New Meetup: CARE National Conference and Celebration

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Sent on: Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The DC International Professionals Meetup!

What: CARE National Conference and Celebration

When: May 5,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: BREAKING NEWS: Wolf Blitzer and Gwen Ifill Confirmed as keynote speakers!

Demand a world without poverty.

Please join us for the CARE National Conference & Celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6, 2009. You will be inspired by speakers including Wolf Blitzer, Gwen Ifill and Richard Gere. You'll be empowered by learning more about issues affecting global development and how you can make a difference. And you'll be in the forefront of policymaking when you help educate your elected official about CARE?s poverty fighting programs and initiatives and how we can all make a difference.

This two-day event is a unique opportunity for you to help keep American policymakers focused on issues of poverty, women?s empowerment, equity and social justice.

Mr. Gere will receive CARE's Humanitarian Award for Global Change, which honors ?a visionary who has contributed significantly to the global development dialogue and understanding of humanitarian issue.? Actor, dedicated social activist and philanthropist Richard Gere will be recognized for his life-long dedication to international humanitarian issues, particularly his work on the protection of human rights and his fight against intolerance and injustice. For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Gere has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS and a leader in working towards eradicating the stigma associated with the disease.

The CARE National Conference & Celebration is a collective of many voices coming together to form a movement that?s bringing hope to millions of poor women, families and communities around the world.

? Hill Visit Training
? Legislative Issues Training
? Power Lunch with Keynote Speaker
? Issue Sessions
? Dinner on the Plaza
? Benefit Show with remarks by actor, humanitarian and 2009 CARE Honoree Richard Gere.
? Post-show desserts and drinks offered in the Amphitheatre foyer.
? Visits with you Members of Congress to call for policy changes that affect global poverty
? Capitol Hill Lunch
? The closing reception.

Transportation will also be provided from the Ronald Reagan Building to the hotel on the evening of May 5 and to Capitol Hill on the morning of May 6th

National Conference & Celebration Program

DAY ONE: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Registration: 8:30 a.m. ? 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. ? 9:30 p.m.


DAY TWO: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
7:30 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m.

Register to Attend
Buy Tickets for: CARE National Conference and Celebration
Join our two day event where you can take part in the movement of many voices and support CARE's mission to fight global poverty.

Conference Packages
Deadline for signup: April 17, 2009

Admission is $100 early registration until March 27
Late registration is $150 from March 27 on.
Student Rate: $40

Scholarships are available on a limited basis. For more info, contact (877)[masked] or [address removed].

Admission fee is non-refundable

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Internationals/calendar/10011680/

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