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May 27, 2015

Dear friends,

"Unaccompanied Child Migrants From Central America:
Where Are They Now?"

This was the title of the Diane Rehm show – yesterday! (click here to listen) and the short answer to the question is: they are here.

You've read and heard about this tragic situation and know that many children fleeing violence now live in our county and learn in our schools - - now we can help.

Sunday, May 31st 6:30 pm
Come to a private showing of
Virginia Woolf's A Bridge Apart

Three-time Emmy Award winner Virginia "Ginger" Wolf, takes pride in having a significant amount of her work be a means of raising awareness on issues that have social or humanitarian value. Her newest documentary, A Bridge Apart, looks at the epic migration of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States from the point of view of the migrants themselves. It opens with a large yellow train approaching a small town in southern Mexico: there are no seats on this train, so migrants ride on top of the boxcars, tying themselves down so as not to fall under the wheels. The narco-traffickers and gangs have come to realize that demanding ransom or sexual slavery (in New York and DC) can be just as lucrative as smuggling drugs.

We are excited to have Ginger with us that evening. Join her, some County and MCPS staff and officials and MoverMoms to learn what is being done, and what we can do, to help these recent emigrants.

Host: MoverMom Jenny Freeman - Potomac

Please rsvp to info@MoverMoms.com to receive exact address.

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Donate to Silent Auction We are collecting new & almost new items to share with new Moms in need

If you would like to donate new baby essentials such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles or perhaps share some of your no-longer needed items that are still in great condition clothing, carriers, high chairs, strollers, or any other baby items you may have.

Please send an email to info@MoverMoms.com. All items collected will be shared first to a new Mom in Rockville who gave birth on May 13th, and extra items collected will be saved in a "Baby Closet" to be shared with other new Moms as needs arise.



Guest Speakers
Sareana Kimia
one of the most inspiring 16 years olds you'll meet. Sareana is a student, activist, community organizer, optimist -- and for a while, she was also homeless.
Asma Hanif
is a nurse, community health activist, domestic violence advocate, and professor, who has dedicated her life to serving marginalized communities.
May Rihani
is a pioneer in the field of girls' education and women's rights, having worked in this field in over 40 countries; she's also a passionate proponent of the idea of "cultures without borders".

Executive Director of MoverMoms, Debra Lang, speaks about MoverMoms volunteering to make and serve family dinner to residents of The Children's Inn at NIH in a piece by a couple of students of Fairfax County Public Schools for the White House video contest. Their video received an honorable mention and will soon be featured on www.WhiteHouse.gov/FilmFestival.
SSL Approved

MoverMoms is now pre-approved
to award Student Service Learning hours for Montgomery County
Public School students!

Service-learning is a teaching method
that combines meaningful service
to the community with curriculum-based learning.
SSL is a Maryland state graduation requirement.
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May 7, 2014

Speakers Fulfill 'Inspiration Day'
by Susan Belford

Three speakers shared their stories of challenges, life experiences and personal successes at the MoverMoms' third annual "Inspiration Day." The April 27 event, held at the River Falls Clubhouse was attended by about 60 women who are a combination of MoverMoms' participants along with family and friends...Read More»


 

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