Monday, August 21, 2017

What's happening this week (August 21-27)

First, you can buy tickets NOW for a September 13 TUGG event - a screening of the film Equal Means Equal, an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. If the organizers sell enough tickets by September 6, the film will be screened at the Marcus Theater on Wednesday, September 13. But they have to meet their minimum by the deadline. So, please get tickets now.

Today, August 21;postID=4747190462844416210
4:00 p.m. The La Crosse City Plan Committee will hold a PUBLIC HEARING about the city's Capitol Improvement Budget for 2018. You must be there before 4 p.m. to register if you wish to speak. Among items of interest, budget proposals for bike/ped projects and sustainability projects. (find link to budget at link above).

6:30 p.m. The La Crosse County Democratic Party holds its monthly meeting at the Ho-Chunk House (8th and Main). This month's guest speaker is Nate Timm of the Wisconsin Grassroots  Network. If you regularly donate to, work for, and/or vote for Democratic Party candidates, then you should join the party so you will have influence into the policies and candidates it produces. You can join at the meeting (but party membership is not requried). Really. You can join every other group you want, but you need to be in the group that runs the candidates people vote for.

Tuesday, August 22
6:00 p.m. The Upper Northside Logan Neighborhood Association meets at Trinity Lutheran Church

Friday, August 25
6:00 p.m. in Winona - Meet Senator Al Franken for a Talk and Signing of his latest #1 New York Times bestselling book, AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE at Paperback & Pieces in Winona, MN

7:00 p.m. in Riverside park, the kickoff concert for the 42nd Annual Great River Folk Fest.

Sunday, August 27
Unsure of times - the See Me, Read Me project will have events at the North and South La Crosse Public LIbraries. Check with the libraries for more details.

4:00 p.m. There will be a 3rd Congresional District HEALTH CARE LISTENING SESSION at Tomah High School. Confirmed attendees include state Rep. Steve Doyle, state Sen. Jennifer Shilling, and representatives from U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's offices. Possible attendees include state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and state Reps. Lee Nerison and Dana Wachs.The event, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, is sponsored by the nonpartisan Voters Engaged participatory democracy project and hosted by the Indivisible WI-03 project (Monroe County).

5:00 p.m. Vigil for Charlottesville at the Christ Episcopal Church, 111 Ninth St. N. “We want all people in the Coulee Region, especially those whose lives are most vulnerable to the violent words and actions of hate groups, to hear us say we welcome you and want you to be our neighbors and friends. Let us stand together committed to forming our lives in this community, daily, through practices of hospitality and not hate, in acts of compassion and not callousness, and as witnesses to the promise of peace and not the pathology of violence.”

And, the La Crosse School District is asking for community support for the second annual Black Youth Summit From the organizers: The Black Youth Summit is designed to bring  6th -12th grade students who identify as black, biracial, or multiracial (with black being one of their racial identities) together for a day of learning and fun. The Summit will take place annually and this is our second year. (Read about the first Summit here.) The Black Youth Summit will provide a safe space for students to engage in tough conversations on an array of topics such as race, societal pressures, identity and learn how they can get involved in their community in and out of school. The Summit will focus on building self-confidence, cultural identity, academic excellence, and community involvement all rooted in a social justice lens.

Read about the success of the See Me, Read Me fundraising project here.

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