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JONAH to Hold Annual Event Oct 10 – Virtual With Virtual Silent Auction

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JONAH, the Chippewa Valley’s grassroots organization working for social justice, has announced it will hold it’s annual celebration as a virtual experience. It will be held on October 10 at 4pm.

The program will showcase keynote speaker Nannette Massy from Buffalo, NY on White Fragility, there will be updates from our Task Forces, celebrating new member congregations, Read More…

Carrie Newcomer Fundraiser Concert set for Nov 6, 2021

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Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope (JONAH) will be hosting Quaker musician Carrie Newcomer in a concert at Grace Lutheran Church on November 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be $25.00 in advance or $30.00 on the day of the concert, with no more than 300 tickets available. Watch this space for information about ticket purchasing, Read More…

PBS NewsHour Series Explores the Country’s Broken Child Care System

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From the Child Poverty Task Force

The PBS Newshour is running a five-day series on the child care crisis in the US, titled, “Raising the Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma.” The programs are aired on channels 28 and 31 starting at 6 PM each evening. The first episode covered the following points

Low wages increase the likelihood that both parents must work.70% of children under 6 live in an environment where child care does not exist.The most important time in a child’s life is 0-6 years old.A child’s brain makes one mission connections per second.COVID reduced the availability of child care by 20% nationally (30% in Wisconsin).The US had a working child care program during WW2.The Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA) of 1971was passed by both houses of congress but vetoed by President Nixon. Read More…