Monthly Newsletter

 February Newsletter

 Selma March 50 Year Anniversary

Luther King Marches

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     Above: (2015) Green Bay,WI, Police          join civil rights marchers

    Left:  (1965) Selma, Alabama, Police         block civil rights marchers

 

In 1965, the battle for civil rights won a great triumph upon the passing of the Voting Rights Act, though not without great determination and sacrifice.  The act, which prohibits denying the right to vote to people on the basis of race, was passed only after years of struggle.

The culmination of that struggle was the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, in 1965. On March 7, 1965, the marchers were met by police and state troopers as they crossed Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The police and troopers, many on horseback, charged the marchers, beat them with clubs, and sent several to the hospital, including now congressman John Lewis.  The marchers scattered.  But they reassembled and later marched the distance from Selma to Montgomery, where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a famous speech.  During the events in Selma and Montgomery, three people were killed by troopers or Klansmen —  Jimmie Lee Jackson, Rev. James Reeb, and Viola Liuzzo.

 

On January 19th, 2015, a short 50 years after the historic marches in Alabama, the people of Green Bay united to commemorate these historic achievements and Martin Luther King’s birthday.  In Green Bay, police marched along side residents in a stark contrast to the events which took place in Alabama years ago when police attacked the marchers.   The Martin Luther King Jr. Day march was strongly supported by the community, with hundreds of participants, including police.  The commemorative march began at the Neville Public Museum and proceeded across the Walnut Street Bridge to reach its destination at the Divine Temple Church of God in Christ where speakers, including the Chief of Police, choirs and food were provided in an extended celebration.

 

The events of 1965 are portrayed in a powerful motion picture, Selma, which is up for an Oscar in the category of Best Motion Picture of the Year.  It is now showing in Green Bay.

 

Though in 50 years’ time a lot has changed, and great strides have been made towards equality among people of all races, there is still much to be done.  Millions of people of color, particularly African American, Asian, Latino, and First Nations, suffer from unemployment, poverty, poor schools, and often disproportionately high incarceration rates.  They have suffered most from the recent economic crisis, and many have lost their homes and jobs.  We’ve made enormous progress, but we have a long way to go.  Let us hope that Green Bay’s support of the commemoration of Selma and Martin Luther King means we are ready to do our part.

 

Corn Husk Doll Workshop

“Learn a traditional Oneida art form”

Open to families and children ages 10 and older

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Amelia Cornelius and family will conduct a workshop on corn husk dolls at the YWCA, 230 S. Madison, Green Bay. Participants will be making a corn husk doll from corn husks and waxed linen similar to the dolls used by tribes for hundreds of years.   The dolls are approximately 8 inches tall. There are only 30 places in the workshop and they will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

 

To register: send the names of participants with your registration fee to the Multicultural Center, 230 S. Madison, Green Bay, WI, 54301, or drop them off at the YWCA desk.

 

Registration Fees:      Child Only $1.00

Parent and Child:  $3.00

Larger Family:  $5.00

 

Parent: ______________________________________________________________

 

Address:______________________________________________________________

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Home/cell Phone: ______________  Email:  _________________________________

 

Will parent be making a basket?  (circle correct answer)       YES               NO

Names and ages of other Participants:

 

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World Thinking Day

 “Explore the National Railroad Museum while discovering the different ways trains have impacted different cultures.”

February 21, 2015

9 am – 12 pm

National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

 

To register:  Visit http://gsnw.gl/wtdp by 11:59 pm on February 11, 2015.  60 spots are available for this opportunity

 

Available Prices:

$12.00/ girl

$7.50/ adult

 

St Norbert’s Soul Food Dinner

 

Saturday, February 21

Michels Commons Ballroom

409 Third St., De Pere, WI 54115

5:00 pm

 

St. Norbert’s annual Soul Food Dinner is open to faculty, staff, students, community members, and friends who would like to celebrate Black History Month through African American food and music.  The event will include a keynote speaker, cultural performances, and a buffet-style meal of traditional African American foods, such as peach cobbler, fried southern chicken, and red rice.

 

Keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Taylor is not only the producer of an award winning documentary, but is the author of several books, and founder of the AHANA Student Leadership Conference; a conference to train high school students of Wisconsin to become future leaders.  Dr. Taylor’s works focus on giving back to the community and bringing awareness to diversity in schools, businesses and organizations.

 

Available Pricing:

 Adult: $14

 

Student: $12

 

Child (age 5-12): $12

 

Infant (age 0-4): $0

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://tickets.snc.edu/tickets/showdates.php?s_id=821

 

For more information about this year’s Soul Food Dinner visit www.snc.edu/multicultural

 

 

Oneida Film Society plays Indian Relay

Thursday, February 19, 2015

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Oneida Community Education Center

2632 Packerland Drive

Green Bay, WI 54313

 

Join the Oneida Film Society for a free showing of Indian Relay, a documentary telling of Native American horse racing.  Released in late 2013, this movies provides of modern telling of the real pain and gain involved in Indian Relay.  Following the emotional path of 3 Native American, Indian Relay teams, excitement pursues as a story following a form of horse racing practiced across the nation by American Indian communities unfolds.

 

To register:  Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/indian-relay-tickets-15583618021

 

For more information see the Oneida Film Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OneidaFilmSociety

 

 

Showing of English Vinglish

 February 16 – 19, 2015

9:30 am

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)

Movie Lounge

2740 West Mason Street

Green Bay, WI

Join NWTC in the Movie Lounge for showings of English Vinglish, a film centered on a women’s struggle to understand and speak English among a pesky husband and daughter who have learned before her.

 

 

For more information:  visit http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/globalcultures/Pages/EventsResources.aspx

 

 

 

 

Eating Healthy on a Budget- Workshop

 Tuesday, February 17, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson Street, Green Bay

 

A workshop entitled “Healthy Eating on a Budget” will give area residents a healthy dose of information that will assist them in learning how to improve the nutritional punch of their meals, and save money at the same time.  The workshop is part of the “Home & Life Workshops” that are being offered through a joint project between NeighborWorks Green Bay and neighborhood associations of Green Bay.  The “Eating Healthy on a Budget” workshops will take place on Tuesday, February 17th from 6-8 p.m. at NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson Street, Green Bay.

 

Workshops are available to all Brown County residents, and a $5 suggested donation is requested.

 

“Being healthier should be a basic part of life” said Rashad J. Cobb, one of the event’s organizers.  “If you’re not eating right, it’s just going to drag you down and it’s hard to get anything done.  People often say that they don’t have the time to eat right, or that it costs too much.  Through this workshop, we’re going to show that eating healthy just takes some planning.  If you put your mind to it, eating healthy can add so much to your life and it doesn’t have to cost more.  In fact, it can even save you money in the long run.”

 

The workshop will be led by Dee Thetford, Nutrition Educator at Brown County UW-Extension.

 

Other workshops in the series will include:

 

March 17                         Home Energy:  How to Conserve and Save Money

 

April 21                            Garden and Landscape Activates-Basics of Vegetable

and Flower Gardening

 

May 19                             Home & Family Budgeting- Taking Control of Your Money!

 

June 16                             Basics of Shingling and Roofing

 

Registrations for this workshop, or any workshop in the series, can be made at 920-593-3710 or gina@nwgreenbay.org.

 

Southeast Asian Student Union- Annual Cultural Show

 February 28, 2015

3:00 – 7:00 pm

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI  54311

University Union- Phoenix rooms

 

Every year, the South East Asian Student Union holds a cultural show for the UWGB community as well as the Green Bay community. Everyone is invited to attend and give support. The show consist of performances such as singing and dancing. Attending the event is FREE and there will be FREE food from Mai’s Deli.

 

St. Norbert’s Language Services Events

 March, 2015

St. Norbert’s College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere

 March 11 Pestos & Vinaigrettes

5:00 – 7:30 pm

$40

Chef Tom Vandenbusch has worked as a chef at St. Norbert for over 10 years. Tom brings a keen culinary knowledge to his job at SNC. Join Chef Tom in this class to blend up a batch of homemade pesto. Chef Tom will also teach a basic how to of making vinaigrettes. Chef Tom will teach variations and applications and how to use them.

 March 14, “Flying Start” Travel workshop: China

10:00 am – noon

$30 per person, $25 for SNC community.

Instructor Ping Wang guides you on a virtual trip through the cities and countryside of mainland China.

 

Week of March 23- mid-May, Spring Adult Non-credit Language Classes

Classes run for 8 weeks, various days and times for 2 hours.

Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, French, Italian, Polish, German or Spanish. $160, includes instruction and materials. (Conversational Spanish runs 5 weeks and is $95.)

 

March 24 Pies cooking class

5:00 – 7:30 pm

$40

Kathy Dunn is one of the talented Bakers employed at St. Norbert. Kathy has been baking and candy making for many years. In this hands-on class, Kathy will show you many of the tricks of her pie making expertise. Kathy’s pies always taste great, and they look fantastic. You will learn about making pastry, rolling pastry, double crust pies, lattice top pies, crumb crusts, fruit fillings, cream pies, and more. You will go home with a fresh pie to bake.

 

March 31, “Flying Start” Travel workshop: Japan

6:00 – 8:00 pm

$30 per person, $25 for SNC community

Join us on this virtual trip through the countryside and metropolitan areas of Japan, focusing on Kyoto.

 

To register for any event:  Visit www.snc.edu/languageservices or call 920-403-4075 for more information.

 

 

Turning Dresses into Dreams

Saturday, February 28, 2015

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

YWCA 230 S. Madison Street, Green Bay in the gym

What Is “Turning Dresses into Dreams”?

The YWCA hosts an annual event to provide high school girls with the opportunity to shop for a prom dress who may otherwise find it challenging to afford.

Who Can Participate

Any high school girl interested in receiving a dress of her dreams.

How to Participate

Send us a story of why you think “Turning Dresses into Dreams” is the event for you and ways you feel empowered.  Include your name, current school attending, and contact information with email address to dreamdresses@ywcagreenbay.org. A follow up email will be sent with details and time of your scheduled appointment to shop for a dress. Drop-ins are accepted however it will be first come first serve and scheduled appointments taking priority.

Questions? Please contact Korissa Diehl the Women’s Empowerment Director at 920-432-5581 ext. 167.

Mission of “Turning Dresses into Dreams”

Prom is an important event for many young girls. It’s something they look forward to and dream about. However, prom also tends to add financial stress to a family’s budget. Turning Dresses into Dreams is about making the dream a reality for young girls and easing the worry of the family. Turning Dresses into Dreams is an event for high school girls to “shop” for that special prom dress that makes them feel empowered and confident. Over 100 dresses, shoes, and accessories are donated each year. This event is held annually every winter at the YWCA of Greater Green Bay.  “This experience made me feel really happy because everyone told me how pretty I looked. My mom was with me, and I had so much fun.” -16 year old participant.

Make a Donation

Donations can be received during normal business hours. All donations can be dropped off at the Member Services desk.  At this time, the Prom Event will accept donations of:  Gently used prom dresses, makeup, jewelry, shoes, purses or clutches

Questions? Please contact Ashley Scott, Volunteer Coordinator at ascott@ywcagreenbay.org or 920-432-5581 ext. 142

http://www.ywcagreenbay.org/site/c.7nIGILOkG7IOE/b.9198697/k.D10/Prom_Event_Turning_Dresses_into_Dreams.htm

 

NEW Scholars Application is now open!

Please help us spread the word.  If you or someone you know has a child in fifth grade, please share this unique college readiness opportunity.

NEW Scholars is a college readiness program aimed at making the college dream a reality for children from modest to low income families.  A program for incoming sixth graders at Washington Middle School and Edison Middle School, NEW Scholars targets students who are motivated to learn and succeed, and parents who value education.  This fun, free program offers weekly student and monthly parent meetings, service learning projects, support in the college going process and incentive based scholarships for up to $5000.  For an application or more information visit: www.scholarshipsinc.org or call (920)857-9088.

Application support available.  Completed applications due March 13th, 2015.

 

Events at 9th Street Wellness Center

CHILDREN CLASSES and CLUB FOR FALL ON WEBSITE LINK (Grassroots Wellness Development/Non-Profit 501C3)

Carpooling sign-up list from Appleton/Neenah/Oshkosh and surrounding areas! Please call or email to the 9th St. Wellness Center if interested in attending our events in Green Bay but wanting to share transportation with others. More FUN with Less Expense for everyone!

Click Here for a map to 9th St. Wellness Center BlogSpot: http://9thstreetwellnesscenter.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/9th-Street-Wellness-Center/449884658427280

 Latino Women Support Group

A Woman’s Place

1727 Shawano Ave., First Floor

Across the street from St. Mary’s Hospital

This is an opportunity for women of all ages to socialize, make connections, give and receive support, share knowledge, and learn more about topics of interests. Meetings are in Spanish and free!

Meetings take place the second and the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Meetings began February of this year and continue to November of this year.

Childcare is not provided.

A Woman’s Place

1727 Avenida Shawano

Green Bay, WI 54303

If you are interested, please call Carol at A Woman’s Place: 920-497-3886

 

Citizenship Classes at Literacy Green Bay

Do you know someone who needs help studying for the citizenship test?

Literacy Green Bay offers comprehensive services to assist someone going through the naturalization process.

  1. Citizenship Preparation classes —-these are ongoing, open entry/exit classes that are designed for individuals who also need help with their English skills.  The classes are held once a week on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am or 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
  2. Citizenship Tutors—- are available for those individuals who have submitted their N-400 application and want extra practice or want to concentrate on the civics content of the test.
  3. Mock interviews—- are arranged for anyone who wants a “practice” interview before heading to the actual interview/test.

Contact Shelley or Breanna at 435 -2474 to find out more about the program and/or to register.  An oral English test is administered before beginning the program.

Bilingual in Hmong?

Bilingual in Hmong Line Staff (ABA Therapy) in Appleton.

Are you an energetic person who enjoys working with children and making a difference? If so, consider joining our team!

We are currently hiring Line Staff to work one on one with children on the autism spectrum in their homes. Our Line Staff provide behavior therapy to support and encourage growth and skill development. Paid training and travel is provided.

Various locations, WI

Salary Range:  $9.00-$11.00

Benefits:  401K

Employment Type:  Year-Round – Part Time

Department:   ABA Autism Clinic Green Bay

To be considered for a rewarding career,

Please apply at: http://www.lundvandyke.com

(Continued)

This is a part-time position that offers the potential for advancement. Pay starts between $9.00 and $11.50 dollars an hour with $5.00 dollars an hour for travel.

Lund Van Dyke, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide therapy as directed by Senior Staff, following directions and policies
  • Work with the clinical team and families to ensure client progression
  • Proactively communicate with Senior Staff and therapy team
  • Creativity and playfulness in interacting with clients
  • Follow ethical guidelines
  • Reliability and strong work ethic

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to lift 30-35 pounds
  • Be able to pass a caregiver background check
  • Prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum is highly preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insured vehicle

 

Bilingual in Spanish?

Bilingual in Spanish Line Staff (ABA Therapy) in Green Bay

Are you an energetic person who enjoys working with children and making a difference? If so, consider joining our team!

We are currently hiring Line Staff to work one on one with children on the autism spectrum in their homes. Our Line Staff provide behavior therapy to support and encourage growth and skill development. Paid training and travel is provided.

Location:  Green Bay, WI

Salary Range:  $9.25-$11.00

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt

Benefits:  401K

Employment Type:   Year-Round – Part Time

Department:  ABA Autism Clinic Green Bay

To be considered for a rewarding career,

Please apply at: http://www.lundvandyke.com

(Continued)

This is a part-time position that offers the potential for advancement. Pay starts between $9.00 and $11.50 dollars an hour with $5.00 dollars an hour for travel.

Lund Van Dyke, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide therapy as directed by Senior Staff, following directions and policies
  • Work with the clinical team and families to ensure client progression
  • Proactively communicate with Senior Staff and therapy team
  • Creativity and playfulness in interacting with clients
  • Follow ethical guidelines
  • Reliability and strong work ethic

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to lift 30-35 pounds
  • Be able to pass a caregiver background check
  • Prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum is highly preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insured vehicle

YMCA Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Plus, A Block Party!

Lots of new positions are available for the school year to make a huge impact on our youth! Aquatic Instructors, Gymnastics Instructors, Preschool Instructors, Dance Instructors, Health and Wellness Staff, Y Night Staff, Y Zone Staff … Plus more opportunities to build relationships with members in Business Staff and Member Experience!

We got lots of options

Information on volunteering as a group or individually, please visit http://www.greenbayymca.org

Click on the Volunteer tab

OR contact Sara Wall at 436-9577 or sara.wall@greenbayymca.org.

 

Greater Green Bay YMCA

235 N Jefferson St, Green Bay WI 54301

(P) 920 436 9649   (F) 920 436 9699

(E) brenda.kopke@greenbayymca.org (W) www.greenbayymca.org

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3 thoughts on “Monthly Newsletter

    1. multiculturalcentergb Post author

      Hello Byia.
      The comment feature hasn’t been used to its full potential on our website, but with the addition of some UWGB interns, we hope to change that. Communication with the community is key to our success and we look forward to making great use of our website from here on out.

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