NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation Fact Sheet

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Watch “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard” Live Online‏

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Dear friend, 

In her tireless advocacy over the past 10 years, Judy Shepard has visited 238 universities, 21 high schools, 123 community organizations and 45 corporations with her presentation on Matt’s legacy and the choices we all can make to make equality for all a reality.

Next week, you can host her speaking program live on your computer screen!

Thanks to the generosity of the Cisco Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender & Advocates Employee Resource Group (ERG) – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, you are cordially invited to view Judy’s “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard” presentation on the importance of replacing hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance – at home and in the workplace.

Tens of thousands of people who have heard Mrs. Shepard’s story have been touched, inspired, and moved to make positive changes in their relationships.  You may be too.

Simply follow the instructions below to RSVP for this special opportunity to hear Judy’s perspective Monday afternoon on the challenges our communities face in embracing diversity. 

Time/Date:
Monday, September 13, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location:
ONLINE via Cisco IPTV at www.cisco.com/go/shepard-webcast

RSVP at:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35186944301&v=app_2344061033&ref=ts

You can view the program anonymously via the Cisco IPTV system with a standard web browser on Monday, September 13th. Login at 3:50  P.M. PDT to be ready for the 4:00 P.M. program start.  And please, share this event via Facebook or by forwarding this message. 

Note: This program is copyright 2010, Judy Shepard, and unauthorized recording or redistribution are expressly prohibited. This will be a one-time, live event, courtesy of the Cisco Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender & Advocates Employee Resource Group – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
  

Special thanks to sponsors and supporters:

Allways Limo

Hilton San Jose

Cisco IPTV

Cisco Events team

Cisco Volunteers

 

About the GLBT&A ERG Speaker Series:

This event supports Cisco’s culture of Inclusion & Diversity and the policies that underpin that culture.  It visibly demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to boldly promoting acceptance of bringing your whole self to work.  All employees are encouraged to fully participate in building strong teams as it is understood that this fosters the greatest number of ideas, the fastest path to plan formulation, and best way to exchange and transfer knowledge. 

 

Invitations are sent to LGBT community organizations, GLBT Employee Resource Groups of Silicon Valley companies (Google, IBM, Intuit, Lockheed, PG&E, Symantec and others) as well as members of Cisco’s 11 other ERG organizations.

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Never Forget Flight 93-9th Anniversary of 9/11

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Nine years ago, we vowed to NEVER FORGET the terrorist attacks of September 11th. As a nation we promised to honor all of those lost that fateful day.

Among the heroes of 9/11 are the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who made the ultimate personal sacrifice in order to save countless lives in our nation’s capital.

This is their courageous story…

Now, in a matter of minutes, you can make good on the promise to never forget those we lost that day. Join the National Park Foundation as we build the Flight 93 National Memorial – the only national memorial dedicated to the events of 9/11 and the heroes of Flight 93.

Donate NOW online www.honorflight93.org, or text MEMORIAL to 90999 and donate $10.*

Remember how you felt on 9/11, and forward or share this email with the important people in your life.

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Memorial to My Brother and P.O.M.C. Conference in Philadelphia

 
 
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My brother Jimmy’s name is somewhere on one of these plaques, but I’m not sure which one. This is a nice ceremony, very somber. I did go to two of these conferences, one about fifteen years ago in Lansing, Michigan; and one several years ago held a few miles away in Scottsdale, Arizona.  My mother went to one other one with some of her friends, but I can’t remember what city it was in.  The one this video was shot at took place the weekend of August 13, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The  National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (P.O.M.C.) was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Here is the link to the Valley of the Sun Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.
 
My brother Jimmy was shot to death at the age of twenty-five on April 19, 1994 at his apartment in Dallas, Texas.  He is buried at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in this location: SECTION 43 SITE 1444.  His killer, Geremy Lamar Sledge, was convicted of First Degree Murder, and is currently serving a thirty year to life sentence in the Beto Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  His earliest chance for parole is July 18, 2024.
 

1. TURLEY, JAMES JOSEPH JR 
PFC   US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/19/1968
DATE OF DEATH: 04/19/1994
BURIED AT: SECTION 43  SITE 1444 Click to view the cemetery map
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF ARIZONA
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Here is his memoral site (still a work in progress): Memorial Site for James Joseph Turley, Jr. 
 
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Posted on Fri, Aug. 13, 2010

Homicide victims’ families gather to bond and grieve

By JAN RANSOM
Philadelphia Daily News

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The tragedy that struck the Jenkins and Varga families in 2008 brought them closer together in a way they couldn’t imagine.

Both families lost their children – Marine Sgt. Janek Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26, were slain in Southern California two months shy of their one-year wedding anniversary in October 2008.

The couple were found gagged, tied and shot execution style in their home. Four Marines were charged in their deaths.

Two years later, those two families and 300 other people from around the country have become part of a group of parents and relatives of slain children.

The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children opened its 24th annual conference last night at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott with the unveiling of the "Murder Wall," a traveling tribute to the memories of slain sons and daughters.

"It was very touching, giving them honor which they deserve," said Henryka Varga, of New York, mother of Sgt. Pietrzak.

Her eyes were glossy as she stared at the wall’s wooden panels.

Henryka and her husband, Milan Varga, were attending the ceremony for the first time. Quiana’s parents, Roy and Glenda Jenkins, invited them.

"It helps you because this is where you can let your shield down," said Glenda Jenkins, 54, of San Bernardino, Calif.

The ceremony was an emotional one for Deborah Cunningham, 51, of Dexter, Maine.

Her eyes welled with tears as she watched the Pennsylvania State Police Honor Guard and New Jersey State Police Lt. Andre Curtis unveil the last plaque with 117 names.

Cunningham lost her 21-month-old grandson, Treven Jacob, and Mindy Gould, a friend of the family, in December 1999, after they were murdered execution style by Gould’s ex-boyfriend.

"As you can see, every single one of these people here has lost someone," Cunningham said. "You can feel their anguish."

The three vacant spaces on the 31st plaque will undoubtedly be filled by next year’s ceremony, said Nancy Ruhe, the executive director of NOPMC.

"There are families sitting there watching TV with loved ones," Ruhe said. "Little do they know they’re going to join a group that no one wants to join. All you have left is a name on a plaque."

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