Join us for this special event that will include a presentation on Columbia University Justice Lab’s paper on mass supervision in Wisconsin and a discussion featuring people who have been directly impacted by Wisconsin’s horrific, racist system of mass supervision.
The community forum will be followed by a state budget advocacy training lead by organizers of WISDOM and EXPO.
Thursday, January 24th 2019
West Side Moravian Church
(1707 S Oneida Street, Green Bay Wisconsin 54304)
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2249540545315430/
Save the Date!
We are very excited to announce that our 14th Annual JOSHUA Banquet will be on Friday, November 2nd at the Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center! Please make sure you add this to you calendar, and stay tuned for more details!
Every year we have a team come together to plan the annual JOSHUA banquet; but this year we’re going to do things a bit differently. We are going to form smaller committees to really focus on one aspect of the banquet to make the whole banquet stronger than ever before. I ask you think about if there is one or two areas that you can really bring your strengths. By dividing up the work; it will make the work easier for everyone, as well as require less meetings for all! Please take a minute to consider where your talents can be used to help strengthen JOSHUA and the 2018 14th Annual JOSHUA Banquet. Click here to fill out the form.
Are you or someone you know looking for an internship?
Internship Opportunities: Summer and Fall 2018
JOSHUA seeks interns for course credit for Summer and Fall of 2018
About JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope United for Action):
JOSHUA is an interfaith social-justice systemic change organization. We are grassroots and non-profit (501c3), focusing our work in the Brown County and surrounding areas of Wisconsin. JOSHUA is a coalition of faith communities in Brown County dedicated to building and deepening relationships within and among faith communities. It empowers and equips people to work together on issues of justice and community building. JOSHUA builds relationships in the public and private sector in order to advance issues, which represent our common faith values. We seek to identify and take action on root causes of poverty, oppression and injustice. For more information about JOSHUA go to: www.joshua4justice.org
Interns will learn more about the operations of nonprofit organizations and will work closely with experienced professional staff. Intern(s) will gain skills in organizing, fundraising, public policy, and advocacy.
Reporting to the Community Organizer, the Program Intern(s) will work to pass and defend top issues by: 1) engaging citizens on mental health, prison reform, and environmental justice issue campaigns, 2) generating and tracking media coverage; 3) recruiting a new generation of members to our social networking sites; 4) encouraging on-line supporters to take action and volunteer 5) updating media contacts; and 6) assisting with issue research.
- Organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to conduct research on-line or through traditional media.
- Database management experience and event planning skills a plus.
- Independently motivated and enjoy working with people.
- Interns will work from the Green Bay office of JOSHUA, located at 130 St Matthew Street, Green Bay WI 54301. Interns can arrange to work remotely.
- Interns may earn 2-4 course credits (typically, students earn 1 credit for every 3-4 hours worked per week). The position is unpaid. Internships not for class credit also available upon request.
- Interns are responsible for finding a faculty sponsor and meeting all internship requirements of the college or university.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Rachel Westenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org Call 920-360-3538 with any questions.
Positions are Limited. Early Applications will be given preference.
JOSHUA is looking for summer and fall interns for 2018! Check it out here: Internship Opportunities Summer and Fall 2018
To acknowledge Mental Health Awareness month, our May monthly meeting will be a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training provided by Korina Aghmar from Brown County Health Department.
Registration is NOT needed to attend but VERY helpful when planning materials for the training. Registration form here: https://www.joshua4justice.org/justice-committees/mental-health/qpr/
Suicide Prevention Workshop
Learn the warning signs of suicide and how to help someone in need.
QPR; Questions, Persuade, Refer
Just as people are trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to questions, persuade, and refer to help someone.
Anyone who is interested can attend this important training on Thursday, May 3rd 2018 at 6pm at West Side Moravian Church (1707 S Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304)
Hosted by the: JOSHUA Mental Health Task Force
More than 700 people die by suicide every year in Wisconsin. Many of those are in Brown County – learn how you can help!
**Please note the change in time from our usual starting time.
This event is free and open to the public.
Click here to learn more!
We have started 2018 off with lots of action. From public forums, to board retreats, and actively working on issues of mental health, prison reform, and environmental justice we continue to build JOSHUA to be a powerful organization of change in Brown County Wisconsin.
With all action there is always a cost. That is why from March 1st 2018- April 30th 2018 we are having a Sustaining Member Campaign. JOSHUA’s strength comes from our numbers and from our solidarity. Just imagine: if JOSHUA had 150 members giving an average of $20 each month, JOSHUA would have an additional $36,000 every year to dedicate to the fight of doin’ justice.
We are well aware that some of you already contribute monthly and your support is greatly appreciated. When you originally decided to become a monthly sustainer, we are sure it was based upon your financial position at that time. As you continue to assess your charitable contributions you may be interested in expanding your commitment to JOSHUA.
In the past some members had difficulty remembering when their annual membership contribution was due. With a monthly contribution you are always up to date.
Please consider becoming a sustaining member of JOSHUA as we continue to fight for justice in Brown County WI.
Thank you in advance for your ongoing support,
Jim Soletski and Amy Bozzacco
JOSHUA Leadership Team
Click here to learn more!