There's a cool fundraiser going on this week some of my film friends (i.e. doc maker Dana Bartle, who also serves as the unofficial iW sommelier) are involved with that not only is to support developing businesses in Rwanda but also to help in fostering filmmaking about the efforts to create businesses and jobs for Rwandan women.
In other words, more jobs, less violence.
Here's the invite and link to RSVP and make a donation.
Jonathan Torgovnik of Foundation Rwanda
Rwandan Dance Performance by Claudine Mukamabano
Cameroon-Born Singer / Songwriter, Francis Jocky
Congolese & Cote d'Ivoirian Fashion Show
After-Party Hosted by Hip-Hop Icons, Q-Tip & DJ Evil Dee
Cocktail Reception with Non-Profit Partier, Dentist DJ
Starr African Cocktails, South African Wines & Kenyan Beer!!!
The Bpeace Rwanda program was founded in 2005, but now, with ethnic conflict reigniting on the western border, we need to create incentives to preserve peace. More jobs means less violence. This school will help make that mission a reality.