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SFIC MONTHLY BREAKFAST
All are welcome! Bring a friend! Thursday, JANUARY 12, 2012
8:00 am-9:30 am St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Heritage Hall
(Franklin & O’Farrell)
(Parking is available across the street, at St. Mary’s Cathedral)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST HOSTS:
Cynthia Chang/Angela Pashayan/Margaret Bacon Schulze
SF Spiritual Enrichment Center/Yoga of Devotion/Pine United Methodist Church
www.SFGlobalheart.com/Yoga of Devotion.org/www.pineumc.org
Pastor Maggi Henderson
Old First Presbyterian Church
Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faiths Act Fellows
Rachel Finn & Nina Pine
More and more in today’s world, religion appears in the media as a source of conflict and divisiveness. While those stories hold true, there is also an untold narrative, that of the majority of religious people, for whom their faith inspires them to work towards social justice in local and global ways. The Faiths Act program of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation works to mobilize people of faith to come together as a way of demonstrating that faith can be a force for good, and this year, the San Francisco Interfaith Council was chosen as one of 15 host sites internationally for the Faiths Act Fellows program.We are providing young adults, of faith and not, with ways to connect in interfaith settings and learn about traditions outside of their own, while taking action in a meaningful way. The Faiths Act program around the globe is focusing on the UN Millenium Development Goal #6 – Diseases, and specifically, malaria – a disease of poverty that affects half the world’s population. Faith communities have a special call to action on this issue.How can we use this humanitarian disaster as an opportunity to transcend faith boundaries? Why is malaria an issue upon which we must all act immediately? How can Bay Area faith communities and young adults become a part of this global movement? Join us on January 12th to find out!
Executive Secretary of the Bay Ward Bishopric The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) mitchmayne.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebrations to be held on Monday, January 16, at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens.
San Francisco, California — December 25, 2011 – The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration entitled, Renewing the Dream, will be held on January 16, 2012, at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens.
A host of activities and programs mark the day, including our annual March/Parade; MLK Dream Address and Program; San Francisco Interfaith Council Interfaith Commemoration; the 2012 Children’s Reading Festival; the new Civil Rights Film Festival; the 2012 MLK Conversation Series; Health Preparedness and Sustainability Festival; special music; free museum admission to the area museums and a host of other inspirational activities. All are free to the public.
In partnership with the San Francisco Interfaith Council, interfaith activities include the 2nd annual interfaith tribute to the Selma-to-Montgomery march and the symbolic crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The tribute will take place during the annual march/parade as it crosses San Francisco’s Lefty O’Doul Bridge and briefly stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park. Also, the 2nd interfaith commemoration ceremony at the Esplanade stage at Yerba Buena Gardens will conclude the march/parade, with spiritual leaders from a host of faith backgrounds providing reflection on the vision of Dr. King. Last, recognition of San Francisco’s first African American school principal, Ms. Leola M. Havard, will take place as part of the celebration programs.
Free and discounted commemorative transit passes on BART, Golden Gate Transit and Ferries and SFMTA are available on a first-come-first-served basis by registering on the Contact page at norcalmlk.com.
Day-long activities feature the Health, Preparedness and Sustainability Festival, led by the American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter, SFEnvironment and the San Francisco Hospital Council, with free services and activities for all ages, including the annual MLK/Red Cross blood drive; the 2012 Inaugural Civil Rights Film Festival, in partnership with California Newsreels; the 2nd annual Children’s Reading Festival in partnership with Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest African American book store.
Log-on to the Events page at norcalmlk.com for a full list of activities and downloadable activity maps, and subscribe to us on Twitter at norcalmlk for the latest updates on activities and the day’s events.
ACTIVITY LIST (scheduled and subject to modification) 2012 MLK March/Parade 11:00am (arrive early) begins at 4th St. & Townsend Ave. (Caltrain Depot)
MLK Dream Address and Special Presentations 12:15pm – 4:00pm, Limited Seatlng, doors open at 11:50am. Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (scheduled)
San Francisco Interfaith Commemoration 11:45am – 12:15pm Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
Health Preparedness and Sustainability Festival 11:00am – 4:30pm The Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2012 Civil Rights Film Festival 11:00am – 4:30pm Various screening rooms (see the Events page at norcalmlk.com for details)
Children’s Reading Festival 11:00am – 4:30pm Children’s Creativity Museum/Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & Gardens
Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora & Children’s Creativity Museum 11:00am – 5:00pm
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