Education is an important part of what we do through our giving circles. The more we understand our cause, the better we can direct our donations to the charities and the programs addressing the root causes, so that fewer people and animals ever have to suffer. We want to solve problems at their roots, so that maybe someday, we’ll don’t have to donate!
We use our hearts AND our minds.
Each quarter, we read a book, watch a movie, or hear from an expert on our favorite causes. This time, we have a little something different for each circle.
Check out the educational item we’ll be discussing at our giving circle meetings in April.
People for Pets: Teresa Shively
Join us to hear from Teresa Shively, founder at Second Chance to Dance Dachshund Rescue, who has many years of dog rescue under her belt, and she’ll share with us some of the lessons she’s learned over the years.
Poverty Busters: Girls Rising
Join us for a discussion of the documentary Girls Rising.
“Travel the globe to meet nine unforgettable girls- striving beyond circumstance, push past limits. Their dreams, their voices, their incredible stories are captured in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.”
Available for rental on ITunes for $4.99.
Veterans: The Evil Hours
Join us for a discussion of The Evil Hours.
“Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and ’90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States’ “global war on terror,” PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict’s veterans. But the disorder’s reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame.Now, David J. Morris — a war correspondent, former Marine, and PTSD sufferer himself — has written the essential account of this illness. Through interviews with individuals living with PTSD, forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness, and memoir, Morris crafts a moving work that will speak not only to those with the condition and to their loved ones, but also to all of us struggling to make sense of an anxious and uncertain time.”
If you know of a person, book, or movie we should check out, leave a comment and let me know!