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Tea in the Library

May 30th, 2017
The tea was hot, the scones were sweet, and the members and friends of the WFWP Connecticut chapter were ready to celebrate the 25th anniversary of WFWP in style. At the downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut library on Saturday, April 29, those at the gathering shared with one another their thoughts on the necessity of women in creating peace in the world. The best people to help the women of the world are other women; women are innately caring towards families and communities. Women’s femininity gives an important balance to men’s masculinity in world leadership. As much as the world needs fathers, brothers, and sons, it equally needs mothers, sisters, and daughters. A favorite topic over tea was the contemplation of what true feminine leadership looks like, as opposed to a woman…
To me, Lena Yasutake truly represents an empowered and influential woman leader. After more than a year of service as the WFWP Connecticut Chairwoman, Lena will be moving on to other pursuits and projects. We would like to sincerely thank her for her tremendous contribution to WFWP in many areas of the organization. After representing WFWP USA at the WFWP International conference in Korea in 2014, Lena returned to Connecticut with a passionate drive to restart the chapter from scratch and she quickly inspired several other young women to join the leadership team. Together they conducted many successful and empowering events including two black-tie fundraisers for WFWP's Schools of Africa project. These evenings of food, music, and art were not only financial successes, but they brought tremendous awareness to the…
On Saturday evening, February 13th, 2016, the Connecticut Chapter of Women's Federation for World Peace held their annual benefit for the Schools of Africa project. It was a sensational evening at the University of Bridgeport School of Art and Design. It was a black-tie affair and included a silent auction with something to delight everyone there. There were several performances including African dances courtesy of the University of Bridgeport African Student Association and several traditional African songs performed by the children of Bridgeport Hope Elementary School. Guests were also treated to a fashion show of many vibrantly beautiful African dresses and matching headdresses, modeled by the students of the African Student Association and Bridgeport Hope School. WFWP Connecticut Chairwoman, Lena Yasutake, shared about the WFWFP USA-supported schools in Rwanda, Senegal,…

Health Tips Begin!

May 27th, 2015
On April 28 the Connecticut chapter gathered together at Leishas Bakeria for a monthly group wellness meeting. It started off with some light yoga followed by fresh green smoothies. Hanna Schmittat, WFWP member and aspiring naturopathic doctor currently studying at the University of Bridgeport, shared some clean holistic tips for women to relieve stress and gain lasting energy throughout the day. Something we all crave. There are some simple steps we can do to conserve energy. One simple solution is to schedule time for relaxation during the day. This is critical because sometimes it can seem like the whole world is weighing down on you, so it's important to take time out and relax. You can feel the difference in energy when you take time to do something that you…
We've come a long way since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. Women of color, however, still face unique challenges. Prejudice is real. Race still creates division around the globe, and America is not immune. But the strides we have made as a nation toward freedom, opportunity, and equality simply would not have been possible without some amazing black women. They made important progress at a time in history when women were facing severe gender inequality and when black women faced the additional challenge of racism. Being a heroine does not mean being perfect. It means standing up in the face of adversity. It means not letting limitations define you. It means being determined and persevering in the face of obstacles and challenges. Here are…
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