Wednesday, March 9, 7 pm, we will be joining members of Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance and other environmental groups at the ICC Performing Arts Center for a showing of Merchants of Doubt, a 2014 documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities and speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
While the subject is sobering, the movie has a satirical tone that will keep you entertained. It's informative: the filmmakers interviewed people on both sides of the debate, but there is no doubt where their sympathies lie.
The showing is free. Bring your friends and family.
Thursday, March 17, 7pm, we will have guest at our monthly board meeting at Forrest Hill Methodist Church in Peoria. Oliver Koh will talking briefly with us about the educational system in his homeland in the area of Mentang-Fundong in Cameroon, West Africa. Join us for Oliver's program and then stay, if you like, for our business meeting
The school system includes nursery, primary, secondary, high and professional schools.Mentang has two primary schools and one secondary school. There are 69 primary schools in the Fundong council, which is like our city council and mayoral system, has provided basic minimum didactic material, text books, benches, some solar lamps and most importantly scholarships for the children to go to school. The scholarships range between $ 5.00 and $ 10.00 per student. The council has also constructed 2 classrooms, supplied roofing sheets, constructed pit toilets, and extended water pipes. As you can read from these items the villages are in need of the most rudimentary items especially, education.
This spring volunteers and customers of Global Village will be raising money for these children and the classroom. This can be done in two ways 1.) Donate through the bird cage in the shop while you are there or 2) come to the World Hunger Dinner on April 5 at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Peoria where all entry donations will go to support these children. The World Hunger Dinner will be part of our Annual Board meeting. We will also have guest speaker Jim Goetsch from Friends of the Third World that evening. More details to come. Like our Facebook page or give us a call at the shop 309-681-8180