The Zonta Club of Midland, MI (ZCOM) has planned three activities that support the Zonta Says No campaign, 25 November and the 16 days of Activism”
19 Nov – The local chapters of American Association of University Women (AAUW), League of Women Voters (LWV) and Zonta Club of Midland (ZCOM) are jointly hosting a session on “Human Trafficking in Michigan” at Northwood University (NU), Midland, MI. MI State Senator Judy Emmons will speak at this public forum about this huge global criminal enterprise and the landmark 19-bill package recently announced in MI to combat this crime and support victims. Leadership of our local police department will also be participating in the session. ZCOM will be displaying a “Just Say No” banner, and members will be wearing orange along with the orange “Just Say No” wristbands. We will address questions about the Campaign from the public. Local media have been invited to cover the event. ZCOM and NU have just been involved in chartering a Golden Z club at NU this fall. The inaugural 8 members of the NU Golden Z club will join ZCOM in participating in this event.
Click here to see more about this event from the Midland Daily News.
22 Nov – Members of ZCOM will be attending “Lunafest” hosted by MATRIX:MIDLAND-Midland Center for the Arts and benefiting Shelterhouse, and the Breast Cancer Fund. LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival by, for, and about women. ZCOM members will be wearing orange and the orange “Zonta Says No” wristbands. The event is sold out, and ~ 400 members of the public will be attending. Shelterhouse is a local non-profit organization committed to provide safety, shelter, advocacy and counseling to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. ZCOM commonly does service projects and advocacy with and provides financial support for Shelterhouse.
7-8 Dec – ZCOM will be hosting their 33rd annual “Homewalk”. This is a significant community event and ZCOM’s largest annual fundraiser. Close to 1,000 members of the community participate in this 2 day walk of homes decorated for the holidays. A number of local companies and individuals are also financial sponsors of the event. Proceeds benefit the ZCOM scholarship fund, local service projects and contributions to ZIF. ZCOM’s 70+ members plus some volunteers work the event and, for the first time, will wear the orange Zonta Says No wristbands to show solidarity for this Campaign.