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Resilience Gala for International Women’s Day Features Jully Black

Where: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street
When: March 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Cost: $75 (Dinner & Dessert) and $20 (Dessert Only). All funds raised will support the work of Daily Bread Food Bank in battling hunger in our city. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.ca

Details: Join Azeeza for Women for an evening of celebration and inspiration at the International Women’s Day “Resilience” Gala held in partnership with the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Gala will highlight the adversity and obstacles overcome by strong women and their relentless pursuit in conquering barriers for both themselves and their families.

The keynote speaker is a woman who epitomises spirited resilience, sheer grit and creativity: Canada’s very own “Queen of R & B Soul”, Jully Black. Jully will share her story of struggle and triumph, growing up in a large family where she was raised by her single mother in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood of Toronto, to now becoming one of the “25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever” (CBC Music). She will also perform an inspiring song acapella.

“It’s a huge honour to be hand picked to deliver the keynote presentation at the 1st Annual Azeeza for Women Gala on the evening of International Women’s Day – March 8, 2019. It is Resilience that helped me fight through the interference of many trials and tribulations and win, and it is that same Resilience that will help us as nation rise today and rise together!” Jully Black

The event will feature RAW (Raging Asian Women) Taiko Drummers, a Torontonian performing arts ensemble and Naeema Hassan, a creative artist who uses poetry and academia to bring light to issues affecting Muslim communities worldwide. A short “Power Panel” of some of Toronto’s movers and shakers will share a few words about resilience and their contributions towards advancing equity for women locally and abroad.

More Info: www.azeezaforwomen.org