Education


A Pollution Free Future

On Tuesday, March 14, the Wausau City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In approving the resolution Wausau has committed themselves to developing an energy plan and moving the city to becoming 100% clean energy by 2050. There were many good speeches that evening but one that was really heartwarming and future driven was given by Jean Abreu. I would like to share it with you. ~Nancy Here it is: “I’m here to speak in support of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Resolution. Not only is this a Fiscally and ...

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The Social in Political/Economic Society

One of the dominate themes in American society is that of rugged individualism. Individualism is a key to American society, but it exists within social perimeters. We exist in a social environment in thought, property ownership, economy, and innovation. We are not isolated individuals carving out our lives on our own intelligence, talent, and initiative. Instead, we exist, and operate in, a functioning society. A functioning society means a legal framework, social investments, and a knowledge base that allows people and businesses to operate within consistent, and predic...

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To the Superintendent and the Board of Education From a School Board Candidate

Why are you creating this overwhelming, revolutionary change in our community schools? Your now definitive, solidified decision will create some unbearable changes for families as well as the communities here.  You have given us Door Number One of your solution.  Where is Door Number Two and Door Number Three?   Have you considered other solutions?   Change the boundaries.  East and West would have a balance of approximately 1400 students.  Eau Claire (which formerly used rivers as boundaries) has had to change boundaries a few times because ...

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Wellbeing of Our Children

Legislators:  This is a copy of the letter I will be sending to news outlets in central and northern Wisconsin.  It is intended to promote thought about gun safety laws and the well being of children and families in our state. I'm sending it to you as a statement of support for both increased mental health and public school funding where mental health problems can be best identified and addressed. --------------------------------- In the first 46 days of this year there have been 67 mass shootings in the United States. The recent Michigan State University ...

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Manliness in a techno-digital economy

There is a ubiquitous ad on television where a young man whistles for his wife’s Christmas gift, a dog comes running through the snow, and jumps into her arms. The wife then whistles and a new, big, pickup comes bounding out of the snow. The wife nods to the husband, yes, that’s your gift. He wraps himself around the truck in an emotional hug. What’s going on here? The wife is becoming attached to a sentient being. The dog responds to her affection. The husband is hugging a machine. It is a large machine that can enlarge his vision of himself as a man. Driving it ...

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BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU

BIGGER THAN ROE WAUSAU SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, NOON-2 PM 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU BRING YOUR SIGNS We will have information available on how to register to vote, how to obtain an absentee ballot, and how to become involved in the Supreme Court primary on February 21. Do you know which candidates hold your values? We can help. We will have half sheets on the Progressive candidates.   Women's March members know that when we come together we can achieve change. And, the more people that come along to these kind of events, the more our movement will grow. All of us are BORN ...

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Wausau Book Discussion

Saturday, January 21 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Wausau Public Library   We wanted to be sure and invite everyone to a book discussion on Saturday, January 21 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at the Marathon Public Library, Wausau.   The book is News of the Air by local author Jill Stuckenberg. The author will be present to talk with us too. https://blacklawrencepress.com/books/news-of-the-air/

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FAIR MAPS COALITION

Please register your interest in participating in the 2022 FMC Activists' Strategy & Planning Meeting in Wausau on Saturday, January 14.

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MLK Celebration in Wausau

  NAOMI is excited to be involved with the 2023 Martin Luther King (MLK) celebration, as well as the events being planned for Black History Month in February. But first the MLK Celebration. We are partnering with LPRC Diversity Consulting Services, LLC (La’Tanya Campbell) and other community organizations to celebrate and raise awareness of historical contributions made by Americans of African descent. This year’s theme is “Why it still matters.” The event will take place at the UWSP in Wausau, starting at 5:30 pm on 1/16/23. Food will be catered by ...

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What Children (and Everyone Else) Need to Read

What Children (and Everyone Else) Need to Read Join us Tuesday, December 13 at 6 PM for In Your Own Backyard. We will watch a Ted Talk and discuss Book banning. Recently book banning affected the Marathon County Public Library. Children’s author, Donna Jo Napoli, has received over 23 book awards most notably from the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor for her book “North” and “The King of Mulberry Street”. She was the keynote speaker in November, 2011, at the United Nations “Awake Not Sleeping” program which honored the collection of feminist fairy ...

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