Dear friends,

On behalf of AID Boston and MetroWest chapters, we are cordially inviting you to our annual benefit dinner, Milan 2019.
 
Event Details:
WHEN: Sat, September 28, 2019 (5pm-9pm)
WHERE: Belmont Beech Center, 266 Beech Street, Belmont, MA 02478
  • Tickets: $50 per person or $250 for a table of 6
  • We are a family friendly event! (Students till high school have free entry.)
 
 

 
Event Features:
 
Featured Speaker: Ayesha Khatun is a grassroot activist who has been working with indigenous, Muslim, Dalit and Hindu girls and women on gender equity and environmental protection in 75 villages of West Bengal and Jharkhand.
 
Local Guest Speakers: Youth Climate Justice perspective by Elana Sulakshana and MA State initiatives on Climate Change by State Senator Jamie Eldridge
 
Entertainment: Bollywood musical interlude by local renowned singer, Meena Sundaram and Rajiv Gangurde.


 
 


India is disproportionately impacted by global climate change. Why? Not only does India have over 3,300 miles of coastline exposed to rising sea levels and unpredictable storm patterns, but it’s also home to 600 million+ farmers who struggle on a day to day basis to support their families and adapt to the water scarcity, heat waves, and natural disasters brought on by a changing global climate. Low income farmers and their families live on the front lines of this global crisis.

In India, weather oscillates between droughts and floods, and the root cause of this devastation is degraded ecology, which the changing climate exacerbates. While this may sound like a problem that’s too big to tackle, there are simple solutions that help. One of the most cost effective ways to restore balance is to preserve existing forests and reforest areas that have already been degraded. Recent research shows there is 1.7 billion hectares of land available to reforest which could cut down the atmospheric carbon pool by 25 percent. Join Association for India’s Development (AID) Boston and MetroWest to hear directly from local leaders on what this looks like in practice and how you can help.

Unable to attend? However, you would like to support our work, please donate and we will try to raise a matching amount at the dinner.

Join us for a night of celebrating social change at Milan 2019! Learn about the work of AID as it tackles the challenges of climate emergency with solutions for resiliency at the last mile.

Warm Regards,
AID Volunteers
 
 
 
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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy, education, health, livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice. We are a 4 star Charity Navigator non profit and all our projects are visited by our volunteers.