EMERGE
2021 GALA

Come and get inspired

Emerge is an event  to celebrate the emergence of refugees in their adopted countries. Displaced people face a great deal of challenges in order to integrate in a new country, understand cultural nuances, navigate social-economic norms, earn a living, become self-reliable, and positive contributors to the overall success of the adoptive country.

JUNE 20

HOUSTON

The Speakers

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FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Activist for a better world

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Jacquelyn Aluotto

NTZ Co-Founder
Founder, Real Beauty Real Women

Jacquelyn Aluotto is a distinguished visionary. She is reputed as a hybrid human rights activist, victims advocate, anti-trafficking specialist, producer  and thought leader. She integrates these talents with innovative excellence. Her gift for merging media and technology with shelters, non-profits,  business, law enforcement and community based organizations, makes her valuable across many spectrums. 

Angela Zeng, Phd, MBA

Founder and CEO of Karuna Beverages. 

Angela Zeng has more than 15 years of experience in the functional beverage and juice industry, and has a passion for natural healing that is rooted in her strong belief in traditional Chinese medicine and herbal sciences. Angela believes that the journey to self-compassion should begin by feeding the soul, caring for the body, and stimulating the mind. Karuna strives to cultivate harmony for all three, by combining the simplicity of wholesome, plant-based ingredients with the innovation of modern science. 

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Businesswoman

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Writer and Analyst

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Michael Bociurkiw 

Writer, Global Affairs Analyst 

For more than a decade, Michael worked in staff and consultancy positions for UNICEF and briefly for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). He was deployed to several continents working on the frontlines of public health outbreaks. In 2014, in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, he was deployed to Ukraine as spokesperson for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. 

Plant It Forward

Urban Agriculture businesses for refugees

Founded in 2011 by a family of philanthropic entrepreneurs, Plant It Forward works to enable refugees with agricultural  backgrounds in the Houston area an opportunity to find meaningful, dignified work that utilizes their skill sets. They focus on refugee career education and entrepreneurship in urban agriculture.

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Featured Company

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Ivory Hecker

Event Host/MC
Fox 26 TV Anchor - Houston TX

 

Agenda

JUNE 20

4:00pm

6:00pm

6:30pm

7:00pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

Guest Check in
•    Auction/Cocktail Hour

Introduction, Ivory Hecker (Fox 26 TV Anchor)

•    Jennifer Sebasigari shares her journey

Live Entertainment

•    Dinner - 1st Course

Guest Speakers

•    Dinner - 2nd Course

Award Ceremony, Proclamation by City of Houston

•    Dessert - 3rd Course

Thank You Moment

•    Live Entertaiment

16:00

Q & A Session

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The Venue

12121 Westheimer Rd. Suite 127,

Houston, TX 77077

PELAZZIO

Located in the heart of Houston's Westchase and Energy Corridor, Pelazzio Reception Venue joins exclusive service with sophisticated style to be a premier event space in Houston. In a city where confidence counts, Pelazzio Reception Venues is one of the leading Special Event Venues in Houston

 

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Our Sponsors

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

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