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Moving on to Bigger Things

new Hmong Association building offers many possibilities for community

Tom Giffey

The Hmong community in the Chippewa Valley now has a new building it can grow into. Earlier this year, the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association relocated to a 16,000-square-foot former office building at ...

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Female First

regents hire new chancellor for UW-Stout

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A university administrator from Washington State has been chosen to become the new chancellor of UW-Stout early next year. Dr. Katherine Frank was unanimously approved as the eighth ...

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Food / Drink

Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

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Help and Be Helped

numerous charitable organizations feed the hungry at the holidays and all year round

James Johonnott

At this time of year, as we all focus on what makes the holiday season bright, it does well to remember what we can do to aid those less fortunate. The Chippewa Valley has a number of services available for those in need, so this ...

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Other Stuff

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Tom Giffey

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

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Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Kyle Whipple

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

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Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

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Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

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Staying Woke

Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition fights against sexual assault and gender-based violence

Stephanie Janssen, video by Joel Pearish

The Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition was co-founded by community organizer and previous director of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Pa Thao, who saw that the ...

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DIVERSITY BRIEFS | December 2019

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The UW System gave the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People to UW-Stout Professor Markie L.C. Twist and UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Silviana Amethyst ...

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