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  1. May
    6
    Tue

    1. Farmers Market at Latham UMC
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      http://farmersmarketatlathamumc.org/

      The Farmers Market at Latham UMC is open and the farmers are ready to do business every Tuesday, May 6-September 30, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m.

      Come meet our farmers and vendors in person and see, taste, and buy some of the most delicious food you’ll ever taste.

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      8:30 am
      Farmers Market at Latham UMC
  2. May
    22
    Thu

    1. Greene Street Market
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      greene street market

       

      The Greene Street Market at Nativity is downtown Huntsville’s open-air market for fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. It’s where you go to meet farmers with organically-raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly-prepared meals, gourmet popcicles, traditionally-made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. And, it’s where local artisans offer their work. 

       http://www.greenestreetmarket.com/ 

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      4:00 pm
      Greene Street Market
  3. Jul
    24
    Thu

    1. The Art of Living Happiness Course
      8:30 am – 9:30 am
      Hello Friends,
      For just this one time, the Art of Living Foundation is offering the JULY 24-27 (Thur-Sun) Art of Living Happiness course in Huntsville at a very deep discount of only $250! ALL other offerings of the Happiness program will revert back to the regular $395 course fee.
      We invite you to take advantage of this very deep 1-time discount to participate in the Art of Living program, and learn and empower yourself with tools to live a more harmonious stress-free life. More details of this program below. We welcome you to invite your friends & family to also avail of this unique 1-time offer.
      We have limited seats with this discount price and serve as first come first basis till Tuesday 6pm (07/2214).  Please call as at numbers below to make a reservation.
      Discounted prices:-
      For General registration : $250
      For Full time Students :   $150
      For Repeaters : $100
      THE ART OF LIVING HAPPINESS PROGRAM
      DATES: JULY 24-27 (Thur-Sun)
      TIMINGS: weekdays 6-9:30pm, weekend 9am-3pm
      LOCATION: 5003 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35802
      CONTACT: Lakshmi, (256) 658-8028, Dan, 256-658-5753
       
      The Art of Living – Happiness Program 
      When we have more things to do than our energy levels, stress increases. Negative emotions  – anger, regret, sadness, anxiety and fear  – eat up our energy and time putting an unnecessary burden on our efforts.  The Art of Living Happiness Program teaches you practical tools to better handle the stresses of daily life and bring peace, clarity and joy into our lives.

      Key Features of the Course

      • Learn Sudarshan Kriya – immensely powerful, it incorporates specific natural rhythms of breath to release stress and purify the entire system by releasing toxins at the deepest cellular level and bring one to meditation.
      • Stretching and low-impact yoga for health, circulation, and physical well-being.
      • Guided meditation and breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax the body and mind.
      • Skills for handling negative emotions and situations.
      • Practical wisdom for improving focus at work and harmony in relationships.
      • Guided interactive processes … lots of fun.
      Medical Research says it’s a Good Idea: Ongoing research has shown that the rhythmic breathing technique Sudarshan Kriya™, and its accompanying practices (SK&P) can lead to improved physical, mental and emotional health.  More details at www.artoflivingresearch.org
      AOL Huntsville team
      Health, Happiness & Energy 
      Only a breath away! 

      The degree to which stress unduly influences our lives is generally underestimated: Often the mind clings on to anger, guilt, or regret about the past, or is plagued by anxiety and worry about the future. This oscillation of the mind causes tension and stress both for ourselves and for the people around us and leads to reduced effectiveness in action. Breath is the link between body and mind, and thus is the key to handling our mind and negative emotions, and releasing our true potential – at work, at home, and at leisure.

      Practical wisdom for improving the quality of life

      • Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique to eliminate stress
      • Skills for improving relationships at home & work
      • Ancient wisdom revived for better living

      The Art of Living – International Experiences-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOWW2SUGmeA
      Body, Mind and Spirit in a health balance-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6yulE3v7WA
      Sri Sri on CNN Interview-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Sstlp1u7Y
      Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden Speaks on
      The Art of Living-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgDJWf3dbo8
      The Art of Living Introduction:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mOPflalgog

       

      About The Art of Living Organization …

      Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is a not-for-profit, educational, and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 151 countries.

      The organization’s activities are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy of peace: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” To help individuals get rid of stress and experience inner peace, The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programs have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression, and violent tendencies.

      The Art of Living has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution,disaster reliefsustainable rural developmentempowerment of womenprisoner rehabilitationeducation for all, andenvironmental sustainability.

      Sister organizations of The Art of Living are dedicated to realize the vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth (VVMVP), Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir (SSRVM) and Vyakti Vikas Kendra India (VVKI), among others, formulate and implement humanitarian projects of The Art of Living.

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      8:30 am
      The Art of Living Happiness Course
  4. Jul
    28
    Mon

    1. Eid-al-Fitr
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      Eid-al-Fitr: Monday, July 28, 2014; 7:30 AM Takberat and 8:00 AM Salah. Please plan on arriving before 7:30 AM for the Takberat.

      Eid Breakfast: Please join us for Eid breakfast, immediately following the prayer. Please bring a dish to share.

      All Eid programs will take place at the Huntsville Islamic Center, 1645 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816.

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      7:30 am
      Eid-al-Fitr
  5. Aug
    6
    Wed

    1. Citizenship Class
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      From al.com article

      Members and friends of Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville announce a free class for people who are preparing to take the test for American citizenship. The class is offered along with classes for people learning English as a second language.

      The citizenship class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The class, which is on-going for the school year, will go over the basics of how to take the test and help students learn the information required by the test, including explanation of the American government system. The information in the class is delivered over about six weeks. Some students stay for the school year to continue to practice as the class begins again, or to practice conversation.

      The citizenship class Wednesdays at two different times – 9:30 to ll:30 a.m. and also from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class will be held at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church at 1306 Cannstatt Drive behind the Southeast YMCA on Weatherly Road in southeast Huntsville.

      Church members and friends also offer 13 free classes in English as a Second Language for beginning to advanced students as well as classes in pronunciation, idioms, and conversation. Pre-registration is not necessary, but is requested to make sure enough material is on hand.

      Weatherly Heights has hosted free language and citizenship classes in Huntsville since 1996, classes that grew out of the church’s outreach to new immigrants. Many of the 15 volunteer teachers have had wide experience in teaching English as a second language, including university training in the teaching of language.

      The church also offers free transportation to and from southwest Huntsville and a free nursery for young children of students.

      Additional information and registration is available by calling Becky Harchanko, class coordinator, at 256 656-3173.

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      8:00 am
      Citizenship Class
  6. Aug
    13
    Wed

    1. His Needs, Her Needs
      9:00 am – 10:00 am
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      9:00 am
      His Needs, Her Needs
  7. Aug
    19
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville Diversity Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      “Just taking time to sit with someone is how we make connections and find commonalities.”

       

      The objective of One Huntsville is to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed via a good program.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at Huntsville Madison County Public Library

      915 Monroe Street, 35801

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  - Dinner and informal table discussion

      Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience.  Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.

      Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at ims@knology.net or call (256) 536-2401)

      5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life

      6:00 – Program and Dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for August 19th:

      Presentation by local Baha’i youth leaders on “Spirituality, Peace-building, and Action”.

      New location: Main auditorium at Huntsville Main Library

      Program for July 15th:

      Urban Farming
      Addressing food security, energy, and sustainable community.

      New location: Main auditorium at Huntsville Main Library

      Program for June 17th:

      When Compassion Meets Passion: The Programs of JustFaith

      The program will be presented by graduates of the renowned JustFaith initiative who have seen its impact and value – coming to know how it “forms, informs and transforms people of faith by offering programs and resources that sustain them in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful world.”  If you have wondered about what JustFaith is, or if you’ve never heard of JustFaith, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different programs… and hopefully choose to participate in one of the courses being offered in the near future.

       

      All faith communities who are looking for small group programs for their members should send representatives to this meeting to learn of  the many programs within the JustFaith curriculum.

      New location: Main Auditorium Huntsville Main Library

      Program for May 20th:

      Nexus Energy/Smart Energy Council: Correlation Between Utility and Poverty

      Our next One Huntsville program on May 20 features Leaders from Nexus Energy and the new Smart Energy Council, collaborative stakeholders of community and faith-based organizations.

      The SE Council is addressing the gaps in the underserved and their utility bills, including the statistics and getting the community together with one voice to discuss the correlation between utility and poverty. Ways for citizens and organization to join the cause will be laid out, as will the plan for full community engagement.

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville Diversity Dinner
  8. Sep
    16
    Tue

    1. One Huntsville Diversity Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      “Just taking time to sit with someone is how we make connections and find commonalities.”

       

      The objective of One Huntsville is to provide an opportunity to meet across religious, racial and cultural segments, exchange information and become informed via a good program.

      We meet the third Tuesday of each month at Huntsville Madison County Public Library

      915 Monroe Street, 35801

      5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  - Dinner and informal table discussion

      Informal table discussions as we eat together is an important aspect of our One Huntsville experience.  Please take the extra time to bring (or order) your meal, drink or snack so we can eat together.

      Bring your own meal or order a boxed turkey sandwich dinner for $6.00 by noon the day of the meeting at ims@knology.net or call (256) 536-2401)

      5:45 – “Unity in our Community” – Fresh updates on Community Life

      6:00 – Program and Dialogue

      Can’t come for the full time? Come anytime between 5:00-7:00

      Program for August 19th:

      Presentation by local Baha’i youth leaders on “Spirituality, Peace-building, and Action”.

      New location: Main auditorium at Huntsville Main Library

      Program for July 15th:

      Urban Farming
      Addressing food security, energy, and sustainable community.

      New location: Main auditorium at Huntsville Main Library

      Program for June 17th:

      When Compassion Meets Passion: The Programs of JustFaith

      The program will be presented by graduates of the renowned JustFaith initiative who have seen its impact and value – coming to know how it “forms, informs and transforms people of faith by offering programs and resources that sustain them in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful world.”  If you have wondered about what JustFaith is, or if you’ve never heard of JustFaith, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different programs… and hopefully choose to participate in one of the courses being offered in the near future.

       

      All faith communities who are looking for small group programs for their members should send representatives to this meeting to learn of  the many programs within the JustFaith curriculum.

      New location: Main Auditorium Huntsville Main Library

      Program for May 20th:

      Nexus Energy/Smart Energy Council: Correlation Between Utility and Poverty

      Our next One Huntsville program on May 20 features Leaders from Nexus Energy and the new Smart Energy Council, collaborative stakeholders of community and faith-based organizations.

      The SE Council is addressing the gaps in the underserved and their utility bills, including the statistics and getting the community together with one voice to discuss the correlation between utility and poverty. Ways for citizens and organization to join the cause will be laid out, as will the plan for full community engagement.

      Program for April 15th:

      Facing the End of Life: Transformation and Empowerment Beyond Cultural Barriers

      Our presenter is Monica Williams-Murphy, MD who will touch on present American cultural barriers to the open discussion of death and dying – and highlight the role of spiritual leaders in guiding those who are facing the end of life.  She is a board-certified Huntsville Hospital emergency physician who is also an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Dr. Murphy also serves as a Medical Expert for ThirdAge.com, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site, and is Guest Faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of both her local not-for-profit Hospice at home, Hospice Family Care and The Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara. Her book, “It’s OK to Die” and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing.

      Program for March 18th:

      Huntsville’s Mayor Presents:

      “ONE CITY – ONE VISION:  THEN, NOW, TOMORROW”

      Mayor Tommy Battle launched his “One City – One Vision” Campaign upon his election on 2008.  When he was overwhelming re-elected in 2012 the voters affirmed him and his ability to “walk the talk” on this and his many other unity-building initiatives,  Come to listen to our Mayor speak to this Campaign, including future plans – and to express his  gratitude  for the efforts of One Huntsville, the Inclusiveness Community initiative, and many others who are making the Campaign work!

      See the great al.com article on this event!

      Program for February 18th:

      Presenter:

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja

      “Huntsville Evolving:  Creating Conditions Conducive for Harmony”

      Learn of the model Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in Western India that will be coming to our nation, starting in Huntsville!  This collective teaching and learning center engages in state-of-the-art knowledge in the prevailing practices and consequences of agriculture, business, education, medicine, media, and technology.  The goal is to devise and develop local conducive conditions for good conduct,sustainable development and fair governance that by design promote peace and harmony.

      The IGH Director, Dr. Laj Utreja, will share the model and its potential for Huntsville in its continued move forward as city of excellence.   Dr. Utreja, having contributed to a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs, recently contributed to Oxford Round Table where he presented “Creating Harmonious Civilization – A New Paradigm in Education.”   He has for years been active with Interfaith Mission Service, serving as a leader with 2009 Interfaith Summit and in continuing Interfaith Dialogue programs and Global Education panels.

      Program for December 17th:

      Presenter: Naaman Goode, President of the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Association

      Making Good Neighbors Across Our City:The future of neighborhood associational life for civic vitality and unity

      Come and learn about the remarkable progress being made by the Huntsville Council of Neighborhood Associations.  Also discover what is happening in cites around the country who look to neighborhood associational alliances to strengthen quality of life and further civic vitality and unity

      Program for October 15th:

      George Marchinkowski, Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa

      “It seemed good to the Spirit and to us”

      Developing a new model for discernment and consensus forming for meeting spiritual and societal challenge.  Across the world, spiritual and humanitarian communities are searching for new ways to discern the path to authentic unity. Join us as we look to cutting-edge research that explores four decision-making events form history and sacred scripture that lift several common elements, suggesting a model for wise and compassionate decision-making.

      Dr. Marchinkowsli’s collected research considers the parliamentary method and a new consensus decision-making system designed by religious councils across the world for meeting the crises of our times.

      Program for September 17th:

      “An Overview of Current Issues in Education Reform and Resources for an Informed Opinion”

      Our presenter is Robert Ferrell, a One Huntsville advocate, a state representative for the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a former board member, and a scholar on teacher quality.  He will share his fascination with education reform as it relates to spiritual intelligence, leadership, psychology, and interfaith dialogue.

       

      Program for August 20th:

      Inclusivity and the Arts:  A Story of Collaboration from Create Huntsville

      Create Huntsville has laid the groundwork for The Arts Council’s current program expansion.  Leaders are excited to now have new community data to share about engagement in the arts across the community.  Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken will share this with the excitement that comes with passionately believing in the power of the arts to bring people together.  She will focus on the collaborative nature of the arts and the current activity in the arts community that relates back to our shared interest in community, education, and quality of life for all.

       

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for July 16th:

      Day Break in Alabama Series

      Joining Others NOW in Bringing About Breakthroughs for Social Justice

      Constitution Reform … Death Penalty … Education … Food Security … Health Care … Human Trafficking … Immigration …  Predatory Lending … Tax Reform …  what is going on and what can be done? We see arising across our state serious and balanced attempts to address difficult issues in a way that engages individuals, organizations and congregations in ethical and deliberate decision making. Daybreak in Alabama is a pioneer in this movement in its work to develop study guides, videos, creative teams, and “places and spaces” for citizen and congregation participation. We have the opportunity to learn of their cutting edge work. Come and learn from area leaders how the creative and sustained work of Interfaith Mission Service and partners across the community and state is resulting in successful ways to tackle the public issues of our times with discernment and relevant information.  Experience the tools for democracy and moral discernment that are working – and can work for any individual or community who wants to do something towards building a better Alabama.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

      Program for June 18th:

      CORNERSTONE: A Fresh Vision for Genuine Collaboration:

      A Community-engaged Framework Addressing Relational Poverty and our Under-Resourced Communities

      Our program will be presented by The CornerStone Initiativean emerging faith-based, community development organization committed to providing comprehensive solutions to poverty.   They will share:

      • Their vision for holistic community development
      • Their picture for future city-based “Centers for Excellence” – strategically-located, easily assessable “one-stop shop” resource centers
      • Their approach:  To assess, develop, and partner with local community and faith-based organizations who can come alongside families in asset-strapped communities
      • Their progress in developing a community “hub” for the coordination and dissemination of information and services for under-resourced communities
      • Their desired result:  A continuum of care that moves people from crisis to self-sustainability, “lifting all boats” for a safer, healthier, and more vibrant life!

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

       

      Program from May 21st:

      Inspiring Inner Global Leaders in All of Us

      Building and Expanding Cross-Cultural Work in The World We Call the South 

      One Huntsville welcomes Deborah Levine, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the renowned American Diversity Report (launched in 2006) through which she provides leadership designed to develop and implement training for diverse teams locally and globally.  Based in Chattanooga, her fields of expertise and regular practice include cross-cultural understanding, diversity training, urban planning, and creating community organizations and initiatives. An award-winning author, her writing spans decades of published articles. She is also listed among the 2013 Champions of Diversity by DiversityBusiness.com.

      Committed to developing the new Cross Cultural School of the South, she trains “New Southerners” to acculturate to the culture of the US Southeast while going global.  She joins us with a special interest in sharing as a pioneer in the field of Global Leadership training.  Her book “Inspire Your Inner Global Leader” was field tested in Youth Global Leadership Classes co-taught with Volkswagen executives and is now available for use and application.

      Ms. Levine is a product of Harvard and New York University (NYU – BS, Cultural Anthropology), University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, Urban Planning & Policy/Arts & Culture) and Spertus Institute (MA, Jewish Studies).  She has received research fellowships from UCLA and the American Jewish Archives.

      Click here to watch the great video from this One Huntsville event!

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      5:00 pm
      One Huntsville Diversity Dinner
  9. Sep
    20
    Sat

    1. 2014 Day of Service and Unity on the International Day of Peace
      7:00 am – 12:00 pm

      This special event coordinates the efforts of the faith community, encouraging all different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to work together on projects that benefit deserving agencies in our community.

      Men, women, boys and girls will work at various organizations in the Huntsville/Madison County area on the Day of Service and Unity (DSU) sprucing up, painting, pulling weeds, cutting grass and whatever the participating organizations are in need of. Projects vary in terms of skills and exertion; however there will be something for everyone to do regardless of age.

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      7:00 am
      2014 Day of Service and Unity on the International Day of Peace
  10. Sep
    27
    Sat

    1. 5th Anniversary International Festival
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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      10:00 am
      5th Anniversary International Festival