Town Talk, Oct. 21 |

Town Talk, Oct. 21

Submitted to The Union

Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (, will speak on women, population and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as part of a U.N. Day presentation by the Golden Empire Chapter of the United Nations Association.

The program is co-sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains. The event is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 24, at the Unitarian Church, 246 So. Church St. in Grass Valley.

According to Roberts, gender inequality is the “moral scourge and moral challenge of the age.” She advocates strongly for women to step forward as she has as an American citizen and quotes U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: “In women, the world has the most significant but untapped potential for development and peace.”

Roberts has been honored by Ms. Magazine, Women’s eNews, the American Public Health Association and is featured in the international best-seller, “Half the Sky,” by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn. The program has a suggested donation of $10.

For more information, contact Ted Smith at (530) 273-6755 or Sheila Meyers (530) 432-8404.

The Higgins Diggins Lions Club will host a fundraising Football Party to benefit the Lions Education Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 30 at their Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Dr., Grass Valley.

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The event will include viewing of the San Francisco 49ers vs. Cleveland Browns game on big screen TVs courtesy of Sears in Grass Valley. Tickets are $15 for the lunch buffet that begins at noon, and snacks throughout the game. A no-host bar will be available. For tickets contact Lion Donna Prince (530) 268-0906.

The Lions Education Foundation is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit that has donated over $520,000 to youth related projects and schools over the past 22 years in the Greater Sacramento Area, including Grass Valley and Nevada City.

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