Community Conference for Small Towns

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Brought to you by JONAH of the Chippewa Valley Hosted by Our Savior’s Lutheran in Stanley, WI.

Register to attend at: Register before September 30, 2023 and get entered for a prize drawing!


  • Small town and rural residents in Western and Central WI who are leaders trying to do things in their community,
  • Folks who care about their neighbors who are struggling and want to help, or
  • Small town and rural congregation members.


A gathering to connect, share small town values and local activities, and learn tools to bring people together.


Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8-5pm


Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stanley, WI at 147 E 4th Avenue, Stanley, WI 54768


Resources are spread thin in rural areas and people are struggling. If we work together we can improve this. Small town neighbors who want to work together for a positive community have shared they feel isolated or don’t have the tools to create the things they would like to in their towns – this gathering is designed to counter that. Meet other individuals who care about rural communities and all their residents!


Cost: $30 to attend, includes breakfast and lunch. Payment can be made by:

1. Mail a check to JONAH at 505 S Dewey St Suite 204 Eau Claire, WI 54701 with “Community Conference” in the notes section.

2. Make an online donation when you complete registration at


3. Payment can be taken at the event itself, upon arrival, by check, cash or with a credit card.

Register to attend at:

Questions? If you need to stay overnight in the area and need support on this, or have any questions on the event, contact Kari at [email protected] or 715-575-5738.


8:00 Check-in & Gathering

9:00 Intro to Organizing and 1-1s

10:00 1-1 conversation practice

10:30 Workshops

Digital Equity as an Organizing Tool

Myths about Latin American culture

Restorative Justice – A program by Goodwill for criminal legal reform

Local Leadership in the Civic Sphere

11:15 Who is JONAH?

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Workshops

Digital Equity as an Organizing Tool

Myths about Latin American culture

How Incarceration Impacts Women

Identifying Issues, Taking Action

1:30 1-1 conversation practice

2:00 Substance Misuse panel

3:30 Group Discussion: What do we want to do together?

4:30 Closing