Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 16: Memorial Service for Patricia Madsen

Patricia Madsen

Patricia Madsen

We are sorry to inform you that a past District UMW president, Patricia Madsen, passed away October 21, 2019.

Patricia was a devoted and active lifelong United Methodist Woman.  She had great enthusiasm and ideas for her local unit at Willow Glen UMC, as well as for our District UMW.  Those who attended the District UMW Spiritual Retreat at Mission Springs will remember her leading the “Wake Up Warm Up” morning exercise sessions.

See her obituary here.

The memorial service for Patricia will be November 16, 2019, at 2 pm, at Willow Glen United Methodist Church.

Willow Glen UMC
1420 Newport Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

By Nov. 15: Apply for funding to support your campaign to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline!

School to Prison Poster

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Reminder: The application deadline is November 15, 2019. 

The Office of Racial Justice invites United Methodist Women members and groups to apply for funding to help support local organizing campaigns to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. United Methodist Women members are eligible to apply for work happening at any level of the organization, including circle, unit, district, conference and jurisdiction. United Methodist Women may also apply for funding to support work that is happening collaboratively, in coalition/partnership with other local organizations or groups, so long as such work involves substantial participation from local United Methodist Women. See below for details.

Goal of Funding Support
Advance United Methodist Women’s efforts to organize to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by providing small-scale funding support to enable deepening of existing campaigns and/or development of new campaigns. Continue reading

Stand with Farm Workers Living Wage Action Alert

#MeToo has made us aware of sexual harassment in workplaces but harassment against low-wage women workers, including farm worker women, has not been highlighted. Now, farm worker women are silent no longer!  Advocate for the BE HEARD bill in Congress and send letters to your legislators  aclu.org/blog/womens-rights/womens-rights-workplace/be-heard-act-will-overhaul-workplace-harassment-laws

Read more to discover how you can help amplify their voices.

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