Celebrated Civil Rights Figure to Speak to Cal-Nev UM Women on Oct. 23

October 14, 2010

By Connie Hunter
President, CA-NV United Methodist Women

On Saturday, October 23, the Conference United Methodist Women will gather for their Annual Celebration at Los Altos United Methodist Church and are welcoming men, as well as women of all ages. The theme is Faith Hope Love in Action.
Nothing embodies that theme better than the Civil Rights Movement, so we are excited to have Rev. James Lawson as our keynote speaker. Rev. Lawson was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence during the Civil Rights Movement, training college students in non-violent resistance. He continues to train activists in non-violence today and is engaged on many fronts – from immigrants' rights to Palestinian rights, from workers' rights to opposition to the war in Iraq – faithfully working for a world of peace with justice.
In the afternoon a panel will address immigrants' rights, environmental and economic justice, and global security. Panelists will provide not only background information regarding the issue, but also ways in which we can respond.
Marilyn Chan and Katherine Parker, missionaries to Cambodia, will be present also and will provide an update on the Methodist Mission in Cambodia.
Everyone is invited to this event – men and women. We have arranged a special session for Rev. Lawson to meet and converse with college students in attendance following his presentation. To make it easier for them to attend we are offering a "morning only" registration option for students at a reduced cost of $5. 
The current registration deadline is Friday, October 15 – and you are strongly encouraged to communicate with the registrar by the 15th.
For more information and registration information, please visit www.cnumw.org.