UN Women Bringing Their 20th Anniversary Conference To The Apollo Theater

June 25, 2014  |  

The Apollo Theatre, the Harlem gem that has served as a launching pad for the hottest African-American entertainers, will be hosting the 20th anniversary of a major cornerstone in women’s history: The 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Furthering their agenda on gender equality, UN Women cordially invites you to join ’em on a quest for female empowerment.

When it launched, the UN conference marked the largest get-together of government and NGO representatives with 17,000 in attendance. Officials from nearly 200 nations around the world were united in China to incite action for women’s rights. The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, a “visionary blueprint for gender equality,” was adopted at this international meeting.

Commemorating the significant event, UN Women will kick off “Empowering Women — Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”

The function will be moderated by Monique Coleman, better known as Taylor from High School Musical and fourth-place finisher on the third season of Dancing With the Stars.

The celebratory evening will include renowned speakers and performers including Jan Elliasson (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (United Nations Under-Secretary-General and  UN Women Executive Director), Jimmie Briggs (Founder of Man Up), Gloria Steinem (Lecturer, Writer, Editor and Activist), and Carlos Andrés Gómez (Spoken Word Artist).

The event’s objective is to spur debate, bring younger women into the fold and remind people about the need for commitment to this platform and its mission, according to a press release statement.

“Empowering Women — Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” will be hosted at the Apollo Theatre, 253 West 125th Street in Harlem, on June 26th from 5-7 pm. Want to RSVP? Click here to get your golden ticket inside the hub of female empowerment.

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