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Saturday July 16, 2022
LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities.
This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through seven short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit ZONTA Club of Dallas / ZONTA International, a nonprofit organization celebrating it’s 100th year of global advocacy empowering women and girls and a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. LUNAFEST, created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar, has raised over $5 Million for nonprofit organizations across the US and Canada.
In honor of early ZONTA member and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, this luncheon provides a forum to inspire a new generation of girls and young women to follow Earhart’s trailblazing spirit into their own science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career paths.
We host an array of girls from middle and high schools across the Dallas area including Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas Police Department Youth Outreach Unit, Cedar Hill ISD Collegiate High School, New Tech High Coppell ISD and Hockaday School.
Proceeds from this luncheon funded three Ruth Maddox Young Women in Stem Award Scholarships in 2020 for college women pursuing STEM majors. Any additional proceeds support other Zonta initiatives for the support of women and girls including Our Friends Place, a transitional housing program for young women ages 18-24 who have experienced poverty, homelessness or abuse.
AMELIA EARHART LUNCHEON
FEBRUARY 26, 2022
Our 2020 speaker was Taylor Everett, an architect for Minno Wasko Architect and Planners located in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where she received her Bachelor of Architecture (B. ARCH) in 2017 and a M.S in Civil Engineering in 2019. In 2019 she was selected to be a Director at Large for the American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter for the 2020 term. Taylor was a part of 4 story multifamily residential project called Vermella Union, that was voted one of the top 10 Most Amazing Projects that could change the face of NJ by NJ.com. She is currently working on her licensure in both Architecture and Civil Engineering.
LOCAL SERVICE PROJECTS
Our Friends Place offers an important and unique service to abused and neglected girls ages 10 to 17, and young women ages 18 to 24 without family support. They are taught independent living skills and life skills, helping them to become productive members of society.
Family Gateway's mission is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. As the point of entry (service access point) for families with children experiencing or near homelessness in Dallas County, Family Gateway believes in providing housing first and then using trauma-informed services to help break the cycle of poverty. Services provided include assessment and diversion, emergency shelter and supportive housing, case management, and an education program.