Friends for Peace, We will be walking around the 400 Block in Wausau each Saturday morning at 10 am until about 11:30.  Many come to walk and many come to sit on the corners of the 400 Block with signs and flags to be present for people who want to stop to talk. Please join us as you are able! Bring a new sign if you have time.  We do have some to share if you need one! All of our hearts should be open, and in doing this we will be strengthened to take actions in support of a peaceful solution. In Solidarity, Carolyn, Claudette, Nancy and David

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Women for Women

Women for Women Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6 PM  The April Women for Women will feature ECDC and New Beginnings,  helping refugees resettle  in the Wausau area. Come to learn and ask questions.   Topic: Women for Women Zoom Meeting   Time: February 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Every month on the First Thursday, until May 2, 2024, 6 occurrence(s) Feb 1, 2024 06:00 PM Mar 7, 2024 06:00 PM Apr 4, 2024 06:00 PM May 2, 2024 06:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar ...

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Labor History in Film

February 26-March 1st is Public School Week in Wisconsin

My mother, Elvie, grew up during the Depression on a family dairy farm in Maple, Wisconsin. She graduated from a small elementary school that educated children from first through eighth grade. Because she was the oldest of three children, she was needed on the farm and was unable to attend a high school in Superior. Thankfully, that was not the case for me when I graduated from 8th grade in the Northwestern School District. I was able to graduate from Northwestern High School which is located in Maple. How did this come to pass? The Miracle of Maple, written by ...

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NORTHWOODS PROGRESSIVES~Bigger than Roe Minocqua 2024

The Northwoods Progressives met on a bitterly cold Saturday on January 20 to show support for Women's RIGHTS!   Bigger than Roe Minocqua 2024 Our resolve is unyieldingSaturday, January 20 at 1:00 pm We will gather at Veterans Park in Minocqua then march to the railing across from Save More where we will wave signs and show that Our Resolve is Unyielding Everyone with an interest in Women's rights is welcome to attend.  Bring a friend and bring a sign with your message. Hosts: Northwoods Progressives, Democratic Party of Vilas County, ...

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Academic AND Vocational Education

Sidetracking traditional education and leaning into vocational training at an early age will only exacerbate cultural division in the U.S. Much of what currently upsets under-educated Americans is that they do not understand much of what they have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s not news that people fear the unknown. The anti-vaxxers are a perfect example—people who know nothing about viruses or how they function in the human body or how vaccines work to provide a level of immunity. So there’s all this pressure from the educated (scientists, doctors) and ...

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Crandon Mine Purchase Anniversary Celebration Held Last Saturday

By Tina L. Van Zile, Environmental Director   Last Saturday was the 20th Anniversary Celebration for the historic Crandon Mine Purchase. Events were held at the Mole Lake Casino and Lodge Conference Center and the Forest County Potawatomi Community Center. We started the day off with an opening drum song from the Sokaogon Singers, and their second song brought in the Sokaogon Chippewa Veterans Color Guard. Chairman Robert Van Zile, Jr. and Chairman James A. Crawford each welcomed everyone to the glorious day. Then Chairman Van Zile offered a prayer for ...

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Ban Censorship Not Books

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all – except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors.” President John F Kennedy Efforts to ban books and to censor what is taught in public schools have increased dramatically in the last two years. Since 2021, a handful of right-w...

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On Wednesday, November 8, at 6 PM, the Wausau UU Social Justice will be having Beth Rosenberg Martin speak about the current state of things at the Marathon County Public Library and what we can do to become involved. We need full funding and common-sense people on our County Board to deliver this for starters. The public is welcome. Please visit the Facebook page Don’t Defund the Marathon County Public Library and sign the petition also.

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