The Edmonds Police Department is holding a Candlelight vigil which will bring our attention to this problem. We can all make a difference in stopping domestic violence.Poster
Speakers from YouthCare will inform us about the challenges of helping youth victims of sex trafficking. Following their presentation the panelists will answer questions.
A free dinner follows the presentation, but we encourage you to bring your checkbook and make a donation which will be payed forward to YouthCare for their Bridge shelter which provides beds and services to youth who have been trafficked. We invite everyone who is concerned about the exploitation of youth to attend.
Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) will have a group of women graduate from a domestic violence class in December.
We have been making gift bags for the graduates since we began as a social justice committee at EUUC. We are beginning to sew tote bags and to plan which small gifts will bring smiles and joy to the graduates.
Some of us met with the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church Women's Circle in watching Dale Allen's DVD about the place of women in our society.
In May 2012 we hosted a panel discussion with three speakers who informed us about the prevalence and problem of domestic violence in Snohomish and King counties.
Domestic violence pervades all neighborhoods, economic levels, races, and religions. A panel of four speakers representing police and social assistance workers will speak followed by a question and discussion period.
In 2011 we invited a panel of speakers from Refugee Women's Alliance to inform us of the challenges faced by refugees in Puget Sound. Seven refugees told us their stories, forming the basis for us to understand what they left behind and what makes their lives difficult here. The refugees brought delicious food, providing a feast for all to share.
In March 2011 we held a forum to support Women for Women International. We served dinner to the attendees featuring dishes from Iran, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.
"It was wonderful to receive your gift of $1698...Your gift brings hope to a determined woman who is immediately grateful for the help you're willing to give her and her family."
President and COO
Women for Women International
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war and civil strife with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. Their motto, “changing the world one woman at a time,” reflects A4W’s philosophy that far-reaching change is possible through steady, incremental effort.
During the program two speakers informed us about violence against women in countries at war:
"You are amongst One by One's most committed donors and we cannot thank you enough for choosing to act on your convictions to help end obstetric fistula."
One by One
In November 2011 we held a forum to inform people about obstetric fistula and to raise money to help those afflicted with this condition. We were extremely pleased to raise enough to pay for five women to be treated and hopefully cured of this debilitating condition.
We are grateful to our two speakers, Bob Mazelow and Carolyn Anderman, who educated us and inspired us to give generously.
Lakeside School teacher, Bob Mazelow, who has visited and contributed to fistula hospitals in Africa, shared his knowledge and experiences about people working to reduce the incidence of obstetric fistua and to surgically repair fistulas.
Carolyn Anderman from the One by One organization spoke about her organization's support of fistula prevention and treatment programs. All donations from the evening were given to One by One.
Contact: Maria Fuller and Nancy Samuels