Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

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Date: 25-oct-12
Location: New York

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Event Website: http://dhaninfo.com/Home/field-service-processing/

Chair-ity Auction

Date: Sunday, March 7th
Location: World Beat Center

Abstract: Growing Liberia’s Children is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing educational opportunities to needy children in Liberia. After civil war destroyed most of the country including its schools, an entire generation of children had no hope of an education or future until now.

Screening - Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Date: March 6, 2010 7:00 pm
Location: The Grauer School - Encinitas, CA

Abstract: The Foundation for Women (FFW), along with The Grauer School will host a screening of the award winning film, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” on March 6, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room on the campus of the Grauer School located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas. Directed by Emmy-winning and Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Gini Reticker and produced by Abigail Disney, the documentary chronicles the true story of the brave Liberian women who came together in prayer to end a horrific civil war and bring peace to their devastated country. The FFW is joined by The Grauer School, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), USD School of Peace Studies and Jubilee San Diego to demonstrate the power of women as agents of social change. Collectively these sponsors recognize the need to bring this subject matter to the forefront, depicted effectively through this cinematic art form. In the film, thousands of women join forces to pray for peace and stage a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Equipped with only white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demand a resolution to the country’s civil war. A testament to how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations, this momentous event became a deciding factor in bringing about an agreement during the hindered peace talks. The film is approximately one-and-a-half hours in length and includes a discussion. Attendance is free, however a $5 donation is suggested and space is limited, therefore reservations are recommended. For additional information, email Lee Sorensen at lee@knowledgeboost.org. FFW is a non-profit organization that serves impoverished women locally and globally by funding and creating microcredit programs. Headquartered in San Diego, FFW has served thousands of women locally, nationally and internationally since its inception in 1997. The Foundation for Women is currently working in Liberia, (http://liberianwomen.blogspot.com/2009/12/starting-to-heal.html) and is the registered operator of two grassroots microcredit programs in San Diego and Liberia. Visit www.foundationforwomen.org for additional information.

Event Website: http://www.ncm.com/Movies/trailers.aspx?Movie=Pray-the-Devil-Back-to-Hell&LinkID=e43210
Flyer: http://thegemfoundation.org/woaf/event_photos/ePdf200Pray_the_Devil_Screening_-_March_6_-_2010_v2.pdf

Half the Sky

Date: March 4, 2010 7:30pm
Location: Horton Plaza, Mira Mesa 18, or AMC Mission Valley 20
Registration: [Click Here]

Abstract: NCM Fathom and CARE, with the support of Delta Air Lines and Meredith Corporation, are partnering on a one night event inspired by stories from the New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Celebrate International Women’s Day and be inspired to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity. Featuring musical performances, celebrity commentary and the world premiere of “Woineshet,” a short film by Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone. Also with appearances from, India.Arie, Maria Bello, Diane Birch, Michael Franti, Dr. Helene Gayle, Angelique Kidjo, Nicholas Kristof, Marisa Tomei, Sarah, Duchess of York and others. Experience Half the Sky on March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm (local time) in select movie theatres across the country and Spread the word about this inspirational event in your community. "Half The Sky” follows the stories of extraordinary women around the world as they struggle to overcome oppression. Kristof and WuDunn focus on three major problems facing women – sex trafficking, maternal mortality and violence against women. They argue that empowering women is the key to alleviating poverty and uplifting communities in developing countries. “Woineshet” is a new film about a poor Ethiopian girl who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. As a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia, Woineshet and her family bravely fought against brutal local traditions of rape and forced marriage. The co-directorial debut of Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, “Woineshet” is an adaptation of this brave and inspirational true story. Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in more than 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. Learn more at http://www.care.org/. The Half the Sky event was captured live on February 11, 2010 out of New York City and is being rebroadcast to select theatres nationwide on March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm (local time).

Event Website: http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/event/Half_The_Sky.aspx

Yve Evans: Good News Concert - The Best Is Yet to Be

Date: February 20, 2010
Location: Good Samaritan Church, 4321 Eastgate Mall (corner of Genesee), SD, CA 92121
Registration: [Click Here]

Abstract: Burundi Friends International proudly presents Yve Evans and Company in 'The Good News Concert: The Best Is Yet to Be' with Julie Marner, Choral Director. Join us for this special event, a performance by world renowned Yve Evans, an artist whom reviewers have called spellbinding, captivating and legendary. This evening is a benefit for Burundi Friends International, a San Diego nonprofit working for the education and health of women and children in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world. Suggested donation: $20 adults; $10 students; children free. (501(c)3 donations are tax deductible according to the law.) For information, contact Arline at 858-755-7788 or arlinepaa@gmail.com, or check the website at www.bufri.org.

Event Website: http://www.bufri.org
Flyer: http://thegemfoundation.org/woaf/event_photos/ePdf34Yve_Evans.pdf

Past Events

Hands Across Borders 2009

Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 6-10pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Center, Del Mar, California
Registration: [Click Here]


One Night, One World: Celebrating the Women of Africa is the theme of this year's Hands Across Borders. Benefiting the work of Project Concern International (PCI), the event celebrates the women of Africa as agents of social transformation. Join our circle of celebration for this unique evening of culture and contribution featuring authentic cuisine, entertainment and market items. Project Concern International is proud to present Wahu Kaara, a global social justice activist and founder of the Kenya Debt Relief Network, with the 2009 PCI Humanitarian Award. Bonnie Raitt will join us to present the Cultural Ambassador Award to Oliver Mktukudze, a Zimbabwean musician dubbed “a global treasure”. And PCI will convene and recognize a Women of Africa Honor Roll of individuals and social benefit organizations making sustained commitments Africa’s women – in Africa and here.

Baobob Table - $7,500
Raintree Table - $5,000
Marula Table - $2,500
Circle of Support Tickets - $175 per person

For more information about this exciting event, please contact Kristin Spitz at (858) 279-9690 ext. 327, or kspitz@projectconcern.org. If you would like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online at the event website.

Event Website: http://www.projectconcern.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100261

Flyer: http://thegemfoundation.org/woaf/event_photos/ePdf34HandsSavetheDate.pdf

Women of Africa Forum 2009

Date: November 5, 2009
Location: San Diego
Registration: [Click Here]

Abstract: The Gem Foundation and its partners will host a half-day Forum in San Diego on Nov. 5 for Women of Africa Honor Roll members and others, to move into action our global conversation about African women as agents of social change. Based on what we’ve learned about the conditions that make social change possible, we’ll address the questions that matter most to Africa's women and girls. The Women of Africa Forum will begin with lunch at noon and end with a VIP reception at 5pm. Details on location and time willl be provided to those who register on this Web site.

Event Website: http://www.thegemfoundation.org/woaf/

Africa Forum 2009: Sharing Integrated Solutions for HIV/AIDS & Food Insecurity

Date: June 21-26, 2009
Location: Sun n Sand Holiday Resort, Lake Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi
Registration: [Click Here]

Abstract: Abstract: Project Concern International (PCI) and partners are hosting Africa Forum 2009 in Malawi. The Forum will provide an important opportunity for local and international NGOs, public health and development organizations, and select policy makers to share experiences in integrating HIV/AIDS as well as food and nutrition security (FNS) programming -- both to strengthen collective efforts, and to inform policy decisions based on ‘frontline’ realities. Africa Forum 2009 will be a participatory event. It will facilitate interactive learning methodologies and hands-on skills building sessions to build the capacity of local program implementers. Ultimately, the Forum will initiate the creation of country-based mechanisms to help practitioners, policy makers and donors integrate HIV/AIDS and FNS strategies into national plans. The 2009 forum builds upon the 2006 conference hosted by PCI and several other organizations in Lusaka, Zambia, at which priorities were identified by over 200 field-based African practitioners. It will also serve as a platform for continued relationship-building between implementing organizations to foster collaborative learning, and the incorporation of such learning into the design, funding and delivery of future programs.

Event Website: http://www.projectconcern.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Africa_Forum_2009
Agenda: http://thegemfoundation.org/woaf/event_photos/ePdf17AF09_program_FINAL.pdf