WNPJS Community Energizer and Fundraiser

Event Dates: 
JOIN US! Saturday October 21st at Robinia Courtyard in Madison
Social Hour at WNPJS' office: 3-5
Main Event at Robinia Courtyard: 6-9 with dancing to follow.
RSVP, Purchase Tickets, and Invite Your Friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/296737647490413/
Join WNPJS and partners for a community celebration and connecting fundraiser. We are in the midst of some bleak times, but also times of great inspiration and possibility. We'd like to invite our member groups to Madison for an opportunity to connect and build community with other organizations and individuals working through challenges to re-ignite and revolutionize! There will be food, poetry, awards, speakers, dancing, and speed networking for liberation!

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LGBTQ Advocacy award: Queer Pressure - DJ Boyfrrriendand Sarah Akawa - Madison - (Jean Brody & Sarah Hagedon) have created a vibrant queer culture in Madison primarily for women, trans and gender non conforming people. Queer Pressure creates space with the intention of breaking down systems and practices which make nightlife unsafe and frustrating for many within the queer community. They organize regular events, art shows, and parties where queer people can feel free, meet like hearted community, break down isolation, combat oppression, and dance -- in an atmosphere that centers racial, disability, class, and gender justice. We honor this as part of WNPJS' mission and honor their work!!
Alondra Quechol is a DACA recipient who is currently attending Madison College and works part-time at Centro Hispano of Dane County. Ms. Quechol has been living in the United States since the age of 3. Ever since her time in high school, she has been highly recognized for standing out as a youth leader in her school and at the same time within her community. Through the power of her voice she has been able to open the eyes, hearts, and minds of many as a poet, public speaker, community presenter, and co-facilitator. She is a person that not only does a lot of talking but also that does a lot of walking in terms of taking action when it comes to social justice for all. Ms. Quechol has played a key role in organizing with the youth and is still standing strong and now more than ever as an advocate as she marches down the streets as an activist with youth and families of Dane County.
Lifetime Achievement Award and still going!: Barb Munson - Mosinee - Barb has been a long-time board member of WNPJS and has helped the organization in many ways. She has been a major proponent of Racial Justice within the organization. She is a long-time organizer of the Mascot and Logo Taskforce of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association helping to pass Act250 to establish a process to get race-based logos and mascots out of the schools. She has done tons of education and tireless advocacy for this issue and a host of other issues. She is a long-time mentor, presenter and award winner at the Widening The Circle conference in La Crosse which brings to gather Hmong and Native communities as well as others who want to learn how to best provide education about native and hmong culture and history.