An Invitation

Greetings dear Women Who Stand,

There are few joys equal to spending an evening with friends and kindred hearts. Many of you know Stephan and I were born only 12 hours apart in the same hospital. We are honored to bring you a private concert to celebrate our 45th birthdays with artists and friends, including singer, song-writer Josh Garrels, spoken word artist Micah Bournes, and author activist Lynne Hybels.  Come enjoy a rare night with three rising voices and friends.

congoWe have long desired to “give away” a landmark birthday.  In lieu of gifts, please give to Peace for Congo at the following link:

When:   Friday, February 8th, 2013
Concert – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Barracks Row Theater
535 8th Street SE,  Washington D.C. 20003

Please send an email to our hostess, Chelsie Noel Frank, , to let us know how many tickets you request for the evening.  Chelsie will send you a confirmation email, with a registration code to allow you to print your tickets for the evening.  Please know that our venue has limited capacity so please RSVP as soon as you can.

 What a gift to bring together friends from so many diverse corners of our life, together in one place!  We look forward to sharing our love for the Congo and PEACE with you.

Your presence is our joy!

Belinda and Stephan Bauman

Google + Hangout about Modern Day Slavery and Sex Trafficking

sexslaveryhangout_gplus(5)Tomorrow, Jan 10, 10:00 AM EST – 11:00 AM EST

Watch New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, GEMS founder Rachel Lloyd and Cambodian anti-trafficking advocate Somaly Mam discuss modern-day slavery and sex trafficking in an interactive Google Hangout. The talk will be moderated by Luke Blocher from The Freedom Center and formatted as a panel discussion. The group will discuss domestic sex trafficking, factors contributing to the international sex trade and ways to help combat the problem.

After the talk, there will be a short Q&A. Feel free to leave your questions in the comments section! Selected questions will be answered in real time.

The 2013 Justice Conference-Philadelphia, PA

Start 2013 on the right foot and join us in Philadelphia for The Justice Conference. Discover how you can use your gifts for justice in our world.

Speakers include: Eugene Cho, Brenda Salter McNeil,  Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff,  Gary Haugen, Sheryl WuDunn, Dr. John Perkins, Chai Ling, Lynne Hybels, Ken Wystama, Stephan Bauman, Richard Twiss, Lisa Sharon Harper, Leroy Barber, Noel Castellanos, Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Shane Claiborne. Friends of Women Who Stand/Baltimore and co-authors of Refuse To Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery, Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim will be pre-conference speakers.

Contact Kris Bailey for more information or click here to register.