Featured April Events
Free Movie Screening: Girl Rising
Wednesday, April 8
5:00pm – 8:00pm
PG&E’s Women’s Network and W-STEM network, and their community sponsor Spark, are honored to be screening Girl Rising. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. This event also includes time for networking and a post-film discussion.
Development Impact Lab (DIL) Fellow Panel & Showcase: Tech Innovation and Partnerships for Education in Africa
Friday, April 10
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Join DIL for a moderated panel with representatives from Microsoft, Intel, and Hewlett Packard, followed by a showcase of devices, software, & programs that have helped address education challenges in the developing world.
Taste of Microfinance
Thursday, April 16
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Taste of Microfinance is a food festival and cocktail party featuring cuisine from up-and-coming culinary entrepreneurs, many of whom used an Opportunity Fund microloan to launch or grow their businesses! Join hundreds of Bay Area philanthropists, food lovers, microfinance enthusiasts, impact investors and civic leaders for an evening of culinary delights, cocktails and live music, with proceeds benefiting Opportunity Fund’s microfinance clients.
Over There: Journalists and The War Zone
Wednesday, April 29
This panel examines the role of journalists covering wars from WWI and WWII, through the Vietnam and Iraqi wars, up to our present time. How has the role of the journalist and journalism changed over the past 100 years– and what is the future? What do journalist risk and why. How can the truth be told with the threat of being assassinated – or imprisoned on foreign soil? Is it worth risking your life?