At Women on the Move Network, we honor women whose heroism and visions have brought both change and prosperity to others in every community. This month, along with the People for Peace and Prosperity, we held an event for the Third Annual International Day of Women Celebration. This year, we recognized the Time for Change Foundation and its founder, Kim Carter.
For years, the Time for Change Foundation has very honorably empowered low-income individuals by building leadership through programs and housing to create the thriving communities we see around us. Kim Carter has worked to build this program from the ground up. She was recognized as a Top 10 CNN Hero who helps homeless women and children reclaim their lives to this day, which stands for exactly what International Day of Women encompasses and the values it stands for. On March 3, we celebrated the many steps we have taken as women to ensure that everybody receives an equal chance in life, and Kim Carter has helped to make this possible. [Read more…]
Upland, CA – On Feb. 24th, Upland Baha’i Community hosted an Appreciation Dinner event for their police force. It was an added blessing this year, to be able to honor and serve this body of peacekeepers during the first day of the Baha’i Ayyam-i-Ha celebration.
In her remarks, Soheila Azizi commented that, “we are grateful for the collaboration with our police department and the contribution it makes to our community-building efforts. By helping to foster unity in the community, Chief Johnson exemplifies the type of strong and compassionate leader who enhances trust and respectful interaction within our civic government.” [Read more…]
A large interfaith event concerning the treatment of refugees took place last month in San Bernardino, sponsored by the Ahmadiyyah & LDS faith communities. As it turned out, it was also a very significant one for the Baha’is to spread our views of oneness. It is truly exciting to be included, and provide those in attendance a new hope for humanity – especially considering the many oppressed areas which exist in San Bernardino. [Read more…]