Events

Here you will find what events we have planned and any upcoming engagements  Build-A-Bow is connected to. If you are looking to come to any of our free workshops, Author readings or just want to say "hi" checking our calendar should be your first stop, we look foward to seeing you! 

09/25/2019

Screening "You're Not Alone" Capital Madison WI

10am - 11:30am

Wisconsin State Captial

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09/25/2019

Screening "You're Not Alone" Capital Madison WI

Join us for the showing of "You're Not Alone," which follows four young people from Wisconsin as they navigate mental health challenges.

The program is a collaboration between USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS. It's an extension of the Kids in Crisis series, which over the past three years has uncovered rising suicide rates and gaps in mental health care in Wisconsin.

In attendance will be the producers of this documentary, marketing and promotion producera, along with one or more of the students who were a part of this document. Rep. Ballweg (R) and Rep. Doyle (D) will also be present. Open to the public no tickets required FREE!

10am - 11:30am

Wisconsin State Captial

09/25/2019

Screening "You're Not Alone" cederburg

7pm - 10pm

Cederburg Methodist Church

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09/25/2019

Screening "You're Not Alone" cederburg

Join us for the showing of "You're Not Alone," which follows four young people from Wisconsin as they navigate mental health challenges.

The program is a collaboration between USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS. It's an extension of the Kids in Crisis series, which over the past three years has uncovered rising suicide rates and gaps in mental health care in Wisconsin.

In attendance will be the producers of this documentary, marketing and promotion producera, along with one or more of the students who were a part of this. FREE tickets click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youre-not-alone-pbs-documentary-tickets-69933373603

7pm - 10pm

Cederburg Methodist Church

08/31/2019

Build-A-Bow Backpack Giveaway

1pm - 3pm

4300 N main st Racine WI

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08/31/2019

Build-A-Bow Backpack Giveaway

Build-A-Bow believes education is top priority, that is why we are sponsoring an all inclusive back to school giveaway for a select number of children in need for grades K-7. (SPOTS ARE LIMITED). Each child to secure a ticket MUST attend and be present for the giveaway, please arrive on time (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE). Please do not RSVP for a ticket if you are unsure if you can attend, limited spots are available and it could cause a child to miss out. There will be a kindness workshop and Kindness pledge activity. During the 20 minute workshop Alex Hart-Upendo Founder of Build-A-Bow will give some inspirational tips on generosity & anti-bullying message to get kids ready for the new school year. During the activity, light snacks and refreshments will be provided (Sno-cones, popcorn, cookies)  Every child will recieve:  * A choice between a custom hair bow or bowtie  * Full size 17 inch backpack packed with a 30 piece school supply kit including :  *One Subject Spiral Notebook (70 Pages, Assorted Colors)  * 3 2-Pocket Organizer Folders (Assorted Colors)  * 1 Zip Top Canvas Pencil Case (Assorted Colors)  * 1 Set of 5 #2 Pencils  *1 Set of 5 Ballpoint Ink Pens(2 Black, 2 Blue, 1 Red)  *1 Pencil Sharpener with Dome Lid (Collects Shavings, Assorted Colors)  *1 Pack of Crayons1 12-Inch Ruler (Includes Metric Centimeters, Assorted Colors)  *1 5-Inch Blunt Tip Safety Scissor (Ambidextrous, for Righties & Lefties Both!)  *2 Highlighters  *2 Easy Twist-Up Glue Sticks (Washable)  * 3 Pink Erasers

For tickets click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-a-bow-back-to-school-giveaway-k-7th-grade-limited-tickets-70455218455

1pm - 3pm

4300 N main st Racine WI

08/24/2019

Author Reading at The Progress Center

11am - 1pm

5936 Seminole centre ct. Fitchburg, WI

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08/24/2019

Author Reading at The Progress Center

Bring a blanket and join us in the garden at the Progress Center for Black Women for a playdate with this family of authors!     Meet the authors! Bring a blanket and join us in the garden for a playdate at the Progress Center for Black Women with children's authors Karee Upendo, Avery Upendo, and Alex Hart-Upendo! The first five families to arrive will receive a signed copy of the author's book at no charge. Light refreshments will be provided. Books will be available for purchase.

Click here for FREE tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-day-with-childrens-authors-the-upendos-tickets-64929386543?aff=efbeventtix%C2%A0

11am - 1pm

5936 Seminole centre ct. Fitchburg, WI

08/10/2019

Racine Screening " You Are Not Alone" PBS mental health documentary

11:30am - 1:30pm

Gateway Technical college 1001 s main st "Racine Building" great lakes room 116

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08/10/2019

Racine Screening " You Are Not Alone" PBS mental health documentary

Get your Free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racine-screening-of-you-are-not-alone-pbs-documentary-tickets-67043788777   Description:  Join Build-A-Bow & Momentum Counseling as they host the Milwaukee PBS screening of “You’re Not Alone,” a documentary about youth mental health. Stay after the film for a talk-back with Alex Hart-Upendo one of the young people featured in the documentary & owner of Build-A-Bow. As well as a panel of health care professionals including one of the hosts L. Monique Woods, LCSW CSAC CCTP Clinical Therapist of Momentum Counseling. The panel will be moderated by Rory Linnane of USA today Network and one of the Filmmakers of the PBS Documentary.    This event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome but please note the film deals sensitively with difficult subjects including suicide and sexual assault.    Free parking is available in a lot of the Gateway Racine building. Doors open at 11:15, there will be free concessions before the film (popcorn, snow cones & candy) Please arrive by 11:30 a.m. to get a seat & grab free concessions & stress reliever gifts.    The space is accessible for wheelchairs. An assistant will be available. Please email buildabowllc@gmail.com with any accessibility questions or needs.    Seats will be available first to those with Eventbrite tickets and then to others as availability allows. If your plans change, please cancel your Eventbrite ticket so we can accommodate as many people as possible.    More about the film:    The 30-minute film follows four of Wisconsins’ youth, who navigate the challenges of mental health daily. These young people have experienced assault, bullying, incarceration, and discrimination which made those challenges even greater; so great in fact, some contemplated suicide. These amazing young people, with the support of their family, friends, and even strangers have found their inner strength and their voices. They are sharing their stories of survival and perseverance to let others know they are not alone and that healing is possible.    The film is an extension of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series, which over the past three years has uncovered rising suicide rates and gaps in mental health care in Wisconsin.

11:30am - 1:30pm

Gateway Technical college 1001 s main st "Racine Building" great lakes room 116

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