Nuns on the BusThe ACLU/SC Pasadena/Foothills Chapter will honor the NETWORK, a national social justice lobby of activist Catholic nuns, for their outstanding service to low income households – including their tour of Midwestern “swing” states this summer to advocate against the adoption of Republican Vice President nominee and fellow Catholic Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to eliminate $36 Billion in food assistance and other essential programs to poor and marginal families.
Nuns on the Bus
Honored by the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter
13th Annual Garden Party
Sunday, September 30, 2012
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd
3 to 5 pm <<<—Note corected start
Sister Diane Donoghue, a member of the “Nuns on the Bus” tour, will accept the award for the Network’s efforts in opposition to what she calls the “immoral Ryan budget.” Vice President Biden reported to the nuns during the Washington DC component of their bus tour that their lobbying of all the Catholic members of Congress in support of the Affordable Health Care Act was key in its passage.
ACLU will also honor Pasadena’s Flintridge Center for its economic justice and other work to improve the quality of life for Northwest Pasadena and Altadena area households. Flintridge partners with ACLU in conducting “Know Your Rights During Police Encounters” workshops to North est Pasadena youth, conducts monthly resource fairs designed to assist newly released prison inmates to reintegrate into their home communities, sponsors mentoring programs for Northwest Pasadena youth and a job apprenticeship program for former gang members, among other programs.
Also being honored will be the Pasadena City Library; City Librarian, Jan Sanders, will accept the award for the Library staff’s stalwart defense of First Amendment rights during the early years of The Patriot Act, its support of Michelle Alexander’s book tour of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” and for its continuing education concerning First Amendment rights through sponsoring Banned Books Month and Constitution Month.The suggested donation for the event is $35.00 for all but students and low income persons, for whom the suggested donation is $10.00. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP and for more information call 626-792-0657. Please RSVP by September 24th.