After enduring war and violence, half of displaced Syrian and Iraqi children will also be deprived of an education due to a lack of access to schools. Hope + Future International is an organization that assists those children and provides long-term sustainable solutions to this growing crisis.
Matt DePretis will be hosting a “TED-talk” style presentation at Inklings Coffee on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00pm to hear Jessica Binzoni, the Founder and Executive Director of Hope + Future International. Jessica, who grew up in Pleasanton now lives in Iraq, just arrived in town this week. She presented at Rotary on Thursday, and you will not be disappointed in hearing her tell us what is actually happening in Iraq!
Here is a link to the event details: https://mailchi.mp/depretis-cpa/you-are-invited-to-join-us
H+F website: https://www.hopeandfutureinternational.org/
Gifts for Moms, Dads, Grads, and Brides!
Spring is in bloom and the Spring Market is the Perfect Place to shop for all the upcoming events this spring and summer! Be ahead of the curve and get it all done here. There are local artists and creatives that meet every need, from pottery to home goods and jewelry. Bypass the big box in favor of the local maker!
You can feel great about shopping local, minimizing your carbon footprint, and supporting local creatives. With local products, you know the products are high quality, are made by the person in front of you, and that you're supporting your community.
East Bay Creatives Market is proud to present A Community Gathering to Promote Local Artists, Designers and Makers.
We will meet again for the first Inklings Film Club of 2019 on Wednesday, February 13th to discuss Stanley Kubrick's 1957 masterpiece, Paths of Glory (runtime 88 minutes).
Join the Facebook group HERE!
Prior to our discussion, Chris DePretis will hold a screening at his home (with limited seating). Join the Facebook group to RSVP. Otherwise, Paths of Glory is available for rent on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes.
We need blood donors!
Be part of the lifesaving journey! Inklings is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, 1.12. To save time pre-register at: redcrossblood.org. Enter Sponsor Code: TRIVALLEY or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Identification will be required. If you have any questions about donating call 1-866-236-3276.