ELDER & DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH
The month of June 2021 was declared Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month by the United Nations. The Oxnard Police Department's Family Protection Unit partnered with several agencies in the County to bring awareness to the potential abuse (physical, emotional, financial) that can victimize our elder community. In addition to the signs in front of the police station, the OPD Family Protection Unit made an awareness video https://youtu.be/TBuTMfYwu3o and received a proclamation from the City Council. SI/Oxnard is a proud sponsor of the OPD/FPU's program.
SHIMLA DAS: SPEAK UP FOR THE POOR
We are proud to sponsor Shimla Das, a young teen in Bangladesh, in cooperation with Speak Up for the Poor (www.speakupforthepoor.org) within their Girls Education Program. The program empowers girls to stay in school, to have a voice in the decisions that affect their own lives, and to have greater opportunities to pursue their dreams and rise out of poverty. Shimla is in eighth grade this year and lives in Baratia village with her family. Shimla is interested in becoming a police officer.
OXNARD PERFORMING ARTS AND CONVENTION CENTER
The Courtyard Fountain at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center may not have water in it anymore, but it represents water in its new life as a succulent planter. Soroptimist International of Oxnard was the main sponsor of the beautiful creation by Heritage Succulents.
Ventura United Way's Day of Caring
SI/Oxnard participated with Ventura United Way's Day of Caring at the Oxnard Public Library, cleaning the Children's Book Collection.
Our members were involved in the Oxnard Holiday Parade (decorating and riding on the DingMasters' firetruck prototypes), the Women's Center Holiday Decorating Party, the Strawberry Festival, and the Salsa Festival.
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