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Join Rebuilding Together on Oct 26th

Be part of the LAUMC Rebuilding Together Team!

Rebuilding

LAUMC is looking for volunteers to join a team that will repair the home of a low-income homeowner in San Jose on Saturday, October 26, 2013.  All skill levels are welcome.  Minimum age is 14.

To sign up, please go to www.laumc.org/serve

Questions?  Contact Hal Taylor at (650) 468-6160 or hitaylor@sbcglobal.net (preferred) 

In partnership with the community, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence, and repairs nonprofit facilities so they are better able

to serve our communityΩ.

Upcoming Event for Heifer International- Bold Service & Social Justice

 

Heifer Invites You to a Northern California Volunteer Gathering!

 

Unique Opportunity to meet with one of Heifer International’s country Directors and hear about their work in that region.

This is a free event for those who are about Heifer and its work to end hunger, poverty and protect the environment.

The speaker is the the Heifer Program Director from Uganda. Also, a group from Sacramento area will share their August 2013 Heifer Study Tour to Ecuador. Heifer is working more closely now with Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti. And, Pierre Ferrari, Heifer CEO, flew to Haiti on a UN plane with Bill Clinton and others to visit NGO projects, including a Heifer goat project

Where
Hidden Villa, Dana Center 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA
When
Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:00 Registration and Gathering 10:30 – 3:30 Presentations and Break Out Groups

  • Volunteer Refresher
  • Country Program Reports
  • Farm Fun

Includes Free Lunch

To register,
to receive additional information,

Contact Jill at 650-948-1621 or jill.kiltynewburn@heifer.org.

Upcoming Events – Bold Service & Social Justice

Interesting and worthy events in April and  May related to Bold Service and Social Justice

Stories of a Girl

1. Stories of a Girl Opened April 14th

Stories of a Girl is a photo exhibit created by survivors of Human Trafficking, now showing at the San Jose State University library…. aka. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library http://eepurl.com/xLK8P

 

2. Not Today, The Movie Opened April 11th

Not Today is a story about a people group virtually enslaved and the human trade centered in India. The movie is showing in theaters all across the U.S. Click the link and check it out for yourselves!   http://nottodaythemovie.com/

 3. Launching of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Program

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm to 8pm

“Human Trafficking: An Innovative Approach to a Global Violation of Human Rights” by Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, and Siddharth Kara, Program Director of the FXB Center’s Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Program. Come and be informed!

Location:
Blue Room, Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City

4. Anti-Trafficking Film Series: Sex + Money

Saturday, April 20, 7pm

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 700-B Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park

Website | Part of a screening series about human trafficking, this documentary is about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement against it. A panel discussion will follow the film.

5. Freedom House Annual Gala/Fundraiser

Saturday, May 4th, Crown Plaza Hotel, Foster City CA

Keynote speaker Francis Chan; Many auction items – including Giants tickets & meeting with Jeremy Affeldt, vacations in Hawaii, ride on SF Fire Boat, fine art, wine tasting, Lake Tahoe vacation. Benefits “The Nest” opening in fall 2013 – Recovery House for trafficked girls 12-17.  Buy your ticket online.

6. Fight Human Trafficking Conference (1 to 2 volunteers/tabling)

Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5

Mount Hermon, Santa Cruz

Website | This conference will be a meeting place for attendees, faith communities, organizations and programs to connect and engage in the fight against human trafficking. There will be more than 500 attendees.