Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Refugee and Immigrant Women for Change Coalition: Thursday, March 4th

The Refugee and Immigrant Women for Change Coalition is hosting a very special luncheon and networking session: Cultural Dynamics: Women's Voices with keynote speaker Leymah Gbowee. This event and lunch is free for those who RSVP by February 25th!

Speakers include: Doris Parker of the Liberian Women's Initiative, Gloria Edin of CAPI, and Bryan Thao Worra of the Lao Assistance Center.

The highlight of the lunch is a keynote speech by international award-winning activist Leymah Gbowee

This is a kick-off event for the new Refugee and Immigrant Women for Change Coalition and our work for gender equity. For more information, contact: RIWC@capiusa. org 

The Refugee and Immigration Women for Change Coalition partner agencies are building stronger families and communities! Current members include: African Health Action, CAPI, Centro, Lao Assistance Center,Liberian Women’s Initiative,Sewa - AIFW and WISE

Leymah Roberta Gbowee is the executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana. She is a founding member of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP) . In 2007, the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government honored her with the prestigious Blue Ribbon Peace Award. In 2009, Ms. Gbowee and the women of Liberia were awarded theProfiles in Courage Award by the Kennedy Library Foundation.

If you're interested, please RSVP by Thursday, February 25th to: RIWC@capiusa. org 

Lunch is free for those who RSVP, and it's a great chance to meet others working on the issues of refugee and immigrant women in Minnesota and around the world. Hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity for Lao community members and others to connect!

1 comment:

Thassany Pothikan said...

I wished we has a program like this in Tennessee. Personnally, I really apprecite your effort in trying to educate the Laotian immigrants. Please keep up with the good work.

Since I missed this event, how does it goes? Pleas share.

Thank you,