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- Education is the Most Empowering Kind of Charity
- Annual Living Legacy Awards Ceremony
- Spotlight on Women Speaker Series 2013
- Bring People and DIgnitaries Together
- Provide Online Network of Resources
- Not to be confused with Women, Infants and Children
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- Almost 30 Years Old with more than 300 Honorees
- Striving for Health, Equality, Representation
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Save the Date! Saturday Feb 22 2014
Living Legacy Awards
In Support of Women's International Center (501c3) Education and Sistership Programs
Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards
Co-Chairs Sally B. Thornton and Marianne McDonald
Betty Beyster - Community Champion of Education, Scientific and Medical Research
Kristin Farmer - Pioneer in Autism Research and Treatment
Nadine George-Graves, PhD - Author African American and Women's Studies, Performance, Theatre and Dance History
Marilyn Lane - Horsewoman and Advocate for Veterans at Saratoga War Horse, Equine-based Treatment of PTSD
Ellen Whelan - Renown Attorney and Specialist in Estate and Trust Law
Outstanding Organization Award: Epilepsy Foundation
Join Us on Saturday, February 22, 2014
at Crowne Plaza Hanalei, San Diego Hotel Circle
5:30-8pm including four-course Dinner
With heavy hearts, but in gratitude for knowing a true Living Legacy, we celebrate the life and good works of Gloria J. Lane PhD, Educator, Writer, Inspiration, Founder Women's International Center. Gloria's final place of rest will be close to her family in Santa Nella California at the San Joaquin National Cemetery. Ceremony to be announced in June, 2013. Your own Tributes including Stories, Photos, Video, Music may be added at any time to the following in perpetuity public website: http://gloria.muchloved.com
The Executive Assistant to the Founder of the Women's International Center has helped win a years-long legal battle waged by herself and Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse to protect individuals and California businesses from fraud and extortion regarding disability access. We celebrate Noni Gotti's courage in appearing in Sacramento before the Senate Committee which helped influence Governor Brown's signing into law of this important legislation. Noni appeared on the cover of the The San Diego Union and on local news. Thank you Noni for speaking up and using your voice to make our world a better place!
The Women's International Center is proud of our 2013 Spotlight on Women Speaker Series in collaboration with The Women's Museum of California, Pacific Arts Movement, The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce, and the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Our growing Series is held at various locations around San Diego and features professional and celebrity speakers and delicious international food. We encourage people of all ages to join us in this cooperative environment and, time permitting, guests may announce to our group who you are and promote your own causes. Bring your business cards and fliers, stay tuned for dates in 2014!
Women's International Center was honored to co-present the film American Revolutionary at the Pacific Arts Movement San Diego Asian Film Festival this year, about the life of legendary human rights activist Grace Lee Boggs. We joined NAPAWF-SD and Pac Arts for an in-person Question and Answer session with film director Grace Lee.
Where Your Donations Go
When you support the Women's International Center, you encourage people to lead by example.
Our list of amazing Living Legacies inspires others to be all they can be, to boldly realize their dreams, to improve communities through empowerment and education, not through gratuitous charity. We welcome private, corporate, and government support of our events and operating costs, so that all profits go to Sisterships and Scholarships, toward which we have directed many thousands of dollars since our founding. Recipients have included The Americas Foundation in Mexico, The William J. Kupiec Academy for Girls in Nigeria, White Rainbow Project supporting Widows in India, Women Victim to Victim (KOFAVIV) in Haiti, and many others.
Emem Okon Organizing Women in Nigeria
Berta Caceres Flores Human Rights in Honduras
Little World Community Organization Crafts Creating Education in Pakistan
Helia Lajeunesse, a women and children's rights activist in Haiti challenging child slavery and gender-based violence.
The Dr. William Kupiec Academy for Girls was officially opened on September 9, 2009, in Idah, Nigeria.
Dilkhwaz Ahmed Founder License to Freedom - Interview
License to Freedom is a non-profit community based organization that promotes nonviolence through community education, self-sufficiency and advocacy for refugee and immigrant survivors of domestic and relationship abuse in the East County and San Diego regions.
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b) Other legitimate organizations have names similar to ours, for example Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Women for Women International (WWI). Please be aware that entities by the name of "Women's International Center Foundation" and "Women's International Foundation" are NOT authorized agents of the Women's International Center.
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