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  • Lent 2018Upcoming Events
        • “And Then They Came for Us”, Pleasanton premiere, May 6, 7 pm, Sanctuary, with Q&A following. Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Screening co-sponsored by Lynnewood UMC Wider Welcome Committee. This event is open to the public.
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          • Partners for Change, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Livermore High School Student Union, 600 Maple St., Livermore. This program makes it possible for struggling families to enjoy dinner (6:00 p.m.) and for heads of household to network and learn about community resources (7:00 p.m.), while their children are in childcare or getting help with homework. Also called “Circles,” this is a program initiated by Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, modeled after a national project that brings families in poverty into personal relationship with “allies” from churches and other community groups. Sign up with Shana at director@pfctv.org to help by being a partner with folks working to move beyond poverty.
          • Monthly Religion Chat, April 11, 5:00 pm, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 3999 Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton. There is ample parking in the adjacent lot. This month’s topic continues with “Your Religion’s Path to Leadership: What are the requirements for becoming a leader? What is the process for choosing your congregation’s leader.” The speakers will be Skylar Cohen, Congregation Beth Emek, and Jim Ghilardi, Catholic Community of Pleasanton, who will tell us about their points-of-view. After the presentations, there will be time for attendees to share in small groups. Doors will open at 4:30 so attendees can have a chance to make new friends and visit. The event is free of charge and open to all. Click for more information about the Interfaith Interconnect Monthly Chats.
          • Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial service and program, April 11, 7:00 pm, Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Ct., Pleasanton. Following the service, the documentary Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent will be shown. It is the story of a very courageous rabbi, the leading rabbi of Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, who came to the United States and became a prominent civil rights activist. He is the rabbi who gave the address at the 1963 March on Washington, immediately preceding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.