A Conversation with Mary Kay Baum on Activism and Fair Maps

There are some people who have never given up. They have always been in there fighting the good fight. And they are there still. It may appear we here in Wisconsin have our backs against the wall from the ignorance of racism visible in our prisons and schools, from the power grabbing that has occurred over the past decade plus, over the systemic destruction of our beautiful land – but I can tell you the game is far from over.
And that is why I am sharing my conversation with Mary Kay Baum thanks to WDRT 91.9 fm Driftless Community Radio,
I hope you will take a listen. I hope you will engage with the activism that is uniting to help return our humanity. Because as Mary Kay says, “We must.”

Board of Directors of Echo Valley Hope’s statement on ending racism.

Our collective and mutual history is filled with atrocities. And while we cannot undo what has been done, we can seek reconciliation and make every attempt to end the arbitrary racism that separates us.

Echo Valley Hope has long been an organization that promotes, “One people, one planet”, and that remains our deepest belief and desire, but belief alone will not turn the tide of the systemic divide that controls us. We must take a stand.

In light of anti Critical Race Theory advocates’ attacks on Boards of Educations across the country, and the ongoing hatred and violence that threatens our ability to come together, to promote peace and goodwill, Echo Valley Hope will advocate for diversity, clarity, and truth-telling. We will seek that in the educational systems, in churches, in communities and in families. We will also support the effort of Abolition, that it may be understood in the context of creating equity throughout our society, reducing and eventually eliminating the need for an archaic punitive justice system.

We support passage of police reform acts by Congress but recognize this is only one step in many that we must take to protect Black and Native and other POC lives from senseless brutality and ignorance.

Ultimately, each of us must engage in the personal struggle to be free of the burden of systemic racism.

We recognize this to be an ongoing effort and we, as a nonprofit educational organization, are committed to seeing it through.

To make a commitment to civic engagement in Wisconsin, visit our friends at WISDOM

Conversation with Jane Kavaloski on a Lifetime of Nonviolent Activism

With a focus on stopping F-35’s from basing in Madison, WI.

Conversations-Thursday, September 30 2021

Widening the Circle – zoom

Echo Valley Hope is reviving Widening the Circle on zoom and you are invited.
Every Sunday at 2:00 pm CST, we will be hosting a call with people from a variety of disciplines who share in common respect of the earth and for her people and are working to make things better.

Topic: Widening the Circle
Time: Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until Jan 17, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
Dec 6, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 13, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 20, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 27, 2020 03:00 PM
Jan 3, 2021 03:00 PM
Jan 10, 2021 03:00 PM
Jan 17, 2021 03:00 PM
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The calls will last 45 minutes. Each call will be taped and later shared on social media.
The first call introductory will be Sunday, December 6th.
Future conversations will focus on one of the following topics and the call and guest(s) will be announced early in the week: mutual aid, restoring natural economies, food sovereignty, war and peace, restorative justice, nonviolence, land sharing, Landback and Indigenous struggles, cooperatives, Queer and LGBT+, building right relationship, Black Lives Matter, immigration and ICE, storytelling, artists in action, gardens, seed saving, unhoused not homeless, and more…

It is our hope is to bring to you information from people who are actively engaged in creating new ways in these interrelated areas. Links to the guests and their efforts will be provided.