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I am on the Steering Committee of the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME).  On behalf of FAME  I’m writing to personally invite you to FAME’s interfaith breakfast on Friday, May 11 at 8:30-10:30, at the First Presbyterian Church of Concord, 1065 Colfax St., Concord, just a block from Todos Santos Plaza.
As you can see from the flyer below it will be a very full celebration, both inspiring and informative.  We will hear from a very dynamic speaker, Rev. Lynice Pinkard, and join in recognizing several organizations that have made their mark for justice in Contra Costa County this past year.  We will also have a brief presentation of our past work and a preview of our upcoming justice campaigns in Contra Costa County.  It will be an uplifting gathering, and an opportunity to meet and share fellowship with others who work for justice in our County.
I hope you can join us on May 11.  Please share this notice with your congregation and other networks you are a part of, and ask anyone who is planning to come to RSVP, using the link below.  It will help us to have as accurate a head count as possible.  There is no charge for the Breakfast, just enter “FriendsofFAME” in the “Promotional Code” box on the Registration form.
I hope to meet you in person at the breakfast, to thank you for your work for justice in Contra Costa County,
Bob Lane
Steering Committee for FAME
(925) 895-2345
Dear Friends,

Please gather with us to raise our voices in praise and celebration! Let us come together on May 11th for a morning of inspiration and renewal. We will honor local leaders and organizations who have lifted their voices like trumpets to work for justice. Please RSVP today!

This year’s FAME Interfaith Breakfast award recipients:

 The “Movement Voice” Award goes to Central   County Regional Group of First 5 Contra Costa. In   the wake of so much fear and anxiety, they played a   crucial leadership role in Concord, organizing the   community and business leaders and city leaders. They   were instrumental in helping City Council pass an   Inclusive and Welcoming Ordinance that helped limit   City and police collaboration with ICE. 

The “Courageous Voice” Award goes to the Workers of Henkel Aerospace, members of the International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1584, who bravely stood up and spent 60 days on strike after enduring many safety violations, including the death of a fellow worker, and ultimately won better working conditions and safety improvements.

 The ‘’Prophetic Voice” Award goes to the Reverend Lynice         Pinkard for decades of visionary multi-ethnic pastoral work, her   unwavering commitment to organizing for community justice, and the   transformative witness of her sermons, writings and ‘liturgical direct   actions’ that have made her a public intellectual of national stature.
Lynice has lifted her voice like a trumpet in faithfully proclaiming the   prophetic Word of Beloved Community in which there is care for each     and justice for all.                                                                   

We hope you will join us for this uplifting and energizing event!

Please RSVP today: FAME Breakfast 2018.

In Love and Solidarity,

David Brazil, Program Coordinator
Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME)

The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), EBASE’s faith-rooted organizing program, works
to bring together the very best of our spiritual traditions to infuse our economic justice movement with love, joy, and hope, redeeming both our economy and our religions.

FAME is a network of clergy, spiritual leaders, and people of faith. Our mission is to educate and mobilize our communities to stand with low-wage and immigrant workers. We provide a strong moral voice and accompaniment to those struggling for dignity and justice. We help create and protect quality jobs that lift people out of poverty. Through our work, we are building a beloved community where caring and compassion reign, and all people have their basic needs met and
the fullness of their gifts are honored.