May 8, 2013: Mother’s Day Celebration

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come to learn how you might get involved, as well as shop for that unique gift for Mother’s Day!

Celebrating Local Efforts towards Ending Poverty

Poverty isn’t something that exists only in other countries. It is very much real and tangible within our own communities here in San Diego. Come learn about its reality within SD and the USA, and hear inspiring stories from individuals who have benefited from local organizations that work to alleviate poverty locally and globally, through microfinance and women empowerment.

Panel Discussion Moderated by:

Dr. Stephen Conroy, Director of Center for Peace and Commerce, Professor of Economics (University of San Diego)

-Microfinance Organizations in SD area and women empowerment

-Expanding opportunities for community development

-Opportunities for students and community to engage in discussion and learn about internship and job opportunities

Contacts: sjawaid@ucsd.edu; epteam.ucsd@gmail.com

Sponsors:

• EPTEAM Network @ UCSD

• Microloans for Mothers – http://www.microloansformothers.org

• UCSD Cross Cultural Center –  http://ccc.ucsd.edu

Participating Organizations

• Foundation for Women – http://foundationforwomen.org

• La Maestra Microcredit Foundation – http://www.lamaestramicrocredit.org

• University of San Diego – http://www.sandiego.edu/csl/casa/microfinance/

• United Nations Association San Diego – http://www.unasd.org

• Women’s Empowerment – http://www.womenempowerment.org

Location: UCSD Cross Cultural Center (Price Center East, 2nd floor). Paid parking in Gilman parking structure (“V” spot, $1/45mn) and walk to Price Center East. Map: http://ccc.ucsd.edu/about-us/directions.html