I know it has been a while–all I will say right now is “something is brewing”………
Look for a clue in yesterday’s monthly ONE Wilmington email:)
Spring is a time of waking up and re-energizing!! There are lots of meaningful ways to make that happen in the month of April. I feel like the engagement and the events just keep getting better.
Before I list the April opportunities I want to point out that because of the actions that ONE North Carolina has taken over the last several years to advocate for the world’s poorest our Members of Congress have stepped up and became leaders to support programs such as GAVI, PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Feed the Future. They have heard from you and they have voted to keep these programs funded. You are ALL world changers!!!!! This month we get to send my favorite kind of letter–thank you notes:)
Now pull out your calendar and mark the days you will change the world this month:
April 6: 10:00 am – 11:00 am African Storytelling for all ages at Teacher’s Aid (831 S. Kerr Ave.–Beside Dick’s Sporting Goods). We will all be inspired by the words of Wangari Maathai. For the kids there will be storytelling, tree building, and seed planting. For the adults there will be a reading from Unbowed: A Memoir and then we will create thank you notes to send to our leaders for doing their part to keep programs funded.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm “Post” Girl Rising panel discussion at UNCW Randall Library 2nd floor auditorium. For those who don’t know Wilmignton had a sold out screening to the documentary Girl Rising. We were all moved by the strength, courage, and determination girls have around the world to “rise up! This conversation will focus on collaboration, fundraising, public policy, laws, and social organizations.
April 9: Because of the double Saturday events and the UN Women Walk the end of April, we will not have our monthly PCJ meet-up. The next PCJ meet up will be Tuesday May 14 at the PCJ by Khol’s at 6:30 or 7:00 (I have to come at 6:30, but I think Jocelyn will be there at 7pm)
April 21: The 4th Annual UN Women Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls at Hugh McRae Park Shelter #2 from 1pm – 4pm. Pre-registration has closed, but we welcome ALL who want to show up and walk. If you are unable to make it out I have set up a fundraising page to raise funds for the UN Women Trust Fund where I know programs are working to make the lives of women and girls safe around the world. You can follow this first-giving link to donate:
If any ONE members are available to help at the ONE table at the walk on April 21 that would be ONEderful. Let me know and I will look for you there. We will be writing more thank you notes at the table and there will be an example there to go by.
I hope to see you at any and all of the April events–it is a busy month!
Together as ONE,
P.S.-For anyone interested I am putting together a 4-day Coming Alive workshop for the month of May. It will be held at Teacher’s Aid over 4 Thursdays. I am super excited! Email for more details:)