V-Day/one Billion Rising Day in Los Altos

 

  WOMEN~SV, along with several other women’s groups “convened” the community at Main Street Café in downtown Los Altos, on Thursday , Feb 14,.

And what a huge success it was, thanks to all the wonderful women—and men!! —who turned out to express their idea of what healthy love looks like. It was SRO—Standing Room Only!! —as you can see from the pics:

And the paparazzi were out in full force! Here’s the link to the Patch coverage which includes a brief video clip:

http://losaltos.patch.com/articles/los-altos-women-rise-to-meet-one-billion-rising#video-13385901

We all shared songs, read poetry, spoke from the heart. And everyone who participated got a rose, thanks to a generous donation from Trader’s Joes.

People are still talking about the spirit of love, solidarity, and connection that filled the room, proving once again there are no strangers at Jaime’s café—only friends we haven’t met yet. In fact it was so successful that Jaimie says we can do it all again next year. Thanks Jaimie! Thanks to everyone who was there that day—in person or in spirit—and who helped us show the world what “true love” really looks like!

WOMMEN SV is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation

Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program’s Second Annual Casino Night

 

Why go to Las Vegas when you can win

BIG in Los Altos?!

 

Attend the Second Annual Casino Night

Benefit event for Los Altos Community Foundation and the Marriott Cares and Shares program

Texas Hold’em Tournament, Blackjack, and Roulette

Prizes include: Condo week stay in Puerto Vallarta, Home Poker Party, SF Giants’ Club Level Infield tickets, Celebrity Forum Speaker Series tickets, Bus Barn theatre tickets and more!

Friday, March 15th

Social Hour 5-6pm with food and beverages

No corkage fee

Playing floor is open 6-10pm

Limited seating, RSVP by Monday, March 11th.

Beginner Texas Hold’em table available.

$50 for seat reservation and initial stake of chips.

Sponsored and hosted by Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto – Los Altos

4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos

 

Women Rising V-Day Lunch

On Valentine’s Day February 14,
come and join us at noon at Main StreetCafe
(134 Main Street in downtown Los Altos),
and grab some lunch or
womensvcoffee for our “Women Rising, V-Day Lunch”.
V-day is also the day of One Billion Rising (http://onebillionrising.org),
a day on which one billion women all around the world will take to the streets
in response to this statistic:
1 in 3 women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
On this Valentine’s Day, the women’s groups WOMEN~SV, the CARDEA
Center, Women at the Well, and Lifting the Fog Financial Salon are
inviting everyone in our community to join with women all around the
world in celebration of our strength, hope, courage, power–and above all
our determination not to rest until every woman and child lives in safety,
peace, and freedom.
Bring a poem, a song, a flower, a valentine to share about what true love
means to you: like respect, forgiveness, patience, compassion, the sharing
of hopes, and dreams–and the sharing of power, wealth, responsibility.
Bring something to share or just bring yourself. But come! Because it’s an
important day, an historic day, the day the tide turns, and women rise up
to show the world the meaning of true love.