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Women International Women’s Day ‘Resilience’ Gala

March 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$20 – $750
Resilience Gala
Join Azeeza for Women for an evening of celebration and inspiration at the International Women’s Day “Resilience” Gala. The Gala happens Friday, March 8, 2019 and is held in partnership with the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Gala will highlight the adversity and obstacles overcome by strong women. Plus their relentless pursuit in conquering barriers for both themselves and their families.
The keynote speaker is a woman who epitomizes spirited resilience, sheer grit and creativity: Canada’s very own “Queen of R&B Soul”, Jully Black. Jully Black 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.
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. Plus their contributions towards advancing equity for women locally and abroad.

About Azeeza for Women:

Our Mission is to engage, educate and empower women to be all of who they can be; physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. In 2015, the organization launched the Azeeza Show on The show features discussions on social issues from a gendered lens. For more information please visit,

About Daily Bread Food Bank:

Daily Bread Food Bank is Canada’s largest food bank. It serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in almost 130 member agencies across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger. By conducting research, raising public awareness, and running innovative programs to support people on low incomes.


March 8, 2019
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20 – $750
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Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Toronto, Ontario M8V 2E7 Canada
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