International Women’s Day
Each year, Dining for Women partners with other organizations to recognize International Women’s Day on March 8th. This live and virtual meeting links Dining for Women chapters and members, our partner organizations, and the public-at-large all across the U.S.
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.
Members in the DC area may attend in person by purchasing advance tickets here. West Coast members are invited to attend a satellite event in Santa Barbara, CA, featuring the keynote speakers from DC and local speakers including Linda Eckerbom Cole, Executive Director of DFW grantee African Women Rising. Santa Barbara tickets may be purchased here.
This collaborative 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.
The livestreaming will begin at 4:30 pm EST, and the link to join the webcast will be shared in future DFW communications and on the homepage of our website. The event will also be recorded for on-demand viewing.Please follow DFW’s website and Facebook page for regular updates. We hope you will join us on March 8th.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate women as climate justice champions!