Wednesday, February 28
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston MA 02111
Wheelchair accessible. RSVP to attend or watch a livestream.
Join us to hear from Gloria Namugaya, the Executive Director at Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc (WEE). WEE’s mission is to educate, advocate, protect and advance the rights of immigrants, refugees and low income women and their families through organizing, leadership development, and service delivery.
Gloria is originally from Uganda, East Africa. She was born in Jinja, Uganda, a small town best known for where the River Nile starts (Source of River Nile). During her time at WEE, Gloria has started and directed multiple programs aimed at effectively helping refugee & immigrant families thrive, promoting integration and self-sufficiency. She has been at Women Encouraging Empowerment since March 2016.
Gloria's talk will focus on the stories of immigrant people, women and families that are served by WEE. She will also discuss the programming that centers these stories, and the nature of working in our challenging political climate.
Lunch will be provided. Attend this event at the NonProfit Center in Boston or watch via Facebook Live.
Grassroots Speaker Series: Learning and Action with Local Organizers
In the midst of today’s hostile political climate, grassroots organizers remind us that the struggles of oppressed people are not new. TSNE MissionWorks, with our long history of nonprofit capacity building, seeks to use our platform to lift up the voices of grassroots community organizers working on some of our society’s most pressing issues.
The Grassroots Speaker Series highlights the creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience of local community organizers. Our speakers will share how their lived experiences shape their organizing and the difficulties they face leading grassroots organizations.
Our speakers will explain how audience members can get involved in supporting their work, and may include a facilitated action step during their talks. We hope that attendees will leave with ideas about how to continue to support these important organizations and causes in their own lives—as nonprofit workers, funders, students, or community members.