ACLU of Wisconsin members from Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and other places in the Fox Valley can advocate for local civil liberties issues with the Fox Valley ACLU Chapter. More updates about local events will be posted in the near future.
Highlights of Events & Activities:
- The Fox Valley chapter will hold their annual dinner and business meeting on May 5, 2017, in Oshkosh. The dinner will be at the Primo Restaurant located at 2605 Jackson St, with a cocktail reception starting at 5:30 pm and the program and dinner beginning at 6 pm. Invitations will be mailed out to all Fox Valley ACLU members in March announcing the date/time/location and the main speaker to be featured. A limited but full menu will provide a wide variety of meal selections and each attendee will be paying for their own meal. This should be a delightful evening for everyone.
- In 2016 the Fox Valley chapter continued our support for the American Libraries Association Banned Books Week. This is the third year of our support and consisted in subsidizing the efforts of local libraries in this national effort to promote the freedom to read. Participating libraries in 2016 included the Oshkosh Public Library, Appleton Public Library, and Menasha Public Library. Chapter funding for this effort was just under $100 and included supplying bookmarks, buttons, posters, and lists of banned books for libraries to create displays depicting Banned Books Week themes.
- Although 2016 did not continue our chapter’s experiment last summer with a newsletter, more time was spent on considering what to do with our (now) ex-website for the Fox Valley ACLU. We learned that our webmaster was retiring and our site would need to be completely redesigned and re-written if we wanted to keep the same name (it was a copyrighted site using copyrighted code). After due consideration, our chapter board determined that our bank balance was insufficient to afford this. We are now considering alternative chapter messaging using a Facebook account.
Although we no longer have a chapter website, our Post Office box is still active: Fox Valley ACLU, P.O. Box 472, Menasha, WI 54952. For more information, you may contact chapter president Gary Lesperance at 920-732-6210 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or chapter secretary Jerry Lang at email@example.com.