The re:TH!NK semi-annual coalition-wide Gathering and Workshop has been rescheduled! Our presenter is Rachel Westenberg, is a community organizer with JOSHUA, a coalition of faith communities in Brown County that works on social justice issues and community building.
Building Relationships with Community Members
- Date: Monday, June 4
- Time: 10am-12pm
- Location: First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 137 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Register to attend using this link
At the WorkShop you will have an opportunity to:
- Meet other re:TH!NK members and partners
- Hear what is going on with all of re:TH!NK’s teams and across the coalition
- Learn how and why to build relationships with community members
re:TH!NK held its annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 27. Over 30 elected officials representing school districts, city councils, village boards, law enforcement and state legislators attended the “health policy café” discussing the health impacts of current issues like tobacco-free parks, local alcohol control policy options, and eminent domain as it relates to bicycling and walking.
Local content experts Melissa Kraemer-Badtke and Kim Biedermann from East Central WI Regional Planning Commission, Grace, a high school student from Oshkosh West, and Chief Kevin Wilkinson from the Neenah Police Department provided an overview of the three issues before attendees broke out into small groups for some lively conversation.
Thank you to our event planning team, our guest speakers/issue experts, and Leadership Council members who helped make it our most successful breakfast yet! If you want more information about the legislative breakfast, please email us at rethink @ co.winnebago.wi.us
Coalition Coordinator Autumn Linsmier explains the concept of “health in all policies.”
Grace, a member of the re:TH!NK Youth Coalition, overviews the issue of tobacco-free parks.
Many elected officials were interested in how a state law change related to eminent domain impacts bicycling and walking facilities.
There was a lot of discussion around local alcohol control policies and how they relate to events and festivals.
BikeOsh is a free bike-themed event to promote using bike lanes, sharrows, trails and other bicycling amenities, local businesses and healthy living. This scavenger-hunt, Amazing Race-style event gives you a chance to try out using your bike for transportation and experience Oshkosh in a whole new way. The third annual BikeOsh is on Saturday, May 5 starting at 10am.
Use your pedal pass to get stamps at pitstops located all over the city. Start at any pitstop you choose. The more pitstops you get to, the more stamps you collect, the more tickets you receive for chances to win awesome prizes donated by our pitstop sponsors! Pedal passes will be available on event day at all pitstops, but we recommend you try picking one up prior to the event or download and print it here: Pedal Pass – Map 2018
Go solo or as a group, but make sure you go on your bike. Helmets are strongly encouraged and follow all the rules of the road. Meet at the Oshkosh Seniors Center at 1pm for more fun and prizes!
Let everyone know you’re riding on May 5 on the BikeOsh event page. Use the hashtag #BikeOsh on social media to tell us how your ride goes. Visit the BikeOsh Facebook page or follow @BikeOshkosh on Twitter for other updates and photos!
Join family, friends, and neighbors as we celebrate Earth Day by picking up cigarette butts in Menominee Park and kicking off the new Oshkosh Tobacco-Free Parks Rule!
Date: Sunday April 22, 2018
Time: Come anytime between 1pm-3pm
Location: Menominee Park Oshkosh, meet near Little Oshkosh playground