Upward African Woman will host its 3rdAnnual Black Tie Gala, “Providing Pathways to Success,” on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., at Temple Emmanuel, 8844 Burton Way in Beverly Hills.
Recording artist Chante Moore will perform at the event, which benefits UAW’s educational and childcare programs for women and children in the U.S. and Africa. Also, actress Nathalie Beasnael will be the emcee.
The affair will open with a red carpet, cocktail reception and silent auction. Guests will then enjoy a three-course meal featuring traditional African cuisines from Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya. The awards ceremony will follow with scholarships presented to 10 girls in Accra, Ghana, seven children in Makoko, Nigeria and 50 children for education and feeding in Mombasa, Kenya.
UAW, a California-based nonprofit, was founded by Princess Monalisa Okojie in 2014 with the goal of establishing and supporting sustainable programs to tackle poverty, illiteracy, disease, and hopelessness to aid African women and children living in the continent and the United States. Since its inception, UAW has provided services for more than 1,500 women and children, who are primarily the victims of cultural, mental, sexual and physical abuse and neglect.
Okojie is a lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Members of the organization include Aineahko Ojior, Mary Mungai, Uche Nwude, Norma Dalke, Seye Tezfazgy and Mesi Usiade, who are also professional women with expertise in law, technology, medicine, entertainment and finance.
To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/UAW2019Gala.