May 2009 Archives

Spring Membership Drive - 2009

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Since our launch as a non-profit corporation in September 2008, Awareness UNlimited has successfully moved forward with our mission to facilitate awareness and diversity programming with schools, businesses, civic groups/organizations, and communities, fostering understanding and respect, opening minds and opening worlds. Our Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members who bring impressive backgrounds and experience to our work, and we have established a strong member base of folks who support our efforts. We have produced events/activities of our own and co-sponsored events with other outstanding organizations in New Hampshire:

October 2008 - co-sponsored screening of the documentary, Beyond Belief, for area students, educators, and others at The Music Hall in Portsmouth with NH Film Festival including post-screening with Susan Retik Ger who was featured in the film

Fall-early winter - co-sponsored film/discussion series with Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies and Portsmouth Community Radio at Temple Israel in Portsmouth screening films to raise awareness about Holocaust survivors, rescuers, and Holocaust history

Spring 2009 - organized and promoted similar film/discussion series for Upper Valley Jewish Community and Dartmouth Hillel at Roth Center for Jewish Life in Hanover

March 2009 - Opening Worlds Series, a monthly presentation and discussion series designed to help raise community awareness about social, political, religious, cultural, wellness, career, and other diversity issues began

We look forward to continued growth and outreach in the coming months. Awareness UNlimited will again co-sponsor a special screening for schools and educators at the 2009 NH Film Festival in October, the Opening Worlds Series continues, and we are in the planning stages for continuing the film/discussion series for next fall/winter, in addition to developing plans for new programming.

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At this time, I invite you to join us and show your support for Awareness UNlimited's work by becoming a member. Your membership helps support Awareness UNlimited in many ways:

  • Day-to-day operations
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Outreach to schools, corporations, and other groups
  • Development of awareness and diversity materials
  • Creation of financial assistance plans for groups wishing to host awareness and diversity programming
  • Support for our own events and activities

Please join now! The Membership Enrollment Form is available on our "Support" page. If you prefer to make your payment via credit card or direct deposit into our bank account, please click on the "Donate" button also located on the "Support" page. This links you to our Pay Pal account, a safe, secure method of online payment.

I encourage you to visit our other pages to find out more about the corporation and people associated with us, and participate in our blog.

We hope you will support us in reaching out to local, regional, state, national, and global communities in an effort to connect people and provide pro-active opportunities to help address the many and wide-ranging diversity and tolerance issues that touch us on a daily basis. We believe that raising awareness about these issues and putting faces to them makes a difference and helps steer the world away from conflict and misunderstanding. Your participation is most welcomed!

Peace, Deb Barry - Executive Director

Having successfully piloted the Opening Worlds Series in March and April, the series will be taking a hiatus from May through August. The monthly series returns on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning in September. Look for more information about the Opening Worlds Series posted here soon.

Sincere thanks to Erin Kennedy, founder of HopeCraft (, and Laurie Wheeler, homeopathic practitioner (, our facilitators in March and April, for launching our series with such interesting and insightful presentations.

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