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Quad Cities Interfaith

August 3, 2018
Happy August--

We want to highlight several informational and learning opportunities in this newsletter. We are offering various leadership training opportunities. And invite all current--and future--task force members to gather on August 20th to share about their work, their needs, their aspirations. We hope you can join us.

Quad Cities Interfaith is working to unify the member organizations affiliated with our work of "Creating a More Just Society." Below you can find articles and events of interest to members of our community. Also, please note the schedule of Task Force Meetings. You are welcome to join us at any.

If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910 or email

In this newsletter:
Community Events and Fundraisers
Illinois is behind in the number of comments that we need to fight back against a citizenship question making it into the Census in 2020.  As you know this will greatly impact immigrant communities and a fair count. 
At this very moment and until August 7th, the public has the ability to shape the debate by submitting a public comment to the Department of Commerce. Our national partners at FIRM have created a portal for organizations to submit public comments in opposition to the citizenship question. 
The comments period is open only until August 7.  Please make sure you submit your comment and get others to do so before that time.
Note****The public comment is automatically filled out with the template comment that FIRM created.  When you are submitting a comment, please be sure to scroll down through the comment and add a personal note at the end of the template comment. Adding in the personal message will help ensure that the administration counts the comment as a unique comment.
Task Force Assembly
Mottet Leadership Institute offered in QCA
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan

This is a women’s leadership training program conducted by and for women. It is designed to present ideas and concepts for becoming effective and powerful leaders. It also provides a support network for women. The program is
designed to help women overcome the internal and external obstacles faced on the journey to becoming powerful and effective leaders. For more information, follow this link:
N'tosakeTraining. Or contact QCI 563-322-4910.

A great group of Quad City women are going--join us!!!
State-wide Summit. Only first 130 registrants will be accepted.
National Leadership Training!
Save the date for QCI's Annual Breakfast.
Support QCI--purchase an Ad for our Annual Report!
 First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa has been caring for people affected by the immigration raid. While many household and grocery items are needed, the greatest need right now is funds. Rents are due. Utilities need to be paid. And legal assistance costs money. And for most, it was the breadwinner of the family that has been taken into custody or deported.
Quad City residents can drop donations off at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
3707 Eastern Avenue
Please call the church 563-359-0816 before you drop off items, as staff presence varies slightly from day-to-day.
  • monetary donations
  • cooking oils
  • bottled water
  • drinks
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • laundry soap
  • dish soap
  • paper towels 
  • toilet paper
  • Specific baby formula: Enfamil NeuroPro Infant (0-12 months)
  • diapers
  • sanitary products
For more information: 
Tammy Shull
Iowa WINs (Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors)
A Commission of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant
902 S. Walnut
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 750-0439 Cell
Meeting Schedule: 
Friday, August 10
QCI Office

.QCI Leadership Assembly/Board Meeting
Monday, August 13
6:30 p.m.
Broadway Presbyterian

Farmer's Market Booksale--Benefiting QCI
Saturday, August 11
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Freighthouse Farmer's Market, Davenport

Metrocom NAACP Unit #4019 Meeting
Tuesday, August 16 (always 3rd Thursday of month)
7 p.m.
Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th St.

Friday, August 17
QCI Office
Task Force Assembly
Monday, August 20
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Parish House
516 Fillmore Street, Davenport

Friday, August 24

Mottet Leadership Institute begins
Friday, Sept. 14
Register now.
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan
Gamaliel National Leadership Training III
11/11 – 11/17
Carlinville, IL

For more information, contact 563-322-4910
Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volumes 1 + 2  by Mary Charlotte Aubry Costello are being sold as a fundraiser for Quad Cities Interfaith. You can purchase both volumes--with lovely illustrations and stories of the bridges that span the Mississippi River--at the Davenport Farmers' Market on the following Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

August 11
September 8
September 15
October 13

Copies can also be purchased at the QCI office, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. 

One of our supporters dropped off some audiobooks at Stuff. When these sell, Quad Cities Interfaith will receive 40% of the selling price! Isn't this a marvelous thing? And--assuming you have unwanted/unneeded treasures--you can help our QCI by doing the same. When you drop off your items, tell Stuff that you are donating in honor of QCI #132858

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