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Please join Georgia WAND for this year's Mother's Day for Peace!
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 4:00 - 6:00pm Event | 5:30 - 6:00pm Reception
MD4P is GA WAND's premier fundraising gala in which we inspire activism by generating enthusiasm; educate members about our issues; and celebrate those among us whose bold efforts have brought us closer to a just, peace-filled world.
This year's event will feature a dialogue between Mustafa Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization at Hip Hop Caucus and Alex Toma, Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group. Mustafa and Alex will examine the façade of “safety and security” in order to ground a 21st century vision of peace and justice in the U.S. South.
Mustafa Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization at Hip Hop Caucus, a civil and human rights organization that links culture, communities, celebrities, and politics for positive change. For the past 17 years, Mustafa has worked with communities on both the domestic and international front to secure environmental, health and economic justice.
Prior to joining the Hip Hop Caucus he served as the Environmental Justice Senior Advisor to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. He oversaw the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s Workgroup on Nationally Consistent EJ Screening Approaches, a federal advisory committee to the U.S. EPA.
Learn more about Mustafa Ali: Video interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.
Alex Toma is the Executive Director of Peace and Security Funders Group, a network of public, private, and family foundations and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Alex has over fifteen years of experience working at senior levels of politics, government, advocacy, and philanthropic organizations.
Prior to joining PSFG in 2013, Alex was Executive Director at Connect U.S. Fund and a Director at the Ploughshares Fund, where she founded the Fissile Materials Working Group, a coalition of 80 international NGO partners working to expand action-oriented policy to combat nuclear terrorism. Before her nonprofit experience, Alex served as a foreign policy and defense advisor to Congressman Stephen F. Lynch of Massachusetts.
2017 AWARD HONOREES
ED ARNOLD ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AWARD | Rev. Gerald Durley
POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT AWARD | Columbus Ward
PEACE AND JUSTICE AWARD | Dr. Tina Pippin
FAITHFUL SERVICE AWARD | Emilia Pasalic
COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD | Rev. Leo Woodberry
A multi-faceted artist from Chicago, currently living in Atlanta, continues in her quest to create the 'flyest interpretations' of life.
View her work here: http://www.camilwilliams.com/
HOST COMMITTEE: Honor your mother at MD4P
Please donate today to become a member of the MD4P 2017 Host Committee. Your name will be listed in the event program and other promotional materials. Levels range from $150 to $5000. In addition to event tickets, as a Host Committee member, you will receive:
- Special reserved seating for your family and guests
- A message/memorial honoring your mother or a special mother in you life printed in the event program (140 character limit)
Host Committee Levels:
|$150||Peace Producer||Includes 1 Ticket|
|$250||Peace Promoter||Includes 2 Tickets|
|$500||Peace Partner||Includes 4 Tickets|
|$1,000||Peace Protector||Includes 6 Tickets|
|$2,500||Peace Patron||Includes 8 Tickets|
Help get our fundraising off to a great start by joing the Host Committee today!
Contact Executive Director, Becky Rafter, to see how you might help and get a sense of what we can do together at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.524.5999.
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Georgia WAND empowers women to educate communities and thought-leaders about the need to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.