March 12, 2020 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM
Annual banquet celebrating the Year of the Rat
cordially invites you and your friends to our annual banquet to usher in
THE YEAR OF THE RAT 4718
6 PM – 7 PM
Raffle, Silent Auction, and Boutique
(cash and check only)
Ten Course Traditional Chinese Banquet
RSVP by March 5, 2020.
Seating is limited, so reserve early.
Funds raised at the 2020 banquet will support Womankind's Pathways to Empowerment Program to provide survivors with skill-building opportunities, support and connections to enable them to find employment, housing, and financial resources.
The Mei Hua Society was organized in 2006 to explore and share knowledge about China and Chinese culture and to support worthy Asian organizations in the New York Metropolitan area. In 2016 Mei Hua was honored with a Proclamation from the Manhattan Borough President for outstanding service to the Asian community. More recently Mei Hua received Immigrant Social Services' "Spirit of Service Award" for promoting the value of collective philanthropy and for raising more than $185,000 for deserving community groups.
Mei Hua’s membership social activities have included museum and gallery tours, Asian films and theatre, lectures on history/architecture/contemporary issues, and dining events. Membership is open to everyone. Currently there are no membership dues. If you wish to be placed on Mei Hua’s email list for notice of future activities, please contact Marylin Chou at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 203-863-9655.
Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. Founded in 1982 by an impassioned group of Asian American women activists, as the New York Asian Women’s Center, it officially became Womankind in 2017.
Since our beginning, we have continued to bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help survivors of all ages find refuge, recovery, and renewal from domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence. Depending on circumstance, they have access to a safe place to live, assistance with housing, employment, English language training, legal services, financial empowerment, and so much more. Our expertise is serving Asian communities, but what we offer is valuable to all. Whether it is through our services or in our increasing advocacy and policy work, Womankind first centers the survivor by uplifting them to control their own lives and narratives. Call our 24/7 free and confidential helpline to be connected to services in 18+ Asian language and dialects: 1-888-888-7702.