This spring, Oxfam Bay Area will honor several women breaking ground on critical issues facing our world today at the Oxfam America - Act Local, Think Global Awards 2014.
We'll recognize these accomplished women for their work on global issues such as food justice, climate, water, land and corporate responsibility on March 23rd, 2-4:30 pm in San Francisco.
Don't miss your chance to rub shoulders with some of the Bay Area's most notable leaders, hear their stories and pay tribute to International Women's Day.
Date: Sunday, March 23rd Time: 2-4:30 pm Location: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Public transport: Walking distance from the 16th St. Mission BART station MAP
Admission is free, but RSVP is required. Light, sustainable and vegan friendly hors d'oeuvres will be served. Space is limited, so early RSVP is highly encouraged.
Agenda 2:00 - 2:30 pm - Welcome Reception 2:30 - 2:45 pm - Introduction and Opening Remarks 2:45 - 4:00 pm - Award Ceremony 4:00 - 4:10 pm - Closing Remarks 4:10 - 4:30 pm - Networking and Social Hour
This year Oxfam will recognize four extraordinary women:
Nikki Silvestri is the Executive Director of Green for All, a national organization focused on expanding opportunities within the green economy. Nikki has been featured as a frequent expert on MSNBC, has provided thought leadership at the United Nations and was a featured speaker at a TEDx Talk. Nikki was also honored as a Gold Awardee by ELLE Magazine and was a co-orchestrator and teacher for the UC Berkeley Edible Education 101 series with Michael Pollan and Alice Waters.
Vien Truong is the Environmental Equity Director for the public policy group, The Greenlining Institute. Vien is an advocate for economic and environmental justice in low-income communities and has received congressional, state, regional and local recognition for her work in addition to being named one of San Francisco's Top Women Leaders by the SF Chronicle in 2013.
Dana Gunders is a Project Scientist for sustainable food and agriculture with the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the nation's most prominent environmental action organizations. Dana is the author of the leading food waste report “Wasted” which continues to be referenced by countless publications including CNN, Reuters and The Washington Post. Dana has been featured as a sustainable food expert on CNBC and NPR, and has contributed as a guest writer for the Huffington Post.
Heather Franzese is the Co-Founder and Director of Good World Solutions, a web and mobile technologies company working with popular food and consumer brands to increase supply chain transparency and protect workers' rights. Heather is an advocate for corporate responsibility and fair trade initiatives, she helped launch Fair Trade USA's Apparel and Linens program and managed corporate responsibility for one of the world's leading sports apparel brands, Columbia Sportswear. Heather has been featured as a fair trade expert on Public Radio International (PRI), was a featured speaker at a TEDx Talk and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.
This is one event not to be missed. Reserve your tickets today and meet some of the Bay's best and brightest.
This event is brought to you by the Oxfam America Bay Area Action Corps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.