Happy post-Labor Day! Below you will find information on various community social justice events. QCI will be holding a Monarch Butterfly Release and Immigration Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd at VanderVeer Park in Davenport. We invite you to join us in this unique event. Details can be found below.
We also are offering individuals the chance to release a tagged monarch to symbolically represent loved ones, hopes, dreams, experiences. Butterflies will be released September 1st through mid-to-late October and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Order forms can be found below. Did you know that monarch butterfly migration is related to Mexico's celebration of Day of the Dead? Find out more.
Finally, we want to invite you to our Task Force Assembly on Monday, September 17th. All current--and future--task force members and interested community members are invited. We hope you can join us.
QCI still has openings in several leadership training programs, including: The Mottet Institute; National Leadership Institute. Strong leaders make strong communities and strong communities need strong leaders. Funding is available to those who are interested, but might not have the financial resources.
Quad Cities Interfaith is working to unify the member organizations affiliated with our work of "Creating a More Just Society."
If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910 or email email@example.com.
The Iowa Justice Action Network Fall Conference addresses the need to create new narrative about criminal justice, one that focuses on restoring wholeness to the individual, the family and the community. The keynote speaker will be Jeanne Bishop, author of "Change of Heart:Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with my Sister's Killer" There will be panels on services to persons returning from prison, reconciliation, services to families of those incarcerated and the role of higher education in restoring those who have served in prison.
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.
Are you fall cleaning??? Would you like an easy way to support Quad Cities Interfaith??? Now is a great time to donate your excess goods to Stuff. When you drop off your donations, be sure to tell them you are doing this in honor of QCI #132858