A pilot program to reduce or eliminate human trafficking in Chippewa Valley hotels has been launched by Fierce Freedom, Visit Eau Claire and the Eau Claire police department. Staff at Fierce Freedom and the police department have developed a training curriculum called “Be Aware” which will be used to train hospitality workers to spot prostitution […]
In an age when anyone can post information online and social media can spread misinformation instantaneously, news consumers need to use care in selecting the sources they use to inform themselves, according to a quartet of journalists who took part in a panel discussion Tuesday evening on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus.
The panelists included Rusty Cunningham, executive editor at the La Crosse Tribune; Dan Schillinger, news director
A local leader in the campaign to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons said recently that its opponents must work together to hold the state Department of Corrections accountable for how it treats prisoners – “the people in their care.” Sarah Ferber, the Chippewa Valley organizer for JONAH/EXPO, added that “the use of solitary confinement […]
Plans for nine inter-related approaches to issues surrounding poverty in the Chippewa Valley were unveiled Thursday evening (April 6) before an audience of some 95 people at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. The event marked a milestone for the Eau Claire County Poverty Summit, which began the project’s planning phase last October. The nine […]
Five summer residencies focused on different writing genres are on the schedule for later this year, according to the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild (CVWG). The local organization, which aims to support writers and literary enthusiasts in their own back yard, will team up with Cirenaica to host the workshops in June and July. Cirenaica is […]
By David Gordon, Associate Editor This year’s five programs in the “One Book, One Community” series gave participants an opportunity to focus on how eviction and homelessness affect the Chippewa Valley, according to Isa Small, programming manager at Eau Claire’s L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. They also had an impact beyond the programs’ audiences by promoting […]