The Current Young Professionals Community Partnership Committee, in collaboration with the Volunteer Center of Brown County, has begun a community-wide initiative to increase volunteerism in Greater Green Bay. WE NEED YOU to help us spread the word and get YPs engaged in giving back to the community! It includes an incentive-based program called “CYP Serves.” This program tracks hours through an online platform called “Get Connected” which allows individuals to connect with nonprofits and identify opportunities they need volunteers for. After reaching certain milestones of volunteering, individuals will have access to exclusive perks, be recognized at CYP’s annual Leaders Luncheon, and eligible for additional volunteer awards. Follow the link for more information on CYP Serves, and then get a jump start by volunteering on Make a Difference Day on October 24! This event is free and open to the public.
A crowd of over 250 people showed up at a Green Bay park on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in America.
Activists in the grassroots organization Black Lives United-Green Bay and We All Rise African American Resource Center organized the event at Perkins Park. Rhythm and blues music filled the air, and the sun was out, despite rain in the forecast, and a food truck and Black-owned business vendors were set up for festival-goers.
Student Jordyn Cook, from UW-Green Bay, read a poem, and local artists celebrated Black culture with their performances.
Community leaders hope to inspire change by addressing racial injustice in Green Bay through a series of town hall discussions.
The Where We Live:Virtual Town Hall Event drew more people than expected reaching capacity before it even started. Mai Lo Lee is the director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at UW-Green Bay. She thinks it’s time for leaders and others in northeast Wisconsin to embrace equity and inclusion. She thinks the best thing a white ally can do is advocate for a community that is underrepresented. The event was scheduled by the Greater Green Bay YWCA and the non-profit is planning more virtual events.
Protestors both peaceful and otherwise are showcasing the frustrations and anger that’s prevalent in society right now. That’s why Green Bay community leaders from all walks of life met in a virtual meeting to talk about what can move our community forward in a positive direction.
Community leaders hope to inspire change by addressing racial injustice in Green Bay through a series of town hall discussions. UW-Green Bay director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Mai Lo Lee, is a part of these discussions.
UW-Green Bay student Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, 18, has helped organize other protests and said she was surprised and glad to see so many people of different races and ages at the protest.
UW-Green Bay student Molly Hurrish (Business Administration) is putting on an “Art Benefit” for three-year old Nolan, a child who suffers from Transverse Myelitis and is paralyzed from the neck down. This unique benefit is for adults and children of all ages and is being held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Artworks for Kids on 11880 Velp Avenue in Suamico. Wis. For more information on the event, and to say you are attending, please go to the Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/night-out-for-nolan-art-fundra/867310347025002/. Registration is not required, bit it is appreciated in order to prepare the correct amount of art supplies.
Create your very own make-and-take canvas project, make cards for children at St. Vincent’s hospital, get some bake sale goodies and have the opportunity to win raffle basket prizes and silent auction prizes at this event!
About Nolan: “Nolan is a brilliant (& adorable!) three-year-old whose little body is affected by Transverse Myelitis (TM). At just 8 months old, a regular cold triggered the onset of TM, which paralyzed him from the neck & down. Nolan’s weakened systems makes him very susceptible to catching illnesses and becoming very sick, which almost always requires a hospital stay. Nolan spent the first two weeks of 2020 in the St. Vincent’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit battling bacterial pneumonia and RSV. One thing is for certain—he’s tough as nails! Fortunately, most of Nolan’s medical bills are covered by insurance, but he will have lifetime of specialized therapies & equipment ahead of him. 100% of money earned from this event will go to Nolan’s mother to offset the cost of equipment needed to make his life as regular as possible. We are hoping Nolan will be well enough to be at the studio to see the support and love he has from family, friends, and strangers in the community. Please spread the word to help this be as successful as possible!”
UntitledTown is getting closer! UW-Green Bay has many organizers and partners. Events will take place from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. In order to bring top talent to the community for free, the festival relies on generous donations from the community. A Leap Day fundraiser starts on Saturday, Feb. 29, and the goal is to raise $15,000. Please donate if you can.
The 2020 Festival theme is “community,” which raises questions of identity, art, citizenship, caretaking and craft-making for readers and writers in Northeastern Wisconsin. Programming will include stories of adoptive families, domestic violence survivors and immigrant experiences.
In anticipation for the full schedule of 100+ readings, workshops, panels and discussion for all ages to be revealed in March, here’s a reminder of the headliners that will be at UntitledTown for this year’s festival:
Top Ten Headliners of 2020
– For Young Readers
Rosemary Wells: illustrator and writer • creator of “Max & Ruby” series about quarrelsome sibling bunnies • published 120 children’s books over 40 years
Jonah Larson: seventh grader from La Crosse, Wisconsin • crochet prodigy • author of Hello, Crochet Friends!: Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy • appearances on “The Today Show,” NPR •youngest-ever UntitledTown Festival headliner
Lulu Miller: science journalist • co-founder Invisibilia, an NPR program about unseen forces of human behavior •founding producer of Radiolab podcast • first book, Why Fish Don’t Exist—about nature, science, history, and Miller’s experiences— debuts in April 2020
Donna Hylton: author, A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound • advocate for incarcerated women and girls and the impact of prison on communities • featured speaker at 2017 Women’s March
Tayari Jones: novelist, author of An American Marriage, which was selected for Barack Obama’s 2018 year-end reading list and Oprah’s Book Club, and won the international 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction
Laila Lalami: novelist, author of The Other Americans, a 2019 finalist for the National Book Award • forthcomingnonfiction exploration of immigrant and American identity, Conditional Citizens, debuts in April 2020
Lisa Wingate: author, historical fiction • novel about black-market adoption, Before We Were Yours, sold over 2 million copies and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list • next novel, The Book of Lost Friends, debuts in April 2020
Peter Geye: novelist, author of Minnesota-set family epics • novel, Wintering, won the Minnesota Book Award and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award • final book in Lake Superior trilogy, Northernmost, debuts in April 2020
Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Poet Laureate of Milwaukee • Arts Envoy for the US Embassy • performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam • commissioned production, Makin’ Cake, is making a national tour • author of four books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
José Olivarez: debut collection, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, and selected by the New York Public Library and National Public Radio as a best book of 2018 • next book, BreakBeat Poets: Latinext, re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora in poetry, and debuts in April 2020
There are many events happening on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus from now into the summer: More information via EHCommunity Calendar starting Feb. 15| Eagle Herald.
Feb. 15 and 16: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Children’s Theatre will perform Anne of Green Gables on the Herbert L. Williams stage of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Feb. 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets are $9.50 for students and $13.50 for adults.
Feb. 18: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE. Offered by UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education. Begins Feb. 18 and runs for 10 weeks.
Feb. 29: 2020 SUMMER SOCCER. Walk in Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the UW-Green Bay-Marinette Campus Field House, 1125 University Drive.
March 9 : INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT: WOMEN’S WISDOM FORUM, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Cafeteria at 750 W. Bay Shore St., Marinette. Exhibit hall opens at 5:30 p.m. for networking and local business exhibits. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, door prizes and raffles offered. The speaker panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.
March 21: SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE. The annual Spring Garden Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette.
April 9: THEATRE DAY TRIP. “Guys & Dolls” at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson for the 1:30 p.m. matinee performance.
May 7: THEATRE DAY TRIP, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells for the 1 p.m. matinee performance.