Mayor Shane Blaser has signed a proclamation for Community Media Day. The day celebrates all community media organizations, including our very own WRCM.
Community media organizations provide a means for diverse communities to tell their stories, hear each other's stories, and create new stories together. Community media remains a vital resource for participating in local democratic policy and processes.
Mayor Shane Blaser has announced a proclamation for Free Speech Week in Wisconsin Rapids.
'Free Speech Week' is honored every third week of October to raise awareness on the importance of free speech. This is an inclusive celebration for all Americans.
The city encourages all citizens to participate in the celebration of this fundamental freedom.
Saturday is White Cane Awareness Day. Every October 15th, this date is set to recognize the achievements of those who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, the white cane has been a long-time symbol of blindness, and a tool of independence.
The joint resolution was signed into law on October 6th, 1964.
The Mayor calls upon all citizens, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to recognize the complexity of partner violence and the fear of many survivors to report to law enforcement; to recommit our community to increasing education, awareness and understanding of domestic violence and its causes; and support responsive prevention programs and initiatives that improve overall community health and safety.