Soroptimist International is an organization of business and professional women who are workng to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
SIMS welcomed Min Min Thaw to a recent Thursday meeting for a wide-ranging discussion on "The Burma We Love." Mary Ellen Shay, Chair of SIMS' Community Assistance Fund, and Judy Scheible presented Dr. Thaw with a check to support her efforts to provide health care services to women and children in her native country.
“Authentic Voices: Our Stories” offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of people who have faced the challenges of racism, sexism, homophobia and other issues of acceptance. The stories are true – and astounding. The acting troup is from the Community for Spiritual Awareness (CSA) in West Sacramento. Proceeds from their performance on Thursday, January 29, will go to support SIMS' Community Assistance Fund and CSA projects.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson led the rallying chant, "Be nice! Work hard! Climb the mountain to college!" It was the end of year celebration for Reading Partners students, volunteers, staff and parents at Ethel Phillips Elementary School. The program completed its first year on campus and has become a central part of our club's Ethel's Village project.
Nov 14, 2015International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981.
Dec 2, 2015International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).
Dec 10, 2015Human Rights Day: SI December 10th Appeal
Every year, on Human Rights Day (December 10) the President of Soroptimist International selects a project that provides direct assistance to women in extreme need.