HOUSE NEWS: Modern Day Slavery Museum, Roundtable on Suicide, Upcoming Kairos Retreat

CIW friends during their last visit

For more information on what’s happening at the Green House, please click here.

We have a full schedule this week! Highlights include the a visit from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and our monthly Roundtable. It’s also time to register for Kairos, a day of reflection for students and young adults which will be held here at the house on April 2.

THE CIW’S FLORIDA MODERN DAY SLAVERY MUSEUM is coming through town on March 17th and 18th. It’s housed in a cargo truck outfitted as a replica of trucks used in recent slavery operations, accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida. Focusing on the phenomenon of modern-day slavery – its roots, the reasons it persists, and its solutions. The exhibits were developed in consultation with workers who have escaped from forced labor operations as well as leading academic authorities on slavery and labor history in Florida. Some of the CIW members accompanying the museum will be staying at the house. We’re not sure what their commitments are for meals at this point, but we’re hoping to be able to share some with them. Let us know if you’re interested in helping out here – or eating with us.

The museum is free and will be on exhibit at the Plaza of the Americas (UF campus) from 0am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 17 and from 9am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, march 18.

The museum will also be at First Assembly of God (2025 NW 39th Ave) rom 5:30pm to 9pm on Wednesday the 17th, and at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Avenue) from 5:30pm to 9pm on Thursday the 18th.

ROUND TABLE: Thursday, 6-7:30 – “SUICIDE: Dispelling the Myths and Activating Compassion”, – see this week for more info.

REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING KAIROS RETREAT, April 3 9:30 – 4:30 pm at the Green House. For more info, click here.

WAYS TO HELP THIS WEEK:

  • Help prepare, serve, and/or clean up at the Cafe (Wed), Breakfast Brigade (Fri) or Coffee Houses (Tues and Thurs) – see “this week” for schedule.
  • Bake a healthy casserole or quiche (or homemade pastry) for the coffee houses or fresh bread for the cafe.
  • Donate fair trade coffee or lightweight blankets.

Thank you for all of your support!

Kelli and John

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