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Women Like Us Afternoon Tea and Speaker Series Annual Fundraiser is October 3, 2013.
Supporting our One Girl at a Time Program
Announcing this year's Keynote Speaker:
Jessica Fellowes-Author of The Chronicles of Downton Abbey from the popular PBS Series, Downton Abbey.
Speaking on The Women of Downton Abbey-The Women of Today
Mark your calendar for
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Location: Historic Union Station
Women Like Us Foundation has partnered with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Women Like Us Foundation’s One Girl at a Time Program encourages, empowers and engages young women through workshops and programs that support healthy self-esteem, education, and strategies for living their best lives.
By helping to shape confident, informed young women we help them to take a path in their lives that is both productive and healthy. We redirect negativity and non-opportunity and give them choices on achieving their personal and professional goals, recognizing their importance in society, the home and in leadership.
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Celebrities show up in support of One Girl at a Time Program in Hollywood...
Spokesperson Catt Sadler, Board Member Sally Colon and CEO Linda Rendleman at the event at Lexington Social Club on Hollywood and Vine.
Telamanca is a community two miles inland from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It has about 300 inhabitants spread on a large area of about 1 square mile. The current primary school receives partial aid from the Government and, mainly, from the willingness of the principal/teacher as well as some of the parents of the children.
Women Like Us Foundation currently supports the children of the Telamanca area and the El Yue Women's Center through our One Girl at a Time Program. Each year we award girls the opportunity to give back by traveling here for a week, meeting the children, supporting the humanitarian efforts of Peace Through Yoga, and Indiana based company, and giving back through volunteering.
WLU N.A. Noel Preschool Chapter is dedicated to providing quality education, including tuition, uniforms, books, and a school, as well as meals and medical treatment to the children of Rusinga Island in Kenya, Africa.
Indiana Women's Prison recently made 264 mosquito nets for our children there...Thank you!
The mission of Sound of Soweto is to provide annual funds for Soweto students to be able to attend a university to pursue the future they have dreamed about and change the cycle of poverty in their family and community.
A WLUF One Girl at a Time Program is the outreach arm of Women Like Us Foundation. Our programs serve to educate and engage women and children to make a difference.
One of the goals for Women Like Us Foundation is to raise funds for enrichment scholarships for girls. The scholarship would includes a mentoring program and a short-term international humanitarian trip.
Women Like Us Foundation acknowledges the need for better prepared and educated youth within our own communities. Through this program, these high school girls can become our partners and serve as future committed and engaged women in making a substantial difference in all of our futures. These participants will also realize that they can be good will ambassadors for the United States, while becoming culturally literate of the world in which they live.
Olivia's cause is dedicated to providing inspiration, support and awareness to teens on anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention. At 15 yrs old, Olivia's message, "It's OK to be Different", shows her teen audences that "You Can Be Great", whatever your challenges might be.
The mission of the WLUF Hollywood is to give at-risk, inner-city tween girls an opportune mentorship program that enables them to build confidence and seek out all realms of success. Women empower girls with interactive and enriching activities enabling them to develop their potential and blossom into Women Like Us.
The Women Like Us Foundation is proud to announce The Women Like Us Foundation 2012 Campaign: Fighting Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution, our current effort to save children from sex trafficking. Our nine-month initiative will culminate with our Annual Afternoon Tea and Speaker Series, on October 18, 2012, featuring two pioneers of children's rights.
Our fundraising dollars for Human Slavery will go to the following:
Eradication efforts include raising global awareness of the cause through social media, the entertainment industry, celebrity voices,speaking engagements, and by promoting university and high school involvement.
RESCUE - Once victims have been identified, funding is used to have an investigative report completed and submitted to legal workers who engage the police and appropriate agencies, setting the legal process in motion.
RECOVERY - Once rescued, the victim is taken to a safe house. In addition to safety and protection, the center offer a medical and psychological assessment, evaluation of educational and social development, childcare, and legal assistance.
COUNSELING - A counselor is part of the safe houses. Other types of healing activities offered in centers include: yoga, traditional dance,meditation, and art therapy.
REINTEGRATION - After completing a comprehensive recovery process,survivors are ready to make the transition back into mainstream society as productive, thriving citizens.
PURCHASE A TABLE, BECOME A SPONSOR, JOIN US AT OUR FUNDRAISER EVENT ON OCTOBER 18, 2012
Somaly Mam is the founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation envisioning a world where women and children are safe from slavery. She was born to an impoverished tribal minority family in Cambodia-- a family that resorted to desperate means to survive. A man who posed as her grandfather sold Somaly into sexual slavery. Forced to work in a brothel along with other children, Somaly was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis. After witnessing the murder of her best friend, Somaly heroically escaped her captors and built a new life for herself. She vowed never to forget those left behind and has since dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors.
Somaly will share her incredible story about her childhood and her fight for awareness and irradication of human trafficking and child prostitution.
Former Congresswoman Linda Smith
Shared Hope International
Linda Smith is a former US congresswoman heading up an international effort to save children from being forced into prostitution. Our other speaker is a former child sex slave from Cambodia who has devoted her life to saving other victims. Linda Smith is the founder of International an organization that exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. Her uncompromising belief in the value of every child has carried her from leadership in her home state to the halls of Congress, and ultimately to serving victims of sex trafficking around the world.
These two women have drastically different experiences, but they fight the same evil: the exploitation of our youth. Their stories embody the vision of The Women Like Us Foundation 2012 Campaign: Fighting Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution.
WLUF is proud to align our mission with the vision of these powerful women. Please join us as we launch The Women Like Us Foundation 2012 Campaign: Fighting Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution. You can support the cause by joining us as a partner.
EACH ATTENDEE RECEIVES A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK:
WOMEN LIKE US ILLUMINATING THE WORLD
by Linda Rendleman, MS with Sally Brown Bassett, PhD
Cover Art by N A Noel
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