Community Corner: Moehring rejoins Harbor Bay, "Muslim Journeys" recognized

Community Corner: Moehring rejoins Harbor Bay, "Muslim Journeys" recognized

Michele Ellson

Kathy Moehring has joined the Harbor Bay Group of Companies as its director of community affairs. Moehring, who recently served as head of the West Alameda Business Association and who has more than 25 years of executive experience, was part of the original Harbor Bay Business Park marketing team. In her new role, she will work with the community and public institutions.

The Alameda Free Library, the Islamic Center of Alameda and the Alameda Multicultural Community Center will receive a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf award for their four-part “Muslim Journeys: An exploration and celebration of the intertwined histories of Islam and the West” event. The film and discussion series, which kicked off this past Sunday, will include monthly events through April.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta has introduced a bill that would require school districts to include instruction on the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement in California in their social studies curriculum. “The Filipino American population composes the second largest Asian population in California and continues to grow; yet the story of Filipinos and their crucial efforts to the farm labor movement is an untold part of California history,” Bonta, who represents Alameda, was quoted as saying in a press release. “It is time to recognize the contributions of Filipinos to the history of our state and country by including them in the social sciences curriculum taught in California schools.”

Lilac Dress Boutique is hosting a Pre-Gala Party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in advance of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club's Root for Great Futures Battle of the Bay Gala. Attendees can enjoy complimentary appetizers and taste wines while shopping for team-color attire and accessories; they may also register for the gala dinner and auction, purchase raffle tickets and win prizes. The first 25 people to arrive at the event will receive an elegant gift bag. Lilac is at 1918 Encinal Avenue.

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