Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TONIGHT: Meet Harry Belafonte at Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Awards

The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) utilizes the signature leadership skills of the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (1920-1998) to mentor and train high school and college age women in the development of confidence and skills needed to become effective, dynamic and visionary leaders as well as active and creative participants in civic, political, corporate and community life.

Hope you can join me at the following event.  It's always a great function, with inspiring activists, entertaining acts, great company and delicious food.  It's also a valuable networking event for both the non-profit and for-profit world. 

Some of you may know that the late trailblazing Congresswoman Bella Abzug was the first Jewish woman elected to the House of Representatives.  What you may not know is that she was a Hunter College alumna and the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute has had a long-term relationship with Hunter, with its office located within the campus. 

I have a personal connection to BALI, since it was the BALI conference in 2007 that inspired me to work in feminism for the rest of my life.  BALI founder and president Liz Abzug has been a personal inspiration, mentor and friend, with her down-to-earth nature, kindness and willingness to work with feminists of all generations. 

I hope you will join me tomorrow night.  I am copying Yu Wai above, who can assist you with any questions.


The BALI Board of Directors Invite you to the Fourth Annual Bella And Bella Fella Awards Fundraiser Reception

The BALI Board of Directors

invite you to attend

The 4th Annual

Bella and Bella Fella Awards Reception



Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

for the Bella Award

Singer, Actor and Civil Right Activist

Harry Belafonte

for the Bella "Fella" Award

Emerging Writer Activist

Maya Catherine Popa

for the "Andrea"Young Woman Leadership " Chutzpah"Award

Hosted at the Residence of Henry Buhl

102 Prince Street, Soho, NYC

(Between Mercer and Greene Street )

Tuesday, April 17th 2012



If you are interested in attending the event, please email BALI Program Coordinator , Yu Wai Maung, at yuwai@abzuginstitute.org or call our office at 212-650-3071. The response card below contains ticket prices for the fundraiser. You can print out the response card and mail it to our mailing office at :

Liz Abzug Consultant Services

105 Duane Street, #21C

New York,NY 10007


Or you can pay for the ticket by pressing DONATE http://www.abzuginstitute.org/content/donate/ and by using PAYPAL. Please be sure to include the number of party and  full names of the party you are bringing with you. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 17th.

N. Jerin Arifa
Board Member
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute

National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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