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Written by Quad Cities Interfaith   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:44

Come join us for a night of FUN & Fundraising!

QCI hosts Trivia Night at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church (916 E Rusholme, Dav.) Saturday, March 24th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
$10 a person
(8 people to fill a table).
Bring your friends, snacks & BYOB. Soda, Popcorn, & Water for sale. 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffle.
Call Beth to reserve you table at 563-322-4910

Leadership Assembly

QCI meets every month on the second tuesday of the month. Next meeting is April 10th, 2012 At St. Mary's Parish Center
(525 Fillmore, Dav.)
Come and grow with us.

QCI Monthly Committees

Fundraising meets March19, 2012
The Fundraising Committee is currently working on our Trivia Night scheduled for March 24. We are also putting together a 25th Year Celebration for QCI to be held in June . With details to follow later. We have decided to have hold at least two more fundraising event for this year. We are very excited about all the FUN we are having this year!

Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition
The Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition has been working hard to ensure minority hiring on the jobs created by the Chicago to Moline Passenger Rail is a priority. The Coalition continues to grow and has participation from the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, Youth Build Quad Cities, NAACP Davenport and NAACP Rock Island County, as well as many people of faith. We are continuing to meet with local stakeholders for the passenger rail and are holding true to our strategic campaign. One of our leaders participated in the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) annual conference in Washington D.C. to connect with others who are working on similar projects across the US and also met with our legislators to tell them about what the Quad Cities is doing and seeking their support. Pleas contact the office for the next date. 

Immigration Tasks Force meets March 21st, 2012 (Village Inn At Harrison & Locust)

The Immigration Task Force is working on a few items for 2012.
TheTask Force is working with partners to provide Voter Registrar Training and Certification for committee members and others in QCI. We will so that leaders can help elegible voters register to vote.
A broader concern is that each immigrant understands the rights and challenges pertinent to his or her immigration status. The task force is looking at ways to work with other entities in the community to make this information available. Training will  be provided to task force members so they will have a fuller understanding of immigration legal issues.
In 2011 the task force made a commitment to members of St. Mary’s parish in Moline for a meeting with law enforcement to build a relationship between the police and the immigrant community, and to make sure the concerns of the immigrant community are heard. It is essential that immigrants have access to law enforcement services without  undue suspicion or harassment. The task force will fulfill this commitment in 2012.
Lastly, the task force has been discussing the problem of human trafficking along Interstate 80 in Iowa. It is unclear how QCI might constructively engage the powers in the community that need to respond to this serious problem. The task force will continue to explore this issue.

Healthcare Equity
The Health Equity Task Force is looking at health care issues that arise when patients are not fluent in written and spoken English.  We know that clear communication is often a challenge in health care encounters, especially those that are stressful, but a whole level of complexity is added when a third party translator is involved.  Finding ways to help these situations locally will help reduce certain disparities in health care, improve equity in health care services, and ultimately, we hope, improve the health of a significant number of members of our community.  Please join us at our next meeting: 5 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, QCI Conference Room, 111 E. 3rd St (4th floor), Davenport.

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

Hi, we are hoping you have enjoyed our first (offical) of many newsletters. We'd  love to hear any feedback from all of you about our newsletter. Also, we would welcome information to post on our newsletter. Be patient with us as we grow in using the newsletter. Have a blessed day!

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