People of faith are called by that faith

to speak for all children.

September 30, 2010

REGISTER TODAY

2010 ICM "CALL TO ACTION" 

PRAYER DINNER

"A CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR CHILDREN"

 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Temple

1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta

 

Help us celebrate 10 years of answering the call for Georgia's children.  On this night, we will pray for children; we will create a meaningful dialogue about children; and we will act on behalf of children.

 

This annual event both inspires support and raises funds

for our grassroots movement for children.  Together, we can ensure the well-being of all of Georgia's children.

 

To register and purchase Prayer Dinner tickets, please go to Call to Action Prayer Dinner.

 

Please call 770-498-2141 or write to info@interfaithchildrensmovement.org with any questions.

 

 JUVENILE JUSTICE MATTERS: 

ATTEND THE HEARING ON JUVENILE CODE REFORM TODAY

 

Today, a hearing on The Child Protection and Public Safety Act will focus on Article 7-Delinquency and will take place in Room 450 of the Capitol from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Your attendance demonstrates to our legislature your unyielding commitment to creating a better Georgia for our children.  We urge you to continue in your steadfastness and bring restorative justice to our juvenile justice system.

 

EDUCATION:  DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE SYMPOSIUM SERIES -- "100 STORIES IN 100 DAYS"

   

These forums are sponsored by ACET, ACLU of Georgia, Georgia State Conference NAACP, Gwinnett STOPP, and Interfaith Children's Movement

  

Through a series of five regional forums, a strategic plan for statewide action for the dismantling of the "School To Prison Pipeline" (STPP) will be developed. Information obtained through this symposium from key stakeholders; students, parents, education community, legal community, elected representatives, civic community, and faith community groups will form the foundation of a plan that will improve the educational environment for Georgia's students. 

 

The first forum is being held on October 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at 220 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Complimentary continental breakfast & lunch provided by Big Bethel AME Church. 

 

The weekend of October 9-10, Big Bethel will be celebrating its Children's Sabbath Observance and raising awareness about the conditions under which Georgia's children live. 

 

Register on-line for the October 9 forum by October 2:  http://www.acluga.org/sttpsymposium.html.

 

SCHEDULE:  

October 9th Metro Atlanta (Congressional Districts - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13)

 

October 16th Savannah (Congressional Districts - 1, 12) 

 

October 23rd Macon (Congressional Districts - 2, 8, 12) 

 

October 30th Valdosta (Congressional Districts - 1, 2, 8) 

 

November 6th Dalton (Congressional Districts - 9, 10, 11) 

 

POVERTY:  HOMELESSNESS

AWARENESS WEEK AT KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY 

 

Kennesaw State University will observe Homelessness Awareness Week 2010 October 4 through October 9.  

 

Conference: Making Homelessness Visible Through Education and Engagement  -- Classes, students, homeless service provider staff and volunteers and homeless advocates are invited to attend sessions at no charge. More information here...

 

Visit On-The-Edge to find out about On the Edge and its Georgia premiere, free, at Kennesaw University on October 4. Seven women shed light on poverty, domestic violence and homelessness.

 

Sleep-Out from 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7 through 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9. More information here...

 

These are free events.

 

SPIRITUAL WITNESS FOR CHILDREN

One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.

 

Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers. 

 

ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.

ICM Mission and Goals

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions. 

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.  

 

ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as: 

  • Voices for Georgia's Children, 

  • The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University, 

  • Georgia Appleseed, 

  • JUSTGeorgia, 

  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and 

  • A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).  

These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.  

ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.

STEP UP FOR KIDS!

 

It's time to come out to the third annual Step Up for Kids Day, Monday, October 4, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center (385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive). Click here to register.

 

This non-partisan event is nationally sponsored by Every Child Matters. Voices for Georgia's Children is coordinating our state's event in Atlanta. This year, the Georgia event will focus on the importance of investment in the early years of our children's lives. 

 

As a co-sponsor of Step Up for Kids, ICM is supporting Voices in asking for letters from children to the candidates for Governor telling them how the new Governor can make Georgia work for kids! 

 

Click here to participate in the letter writing campaign. Click here for letterhead.  

 

 If you have any questions about the event or letters to the candidates for Governor, please contact Angela Orkin at aorkin@georgiavoices.org.

 

 

 

INFORMATION, TRAINING & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

_________________________________

 

Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIBTV) 

 

When:  Saturdays, 10/2 and 10/9, 3:00 p.m.

 

Due to high demand, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIBTV) will re-air a special edition of a show that aired in September, which featured a panel of interfaith leaders discussing relations between Muslims and others in America.

_________________________________

 

Atlanta Interfaith Leaders Fellowship Meeting

 

When:  Sunday, 10/3, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  

Where:  Training Room on the Ground Floor of the Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

 

The focus will be on love and marriage. There will be a viewing of the movie Arranged, and a panel consisting of Zaynab Ansari (Muslim), Judy Marx (Jewish), and Rev. John Wolfe (Christian) who will offer commentary and lead the discussion. 

 

There is no charge for attendance. Come with family and friends.

_________________________________

 

Street GRACE - Stop the Candy Shop! -- a CSEC awareness event

 

When:  Thursday, 10/7, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 

Where:  Atlanta Athletic Club

Featuring a special film clip of "The Candy Shop" by Whitestone Motion Pictures


Go to www.streetgrace.org for more information.

_____________________________

  

2010 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

 

When:  Friday, 10/8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Where: Gwinnett Technical College

Busbee Center (Building 700)

5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy NW

Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Keynote address:  Hon. Luis Aguilar Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

For more information, contact Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, at 404.745.2580 or jerry@galeo.org.
_________________________________

 

A Future.Not A Past.'s
"7200 Steps to Stop Demand" 

5k Run/Walk

When:  Saturday, 11/13, 9:00 a.m.

 

Where:  Candler Park in Atlanta, GA

 

Take your steps to raise awareness and stop the demand for prostituted children in Georgia. 

 

Go to 7200 Steps for more information.
_________________________________

 

JOIN ICM and the effort to improve the well-being of Georgia's children. Make a tax-deductible contribution today.

 

Send this publication as a Web link

ICM News

 Doing what we are called to do. 

 Doing what we are able to do.  

 Doing what must be done! 

Email Marketing by