2019 Gala

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 SAVE THE DATE – June 10,2019

2019 Gala: “All Voices Rising”

Green Card Voices is planning its 7th Annual Fundraising Gala, “All Voices Rising,” to celebrate the amplification of immigrant voices in all of our communities, reinforce the importance of empowerment through storytelling, and to thank our supporters. Throughout the event we will feature immigrants who positively serve our shared communities and raise money so that we can have a greater reach and bigger impact in the coming year. Every year, our fundraising gala serves an important role in securing funding for our programming in the following year.

Since last year we have published two books; Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School, and Green Card Entrepreneur Voices: How-To Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants, and published our first storytelling activity, Story Stitch. We also partnered with a national distributor for the first time, amplifying our books’ presence and reach across the country. We also recorded 30 new stories in high schools in Madison and Milwaukee, and are in the process of producing the fifth book in our Green Card Youth Voices series featuring their narratives. This growth would not have been possible without the donations and funding we received through our previous annual galas.

Our annual gala is a crucial opportunity to raise funding for our future growth and programs. In the next five years, we plan to release another ten books, including a graphic novel, further establishing our national presence and solidifying our work in the publishing world. It’s important now more than ever that we continue to build empathy and understanding, and combat negative stereotypes and biases through storytelling. By celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion and integration, we will not only deepen, but also revolutionize human relationships to build more vibrant and prosperous communities.

Keynote Speaker: Luma Mufleh

Luma Mufleh is the inspirational CEO and Founding Director of Fugees Family, Inc., a nonprofit organization that uses the power of soccer, education and community to empower refugee children to successfully integrate into the United States. Luma is a 2016 Top 10 CNN Hero whose story has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Forbes and more. Luma was one of the speakers on the main stage at TED 2017 in Vancouver. Her talk “Don’t feel sorry for refugees — believe in them” has reached 1.6 million views. Watch her TED TALK here.

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