Grassroots Speaker Series: Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc. (WEE)

Feb 28 2018 11:00 AM

Hosted by: TSNE MissionWorks
The NonProfit Center
89 South St. , Boston

Join us to hear from ​Gloria Namugaya, the Executive Director at Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc (WEE). WEE’s mission is to educate, advocate, protect and advance the rights of immigrants, refugees and low income women and their families through organizing, leadership development, and service delivery.


Join us to hear from ​Gloria Namugaya, the Executive Director at Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc (WEE). WEE’s mission is to educate, advocate, protect and advance the rights of immigrants, refugees and low income women and their families through organizing, leadership development, and service delivery.

Gloria is originally from Uganda, East Africa. She was born in Jinja, Uganda, a small town best known for where the River Nile starts (Source of River Nile). During her time at WEE, Gloria has started and directed multiple programs aimed at effectively helping refugee & immigrant families thrive, promoting integration and self-sufficiency. She has been at Women Encouraging Empowerment since March 2016.

Gloria's talk will focus on the stories of immigrant people, women and families that are served by WEE. She will also discuss the programming that centers these stories, and the nature of working in our challenging political climate.

Lunch will be provided. Attend this event at the NonProfit Center in Boston or watch via our event livestream. Register today.

 

About the Grassroots Speaker Series

TSNE MissionWorks, with our long history of nonprofit capacity building, seeks to use our platform to lift up the voices of grassroots community organizers working on some of our society’s most pressing issues. Today, we are faced with a political climate hostile to Black people, Indigenous people and people of color, immigrants, Muslims, disabled people, LGBTQ people, poor people and women. Grassroots organizers remind us that these struggles are not new. Still, this is an era when grassroots organizations are experiencing increased workloads and decreased government funding. These communities are being targeted by both the government and emboldened hate groups.