"Bridges for Peace" at Al-Amaan Mosque
LWV MEPH members and friends are cordially invited by the members of the Al-Amaan Mosque to their fourth “Bridges for Peace” program:
4:00-6:30PM, Saturday, January 27, 2018
Al-Amaan Center, 5620 Smetana Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Have you ever wanted to hear first-hand from Muslims about the deeply held tenets and daily practice of Islam? While we live in an era of quick sound bites, taking a bit of time to dig deeper can be illuminating.
Please be our guests for an informative talk by Sh Jamel Ben Ameur, plenty of time for questions, the chance to experience congregational prayer, a tour of our worship space, and a meal with friends.
Since the Center is a place of worship, we ask our visitors to kindly observe the following etiquette to ensure the most comfortable experience:
To register: https://www.alamaan.org/bfp
For more information: Safra Ali, Communications Manager, Safra.Ali@alamaan.org
Or Barb Westmoreland, LWVMEPH member, Barb.Westmoreland@yahoo.com
The Al-Amaan Center is located in Opus; take the Hwy 169/Londonderry exit, go west one street over to the light at Smetana and turn right/north; the mosque is on the left/west side, across the street from the very tall blue Cloud 9 building.
Hosted by Al-Amaan Center. https://www.alamaan.org/bfp
Let Your Voice be Heard! How to Reach Out to Your Elected Officials
1:00PM Sunday, January 28, 2018
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie
565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Meet the nonpartisan League of Women Voters to learn how to communicate with your elected officials using the Citizen's Directory of Elected Officials. League volunteers will explain the responsibilities of each office and provide guidance on appropriate topics for contacting your government representatives. Stay after to get one-on-one assistance to look up your elected officials, get help with your Voter Registration and locate the upcoming precinct caucus for your political party. Collaborator: League of Women Voters of Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins.
Not For Sale: Standing Up to Sex Trafficking
-According to the FBI, Minnesota is one of the 13 largest metropolitan regions for teen trafficking.
Join us for an informative workshop in which you will hear from a panel of local organizations and law enforcement agencies about how they are combating sex trafficking.
A Hopkins High School student-driven initiative is sounding the alarm and raising awareness with the event, Not for Sale: Standing Up to Sex Trafficking. Learn ways to spot the signs of trafficking and what to do if you suspect a person is being trafficked. And explore ways to be an ally in the fight against sex trafficking.
Concept by Hopkins High School Junior Jessica Melnik and fellow students. Panel followed by Q&A session. Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Resource fair to follow.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Eisenhower Community Center Theater
1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, MN 55305
Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials
The 2018 update of Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials (2018_citizen_directory.pdf) is now available. This handy tri-fold brochure provides contacts for our local, state and federal public servants. Let your voice be heard! There is also information on voting.
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