Thursday, March 15, 2012

Make Agent Orange History

March 14, 2012
Holy Names Academy - Seattle, Washington
Peace and Justice Day

Presenter: Son Michael Pham, founder of Kids Without Borders
Topic: Make Agent Orange History

Thanks for your clear presentation of the effects of Agent Orange on children, as well as on the environment.  Forty years seems like a long time ago, but in the lives of those affected, the time is very short.

Kids Without Borders does represent ways in which others can offer support to those miles away from us.

“Love alone gives worth to all”—Teresa of Avila

Sister Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM
Holy Names Academy

For more information: Make Agent Orange History

Monday, March 12, 2012

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - One Year Anniversary

Sunday March 11, 2012
Seattle, Washington
A Day of Remembrance - One year anniversary of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks on behalf of my country. Through your kindness and generosity, you have shown us the true meaning of friendship, and we are so very grateful.
Japan Consul General Kiyokazu Ota

THANK YOU to donors and volunteers.
Through your support to the Friends of Meysen project (Friends of Meysen), aids were provided to thousands of victims in the greater Sendai area.

Photos from 'A Day of Remembrance' event in Seattle on Sunday, May 11, 2012 at the Seattle Center Kobe Bell.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

International Women's Day 2012

March 8, 2012
Today is International Women's Day

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty.

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women's full and equal participation.

Sample events around the world celebrating International Women’s Day:


Date and time: 01 March 2012 18.00
End date: 31 March 2012 17.00
About: An exhibition curated as a bright and colourful celebration of female Indigenous artists young and old from across the country. The artworks and the artists have all been chosen to represent an inspirational and powerful group of Australian women.
Venue: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery 31 Lamrock Avenue , Bondi Beach, 2026
Organization: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery is Australia's oldest exhibiting Indigenous art gallery. Since first working with Aboriginal artists in 1981, Coo-ee Gallery has curated and organised more than 300 Indigenous art exhibitions in Australia and overseas involving individual Aboriginal artists and community groups.

Date and time: 08 March 2012 4.45 to 6.00
About: Men, women & children of all-levels welcome! Harmony Thru Movement, is an outdoor yoga session in honour of all the women in our lives! Donations go to Cedars Home for Abused Women. Sign up
Venue: Camerhogne Park(Rain Location: The Youth Center), Grand Anse
Organization: Spice Harmony Yoga Studio: Spice Harmony Yoga was founded by a mother/daughter team that has a passion for sharing this fruitful practice with their communities

Date and time: 06 March 2012 0.00
End date: 12 March 2012 0.00
About: A better understanding of International Trade for Vietnamese Women.
Venue: Convention and Exhibition Center, Tan Binh Market (TBECC) - 446 Hoang Van Thu, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Convention and Exhibition Center, Tan Binh Market
Event Link


Date and time: 08 March 2012 8.00 to 3.30
About: Seminar for Young Women to celebrate achievements and to listen to issues and challenges young women are faced with to achieve their goals and aspirations
Venue: Athlone Civic Centre, Klipfontein Road, Athlone,, Cape Town, 8001
Organization: City of Cape Town: Social Development and Early Childhood Development is a Directorate of the City of Cape Town that creates enabling environments for communities to better their lives.

Date and time: 08 March 2012 19.00
End date: 10 March 2012 15.00
About: Spoken word presentation on IWD Mayan Women's Leadership Assembly Screening of documentary Justicia Para Mi Hermana with the director Public festivities including music, demonstrations, exhibits, sales, and theater
Venue: Casa Kaqchiquel, Calle 14 Febrero, Panajachel
Organization: Thirteen Threads (Oxlajuj B'atz'): The mission of Oxlajuj B'atz is to facilitate processes for Maya women artisans to bring about change, through their own efforts, that will alleviate the adverse effects of poverty and improve their quality of life. Our mission is guided by the principles of harmony, democracy, and sustainability.


Date and time: 01 March 2012 9.00
End date: 09 March 2012 19.00
About: The first and only multi-national team of women from Dubai, Oman and Hong Kong at 78 degrees north in the Arctic on IWD !
Venue: Norwegian Arctic Circle, Svalbard
Organization: Mountain High: Adventure challenges for women aligned with Humanitarian causes


Date and time: 07 March 2012 11.00
End date: 08 March 2012 15.00
About: we arrange open discuss, declamation contest
Venue: Nehru Yuva Kendra Patiala, Patiala, 147001
Organization: youth federation of india: a social welfare organigation since 1998, doing work in very remote village area. a youth organigation

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity - April 14, 2012

Free Computer Recycling Drive
Benefiting Kids Without Borders

Date and Time
Saturday, April 14, 2012
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

City Hall at Sammamish Commons
801 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075

Accepted for free: All desktop computers and laptops, working or not. Monitors (LCD and CRTs) working or not; Cell Phones, iPods, keyboards, mice, cables, speakers printers, scanners copiers and TV’s. A tax deductible receipt is provided for all donations. All hard drive data is securely destroyed.

Reusable computers will be refurbished and provided to communities in need.

Not accepted: DVD players, old software, VCR’s, CDs, microwaves, stereo equipment or appliances, Styrofoam, cardboard and other packing materials.

To volunteer on April 14, 2012, please contact:
Link to more information

Friday, March 2, 2012

Viet Nam Miracle Baby


This Saturday March 3rd, from 3-6pm, the HCM City Hard Rock Café is hosting a fundraiser to support Thien Nhan (Viet Nam Miracle Baby) and Friends.

Advance tickets (sold at Hard Rock and at various international schools) cost VND100,000. On March 3rd, tickets will be sold at the door for VND150,000. Please help sharing this announcement and join us.

About Thien Nhan, Viet Nam Miracle Baby:
After being abandoned at birth in Central Vietnam, a baby boy was mauled by a wild animal. Miraculously, he survived and some local monks named him Thien Nhan, which means "Good Person". read more ...