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    November Meeting :  Detention Witness

    A Year Visiting
    Immigrants
    Locked in a Desert Prison

    Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm

    E.P. Foster Library Topping RoomGordon Clint will share his experiences visiting immigrants in the detention center in Adelanto.

    As a volunteer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice – Ventura County (CLUE-VC), Gordon Clint has organized 18 carpool trips to Adelanto, the largest immigrant detention center in California. Clint is concerned about the perverse incentives of private, for-profit prisons and detention centers like GEO Group’s Adelanto facility.  He will share what he has learned about the cost of our detention and deportation system on immigrants, their families, and taxpayers.

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    December Season of Peace Meeting:
    Beyond Right and Wrong
    This transformative documentary explores what happens as victims of three devastating conflicts attempt to rebuild their lives, balancing their need for justice with the desire to forgive.

    Sunday,  December 7
    3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

    Beyond Right & Wrong presents the stories of people who have experienced loss and the stories of people who have caused that loss. From the Rwandan Genocide to the Troubles in Northern Ireland to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, people from different sides of the violence have entrusted all of us with their stories—their anger or remorse, their pain, their paths to recovery.

     Our exploration of Forgiveness continues with our January meeting

    as we meet with Erin Prewitt.

    Sunday,  January 4, 2015     3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

    Erin’s husband Chris, her college sweetheart, was jogging one morning last April when he was hit and killed by a woman driving under the influence of drugs.   Chris and Erin had a 7 year old daughter.  Chris was a beloved educator and philanthropist who traveled to Sierra Leone to train teachers.
    What do you do when you lose someone who is a vital and vibrant piece to their family, friends, community? This is where Erin’s journey with grace, hope and forgiveness was born.
    Come and share Erin’s journey and your own encounters with the power of forgiveness.

    Coming in February:

    Really, Really
    Free Market

    Saturday, November 1
    Noon to 6:00 pm
    Plaza Park, Ventura

    Santa Clara and Fir. across from Post Office

    Bring things to give away at the market (tarps on the grass) and find stuff you like. Free workshops on DIY craft, eco-friendly, and community-building topics, including the Ventura Time Bank and Climate Action. Learn, help others learn, and have fun for free.

    Amnesty International USA Local Group #452
    WRITE-A-THON 2014

    Join us in a letter­writing marathon for human rights.
    Amnesty International USA’s Global Write­a­thon, Write For Rights ­ December 1 to ­17, 2014, is the world’s largest letter­writing event. You can be part of a global initiative that will generate
    a massive outpouring of letters and cards to protect the human rights of people at risk
    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    College United Methodist Church
    4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura
    Corner of Baylor Avenue
    (across from Ventura College)
    We furnish snacks, pens, paper, stamps and good company.
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