Upcoming Global Washington Events

Global Washington hosts numerous trainings and educational events each month, ranging from small workshops on topics like communications, fundraising and nonprofit management, to larger speaker events, to VIP events with policymakers. Additionally, our annual conference convenes the international development community on the west coast, including top NGO practitioners, CSR business executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.

Upcoming Events

Ending Child Marriage


Event Description

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Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. Fueled by gender inequality, poverty, lack of education, traditional and cultural practices, and insecurity, child marriage is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child marriage looks different from one community to the next so solutions to ending child marriage must be local and contextual.

Join GlobalWA members for a vibrant discussion on what child marriage looks like around the world and what these organizations are doing to tackle the complex multi-faceted issue of ending child marriage.

SPEAKERS

Cathy Herholdt
Senior Communications Director
World Concern

Cathy has served with World Concern since 2010, crafting the message and sharing the stories of the people and families we serve. She currently oversees World Concern’s fundraising communications, marketing strategy, and media relations, and is passionate about using stories of transformation to grow the ministry.

With a background in journalism, Cathy’s mission is to connect people in North America with those living in the remote communities where World Concern works. “Through these connections, lives will be transformed – both here and in the communities we serve,” she says.

Cathy graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology from Seattle University, and was the editor of a Seattle-based newspaper group prior to coming to World Concern.

Eric Sype
Community Engagement Fellow
UNICEF USA

Eric Sype is the UNICEF USA Community Engagement Fellow in Seattle, Washington. His role is to serve as a grassroots and nation spokesperson for children and bring together networks of faith-based communities, schools, universities, volunteers, advocates, elected leaders, and others to unite on behalf of children. Leveraging UNICEF USA’s education, advocacy and fundraising initiatives, he works to create transformational change in the lives of children around the world, empowering people to act locally. Eric is a graduate of Seattle University and a recipient of a Fulbright grant in Colombia.

Perla Vázquez
Project Manager
Central America and Mexico Youth (CAMY) Fund, Seattle International Foundation

Perla is a Mexican feminist activist and advocate for young people. She has a degree in Political Science from the Autonomous Metropolitan University and a Master’s in International Cooperation for Development from the Mora Institute.

She was most recently the Regional Specialist in the Americas for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Plan International. In her collaboration and work with women’s funds, she has been a Regional Advisor to the Global Fund for Women and Mama Cash. She was also a founder and is a current Board member for FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund. At the beginning of her career (between 2003 and 2010), Perla was director of the feminist youth organization, ELIGE, Youth Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

In September 2017, she joined the CAMY Fund team as Project Manager.

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

When:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Registration: 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Program: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Reception: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

email pratima@globalwa.org for member code

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Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington

When:
March 27, 2019

Time:
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Address:
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

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Climate Change in the Global South – What can funders and their community partners do?


Event Description

Join us for a discussion about the impact of climate change on Pangea Giving partners and similar communities in the Global South and learn about some innovative approaches that might help. The event will include a panel of experts from Stanford University, Landesa, Remote Energy, as well as a video update from Pangea Giving partner BIOGI.

Who:
Everyone

Where:
EarthCorps
6310 NE 74th St
Seattle WA 98115

When:
Sunday, March 17, 2019
5:00pm -7:30pm

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

Cost:
Free but registration is required.

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Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:

When:
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Time:
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Address:
EarthCorps, 6310 NE 74th St
Seattle WA 98115

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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Women’s Land Rights: A Transformational Tool for Agency and Empowerment


Event Description

Come learn about one of the most effective and transformative tools in addressing the root causes of global poverty.

Join Landesa CEO Chris Jochnick and a panel of international law and development experts for an inspiring, informative, and engaging discussion on the role law and land play in empowering millions of families around the world.

“When ordinary people have a say in their own future, then your land can’t just be taken away from you. And that’s why reforms must ensure that people can have that most fundamental of possessions — the right to own the title to the land on which you live and on which you work.” — Barack Obama

More information and registration can be found HERE.

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington
Westlake Tower
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98101

When:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time:
Registration & Lunch: 11:30am
Program: 12noon – 1:00pm

Cost:
Free

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Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
Global Washington Event Space

When:
February 20, 2019

Time:
12 noon (registration and lunch starts at 11:30am) - 1pm

Address:
1601 Fifth Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle WA 98133

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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Brave Girl Rising – Film Premiere


Event Description

This International Women’s Day, Girl Rising, the non-profit behind the global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, debuts a powerful new film titled Brave Girl Rising.  Made in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and filmed in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Brave Girl Rising tells how a courageous girl, inspired by the magical dreams of her mother and the sisterhood of her friends, succeeds in getting the education she deserves.

Written by poet laureate Warsan Shire and voiced by Tessa Thompson and Golden Globe winner David Oyelowo, this short film is a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances.

Following the screening there will be a panel featuring the CEO of Girl Rising, Christina Lowery, and Executive Director of IRC Seattle Nicky Smith. The panel will be moderated by Kristen Dailey, Executive Director of Global Washington.

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Event Details

Who:
Everyone

Where:
SIFF Uptown 3 Theatre

When:
March 8, 2019

Time:
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm) - 8:30pm

Address:
511 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle WA 98109

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