Stanislaus County Commission for Women
Supporting women in the Central Valley
Against All Odds: Celebrating the Remarkable Refugee Spirit of Women
A panel of dynamic women who have recently immigrated to Modesto will share their unique stories, struggles, and successes. In addition, Thelma Saldivar, MJC Photography student, will present her photo exhibition, “Letters Home.” The evening will culminate in a viewing of The Swimmers, a biographical drama that illuminates the refugee experience and shows a young athlete’s determination to succeed against all odds. The Swimmers tells the true story of two sisters’ journey to escape the war engulfing their country to pursue Yusra’s dream of making it to the Olympics. Your ticket purchase will include a delicious array of ethnic appetizers and desserts.
Join us for an evening of celebrating the remarkable refugee female spirit!
Thursday, February 16th.
5:30: Doors, photo exhibit, appetizers, and dessert
6:15: Panel presentation.
7:00: Movie begins
Tickets: $10 & Students with ID are FREE
Location: The State Theatre, 1307 J St. Modesto
The Stanislaus County Commission for Women seeks to support all women in attaining their goals. We advocate for more women in positions of leadership, whether in the area of philanthropy, business, non-profit, sports, science and technology, education, public office or other areas.