International Women’s Day
Each year, Dining for Women recognizes International Women’s Day with our “Biggest Chapter Meeting of the Year”. This virtual meeting links DFW chapters and members across the U.S. The event is broadcast live and recorded for on demand viewing.
Our 2020 Event
Women as Climate Justice Champions
The impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed around the world, and they are different for women and men. Women and girls are the most adversely affected, yet they are also well-suited to find solutions to prevent further degradation and adapt to the changing climate. More and more, women and girls around the world are becoming climate justice advocates. When women participate in decision-making at national and community levels, they can help devise effective climate change solutions that build stronger communities. Our International Women’s Day program will share how women all over the world are fighting for environmental justice in their own countries and communities.
This event will headline Dr. Tererai Trent, one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and the founder of Tererai Trent International, which aims to provide quality education in rural Africa. Her new book, The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams, published in 2017, has a foreword by Oprah Winfrey and was the Winner of a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.
Speakers also include Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of African People & Wildlife, a nonprofit that helps rural communities in Tanzania conserve and benefit from their wildlife and natural resources. Dr. Lichtenfeld believes in finding the balance for communities and nature. In 2019, she was honored to be named a “Woman of Impact” by the National Geographic Society and was featured among the world’s leading female visionaries.
The event will be moderated by Helene Cooper, Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon corresepondent with The New York Times, having previously served as White House Correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, and the assistant editorial page editor. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, and Madame President, a biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
This event will take place in Washington, DC with a satellite event in Santa Barbara, CA. Both events will be open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available for purchase soon. The DC event will also be livestreamed and available to the entire country
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate women as climate justice champions!