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Carmen Perez to headline 'An Evening of Empowerment' Oct. 19

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  • Join the Hamdard Center's "An Evening of Empowerment" as they raise funds to help individuals throughout the Chicagoland community gain access to affordable healthcare and freedom from violence.

    Join the Hamdard Center's "An Evening of Empowerment" as they raise funds to help individuals throughout the Chicagoland community gain access to affordable healthcare and freedom from violence.
    Courtesy of Kiran Siddiqui

 
Brandon Pettigrew

Carmen Perez will be the keynote speaker for Hamdard Center's "An Evening of Empowerment" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Shalimar Banquets in Addison.

Carmen's most recent work includes serving as the national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, which drew over 5 million people across the globe to march in resistance of hatred and bigotry, affirming women of all identities' rights as human beings. Because of her hard work in this and other projects, Carmen was named one of Fortune's Top 50 World Leaders and one of TIME's Most Influential People. Carmen can be described as a Renaissance woman in modern-day activism who dedicates her efforts towards many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equality, violence prevention, racial healing, and community policing.

She will be featured at "An Evening of Empowerment," which will raise funds to help individuals throughout the Chicagoland community gain access to affordable healthcare and freedom from violence. One in three women and one in four men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Hamdard Center strives to make sure everyone is empowered to take control of their lives. "An Evening of Empowerment" will feature networking, a silent and live auction, and delicious Halal food provided by Shalimar Banquets.

Tickets to the event are available at www.hamdardcenterevents.org. To become a sponsor, or donate a silent auction item, contact Brandon Pettigrew: bpettigrew@hamdardcenter.org or call (630) 835-1430, ext. 223.

Hamdard Center is a federally qualified health center that leads the Chicago, northern Cook, and DuPage County region in community health care by providing culturally-tailored and multilingual services and programs, including primary health care, counseling, psychiatry, domestic violence prevention, senior services, and health insurance navigation, to those in need. Since 1992, Hamdard's mission has been "to promote the physical and emotional health and psychological well-being of individuals and families by offering hope, help, and healing." That commitment guided the delivery of these services to more than 5,900 disadvantaged community members in FY16. Find out how to volunteer, donate and get involved at www.HamdardCenter.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Hamdard Center is a member of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association.

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