Upcoming Bay Area Faith and Social Justice Opportunities

There are some really awesome social justice and faith growing opportunities going on in the bay in the next few weeks.  Just thought I would share to further spread the word about these great events!

Sue Hanna, Client Care Operations Manager from HAGAR INTERNATIONAL-Cambodia, will be coming to LAUMC this Tuesday at 7 pm to share a presentation on HUMAN TRAFFICKING. A handful of us from LAUMC were fortunate enough to hear her at the Freedom Summit on Jan. 25-26. Because of our churches connection with Hagar (due to an upcoming trip to Cambodia with 8 of LAUMC's justice advocates) she has made herself available to speak with us that evening.

RSVP to marissakconway@gmail.com if you'd be interested in going to this!

Holy Names University is hosting its 3rd Annual Bay Area Social Justice Forum on Saturday, February 2nd.

This year's plenary sessions will feature David Batstone, Co-Founder and President of "Not for Sale", a grassroots organization working to end Human Trafficking, and Rev. Deborah Lee, Director of Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Right.  Rev. Lee will facilitate a panel discussion with 4 young adults who will share their experiences around immigration and how it has affected their lives.  There will also be morning and afternoon workshop sessions covering the following topics:  Human Trafficking, Immigration, Fracking, Poverty, Youth Homelessness, Islamaphobia, Drug War and U.S. Policy in Latin America, Talking Back to Hate, Organizing for Social Change, Restorative Justice and Prison Reform.  

Online registration is open and you can register at:  www.hnu.edu/SocialJustice

For all us women (sorry men) who are interested in interfaith dialogue:

Muslim Women: Myths, Reality, and Scripture

The concepts of Hijab, arranged vs. Islamic marriage, polygamy, and Prophet Mohammad's treatment of women will be discussed in the context of the current 
social situation of women in the Muslim and the Western world. The 
presenter will elaborate the myths and misconceptions prevalent in 
the West and the actual Quranic guidance on these contemporary 
topics. In the light of current allegations we will discuss Prophet 
Mohammad’s treatment of women.  Hosted by The Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Silicon Valley Chapter.  Refreshments will be served.

When:    Saturday February 9, 2013,1pm-3pm
Where:   Baitul Baseer Mosque, 926 Evans Road, Milpitas, CA 95035   
RSVP:     Sabuhi Siddique - sabuhi7@hotmail.com

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