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Coming April 15, 2018

Ninth Annual Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction

Select the flowers for details and to make reservations.

 

 


THE MANY FACES OF TRAFFICKING AND WHAT WE CAN DO

 

Presenter: Grace Roebuck, Vassar College

Thursday
February 8, 2018
7:00 pm

A short business meeting before the program
 

*Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
67 S Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie


Grace Roebuck, a sophomore Psychology major from Vassar College will speak on the issue of Human Trafficking.  

About a year ago, Grace co-founded an anti-trafficking organization at Vassar College entitled "The Underground." Starting with a campus wide art initiative, the Red Sand Project, Grace and her team have since gone on to develop many new projects including an anti-trafficking curriculum at a Haitian Secondary School, a theater production on sex slavery, and the return of Red Sand among other things.  

During this presentation Grace will elaborate on the primary causes of human trafficking, as well as its many forms; effect on victims; and susceptible high risk groups.  Further she will discuss new and innovative combatant techniques - as well as interesting organizations, individuals, and businesses working to combat this issue.

More about Grace Roebuck>>

*Directions: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie at 67 South Randolph Ave. can be accessed from Hooker Ave. OR take Route 9 to Sharon Dr. (near Holiday Inn).  At the end of Sharon turn left onto Beechwood then the first right onto Ferris Lane, next an immediate left to S. Randolph.  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie is on the right.

Questions:

Monique Jones, 849-1692
Sandy Lash, 227-4650
 


Recent Events


PROTECTING YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THE PERILS OF ONLINE ACTIVITY

Investigator Thomas Roidl

 

“The Internet has opened up a world of information and opportunity for anyone with a computer and a connection.”

On January 11, cybersecurity expert Investigator Thomas Roidl who has over 19 years of experience in law enforcement shared with us his expertise in the world of hacks, stolen identities, malware, sexual and financial predators and more.  Investigator Roidl brought us vital information about the perils of online activity and Internet Safety for children and adults.

We learned much for ourselves and much to share with our children and grandchildren.  We will all remember two warnings:

"The internet is the world's library sourced by dubious authors"

"If you do not want it on a billboard you don't want it online"

As we use the internet we should all think:

Who is on the other side?

Why do we use the internet?

What is the need verse the want of being online?


 

"FIVE CENT COOKIES"— A Journey to Senegal

 

 Amy Thrasher

"Sometimes Travel to New Places Leads to Great Transformation" (Amy Thrasher)

On December 14, Amy Thrasher, a member of Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, gave a presentation highlighting her month-long assignment in Dakar, Senegal with IBM's Corporate Service Corps (CSC). She explained the project she worked on for IBM, the background of the people living in Sengal, the children, education and life in the country.

Along with her professional expertise, Amy brought a discerning palate and acute cultural curiosity with her to Senegal.  We all enjoyed a taste of the sweet side of Senegalese cuisine.

More information>>

 


BEING MUSLIM IN AMERICA

"THREADING MY PRAYER RUG: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim"

Author and Speaker, Sabeeha Rehman

 

 

On November 9, AAUW was treated to an extraordinary presentation by Sabeeha Rehman.  She told us the story of her marriage (arranged) and her coming to America.  How she raised her two sons and worked to make for them a Muslim community and a life as an American.  Her presentation brought laughter as well as information. Her book is certainly must reading for all who want a better understanding of "being Muslim in America."

 


Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference

On November 4th, the Eleventh Annual Live Your Dream Girls' Conference was held at Dutchess Community College.  About 60 girls from the 6th and 7th grade attended and the day was enjoyed by all.  Pictures and report will be available soon.

For additional information, click on the logo above.


Woman of the Year 2017

Mariel Fiori

Managing Editor of La Voz


On October 29, 2017 at the Beekman Arms, Mariel Fiori was honored as our Woman of the Year.  It was a most interesting event with information shared by our honoree on her passion in working with the Latino community.
 

More information on our honoree>>

 


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