EQ Inspiration, LeanIn Palo Alto and United Nations Association Mid-Peninsula are throwing a fundraiser and party for women and men of Silicon Valley! A celebration of and for the women of the world, and to celebrate LeanIn Palo Alto’s 5th Birthday.
The funds will go to Rising International, a local non-profit empowering women here and globally to “Rise out of Extreme Poverty”, to the UNA Program Adopt a Future educating a generation of refugee children at Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp located in Kenya, and to Kiva, an international nonprofit based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
A buffet dinner and drinks will be served with short talks from the non-profits, our sponsors, and the organizers of the event, followed by cake, DJ, dancing and networking.
Sponsorship packages starting at $250 are available for Bay Area companies. Individual tickets are $25. We strive for equality and encourage all women to bring a man along.
- June 9: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is a 1970 book by American writer Dee Brown that covers the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century. The book expresses details of the history of American expansionism from a point of view that is critical of its effects on the Native Americans. Brown describes Native Americans’ displacement through forced relocations and years of warfare waged by the United States federal government. The government’s dealings are portrayed as a continuing effort to destroy the culture, religion, and way of life of Native American peoples. (Wikipedia)