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April Update | Relentless Activism and a Lifetime Achievement Award

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Date: April 30, 2019

We are proud to celebrate our Founder’s contribution to the community! It is of no surprise to us here at Global Hope 365 that Rima has received another prestigious award.

Congratulations Rima!

On April 20, 2019, Rima was awarded the Joseph R. Haiek Lifetime Achievement award for her longtime leadership and dedication to the civic empowerment of the Arab American community in Southern California. Rima was honored at the Arab American Civic Council 4th annual Arab American Heritage Gala themed “Building and Transforming Collective Power.” The gala was an inclusive event attended by elected officials, community members, activists, and leaders from all communities.

Below are the highlights of all of our activities in April. In addition, Rima Nashashibi does 10-15 Speaking engagements a month for small groups. Rima never passes up an opportunity to meet with people and engage. If you are able to host a networking event at your home, club, organization, or place of worship, feel free to email Rima directly.

In addition, we collected more than 400 postcards for our card campaign to elected officials during the month of April.

Friday, April 5th. Rima gave a presentation at Chapman University Law School to students about empowering women locally and globally. Additionally, students signed postcards for Global Hope 365.

Saturday, April 13th. Rima spoke at the National Association of Women “NOW OC” at the Museum of Woman in Irvine.

Saturday, April 20th. The Global Hope 365 team and supporters attended the gala to celebrate Rima’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monday, April 22nd. Global Hope 365 attended Tyrana Burke’s talk titled “Moving Beyond #Metoo” at UC Irvine presented by UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence. We are honored to support the leadership of the “Me Too” movement which has impacted policy throughout the US.

Wednesday, April 24th. Global Hope 365 hosted an informational table at “Building Bridges Across Divides- Racial, Political, & Economic” in honor of Peace and Justice week at UC Irvine.

Friday, April 26th. Rima attended a lunch hosted by The Democratic Foundation of Orange County in honor of newly-elected Congressman Mike Levin. Yes, we will be hitting up Mike Levin to support our policy initiatives! What other policy officials should we approach for support? We welcome your feedback.

Friday, April 26th. Rima gave a presentation at UCI Paul Merage Business School to the clients of the Students Counseling Non-Profit Organization ("SCNO").

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