312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California 94108

Who: Phil Borges, Photographer and Author

Event: The ancient enemies of human progress — poverty, ignorance, and disease — can be defeated, or at least forced to retreat, through the empowerment of women and girls. This work presents not a wealth of statistics or a detailed explanation of a complex economic model. Instead, it offers the stories of some remarkable women who are working every day to transform their communities and build a brighter future for their families. Phil Borges’ photography exhibit Women Empowered shares how women such as Fahima in Afghanistan, Abay in Ethiopia, Hasina in Bangladesh, and Violeta in Ecuador are improving and enriching their own lives, and those of the people around them. Phil joins the Council on the eve of International Womens’ Day to share their stories.

When: Friday, March 7; Registration: 5:30pm; Program: 6pm. Reception & Art Viewing: 7pm
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St. San Francisco
Admission Costs: $5
Info: 415.293.4600; [email protected]

Official Website: http://www.itsyourworld.org/

Added by wacsf on February 11, 2008

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