Julia Morgan's original drawings for our Clubhouse, Courtesy of Cal Poly Archives
 

January General Meeting & Luncheon

  • January 04, 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Monday Club, San Luis Obispo, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Our Guest Speaker in January is the inspirational Carissa Phelps.  Carissa Phelps is an author, attorney, and advocate for sexually exploited children and homeless youth. She is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Carissa, the 2008 film that revisits her life as a sexually exploited runaway child living on the streets of Fresno, California. Having been involved in various petty crimes and probation violations, as well as grand theft auto, she was incarcerated at the CK Wakefield Home for Boys, during their pilot program to integrate girls into the facility. Teaching herself mathematics and working to overcome numerous rapes, sexual exploitation, and substance abuse and addictions, she eventually graduated with an MBA and a law degree from UCLA. She is the founder of Runaway Girl, Inc., which advocates for runaway and homeless youth, while providing training for organizations to effectively reach out and address homelessness and human trafficking. In 2012, her life story was told in the book Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time.


Luncheon cost is $17 and can be paid for in advance by clicking here: Brown Paper Tickets. Please note that you MUST have a lunch reservation by December 28th for this event.  All those with a reservation may pay in advance using the above link or at the door.

Donations for The Women's Shelter this month are full size shampoo, conditioner, body wash and feminine hygiene products. Please visit The Women's Shelter Donations list for this club year for more details. Our SLO and North County Women's Shelters thank you.  And much gratitude to Sharon Peters for heading up this program!
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