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Global Hmong Women’s Summit

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November 29, 2016

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BENEFITING: FREEDOM INC

ORGANIZER: FREEDOM INC

Bo Thao-Urabe

THE STORY:

A network of community change agents and movement builders across the United States and Southeast Asia launched Building Our Future (BOF) in 2013 as a movement platform to focus on community-first efforts across the globe that critically looked at how we can change value systems, practices and cultural norms in order to end gender-based violence and build safe, strong, and thriving families.

In its first two years, BOF raised awareness about the harmful effects of domestic violence and abusive international marriages on families in the US and abroad. We brought together Hmong American organizers across the country in 2014 so that they could go back to their local communities and organize local efforts. Then, in March 2015 BOF convened 30 community advocates from China, Laos, Vietnam and the US in Thailand to begin connecting our work globally.

At this gathering we explored how we could build global solidarity in order to make deep cultural shifts. We considered what else might be needed to dramatically change the practices that negatively impact Hmong women and girls’ lives across the globe, because we recognize that our liberations are tied together. We knew we could no longer afford to  work just in our countries, because we witnessed how oppressive gender practices are exported from country to country, disproportionately having negative impacts of young people and women.

We found great value in our time together and agreed that organizing a Global Hmong Women's Summit that includes more countries, and that brings more people is critical to growing a movement that builds international solidarity that transforms harmful practices. 

To enable us to bring more sisters from across the globe who would otherwise not be able to join, and to help us with the expenses of putting on a global gathering, we now turn to you to ask for your support to make this first Global Hmong Women’s Summit possible. We aim to hold the Summit in Thailand in December 2016 if we can raise the funds needed. 

We believe this Summit will strengthen each country's local work, and deepen our relationships to each other across our global Hmong communities to support those who are leading transformative work that ends gender-based violence so that families can thrive. 

We know that building strong and thriving communities free of gender-based violence takes all of us, so we ask for your generous financial donation to support this Summit.

Thank you for supporting us!

All financial donations are tax deductible.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,232

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dennis and Emi

    $250

  • Lori Kodama

    $250

  • Grace & Alex

    $100

  • Marilou Chanrasmi

    $100

  • Christine & Tim

    $200

  • Laura Zabel

    $50

  • Alice Y. Hom

    $50

  • Debbie Lee

    $150

  • Israelsen Family

    $250

  • Kathy Mouacheupao

    $100

  • Peggy Saika

    $250

  • Jacy Yang

    $50

  • sharon

    $100

  • Mayblia S. Vang

     

  • Gail Chang Bohr

    $500

  • GaoSheng and PaChia Vang

     

  • May Thao

    $50

  • Gloria and Christopher Honda

    $22.76

  • Shoua Thao-Herr

    $25

  • Kori Saika Chen

    $25

  • Robert and Amanda

     

  • Amber Dernbach

    $100

  • May Thao-Schuck

    $300

  • Kong & Nira

     

  • Megan Powers

    $50

  • Ellen Bush

    $5,000

  • Ruby Takanishi

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Blia Vang

    $100

  • Lenny & Mary Thao

    $100

  • Terri Thao

    $50

  • Charlie Rounds & Mark Hiemenz

    $1,500

  • Maiv Xis Ginsburg

    $25

  • Sarah Berger

    $25

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102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $24,852 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Bo Thao-Urabe

Amount Raised

$10,232

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Bcphotos Fresno

Amount Raised

$1,500

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Xay Yang

Amount Raised

$1,449

 

72% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Mai Thao

Amount Raised

$1,106

 

74% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Lyia Jalao

Amount Raised

$1,090

 

109% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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KaYing Yang

Amount Raised

$1,070

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FREEDOM INC

Amount Raised

$815

 

3% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah Berger

Sarah Berger

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Maiv Xis Ginsburg

Maiv Xis Ginsburg

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Terri Thao

Terri Thao

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Charlie Rounds & Mark Hiemenz

Charlie Rounds & Mark Hiemenz

DONATION: $1,500

10 months ago

Lenny & Mary Thao

Lenny & Mary Thao

DONATION: $100

To all that you do, Bo & Team!! 10 months ago

Blia Vang

Blia Vang

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Ruby Takanishi

Ruby Takanishi

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Ellen Bush

Ellen Bush

DONATION: $5,000

1 year ago

Megan Powers

Megan Powers

DONATION: $50

1 year ago