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Community Acting Now Aug29 Es Final


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Our community celebration of the history making event of our 1st Hispanic United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!!

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Community Acting Now Aug29 Es Final

  1. 1. Community Acting Now 1ST Hispanic United States BT & Diane Mathis Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Saturday, August 29, 2009
  2. 2. Program • Welcome • Prayer • About CAN • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor • Reflections • Feast • Close
  3. 3. About CAN • Faith based, community focused, solution oriented, global citizenship Basados en la fe, centrado en la communidad, orientado a la solucion, ciudadania global • Interests Intereses • Increasing cultural consciousness - Aumentar la concienca cultural • Continuous education and development - La continuacion de la educacion y el desarollo • Prospering through good works - Prosperando a traves de buenas obras • Lifting up our youth and each other - Levantando la juventud y unos a otros • Adding value to our community - Agregar valor a nuestra comunidad • Enhancing quality of life - Mejorando la calidad de vida • Guiding Principles • Act now - Actue Ahora • Do Good - Hacer el Bien • Be the Difference - Ser la differencia
  4. 4. Community Acting Now Member Profile • Desirable Attributes • Atributos Deseables ✔ Part of the Solution ✔ Ser parte de la solucion ✔ Contributes to making things ✔ Contribuye a que las cosas work funcionen ✔ Sets the example of adding ✔ Ser un exemplo para lo value mejor ✔ Provides constructive input ✔ Aportar ideas constructivas ✔ Ability to leave political ✔ Capacidad para dejar las alliances at door alianzas politicas en la ✔ Passionate about people and puerta community ✔ Apasionado de las gente y la ✔ Positive leadership behavior comunidad ✔ Makes a positive impact on ✔ Compartamiento positive others para ✔ Willing to learn, grow and ✔ Hacer un impacto positive adapt para los demas ✔ Never gives up ✔ Dispuestos a aprender, crecer, y adaptarse ✔ Nunca se rinde
  5. 5. Community Acting Now Member Profile ● Undesirable Attributes ● Atributos indeseables ● Part of the Problem ● Parte del problema ● Disrupts or confuses ● Interrumpir o confundir ● Whines or complains ● Lamentarse o quejandose ● Has given up on community ● Ha renunciado a la ● Does not offer solutions comunidad ● Points fingers at others ● No ofrece soluciones ● Is negative ● Puntando el dedo a los demas ● Negative role model ● Ser negativo ● Brings people down ● No credibility ● Ser un exemplo (modelo) negativo ● Unwilling to learn, grow or ● Poner las personas por abajo adapt ● No tener credibilidad ● Desinclinado de no aprender, crecer o adaptarse
  6. 6. CAN is a Promise Driven Organization CAN es una organizacion impulsada por la promesa • We do everything at • hacemos todo a lo mas our highest and our alto y mejor best • Creemos que tenemos • We believe we have el favor para lograr the favor to achieve cualquier cosa anything • Ponemos un alto nivel • We set a high standard y ejemplo a traves de and example through nuestro our behavior comportamiento. • We will act now - do • Vamos actuar ahora – good - be the hacer el bien, y ser la difference! differencia
  7. 7. Community Acting Now UPCOMING EVENTS
  8. 8. African American Heritage Tour of Washington DC Friday, September 25, 2009 Proceeds to United States Marines Birthday Ball Celebrating 234 Years
  9. 9. Community Acting Now Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Roselle Community Center 7:30 - 9:30 Dr. Therman E. Evans
  11. 11. Justice Sonia Sotomayor • Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice. • Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx. Her father died when she was nine, and she was subsequently raised by her mother. Sotomayor graduated with an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1976 and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where she was an editor at the Yale Law Journal. She was an advocate for the hiring of Latino faculty at both schools. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York for five years before entering private practice in 1984. She played an active role on the boards of directors for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, and the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Taken from Wikipedia
  12. 12. Justice Sonia Sotomayor • Sotomayor was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, and her nomination was confirmed in 1992. In 1995, she issued a preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball which ended the 1994 baseball strike. Sotomayor made a ruling allowing the Wall Street Journal to publish Vince Foster's final note. In 1997, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Her nomination was slowed by the Republican majority in the Senate, but she was eventually confirmed in 1998. On the Second Circuit, Sotomayor heard appeals in more than 3,000 cases and wrote about 380 opinions. Sotomayor has taught at the New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School. • In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retired Justice David Souter. Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate in August 2009 by a vote of 68–31. Taken from Wikipedia
  13. 13. Justice Sonia Sotomayor • Something you may not know about Justice Sotomayor: HER STRUGGLE WITH DIABETES: Sotomayor is a Type One diabetic. She has been open about her diabetes in the past, noting that when she was diagnosed at the age of eight, it foiled her hopes of becoming an investigative detective like her heroine, Nancy Drew. Taken from the Huffington Post
  14. 14. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, United States Supreme Court
  15. 15. REFLECTIONS • What does the Sotomayor confirmation mean to you? • Tell us about someone who has a made a difference in your life.
  16. 16. THANK YOU EVERYONE!! Community Acting Now We thank all of the participants in this program. Your presence and sharing really made this event diverse and special. You truly demonstrated “community acting now”. Thank you so much for joining us in celebration our 1st Hispanic Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor! Susana Williams for Spanish Our family Deborah Mathis translation of flyers Marcus, Tylasha and Susana Ada Alberts for Spanish translation Williams for all your love & of slides. support. Chris Kelly for taking pictures. Our Shaffer Avenue neighbors for their ongoing Pastor Therman E. Evans for his support: Jean, Wesley, Debbie spiritual leadership & Ashley and Claire. Assemblywoman Annette Quijano Mayor, Garrett Smith John & Lilly of Zamba: Minister President, Jamel C. Holley Council Colette Walker Councilwoman, Christine Dansereau for donating the most delicious food! Jasmine Davila for your support
  17. 17. CLOSE • ACT NOW! Actue Ahora • DO GOOD! Hacer el Bien • BE THE DIFFERENCE! Ser la differencia