The Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association
invites you and your friends to its
International Women’s Day
Celebration & International Potluck Dinner
Back by Popular Demand
Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
at the Unitarian Universalist Church
490 Aguajito Road, between Carmel and Monterey
Directions: Hwy 1 at Hwy 68 to Pacific Grove. The exit is located south of Monterey, north of Carmel. At this exit, don’t go toward PG or Pebble Beach, go EAST, take Aguajito up the hill for about 1/4 mile. The Church is on the left. Look for their solar panels. http://goo.gl/maps/j4ofP.
- If you can, bring an international dish or a beverage by 6:00 PM, enough to serve 8 people please
- everyone is encouraged to wear some international or ethnic clothing
- Admission is FREE! no reservations necessary
The short documentary ¡Poder!
about the Power of Girls for Change in Guatemala
Changing the World – by Investing in Girls Globally
Lecture and discussion
Speaker: Dr. Denise Dunning
Executive Director of LET GIRLS LEAD, a UN Foundation-funded initiative
to Improve Girls’ Education, Health, and Livelihoods Globally www.letgirlslead.org
About the film and our speaker:
Let Girls Lead presents ¡PODER!, a documentary film that tells this powerful story of girl-led change in Guatemala. Produced by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, the movie highlights how Elba, Emelin, and their friends overcame tremendous obstacles to transform their own lives, their families, and their community. Filmed in an innovative narrative, participatory style, the film features Elba and Emelin (13 and 16) as actors portraying themselves. ¡PODER! premieres worldwide in March 2014 for International Women’s Day.
Dr. Denise Dunning is the founder and Executive Director of Let Girls Lead at the Public Health Institute in Oakland. Since 2009, Let Girls Lead has contributed to improving the lives of more than 3 million girls globally through laws, programs, and funding that protect girls from violence, ensure they can go to school and see a doctor when they need one, and learn skills to escape poverty. The main countries of LGL’s activities are Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, and Malawi. Dr. Dunning is also the executive producer of ¡PODER!, a documentary that highlights the power of investing in girls.
She is a globally recognized thought leader who has spoken at the Social Good Summit, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and numerous global conferences, in addition to writing for international media outlets, including The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Dr. Dunning also teaches courses on Women’s Health & Empowerment for the UCSF Masters in Global Health Program.
Previously, Dr. Dunning worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on grant-making in Mexico, India, Ethiopia, and the Philippines. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras, working with the United Nations Development Program on hurricane relief efforts following Hurricane Mitch. Dr. Dunning has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, where she conducted path-breaking research on youth HIV prevention. With a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, Dr. Dunning also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University. Dr. Dunning is a native Spanish speaker, avid scuba diver, and mother of two young daughters.
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