An Evening with Women of Zimbabwe Arise
Amnesty International USA Presents an Evening with Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
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Come meet the amazing, motivational women empowering 80,000 Zimbabweans to stand for their human and civil rights in the face of constant intimidation.
WOZA is a grass roots organization working to educate Zimbabweans of their rights and inspire them to stand up and make change. WOZA strictly practices non-violent civil protest, taking to the streets to sing and dance as they march to hold government authorities accountable.
Jenni Williams, co-founder of WOZA, is this year’s winner of Amnesty International USA’s Ginetta Sagan Fund Award which recognizes women making a difference in the lives of women and children, often in the face of great personal risk. Jenni was arrested in February of this year for the 40th time.
Magodonga Mahlangu, WOZA’s National Coordinator, is the 2009 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award which recognizes courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice; whose courageous activism is at the heart of the human rights movement.
Musical entertainment provided by Leify Green. Leify Green is a local area musician building his career as a musician and activist.
Location: Busboys and Poets, 5th and K streets NW, Washington, DC
Date: April 4th 6pm-8pmPresented in collaboration with: the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Freedom House, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the National Endowment for Democracy