calendar October 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Why Malaria? Why Now?

An educational event and call to action for individuals and congregations of the ELCA. This event will introduce individuals and congregations to the devastating reality of malaria around the world, and the recent action of the ELCA churchwide assembly to launch a denomination-wide campaign to help contain the disease, particularly in 10 African nations. Plenary speakers and workshop leaders will provide an extensive overview of the disease, its implications and why our action is needed. A workshop will be offered that specifically focuses on activities for children and youth.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time: 9:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Location: Advent Lutheran Church

2504 Broadway at 93rd Street

New York, NY, 10025

(1,2,3 subway trains to 96th street, $15 all-day parking is available at a few parking garages near Advent. Go to to select a garage and print coupon)

Event is free; lunch is included

Speakers and Workshop Leaders:

Rev. Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl, ELCA Malaria Campaign Director

Dennis Frado, Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs

Lois Rimbo and Sheldon Erb, Co-Chairs of the Metro NY Synod

Tanzania Committee

Dan Donovan, M.D., Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, NY

Alex Cocoziello, Storyteller, Malaria No More

To Register:

Online: Go to or

By Phone: Call Mary Tennermann at 212-665-0732 x237

By Email: Mary Tennermann–

By Mail: Fill out the form below and send to Malaria Event, MNYS

Office, 475 Riverside Dr. Suite 1620, New York, NY 10115

For more information download a flyer and registration form.