By Joyce Anderson, for the Chippewa Valley Post This past Sunday night, my family and I took part in the candlelight vigil at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire. As we lit our candles and watched the river roll by, beyond tall summer grass and clusters of Black-eyed Susans, we joined the others present in remembering […]
The CVPost’s “6 of Substance” series is part of our effort to provide news of area nonprofit organizations and increase public awareness of their missions and activities. This week’s featured organization is JONAH, which works with people, agencies and organizations to help make our communities healthier, safer and more equitable places for everyone to live and work.
Dr. Kenneth Adler and the Fight Against Hunger Project were honored this past Thursday (April 27th) as Eau Claire Healthy Communities (ECHC) Champions for their efforts to make Eau Claire County a healthier place in which to live. The late John Stedman was given an Award of Excellence to honor his work as a community organizer. Eau […]
Today’s Washington DC march supporting the need to deal with climate change will reflect some of the concerns that were evident here a week ago when some 350 to 400 people participated in all or part of a march from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus to Phoenix Park. Last Saturday’s local march was part of a […]
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 […]
Editor’s Note: More than 800 people gathered in Madison last week to meet with state legislators under the auspices of WISDOM, a statewide organization dedicated to linking Wisconsin communities to work for justice. An Eau Claire contingent from JONAH made the trip and one of its members provided the following commentary from her personal perspective, […]