arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where they were killed within a month of their arrival.

With the help of the Quakers, Feigl was sent to the predominantly Protestant village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Sheltered in the surrounding area were nearly 5,000 people, among whom were 3,500 Jews, including many children. In the village, Feigl was given false identity papers and sent as a boarding student to a high school in Figeac, France. From there, after escaping arrest during a German raid in May 1944, Feigl escaped to neutral Switzerland over barbed wire fences with the help of the Jewish underground.

Feigl immigrated to the U.S. in July 1946, where he served three years in the U.S. Air Force. For 35 years, Feigl pursued a career in international sales of aircraft and related services in the private sector and spent more than five years as a senior negotiator in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Since retiring, Feigl has traveled around the world speaking about his experiences and two diaries he wrote detailing his experiences during the Holocaust. In 1954, Feigl married Leonie Warschauer, and they have two daughters. He is now a volunteer at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of the book, One Man, Two Voices: Peter Feigl’s Diary and Testimony.

More details about Feigl’s story are available at https://www.viterbo.edu/db-reinhart-institute-ethics-leadership/lecture-series.

This presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, but seating is limited. This event is being held in conjunction with Viterbo’s annual Teaching the Holocaust Workshop for educators.

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