Resilient Waukesha

Resilient Waukesha September 28th, 2023 4:00-7:00pm Raised Grain Brewing Company Waukesha

In addition to no-cost tattoos for first and second responders, UWRC invites the community to join us for an evening of celebration, community and honoring our first responders!

When: Resilient Waukesha Fest: September 28th, 2023 from 4:00-7:00pm

Where: Raised Grain Brewery 1725 Dolphin Dr ste b, Waukesha, WI 53186

What to expect: Live music, Touch a Truck opportunity with City of Waukesha Police and Fire Departments, Dancing Grannies, temporary tattoos,  Reicher and Pepper Therapy Dogs, and root beer floats for the kids! We also welcome several community partners including NAMI, Healing Hearts, the YMCA, Waukesha Library, Waukesha Recreation Department and Community Smiles Dental Clinic. There will be opportunities to create a Memorial Tile with the City of Waukesha as well. Stay tuned as we continue to add more to the evening celebration!

This family friendly event will focus on bringing community together, celebrating our responders and providing resources. We hope to see you all there!

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United for Waukesha Resiliency Center in partnership with Healing Ink present: Resilient Waukesha, on September 27 and 28, 2023 at Raised Grain Brewery. Healing Ink will provide no-cost tattoos to approved first and second responder personnel whose departments responded to the 11/21/21 Waukesha Christmas Parade.

At this time, our applications are closed for 2023. We invite you to join our wait list and you will be contacted if we are able to accommodate additional tattoos.

We are also gauging interest for Healing Ink, 2024! If you are interested, please complete the wait list application and if possible, we will bring Healing Ink back to Waukesha next year!

“There are many forms of healing, each one working for different communities and people. For many, tattooing is an untapped and powerful resource. The ways in which people find relief in tattooing is varied and individualistic. Manifesting emotional trauma in physical pain, commemorating the day, creating an opportunity for peers to ask questions, beauty or wanting to cover a scar and erase a memory, all provide a sense of agency and independence. We cannot control what happened on that day. We can control how we respond.”

For questions about qualifying personnel or qualifying tattoos, please contact: Allison McGaver, Outreach Director at UWRC at [email protected]

See Healing Ink’s remarkable work with the Virginia Beach community

Thank you for your support and interest in Healing Ink. United for Waukesha Resiliency Center is honored to host such a unique healing event and we encourage you to join us! Those interested in supporting this event through volunteering or a donation, contact Allison McGaver for available opportunities: 262-424-2231 or email [email protected]

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