“Women Speaking Out Against Oppression” A Celebration of International Women’s Day in Milwaukee
Organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Free & Open to the Public
Saturday – March 14th, 2020 from 10 AM – 12 Noon
Redeemer Lutheran Church – 631 N. 19th St. (Rear Entrance) – Milwaukee, WI
Since 1977, the United Nations has made International Women's Day a celebration focusing on both women's rights and world peace. The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911 when women's suffrage and health advocacy organizations called attention to the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women across the globe. You are invited to hear presentations by the following women on issues related to oppression. A video interview with Lakota elder Madonna Thunder Hawk about her life of defending Native American rights from Alcatraz to Standing Rock. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations, helped set up a tribal Child Protective Services Agency to keep Native children in their community, and works with the Lakota Peoples Law Project. She will also be speaking via Skype at the UWM Lubar Entrepreneurial Center on the UWM Campus at the corner of Kenwood Boulevard & Maryland Avenue on Sunday – March 8th at 2 PM. Martha Collins, Commissioner on the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and UNA-MKE board member, will speak about progress on the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Milwaukeebeing passed as a City Resolution and how to implement the provisions as a binding City Ordinance. Nancy Ezell, a former incarcerated personfor a non-violent felonywith a serious illness, will speak about the problem of women in prison accessing good medical care. She received a compassionate release at the urging of MICAH and WISDOM (groups that advocate for ending mass incarceration and reform of WI prisons). Ashley Jordan, a lawyer and women’s rights activist, will speak on the fierce struggle for women's reproductive rights in Wisconsin. She is active in the movement for Reproductive Justice and works with POWERS to empower women to make choices in pregnancy. For more information contact Debbie Metke: email@example.com/ 414.881.0904 The UNA-GM is a group of men and women who stand for peace and justice in the world and believe that the United Nations is an instrumental force in creating a peaceful world and supporting the work and efforts of the UN by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing our Milwaukee Community.
The UNA-GM meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from January - June and September - December from 10 AM - Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church (rear entrance) located at 631 N. 19th Street in Milwaukee. Each monthly meeting features a presentation & discussion on a specific topic relevant to the work of the UN. The UNA-GM website is www.unamilwaukee.weebly.com y
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at Redeemer Lutheran Church – 631 N. 19th Street – Milwaukee parking and entrance at rear
The UNA-GM is a chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. The UNA-GM is a group of men and women who stand for peace and justice in the world and believe that the United Nations is an instrumental force in creating a peaceful world and support the work and efforts of the United Nations by educating, inspiring, and mobilizing our Milwaukee Community. We meet on the second Saturday of each month from January - June and September - December from 10 AM - Noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church - 631 N. 19th Street (Rear Entrance) in Milwaukee. Each meeting features a presentation & discussion on a specific topic relevant to the work of the United Nations. ============================================ The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation invites you to…
The MPS United Nations Schools of International Learning World Fair
Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – March 17th, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 1 PM
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. – Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Public School’s United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) Program engages 4th – 8th grade students from some of our most diverse schools in learning about countries and cultures from around the world and engages them in research, debate, and problem-solving about global issues.
Through this unique learning experience, MPS UNSIL students master critical academic skills such as research, writing, and presenting with a focus on world affairs and current events. Students alsodevelop skills in debate, negotiation, and conflict resolution as well as cultivating empathy and acceptance of people from other countries and cultures.
The program finale each year is the MPS UNSIL World Fair where thousands of young people come together at the UWM Panther Arena to present their research projects and enjoy cultural entertainment including singing, drumming, dancing, and a fashion show.
We invite you to participate in the 4th Annual MPS UNSIL World Fair by celebrating with the students; checking out their researchprojectsand exhibitions of the UN countries they are studying; asking questions; and reinforcing their good work. Many of the UNSIL student presenters are 1st generation Americans who are studying and celebrating their family’s country of origin.
To volunteer for a 1-hour time slot at the 4th Annual MPS UNSIL World Fair, go towww.mpsfdn.org
The vision of the MPS Foundation is to ensure that every MPS student will receive the support needed to achieve his or her potential. The mission of the MPS Foundation is to inspire and motivate the community, including philanthropic partners, businesses, families, and former and current staff and students in the support of Milwaukee Public Schools and the academic achievement of its students. For more information or to volunteer for one hour with prepared questions, please e-mail Annette Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org