Goal 5: Gender Equality
Charity Fundraising Gala
Chinese American Parent-Student Council, in partnership with UN Women China, Global Goodwill Ambassador, and various civil societies, organized the Global Goodwill Charity Fundraising Gala in China. With the overlaying message of "Join Hands for Gender Equality," the event focused on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women around the world. It served as an intrinsic platform to call all stakeholders to stand together and work together to bring forth an increased awareness of pertinent issues affecting gender equality and advancement of women to the forefront of the global community. Since inception, the Gala raised 400,000 USD to support the mission and work of UN Women in China and globally.
The Mother's Day and Outstanding Honoree Celebration
The Mother's Day and Outstanding Honoree Celebration has been hosted by Chinese American Parent-Student Council (CAPSC) for ten consecutive years now. Not surprisingly, the theme for the Mother's Day and Outstanding Honoree Celebration is motherhood and maternal love. In addition, though, not only do we honor all mothers everywhere, CAPSC selects a dozen or so mothers in the Chinese American community here in New York City (and even abroad) who have contributed so much to the community, either themselves or the children they so painstakingly nurtured. Every year there is extensive press coverage from all the Chinese newspapers and news channels. For the past few years, the event has also been shown live on television. Past guest speakers have included numerous business leaders, government leaders, and community leaders: Assemblyman David Weprin, Congressman Gary Ackerman, Senator Schumer, to name just a few. CAPSC has also been honored by video messages from Former US Secretary of Labor and Current US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Secretary Elaine Chao
Secretary Hillary Clinton
Letter of Greetings
President George H.W. Bush
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao
United Federation of Teacher President Michael Mulgrew
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
United States Senator Kristen E. Gilibrand