The hard work of turning our call to action into action begins. I'm honored to join Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) and RISE When We Fall for the Rise Above Conference - inaugurating the new movement for equality, justice, freedom, and a government that works.
"For millions of Americans, election night 2016 was a call to action. The result? An extraordinary groundswell of political energy. On social media, on university campuses, in company break rooms and at community events, people gathered, shared ideas, and worked together to figure out how best to protect our most important rights and freedoms. Lawyers for Good Government Inc. and RISE When We Fall, two organizations at the forefront of this emerging movement, are now joining forces to host "Rise Above," a conference designed to coordinate and convert this unprecedented political energy into meaningful results."
January 21 - 22, 2017 at the Lincoln Theatre & the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
I am honored join the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for its first Global Migration Film Festival. The Festival will celebrate the many positive contributions of migrants to the hosting communities and reflect on the benefits of diverse and multicultural societies.
Please join me for a film screening and panel discussion on December 9 at the Elliot School of International Affairs from 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm. Save your seat today! http://bit.ly/2fztxRT
Check out the Fall 2016 issue of Lifestyles Magazine, where Tolu is included on their list of The Most Powerful Women In Philanthropy. The inaugural Women in Philanthropy issue spotlights women who have “dedicated their time and resources to ensure a better tomorrow. Acting as catalysts, their missions have changed the lives of countless people around the world, and their actions demonstrate how creating positive opportunities leads to societal change.”
Tolu is honored and humbled to be named alongside philanthropy powerhouse Oprah, Indra Nooyi, Pricilla Chan, Susan Buffett, Beyonce, and many other incredible women.
On Tuesday June 14th, Tolu will join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and key players advancing the state of women and girls all over the world at the first-ever United State of Women Summit. Tolu will be contributing to the conversations on Civic Engagement and Empowering Women and Girls in STEM.
Designer Carrie Hammer’s bi-annual New York Fashion Week runway show featuring CEOs, Executives, Olympians, Activists, and other inspiring women on the the runway in lieu of traditional models to help women realize that real beauty lies in our differences, our power, and our accomplishments.
In recognition of International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th, the World Economic Forum honors 15 women who are making a difference all over the globe.
Not Legal Not Leaving:
Undocumented Americans: Inside the Immigration Debate. Pultizer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and Dreamers talk about growing up undocumented in America, and why immigration is the most misunderstood issue in the U.S. today