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August 25, 2018

6-9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
San Francisco, CA

 

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This year, we’re bringing the spirit of Kenya to San Francisco! On our 8th anniversary, we’ll be sharing the gifts of our culture with you through powerful stories of our youth who are doing amazing work in their communities. Learn about how Freely in Hope survivor-leaders are leading their communities toward a violence-free world. This year’s gala features live Swahili music, delicious food from Jamaica, an African market, art created by Freely in Hope scholars, and uniquely designed products that benefit the work of Freely in Hope.

Your support will help us reach our $120,000 goal which will help us expand our violence prevention programs that will reach thousands of young people throughout Kenya’s slums and villages. Join us in equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence!

Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Meet Lydia

Our special guest this year comes all the way from Kibera—East Africa’s largest slum. Lydia is Freely in Hope’s Violence Prevention Coordinator. She’s passionate about building platforms for survivors and advocates to be leaders in their communities. Lydia is passionate about mentoring young people—especially those affected by sexual violence. She equips survivors to unlock their potential into their calling.

Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Our MC for the night is Lovelyn Nwadeyi, a Nigerian-born and South African-raised social change agent and feminist. Lovelyn regularly speaks on matters related to the decolonisation of education, socio-economic justice and gender justice. She was the first black woman to address the Stellenbosch University convocation.  She holds a Masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and has been featured in Elle Magazine South Africa.

Janai Rayfield

From Washington DC, Janai is a live painter and spoken word artist. She has a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and focused her research on women who are sexually traumatized. Through her art, she loves helping people to more clearly see the beauty and purpose of whom God created them to be. Come see her beautiful art through words and paint performed live!

Bigad Shaban

Bigad is an award-winning investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area. His work has been recognized with a George Foster Peabody award and six Emmy awards. A supporter of Freely in Hope, Bigad will be exercising his auctioneering skills at our 8th Anniversary Gala.

Eneza Clubs

Learn about how Freely in Hope is teaching high schoolers in Kibera to lead their communities toward a violence-free world.

African Market

Featuring handmade brass and beaded products from the Maasai tribe in Kenya—uniquely designed by Freely in Hope!

Jamaican Cuisine

Peaches Patties, founded by Shani Jones, is part of a non-profit kitchen incubator that helps low-income women formalize and grow food businesses.

Live Music

Featuring African-inspired music from local Bay Area bands including AfroFunk Experience and musical guests from all around the world!

Art from Scholars

Be inspired by artwork made by Freely in Hope scholars that share their stories of empowerment, strength, and hope.

Suggested Attire

This year, the dress code is cultural wear! We want to leverage cultural appreciation (not appropriation) by representing the beauty and diversity of cultures we represent and celebrate.

Dogpatch Studios

991 Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Corporate Sponsors

Would you like to become a sponsor for our gala?

 

+ 8 front-row seats at the Gala

+ VIP Packet with FIH Swag and unique products from Kenya

+ Exclusive invitation to a private gathering with international staff of Freely in Hope.

+ 8 front-row seats at the Gala

+ VIP Packet with FIH Swag and unique products from Kenya

+ Exclusive invitation to a private gathering with international staff of Freely in Hope.

+ Your corporate logo / name featured on our program, website and on screen

+ Your corporation mentioned as a corporate sponsor on our social media

+ 16 front-row seats at the Gala

+ VIP Packet with FIH Swag and unique products from Kenya

+ Exclusive invitation to a private gathering with international staff of Freely in Hope.

+ Your corporate logo / name featured on our program, website and on screen

+ Your corporation mentioned as a corporate sponsor on our social media

+ A visit to your Corporation to share stories about your financial impact.

+ Invitation to an Advocacy Trip to Kenya!


About Freely In Hope

It all started eight years ago. Through the powerfully transformative stories of survivors of sexual violence, we began to envision a world where survivors were equipped in their education, leadership, and storytelling—platforming their voices full of beauty amidst brokenness. Deep within the slums across Kenya, we learned of the plight of girls and young women affected by sexual violence. Their stories of courage, spirits of tenacity, and dreams filled with hope inspire us daily. Their dreams have become ours.

Their dreams of arising from violent oppression, achieving their educational goals, and encouraging others through their rewritten stories have been the inspiration for our programs. We provide holistic education where our university scholars have studied in programs including law, counseling psychology, broadcast journalism, business and education. We’ve also been expanding our Leadership Development programs that equip survivors and advocates to lead. Our Storytelling Platforms support over 1,000 people across Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa by providing a safe space for women to learn about leadership, trauma healing, spiritual formation, legal rights, entrepreneurship, and violence prevention.

We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in the fight against sexual violence—celebrating and equipping the dreams of the young women of Freely in Hope. May their dreams become yours as well.

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