Join AJS at our Celebration of Justice events this coming Fall in Ventura CA, Seattle and Lynden WA! This past year has been pivotal year for AJS and we have some exciting news to share at these events -- you won't want to miss them this year!

Please join us to hear from AJS Co-Founder Jo Ann Van Engen (in CA) and AJS-HN staff, Maribel Muñoz (in WA) as they share about brave Hondurans who are building hope and growing justice in communities and throughout her nation. 

September 29, 2017, Ventura California, 6:30 PM, Bible Fellowship Church (6950 Ralston St, Ventura CA 93003)
October 26, 2017, Lynden Washington, 6:30 PM, Jansen Art Center (321 Front St, Lynden WA 98264)
October 28, 2017, Seattle Washington, 6:30 PM, Bellevue Christian Reformed Church (1221 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007)

RSVP and MORE INFORMATION below.

More Information

 

September 29, 2017, Ventura California, Bible Fellowship Church (6950 Ralston St, Venutra CA 93003) at 6:30 PM

When and where is the event?
The dinner event is at Bible Fellowship Church (6950 Ralston St, Venutra CA 93003) at 6:30 PM.

Where can I RSVP?
Please help us out by RSVPing to the event! You can RSVP online here, by phone 1(800)897-1135, or by mail at PO Box 888631 Grand Rapids MI 49588

How long is the event?
The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, and usually lasts 2 hours.

How can I help with the event?
We depend on volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to greet people, sell t shirts, set up, or clean up, we would love to have you volunteer at the event. We also encourage you to invite people you know who may be interested in AJS and Honduras to the event. Please contact Alison at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on volunteering. Also, help spread the word about the event!

What is a table sponsor?
A table sponsor is someone who commits to filling up an 8 person dinner table - it’s easy, free, and a tremendously effective way to help us continue the fight against violence and corruption in Honduras.  Please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on being a table sponsor. 

Who will be speaking at this event?

JoAnnheadshot.jpg Jo Ann Van Engen, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has lived for the last 28 years in Honduras with her husband, Kurt Ver Beek. They helped launch, and continue to help lead, the Association for a More Just Society. In the early 2000s they moved to a marginalized community, which has influenced their understanding of how corruption and violence affect the most vulnerable. They also lead Calvin College’s Justice Studies program in Honduras. Jo Ann received her B.A. from Calvin College and M.A. in human resource development from Azusa Pacific University.

1456675_919143312424_1424354353_n_0.jpg Jill Van Beek studied with Kurt Ver Beek and Jo Ann Van Engen, co-founders of AJS, during her undergrad in Honduras. After graduating from Calvin College with a B.A. in International Development focused in Business, she began working with AJS and has since worked for AJS for almost nine years. Her job is to connect the work of AJS to other people in North America and across the world. She also received her Masters in Non-Profit Management from Eastern University in Philadelphia.

October 26, 2017, Lynden Washington, the Jansen Art Center (321 Front St, Lynden WA 98264) at 6:30 pm 

When and where is the event?
The dinner is at 6:30 PM at the Jansen Art Center (321 Front St, Lynden WA 98264)

Where can I RSVP?
Please help us out by RSVPing to the event! You can RSVP online here, by phone 1(800)897-1135, or by mail at PO Box 888631 Grand Rapids MI 49588

How long is the event?
The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, and usually lasts 2 hours.

How can I help with the event?
We depend on volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to greet people, serve food, sell t shirts, set up, or clean up, we would love to have you volunteer at the event. We also encourage you to invite people you know who may be interested in AJS and Honduras to the event. Please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on volunteering. Also, help spread the word about the event!

What is a table sponsor?
A table sponsor is someone who commits to filling up a 10 person dinner table - it’s easy, free, and a tremendously effective way to help us continue the fight against violence and corruption in Honduras.  Please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on being a table sponsor. 

Who will be speaking at this event?

maribel.jpgMaribel Muñoz heads Project Monitoring and Evaluation at AJS-Honduras, as well as being the sub-coordinator of Transformemos Honduras’ health projects. She has a degree in marketing, a Masters degree in Business management, a Masters in International Cooperation, and is finishing her a doctorate in Public Management and Administration from the University of Madrid.  Maribel has worked with United Nations development projects, and as a consultant for various anti-corruption and human rights initiatives including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission formed after the Honduran coup. More recently, she has worked with organizations such as Caritas and the Committee for the Freedom of Expression to design methodology and measurement tools. She joined ASJ in 2013 as a consultant investigating the purchase of medicines by the public health sector, exposing abuse of power and corruption, after which she was hired full-time to support the monitoring and evaluation of AJS projects, and oversee donor relations and the mobilization of funds.

October 28, 2017, Seattle Washington, Bellevue Christian Reformed Church (1221 148th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98007) at 6:30 pm 

When and where is the event?
The dinner is at 6:30 PM at Bellevue Christian Reformed Church (1221 148th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98007)

Where can I RSVP?
Please help us out by RSVPing to the event! You can RSVP online here, by phone 1(800)897-1135, or by mail at PO Box 888631 Grand Rapids MI 49588

How long is the event?
The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, and usually lasts 2 hours.

How can I help with the event?
We depend on volunteers to make this event happen. If you are able to greet people, serve food, sell t shirts, set up, or clean up, we would love to have you volunteer at the event. We also encourage you to invite people you know who may be interested in AJS and Honduras to the event. Please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on volunteering. 

What is a table sponsor?
A table sponsor is someone who commits to filling up a 10 person dinner table - it’s easy, free, and a tremendously effective way to help us continue the fight against violence and corruption in Honduras.  Please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org for more information on being a table sponsor. 

Who will be speaking at this event?

maribel.jpgMaribel Muñoz heads Project Monitoring and Evaluation at AJS-Honduras, as well as being the sub-coordinator of Transformemos Honduras’ health projects. She has a degree in marketing, a Masters degree in Business management, a Masters in International Cooperation, and is finishing her a doctorate in Public Management and Administration from the University of Madrid.  Maribel has worked with United Nations development projects, and as a consultant for various anti-corruption and human rights initiatives including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission formed after the Honduran coup. More recently, she has worked with organizations such as Caritas and the Committee for the Freedom of Expression to design methodology and measurement tools. She joined ASJ in 2013 as a consultant investigating the purchase of medicines by the public health sector, exposing abuse of power and corruption, after which she was hired full-time to support the monitoring and evaluation of AJS projects, and oversee donor relations and the mobilization of funds.

 

Will you be a Table Sponsor?

AJS values your committed partnership with us in our work for justice. One of the most effective ways you can ensure the sustainability, effectiveness, and expansion of this work is to share your passion for our mission with others. The Celebration of Justice provides a perfect venue for you to do just that. It’s easy, free, and a tremendously effective way to help us continue the fight against violence and corruption in Honduras.

How?

As a table sponsor, your job is to fill up a dinner table. This is a great opportunity for folks new to AJS to hear of the work first hand. Then, we will give you invitations to mail or email to your guests. Finally, we will reserve a table for you at the celebration of justice event for you and your guests.
Ventura, California Celebration Table Sponsor Information

For more information, contact Alison Wabeke at 1 (800) 897-1135, alison@ajs-us.org.

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We rely heavily on volunteers to make our celebration events possible! We need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up at the event.

For more information about volunteering, please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org or 1(800)897-1135.

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Will you be a corporate sponsor for an AJS event?

Because 'justice' shouldn't be 'just us' - sign up to be a corporate sponsor today for an event near you!

There are two ways you can be a corporate sponsor:

  • Underwrite some of the dinner's costs by giving a monetary donation (past donations have been between $250-$1000)
  • Donate items for the event 

Corporate sponsors will be listed in our program and on our website, promoted on social media, and publicly thanked during the event. We greatly appreciate your support in making this event possible!

If you're interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Alison Wabeke at alison@ajs-us.org. You can make sponsorship payments online or via check.

Thank you to this year's generous sponsors!

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Use your voice to help us spread the word about an AJS Celebration of Justice

1. Pass out Save the Date cards to friends and family

Ventura California Event Invitation

Seattle Washington Event Invitation

Lynden Washington Event Invitation

2. Send an email inviting folks to join you for a delicious meal and exciting stories from Honduras.

3.Share on social media!

 

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From the Justice Journal

A new headquarters will help AJS as we work to end corruption and violence, bringing hope and justice to Honduras.

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Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
PO Box 888631
Grand Rapids, MI 49588

info@ajs-us.org

1 (800) 897-1135