Shining Out Light: Building Our Leadership and Future Together, for Press conference by KCCD

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지난 4월 7일 한인 기독교 커뮤니티 개발협회 (KCCD)는 백악관의 초청으로 “Shining Out Light: Building Our Leadership and Future Together 라는 제목으로 아시아 태평양계의 기독교 지도자들이 백악관에서 열리는 서밋 (오는 5월 18일부터 20일까지 백악관 주최로 열림) 을 위한 기자회견을 연방 하원의원 빌딩에서 가졌다.

이번 백악관 초청 서밋에서는 아시안 태평양계의 기독교인들이 서로 합심하여 협력관계를 형성하고 서로 지원하며 도우며 함께 나가자는 뜻으로 다양한 네트웍을 통해 아시안 태평양계의 지도자를 양성하고, 더 나아가 정부, 기업, 단체를 통한 펀드를 얻을 수 있는 기회를 갖게 될 것이며, 이는 아시안 태평양계(AAPI)의 주류사회에서의 역할의 증대를 도모하는 데 크게 기여하게 될 것이라고 한다.

증인(Witness), 파트너쉽(Partnership), 지원(Advocacy) 이라는  타이틀로 열리는 이번 컨퍼런스에는 백악관 브리핑, 총회, 워크샵, 전국 아시아 태평양계인들의 기도 조찬, 시상식, 의회방문 등으로 구성되어 있다고 한다.

이번 기자회견에는 임혜빈 KCCD 회장의 진행에 따라, 크리스탈 카이 (Executive Director, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus), Mark Keam (D-VA, Delegate of 35th district) 이 참석하였다.

이번 컨퍼런스에 관심있는 한인들은 직접 아래 링크를 참조하면 더 자세한 사항을 알 수 있다.

www.aapifaithalliance.org

오는 백악관 초청 서밋의 행사 장소및 일시는 다음과 같다.

5월 18 – 5월 20일

 Hilton Garden Inn (1225 First Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002)

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주미 워싱턴 영사관 한인회와 공동주최 민원 안내

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( 강도호 총영사)
4월 8일 오후 2시부터 4시 30분까지 애난데일에 위치한 한미 과학 협력센터에서 열릴 예정이다.
주미 워싱턴 영사관과 지역 한인회가 공동 주최하여 한인들의 최대 관심사인 법률, 세무, 교육, 이민관련 상담회, 이민 관련 각종 상담을  개최한다고 밝혔다.
상담내용은 병역및 국적법안내를 비롯하여, 생활법률, 국내 재산의 상속 증여 양도시 세금문제 상담, 국내 교육제도와 국내 대학 대학원 장학생 모집 등 동포 자녀를 대상으로 광범위하게 상담이 이루어질 전망이다.
모국 연수, 국내 유학정보 및 정부 초청 영어 봉사 장학생 (Talk) 프로그램에 관심있는 동포들은
참석하여 필요한 정보와 그에 따른 제반 사항등에 대한 상담을 받을 수 있다.
장소와 시간은 다음과 같다.
  • ᄋ  일시 : 2015.4.8(수), 14:00-16:30
  • ᄋ  장소 : 한미과학협력센터(Tel :703-893-9772)(1952 Gallows Rd. Vienna VA 22182, 3층 Conference Room)
  • 문 의: 박승언 영사(202-939-5659)

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A father and his 7 kids found dead in Prince Anne, Maryland

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지난 3월 6일 메릴랜드의 프린스 앤 카운티에 거주하고 있는 Rodney Todd Sr.(36) 와 그의 아이들 ( 6살부터 16살 까지)이 그의 집에서 죽은 채로 발견되었다고 NBC 뉴스는 전했다.

AP 뉴스와의 인터뷰에서 그의 어머니와 양부의 증언에 의하면 ” 아들은 나에게 친구 였고, 좋은 아버지였다.” 라고 말하며, 지난 몇 달동안 전기요금이 체납되자 전기회사에서 전기를 끊자, 토드씨는 아이들을 따뜻하게 지켜주기 위해서 제네레이터를 구입한 것으로 알려져서 많은 이들에게 안타까움을 더하고 있다.

경찰은 일산화탄소에 의한 중독사로 일단 판명지었으나 추후 사체 검안을 통해 더 자세하게 그들의 죽음을 밝힐 예정이라고 밝혔다.

토드 씨는 지난 3년전부터 아이들 7명을 혼자서 양육하고 있었다.

 

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Women can change the world to live better

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지난 3월 24일 사우스 카운티 하이스쿨에서 버지니아 주의 민주당 주관으로 여성의 달을 맞아 여성의 사회적 역활과 진출에 대한 토론회가 열렸다.

모든 참석자들은 하나같이 여성은 남성과 동등하게 사회에서 대우 받아야 하며, 그 첫번째의 시작은 급여가 하나의 예가 될 수 있다고 말하며 똑같은 일을 하고 남성에 비해 여성이 더 적게 받는 경우는 사라져야 한다고 말했다.  최저 임금의 상승이 절실하게 요구되며, 메디케이드의 확장으로 인해 몸이 아파도 병원에 갈 수 없는 가난한 사람들에게 길을 열어 주어야 하지 않겠냐고 말했다. 그러면서 이러한 것들은 모두 다 가장 평범하게 삶을 이어나가는데 절대적으로 필요한 것이며, 또한 이러한 요구를 당당하게 주장할 수 있는 사회적인 여성의 위치의 신장과 함께 정부에도 더 많은 여성들이 진출하여 여성의 문제를 바로 보고 해결해 나갈 수 있게 해야 한다고 입을 모았다.

지금까지 걸어온 길에 참석자들의 삶에 막대한 영향을 미쳤던 그들의 어머니, 어머니의 어머니가 있었다. 여성의 권리 신장을 위한 길에 이미 그들의 어머니의 선구자적인 행보가 있었음을 알 수 있었다.

이 자리에는 Jennifer Boysko(Democratic candidate for Virginia House of Delegates 86th district, Served as aide to Dranesville Supervisor John Foust. Governor  McAuliffe appointed her as a Citizen Member of the Virginia Real Estate Board.),

Kristin Cabral( Attorney, member of the National Advisory Board of the Progressive Democrats of America, The Board of Governors of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, and the Board of Tenants and Workers United),

Virginia R. Diamond (General Counsel of the Virginia AFL-CIO; Legislative Counsel for the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters(VPFF) and is Chair of FCDC Labor Committee. Ginny served for three terms as Commisioner of the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission, including six years as Chairperson. Ginny litigates wage and hour cases on behalf of low income workers. A organizer of International Ladies Garment Workers Union in southwest Virginia.),

Cianti Stewart- Reid (Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC, with her International Law background, Law related with Women’s political activism and became the first statewide director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia.)

Catherine Read (President of Creative Read),is a social media consultant working with individual professionals, businesses, non-profits, associations and political candidates. She launched Creative Read, Inc. in 2007. It is a solo consultancy initially designed to help professionals leverage “online marketing” to grow their business. Catherine expaned from Individual professionals to small businesses to include larger companies, associations, non-profits, political organizations and candidates.)

Donna Miller Rostant (Trial lawyer, partner and co-founder of Jones & Rostant, P.C. Fairfax VA; Chair of FCDC Election Law and Voter Protection, a former nursing school professor, clinical education and quality assurance coordinator at various institutions including Villa Maria College, the University of Southern Miami/Jackson Women’s Hospital.   A lot to mention of her careers as a nurse, and as a trial lawyer, she have worked for women’s equality in work place and society where we are.

Various discussion about the women’s social status and how to take care of issues related with women’s needs.  Such as, child care system to be regulated by the law and staffs of the childcare personnel to be licenced and educated in ethical based.

Virginia stated that women should be recognized by the law that  women get equal pay, scholarship, childcare, reproductive rights. She said, women need step up for these rights to get for us and working together with men as companies rather than competetors in the work places.

Kristine urged strongly about raised minimum wage, healthcare system to be equalized no matter what the gender is , family care, everything about women that it should be balanced out for competing other political parties.

Jennifer agreed about the raised minimum wage and maidcaid expansion to be worked in VA for women who can’t afford to pay for their health care coverage as well.

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California drought, Governor Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions, Water is the most valuable money ever

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4월 2일 2015년, 캘리포니아 주지사인 제리 브라운은 지난 2013년  긴급사태를 발효한데 이어 2년뒤인 바로 오늘 절수 방안을 행정명령을 발했다

브라운 주지사는 일반 가정부터, 비즈네스, 농장을 비롯한 시를 비롯 타운들도 모두 25%의 절수를 강행하라고 행정 명령으로 하달했다.

브라운 주지사는,”여러분의 잔디에 물을 주며 행복감을 느꼈던 날들은 이제 과거의 일이 되었다. 시에라 네바다의 산맥의 5피트가 넘는 눈은 이제 갈색으로 변한 잔디만을 보여준 지 오래 되었다. 역사적으로 유례없는 가뭄은 이런 예상치 못한 행정 명령을 내릴 수 밖에 없게 만들었다.”

그럼에도 불구하고 농 산업용수는 이번 제한에서 제외 되었다. 캘리포니아의 농업용수의 사용량은 물 사용량의 80%를 차지하고 있어서 여전히 문제의 소지가 있다는 비판이 있다.

브라운 주지사의 행정명령은,

대학 캠퍼스, 골프코스, 공원묘지와 대형 조경사업체의 용수의 제한을 25% 감수해야 한다.

50 million square feet의 잔디를 가뭄에 잘 견디는 조경으로 대체하며,

절수 할 수 있는 새로운 모델로 바꿀 수 있게 임시적으로 사용하던 것을 가지고 오면 바꾸어 주면서 새로운 모델의 가격을 조정해 줄 수 있게 하며,

새로운 주택 건설 현장에서 사용되는 운반가능한 물탱크의 사용을 금지하며, 만약 이러한 시스템이 효과적으로 절수 할 수 있는 시스템을 사용한 경우는 제외된다.

도로 중앙에 있는 장식용 잔디밭의 물 사용을 금지한다.

농업용수를 사용자는 주 정부에 정확한 사용처에 대한 정보를 제공해야 하며, 만약에 다른 용도로 사용될 경우, 강제적인 법적조치를 시행하게 된다.

캘리포니아는 이러한 극심한 가뭄상태를 극복하기 위해서 적어도 11 trillion gallons 의 물이 당장의 긴박한 상황을 어느정도 해결 할 수 있다고 밝혔다.

캘리포니아의 가뭄은 미국 전반에 걸쳐 심각한 식량위기를 불러 올 수 있는 아주 중요한 주이기도 하다. 미국 식량의 25%를 캘리포니아에서 생산해낸다. 최근 가뭄으로 인해 지난해 보다 알몬드의 가격이 70% 상승했다.

주요 곡물과 채소,과일등이 캘리포니아에서 생산된다는 점을 감안할 때, 캘리포니아의 가뭄은 그 주에 국한된 것이 아닌 미국 전 50개의 삶과 직접적인 관련이 있는 것이다. 그리고 미국 세금의 45%가 캘리포니아에서 부담한다고 보았을 때 캘리포니아의 이번 가뭄은 미국의 경제에 크나큰 타격을 줄 수 있다고 전문가들은 입을 모으고 있다.

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Fairfax County Park Authority, upcoming events for spring of 2015

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페어펙스 공원 관리국의 새 봄 맞이 행사가 페어펙스 주민들을 불러 모으고 있다.

골프 토너먼트( 장애인 부부또는 둘 중의 한 사람이라도 장애인인 경우) 를 하고, 남북 전쟁을 통해 버지니아의 역사를 배우는 시간, 5월 첫째주에 열리는 파머스 장터,  페어펙스 카운티 축제, 버크 레이크에서 열리는 마라톤 대회 등, 다양한 즐길거리를 찾아 볼 수 있다.

 

 

Combo Classic Golf Tournament Seeks Players, Sponsors

 

Playing golf is a pastime enjoyed by countless individuals seeking the pleasures of the game as well as a pastoral setting in which to spend a morning or afternoon.  Players often take these opportunities for granted, unless they are tested by a disability and find that playing golf can be challenging. The 2015 Combo Classic is for paired golfers where one or both have a disability and sets a new standard for competition, amenities and fun. This tournament, started in 1990, is a Fairfax County Park Authority tradition.

 

The 2015 Combo Classic will be held on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton, VA. Twin Lakes Golf Course offers golfers the opportunity of a full day of golf with two 18-hole courses. The Oaks’ par 71 and 6,715 yards challenge all golfers with multiple tees to ensure a fair test for all playing abilities. Every hole except one is tree-lined on both sides of the fairway, making accuracy the primary goal off the tee. The Lakes course features a par 72 and 6,695 yard experience that requires more distance off the tee, but is much more forgiving than the Oaks Course.

 

The tournament is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority with the support of the Fairfax County Park Foundation and is generously sustained by Harrison Glasgow, Bruce & Jackie McLeod, Sandy Spring Bank, Roberta Longworth, Webclearly, LLC, John Osborn, Maggiano’s, Giant Food, and the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.  Partners include The Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA), Visit Fairfax and Office for Private Public Partnerships. Proceeds from this tournament support the Fairfax County Park Authority Adapted Golf Instructional Program.

 

The tournament organizers are now accepting applications for paired golfers where one or both have a disability as well as volunteers.  For more information about this tournament please contact Al Karman at 703-631-9099, ext. 203 or via email at [email protected].

 

Civil War Lecture Series at Sully Commemorates Sesquicentennial

 

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War draws to a close, Sully Historic Site presents an evening lecture series this spring. This Civil War commemorative program is sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom Fitzhugh Hanes, one of the original founders.  Each evening, historians present a look at different aspects of the final year of the war.

 

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Charles Teague will give insights into President Abraham Lincoln’s last days in April 1865.  In “The Final Fourteen Days of Father Abraham” he seeks to see what Lincoln saw, who he met with, how he felt, and what his demeanor was during those two tumultuous weeks. Hear some fascinating experiences, some of which are little known.  Teague is a ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, author, speaker and long-time researcher on Lincoln and Gettysburg.

 

The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Eddie Wagstaff Room at the Sully Visitor Center.  Sully is the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia’s first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee.  Light refreshments will be served.  The talk is free, however donations are gratefully accepted.  Space is limited.  Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your seat or get more information.

 

This historic site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, VA.

 

First Week of May Brings Opening of Fairfax County Farmers Markets

 

Spring is here and the 11 Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Farmers Markets are gearing up for the 2015 season!  All markets open the first week of May, providing residents with fresh food options until late fall.  These markets are unique in that they are “producer-only” locally grown markets. All vendors come from within a 125-mile radius of Fairfax County and must grow or produce all products they sell at the market. Vendors from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania are working hard to bring the freshest produce, meats, cheese, ice cream, breads, honey, sweets, cut flowers, and plants available to Fairfax County residents.

 

Supporting your local farmers markets is not only delicious, but has a big impact on your health, the local economy and environment! Local produce is picked fresh, and therefore is more nutrient-rich than produce that has traveled an extended period of time. Varieties are chosen on taste and nutrient content, rather than durability. Buying from local farmers markets also helps to keep money circulating through the local economy. If each household in Virginia pledged to spend $10 a week on locally grown agricultural products it would bring in $1.65 billion into the Virginia economy each year! Aside from reducing your carbon footprint, buying directly from farmers also gives you the opportunity to choose to support farmers using sustainable growing practices. Sustainable farming practices help prevent soil fertility loss, while reducing pesticide and fertilizer run-off into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Most importantly the farmers markets offer shoppers the opportunity to ask questions and connect with their local farmers.

 

Join us in making the Buy Fresh Pledge commitment this year, by picking up a pledge card at one of our 11 market locations. Read more about the Buy Fresh Pledge Program, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, at  http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/051914frmsmkt.shtml

 

FCPA Farmers Markets are also proud to announce that select markets are now accepting SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) at McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Reston, Lorton, and Herndon (NEW in 2015). The SNAP at market program is making huge strides to increase access to fresh foods for low income citizens throughout the county, while offering additional support to local farmers. In 2014 alone, Reston provided over $4,500 in SNAP benefits to low-income citizens. As an extra incentive to buy additional produce, FCPA farmers markets have implemented a “double bucks program” which matches up to $10 a day to be used on additional produce.

 

For more information, including locations, directions and a list of vendors at each market go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets  or you may contact the Community Horticulture Office at 703-642-0128.

 

 

Park Authority Offers Hands-on Fun at SpringFest 2015

 

Participate in free environmentally-focused, family-friendly activities at SpringFest 2015 on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center located at 9518 Workhouse Way in Lorton, VA. This annual celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day will be bigger and better than ever. Presented by Clean Fairfax in partnership with Fairfax County, Fairfax County Park Authority, Workhouse Arts Center, and various community organizations, SpringFest features entertainment, games, activities and learning opportunities appropriate for all ages.

 

Fairfax County Park Authority will offer a sampling of the world-class environmental education and recreation programs offered year-round at local parks.  The Park Authority will offer free wagon rides with historical interpretation sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.  Come out for the magic show, live raptors and history corps reenactments.  New golfers can learn to putt, parents can find out about summer camp opportunities and children can add to our “gallery” as they express their love of parks through coloring and drawing activities.

 

The Park Authority will host an Under the Sea exhibit, and Fairfax Master Naturalists will feature take-home purple coneflower seed balls.  Sully Historic Site will lead old fashioned school house games and activities; Hidden Oaks Nature Center will focus on ladybugs; Hidden Pond Nature Center will bring native reptiles and amphibians and Ellanor C. Lawrence Park will explain the Helping Our Land Heal initiative.

 

Still looking for more to do?  Master Gardeners will talk about eco-savvy gardening, Farmers Market information will be available and Frying Pan Farm Park will have animals to visit, old-time corn grinding and laundry activities the old-fashioned way!

 

Many activities are free but with an all access pass for just $5 you can also experience face painting, a rock wall, pony rides, a bounce house and inflatable obstacle course.

 

You can also make a difference by participating in Lorton Community Action Center’s Breakfast Food Drive.

 

Clean Fairfax is a registered non-profit organization. The mission of Clean Fairfax is to encourage environmental stewardship and urban sustainability through education, programming, and community involvement.  Clean Fairfax seeks to reduce littering and to encourage recycling, reusing, and reducing consumption, promote community action by supporting clean-ups and adopt-a-spots and serve as a clearing house for environmental information in the community. For details visit www.springfestfairfax.org  or call the Clean Fairfax Council at 703-324-5471.

 

Restoration Complete at Colvin Run Mill

 

What goes around comes around. And Colvin Run Mill, going around for over 200 years, has come around to its glory days.

After several months of repairs and restoration, the historic mill will be grinding again this spring. The Restoration Celebration takes place on April 19, 2015. There will be an official grand re-opening ceremony open to the public at 1 p.m.

The restoration was required after a crack was found in the mill’s main shaft during a routine inspection last year. Over the winter, the shaft and other parts of the mill were replaced. The broken shaft was found during a period when the second grinding stone at the mill was being restored. The mill had been using only one of its two stones since its original restoration in the early 1970s, and the combined efforts over the winter mean the mill will be running at full capacity for the first time in decades.

The restoration of “the newest old mill in Fairfax County” has been “exciting, frustrating and challenging,” said Colvin Run Mill Historic Site Manager Mike Henry. Staff has been testing the restored mill this spring and tweaking mill mechanisms, such as adjusting belts and refining the connections of teeth and gears. The mill also is getting a thorough cleaning so that the grain that is ground is ready for human consumption. The historic mill’s grain is sold at the site.

Following the Restoration Celebration, the mill will return to its regular schedule of grinding from noon to 3 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month from April through October.

 

Colvin Run Mill is at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, VA.  More information about the mill is on the Fairfax County Park Authority website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvinrunmill/. For more information please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

 

 

Healthy Strides 5K/10K Race is Coming to Burke Lake Park

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Health program is hosting the fourth annual Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K Race at Burke Lake Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  This event sold out last year so register soon!

 

The registration fee for the 5K and 10K is $35 now through April 8.  That fee increases to $40 on April 9 through the end of registration on April 22 or until the event sells out.  The registration fee includes a Technical T-shirt, a virtual race bag, and your participation in this great community event!  The 10K will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 7:35 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the races.

 

A portion of the proceeds from the Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K will help fund summer camp opportunities for children living in homeless shelters and transitional housing in Fairfax County.  Bring your old running shoes; we participate in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program! 

 

The race features certified 5K and 10K courses and a timing sensor will be attached to your biodegradable bib.  New this year is our “Selfie Station.”  You can take your own picture or our staff and volunteers will be happy to take a picture for you.  Then post your picture on Facebook to share with all your friends!

 

For more information about the race, volunteering, and to view course maps, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/take12/healthy-strides.htm. Also check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1551763288388575/.  For questions, call the Race Director, Julie Frederickson at 703-817-9407, or send an email to [email protected].

 

Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station, VA. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.  Burke Lake Park will open to race participants only at 6:15 a.m. on April 25.  The park opens to the general public at 9 a.m.

 

The Healthy Strides Race is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation and generous support from area businesses.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Sully Historic Site

 

It’s not often that you can go to one place and be offered so many paths to show off your talents.  Whether you enjoy gardening, working with children, learning new recipes and cooking methods, or just like to be around interesting people, Sully Historic Site in Chantilly has a volunteer opportunity for you on both weekdays and weekends.

 

Sully is a historic house museum owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The main house and outbuildings were built beginning in 1794 for northern Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee.  Our interpretation highlights the Lee family, enslaved African Americans, and other families who lived and worked at Sully from the mid-18th century through the mid-20th century.

 

Each day Sully opens its doors to travelers from around the world and around the corner.  Some are descendants of families who lived here before 1959.  Others want to learn about 18th and 19th century architecture and fine furnishings.  Some visitors are particularly interested in the lives and work of slaves who cooked, did laundry, worked in the fields and provided all the other labor associated with a large farm.

 

During the year hundreds of school children come to Sully to get a better understanding of life in Federal period America, including economics, politics and industry.  Scouts learn new skills and earn badges toward advancement in their troops.

 

During the summer months, Sully hosts reenactors who set up weekend camps and help the public learn about exciting periods in American history.  Our World War II and Civil War weekends provide a better understanding of how soldiers lived, the equipment they used, as well as the long-ranging effects of these turbulent times.  Civilian interpreters recreate life at home and demonstrate skills that were needed to survive when the men went off to war.

 

Would you like to work with us in planning and presenting programs like these?  As a volunteer at Sully, you can choose an aspect of historic interpretation, event support, or another area where you can make a contribution towards a quality experience for our visitors. For more information on Sully and volunteering visit us online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully-historic-site/volunteer.htm or contact Paige Gibbons, volunteer coordinator at [email protected]. You may also call 703-437-1794.

 

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The NCBW, Prince William VA Chapter Celebrating Women of Characters, Courage and Commitment

 

 

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지난 3월 21일 여성의 달인 3월을 맞아 버지니아를 비롯한 전국 각주에서는 여성들의 괄목한만한 정치적인 입지와 성장, 그리고 사회적인 기여에 대해서 토론과 심포지엄, 성과에 대한 시상식도 있었다. 그중에서 전국 흑인 여성 국회의  버지니아 주의  프린스 윌리엄 챕터의 지난 20여년동안 꾸준한 사회봉사와 함께 주민 교육에 앞장서왔던 성과에 대해 격려하며, 여성이 가지고 있는 돌봄에 대한 일을 계속적으로 해 왔음을 알려주는 큰 이벤트가 미 육군 기지 포트 벨보르의 장교 클럽에서 열렸다.

프린스 윌리엄 챕터는 “지난 1995년 처음 설립되었으며, 굶주린 자에게 먹을 것을 제공하였으며, 가정폭력으로부터 피해받은 여성들을 돌보는 일과 함께, 교육을 통해 자립의 길을 열어 주었다. 그리고 가난한 가정의 아이들을 위한 장학금을 지급하는 등, 억눌린 자로서의 아픔을 서로 보듬어 주는 일을 해왔다. 흑인 가정의 궁핍함과 사회에서 소외됨은 교육이 그러한 것들을 조금은 해소해 줄 수 있음을 알고 교육에 치중해 왔고, 참정권을 통해 시민의 권리를 찾고 또 주장할 수 있게 하기 위해서는 왜 투표를 해야 하는 지에 대한 교육도 지속적으로 해왔다. 우리의 권리를 찾기 위해서 지역사회를 순회하며 주민들을 계몽하고 순화시키는데 게을리 하지 않았다.”고 파월 회장은 지난날을 회고하였다.

희망이 없던 자들에게 희망을, 도움이 필요한 자들에게 도움을, 격려가 필요한 자들에게 격려를 해왔던 프린스 윌리엄 챕터의 지난 20년을 되돌아보는 귀한 시간을 가졌다.

지난 20여년동안 학업성적이 우수하고 지역사회에 봉사한 귀한 인재들에게 장학금을 주어 그들의 미래가 더 밝고 순탄하게 나아갈 수 있게 하는데 프린스 윌리엄 챕터의 숨은 일꾼들은 도움의 손길을 멈추지 않았다.

파월 회장은 여러분의 아낌없는 지원과 협조로 앞으로의 20년은 더 밝은 미래로 나아가기 위해서 서로 힘이 되어서 격려하자는 결의와 함께 힘찬 발걸음을 옮겼다.

On March 21, 2015., The National Congress of Black Women(NCBW), Incorporated Prince William Virginia Chapter Commemorated their 20th anniversary at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club.

The Women’s History Month Program and Scholarstic Award Luncheon brought their moments of ups and downs for 20 years of their journeys as providers to those in need.

The National President of NCBW, Dr. E. Faye William, Esq. congratulated to the members of Prince William Virginia Chapter for “great work we do in our community”.

The President of NCBW mentioned, “We’ve  had a wonderful past year, and we look forward to seeing all of you at our 31st Annual National Brunch that will be held Sunday September 20, 2015.”

The chair of Prince William Virginia Chapter of NCBW, Donna V. Powell, stated ” ‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment’ is the epitome of the strength of the women in the Prince William Virginia Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women Incorporated.”at the event.

The PWVC strongly saluted to the founding chairs whom were  Shirley Chriholm(1924-2005) who was an American politician, the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968, an educator and an author as well , Dr. C. DeLores Tucker(1927-2005) who was the first African American woman in the nation to serve as Secretary of State, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania(1971-1977) and the two of them dedicated  toward to NCBW.

As soon as NPCBW has operated since 1995, forums and programs for the community to involve the civil right with public attachment as well.

The special guest, Janice Broome Brooks, wife of NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks has been an advocate for racial, ethnic and economic equality since her childhood as age of 4 and when she was 5years old, she recited of the Langston Hugh’s poem, “I am a Negro” at the Mississippi State Baptist Convention.

PWVC has given away scholarships for young African American dreamers to encourage their successful pathways since 1998. The year of 2015 PWVC scholarship recipient was Jourdan Rachel Boutte of Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Jacqueline Boutte. Jourdan ranks in the top 2% of her class with a GPA of 4.5. Jourdan is ranked in the top 3% of all African-American students across the nation. Jourdan is a member of First Mount Zion Baptist Church where she serves in the SHARE ministry and tutoring program.

Miranda Boozer, the mistress of ceremonies came up the podium to start the event, Shirly Suggs’welcoming and the greeting from Jacquelyn Jordan ( the National Treasurer), Marilyn Blakely ( National Director, Youth Development Program)and the moment of past 20years of their gatherings  to share endlessly.

As Keynote speaker, Janice Broome-Brooks stated about the strong womenship to stand firm and step up for women’s right will  bring  better future for all human beings.

 

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