Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wed, 4/7: Meet Gloria Steinem @ Award Ceremony: I am also receiving award!

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:City Hall Restaurant
Street: 131 Duane Street, Tribeca (Between Church & West Broadway), New York, NY


Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) is thrilled to be able to honor and give the Bella award and the Bella Fella award to two of our own Board members - Gloria Steinem and Jonathan Greenberg. We will also be honoring two of our other Board members Maggie Peyton and Jerin Alam, CUNY Baccalaureate and Hunter College Alumna, for their specific contributions to BALI and girls/women’s empowerment. Special honorees will also include Lesley Gore and Lois Sasson for all they have done to help BALI gain great visibility.  Special Performance by Award-Winning singer/songwriter Julie Gold

If you are not familiar with BALI, please learn about them here:
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) mentors and trains young women in high school and college to be proactive, principle-driven leaders of tomorrow in fields that transform society and our political system for the betterment of women. Using the dynamic political and strategic leadership skills of the legendary lawyer, politician and activist Bella Abzug, BALI helps young women build the confidence and techniques necessary to be effective and visionary leaders in a wide variety of fields, and active participants in civic, corporate, political and community life.

I attended last year's Awards fundraiser, and it was a gathering of who's who of feminism and beyond. I am beyond humbled that BALI decided to include me with the honorees. I can think of so many others who are more deserving. Being part of the amazing board of BALI has been an incredible opportunity, allowing me to interact with intelligent, successful and thoughtful feminists from all different backgrounds. I am forever grateful to Liz Abzug for being so gracious to young feminists like myself. Working with her at the historic Freedom On Our Terms Conference at Hunter College in 2007 was a life-changing experience for me. It was during the conference I decided to dedicate my life to feminism. Liz and other feminist mentors continue to influence and guide me in the best ways possible.

I hope you will be able to join me at this event. Personally, I cannot wait to spend some time with one of my inspirations - Gloria Steinem.

BALI, Inc.
c/o Liz Abzug Consultant Services 
105 Duane Street, #21C 
New York, NY 10007

Payment for the event must be by check or money order made out to the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Inc. (BALI, Inc.) or by using PayPal with a major credit card through the BALI website: www.abzuginstitute.org.
Please make sure to include your payment or designate your donation level (Top Hat, etc.) if paying online.

Questions? Please call 212-650-3071 or 212-346-9699

BALI is a 501c-3 organization and all contributions are deductible pursuant to the extent allowable by law.

Top Hat: Four Admissions + Program Listing + Party Favor $500 
Fedora: Three Admissions + Program Listing $400 
Cowgirl/Cowboy: Two Admissions $300 
Beret: One Admission $200 
Beanie: One Admission $150
I want to support a BALI Student $100 
Suggested Student Admission $25


Sincerely,
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force Co-Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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