A number of District 1 Zonta Clubs will host a community screening of the award-winning documentary film LITTLE STONES Little Stones follows Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro, Senegalese rap-singer Sister Fa, Indian dance therapist Sohini Chakraborty, and fashion designer Anna Taylor as they use their art to combat violence against women and to empower women and girls globally.
The Zonta Club of Northampton Area has been dedicated to Zonta’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy since 1934. As we say in our club, “we act locally AND we act globally!”
The Service and Advocacy jobs we’ve been using recently include:
- We first worked with #The Period Project along with the Quaboag Valley and Springfield Zonta clubs in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut River, beginning in January 2018. We are planning to continue in 2019.
- Working with Tapestry Health, providing advocacy and helping with fundraising. The main office is in Northampton, a community-based non-profit in western Massachusetts offering affordable, high quality care, including family planning services, reproductive health exams, STI screenings, HIV counseling and testing, needle exchange, outreach efforts, a WIC nutrition program, and much more.
- We raise funds for Safe Passage, our local non-profit working to eliminate domestic violence, by walking in the annual Hot Chocolate Walk/Run: Step Up for Safe Passage on the first Sunday in December.
We are now accepting applications for the Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award (for young women 16 to 19 years old). The deadline for submitting is Monday, March 5, 2019. For more information, go to Current Projects – YWPA Awards.
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