People to People: Impacting lives in Nicaragua Annual Fundraiser
People to People: Impacting lives in Nicaragua
November 7 @ 6:00-9:00 PM
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Join us for the second annual ViviendasLeon fundraising event is on November 7 at 6 pm in a private home in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. We are honored that Daisy Zamora, Nicaragua-born poet, will join us for a special reading and discussion.
Celebrate the role of relationships between neighbors near and far that have been the powerful tools for ensuring successful outcomes in development. Hear about the impact one person’s hard work can have on many in their community, and how accomplishing a goal can have a catalytic effect on more than one person. Finally, learn how a student’s experiences can have a lasting impact on their sense of themselves and their awareness of the world around them.
ViviendasLeon has worked for more than 15 years to create the kind of programs that address the many challenges rural families face in the developing world. We understand at a deep level the emotional and technical difficulties rural families face when trying to improve their lives, and the many missing links in the chain of successful and permanent development.
ViviendasLeon is breaking the chain of poverty by investing our time, energy and resources in people who become agents of change in their communities, and working to educate the next generation of youth who will be our leaders in the cause of global citizenship and social justice tomorrow.
Daisy Zamora, Poet: is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Latin American poetry. Her work is known for its uncompromising voice and wide-ranging subject matter that dwells on the details of daily life while encompassing human rights, politics, revolution, feminist issues, art, history, and culture. She was involved in the fight against the Somoza dictatorship in the 1970s, and joined the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in 1973. After the triumph of the revolution, she was appointed vice minister of culture along with fellow poet and mentor Ernesto Cardenal, Minister of Culture, to create and implement numerous programs to revitalize the war-damaged cultural life of Nicaragua. A political activist and advocate for women's rights throughout her life, she has taught poetry workshops at a number of schools and is currently a professor of Latin American culture and literature at San Francisco State University.
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