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June 2021

 

Monday, June 21 Book Club

Book: A Hope More Powerful than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Author: Melissa Fleming
Check out her TED Talk, “Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive.”

Summary: Doaa and her family leave war-torn Syria for Egypt where the climate is becoming politically unstable and increasingly dangerous. She meets and falls in love with Bassem, a former Free Syrian Army fighter and together they decide to leave behind the hardship and harassment they face in Egypt to flee for Europe, joining the ranks of the thousands of refugees who make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean on overcrowded and run-down ships to seek asylum overseas and begin a new life.
After four days at sea, their boat is sunk by another boat filled with angry men shouting threats and insults. With no land in sight and surrounded by bloated, floating corpses, Doaa is adrift with a child’s inflatable water ring around her waist, while two little girls cling to her neck. Doaa must stay alive for them. She must not lose strength. She must not lose hope.

Speaker: Tara Sutton is a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work in conflict zones has won many awards, including an Amnesty Media Award, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s Rolls Royce Award for Exceptional News Feature, and a two-time finalist for the Rory Peck Award for Bravery in Journalism. She brings years of Middle East and refugee experience with her, as she has lived in Iraq and Jordan and covered post-conflict issues from Liberia to Colombia.
She works on strategic planning and fundraising for Collateral Repair Project and serves as a current board member. Her two recently released videos for CRP, “Little Refugees” and “Welcome to CRP,” have accurately portrayed the current refugee crisis in the Hashemi Shamali neighborhood of East Amman.

Time: 8:00pm ET

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July 2021

 

Thursday, July 1 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our July projects with Global Pearls, Inc in Cameroon and Collateral Repair Project in Jordan. Speakers TBD

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

REGISTER HERE

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Tuesday, July 13 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

August 2021

 

Thursday, August 5 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our August projects with DREAM in the Dominican Republic and Gardens for Health International in Rwanda. Speakers TBD.

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

REGISTER HERE

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Wednesday, August 11 Special Book Club Event with Peace Activist & Holocaust Survivor Irene Butter

Book: Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope

Author: Irene Hassenberg Butter

Summary: Well-known peace activist and Holocaust survivor Irene Hassenberg Butter will join us to discuss her life and her book, Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope. Irene’s memoir of her experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust is not a recounting of misery and tragedy; rather it is the genuine story of a girl coming to terms with a terrible event and choosing to view herself as a survivor instead of a victim.

Irene’s childhood is cut short when she and her family are deported to Nazi-controlled prison camps and finally Bergen-Belsen, where she is a fellow prisoner with Anne Frank. Later forbidden from speaking about her experiences by the American relatives who cared for her, Irene is now making up for lost time. Irene has shared the stage with peacemakers such as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel. She considers it her duty to tell her story now and on behalf of the six million other Jews who have been permanently silenced. Irene’s account celebrates the exercising of empathy for others in even the most inhumane conditions, a relevant message in an age where similar hatreds and discrimination rise once again. She stresses the importance of “never a bystander” and that “one person can make a difference.”

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

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Tuesday, August 17 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 7:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

Wednesday, August 18 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 9:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

September 2021

 

Thursday, September 2 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our June projects with OneVillage Partners in Sierra Leone and CCFC in Guatemala. Speakers TBD

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

Registration Coming Soon!

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Thursday, September 9 (tentative) Book Club

Book: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Summary: In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

 


 

Tuesday, September 21 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 7:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

Wednesday, September 22 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 9:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

October 2021

 

Thursday, October 7 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our October projects with Nashulai Maasai Conservancy in Kenya and HealthRight International in Uganda. Speakers TBD.

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

Registration Coming Soon!

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Tuesday, October 19 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 7:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

Wednesday, October 20 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 9:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

November 2021

 

Wednesday, November 3 (tentative) Book Club

Book: Standing in the Way: From Trafficking Victim to Human Rights Activist

Author: Anjali Tamang & Sarah Symons (DFW grantee Her Future Coalition)

Summary: This compelling memoir shares Anjali’s incredible story of being trafficked at age twelve from her village in Nepal to the red light areas of Kolkata, India. Despite enduring the worst abuse imaginable, today Anjali is working to combat trafficking and protect the next generation of girls in her community. She is able to do so because of the help and healing she has received since being rescued in 2008. The stories of the courageous people who freed her and helped in her recovery are woven into the book alongside personal recollections and insights. This book explores the root causes of human trafficking and the factors in Anjali’s family and community that made her vulnerable. It describes vividly her journey to India as a young child, and the large, complex network of traffickers. brothel owners and madams who were involved in selling, transporting and, exploiting her. The book sensitively portrays the difficult life of a young girl in a brothel. It is suitable for readers 15 and up.Anjali was eventually rescued, and the book tells that part of the story from the perspective of the rescuers as well as the girls themselves. Standing in the Way describes the innovative counseling and loving care that Anjali received after being rescued, which enabled her to recover from her trauma, develop her uniquely positive world view, and become a leader and activist. Anjali was able to return to Nepal, return to school and make up the many lost years of education. Now in college, she is planning to go back to her village and open a school and anti-trafficking charity that will prevent other girls in her village from having to suffer as she did. While child sex trafficking is a difficult subject, the book is ultimately hopeful and inspiring.

 


 

Thursday, November 4 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our November projects with Sunsar Maya in Nepal and Bond Street Theatre in Afghanistan. Speakers TBD.

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

Registration Coming Soon!

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Tuesday, November 16 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 7:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

Wednesday, November 17 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 9:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

December 2021

 

Thursday, December 2 – Monthly National Webinar

We will discuss our December projects with Komera in Rwanda and BlinkNow Foundation in Nepal. Speakers TBD.

Time: 8:00 pm EASTERN
Where: Through the virtual meeting platform Zoom. Join with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. (Note: It is best to join by computer so that we can see each other as well as any visuals.)

Registration Coming Soon!

NOTE: AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE MEETING LINK. IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK OR SPAM FOLDER, OR EMAIL INFO@TOGETHERWOMENRISE.ORG.

 


 

Tuesday, December 21 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 7:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

Wednesday, December 22 Advocacy Chapter Webinar

 

Time: 9:00 pm EASTERN
How to Join: Sign up here for the Advocacy Chapter With RESULTS. Once you have signed up for the chapter, we will email you the meeting links directly.
For more information on our advocacy program, visit here.

 


 

January 2022

 

Monday, January 24 (tentative) Book Club

Book: The Girl with the Louding Voice

Author: Abi Daré

Summary: The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same.
Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.

 

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