Join us for our annual party celebrating the power of educating girls and women around the world. This year we’re also celebrating Edge of Seven at seven years old — 7 at 7 — and our impacts around the world.
Art & Soul is AfricAid’s premier annual gala – an evening to celebrate empowered young women who change their own lives and transform their communities. The evening features art and music along with silent and live auctions at The Posner Center for International Development in Denver. This will be our biggest celebration yet as we celebrate AfricAid’s continued growth to reach 2,000 girls in 2017.
What if local youth had a voice to impact the community that they are inhereting? The Young Leaders Forum is a group of four high school students from diverse backgrounds that have spent their summers engaging with their community to learn about significant local issues, and planning for this one-night event. It will a very unqiue and intentional event. Come experience the culmination of youth-led conversations.
The gallery experience will feature artwork from dozens of visual artists, as well as live musical performances by Tom Hagerman (of DeVotchKa) Ensemble, Bluebook, and DJ sets by Jonny DeStefano and Christy Thacker. The unique evening of art, music, food, drink and community will debut a collection of original artwork inspired by this year’s theme “Faces of US” – a look into the qualities embodied by the people of our country. A celebration of how they are as unique as they are universal.
Join Children’s Future at the Commons for a fun, casual cooking class to support education for marginalized children in Cambodia while learning how to make authentic Cambodian food. For $35, you’ll get to make your own three course Cambodian meal with beer and wine included. For the end of summer barbecue, we’ll be making egg rolls, Kreung Skewers and Banana Fritters. It’s a deal you can’t miss! And the best part? All of the proceeds from this hands on cooking class will support child rights and education for children in rural Cambodia.
The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, Mexico, a non-profit, invites you to attend our first stateside event, “Baja Under the Stars.” Join us for this memorable evening with Grammy Award-winning La Santa Cecilia. Located in the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens, all ticket holders will also receive a FREE pass to the Gardens.
Join for this session to learn about how your organization can benefit from Master’s level students in CU-Boulder’s new Master of the Environment program. Representatives from the department will be on hand to share about the program, and present opportunities for your organization receive year-long assistance from students by participating as a capstone project.
Networking Reception & Refreshments followed by Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A with Tim Prewitt, CEO of International Development Enterprises, Dr. Sarada Krishnan, Director of Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives at Denver Botanic Gardens, and Eric Kornacki, co- founder of Re:Vision in 2007. Moderated by Blake Angelo, a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems, and economic development.