E n g a g e d C o m p a s s i o n — our theme in 2019 —
Looking Ahead to 2019
Save the date – Civic / Regional Gathering – February 18, 2019!
Pomona Reawakening: Celebrating Milestones and Taking It to the Next Level
Milestones: Pomona leadership voted to join the Compassionate Cities movement. The city is establishing an innovative service center for the homeless and has taken a courageous step to protect immigrants. Local groups are providing ex-felons with options. Schools and local groups are creating many enrichment programs for youths.
Getting to the Next Level: How do we build on such milestones while also tackling some large additional challenges? How do we get help from neighboring cities for regional problems? Let’s talk about it. Let’s be inspired, informed, engaged residents of Pomona and the Pomona Valley. Let’s give Pomona’s commitment to compassion lots of traction!
Keynote speakers: Tim Sandoval, Mayor of Pomona, and Azim Khamisa, nationally recognized for his compassionate, restorative response to a major personal tragedy.
Workshop Titles: Converting Homelessness to New Beginnings, Guiding and Empowering Children and Youth, Security and Opportunity for Immigrant Neighbors, Fixing the Justice System: Prevention, Re-entry, and Restoration, Compassionate Leadership, The Power of Spoken Word, Care for our Environment, Finding the Way to Affordable Housing. Also: Music, poetry, much opportunity for interaction. Lunch included.
Who is invited: Residents of Pomona and the Pomona Valley region. People of all ages and circumstances are warmly welcome, including the youth!
Date and Time: Monday, February 18, (Presidents Day), 8:30 – 2:30.
Venue: Temple Beth Israel,3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona
Please note: There will be a modest suggested admission fee, to be announced.
Sponsorships: City of Pomona, Tri-City Mental Health Center, Latino-Latina Roundtable, Center for Human Values, plus organizing sponsors: The Compassionate Cities Project and Progressive Christians Uniting, Inc. (PCU). Contributions and co-sponsorships are invited. Please contact the PCU office for more information: 909-542-9551