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2017 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development
through Arts and Crafts Auction Helped Chinese Charities

     On June 21,2017 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development through Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Gala Dinner was hosted by the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) and the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) at the Universal Studios Hollywood.
     The international list of distinguished attendees included Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Amanda Daflos, Director of Innovation Team of Mayor’s Office of Budget Innovation, Jackie Filla, Commissioner with the Commission on the Status of Women Los Angeles, Huang, Huijuan, Deputy Director of Public Communication Department of China Women’s Development Foundation, Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association, Li Li, President of Cimagine Media Group and Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association, Kim Weedmark, Vice President of Universal Studios, Zhang, Zhaoda, Vice President of the World Association of Chinese Artist and other special guests.
    Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles pointed out the importance of empowering women and sustainability in the opening ceremony. He said: "China Women’s Development Foundation and Sino-American Friendship Association help the Chinese women who are in poverty to lead a better life. So I have to take this opportunity to express my respect to for their long long-term efforts in pursing charity and promoting the culture exchanges. "


      Li Li,President of Cimagine Media Group,Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association and honored guests on the red carpet show


     Opening Ceremony hosted by Li Li, President of Cimagine Media Group and Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association


     Remark by Amanda Daflos, Director of Innovation Team of Mayor’s Office of Budget Innovation and Jackie Filla, Commissioner with the Commission on the Status of Women Los Angeles


     Remark by Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles


     Remark by Kim Weedmark, Vice president of Universal Studios


     Remark by Huang Huijuan, Deputy Director of Public Communication Department from China Women’s Development Foundation


     Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association, passes the auction item "Tibetan Carpet" to the winner of the auction


     Guests enjoy China Women’s Development Foundation Arts and Crafts Exhibition


     The China Women Development Foundation awards prizes to institutions and individuals who contribute and support social public welfare


    The China Women’s Development Foundation brought 10 pieces of arts and crafts including the oiled paper umbrella, the Chinese lacquer tray, the Guang embroidery- red thrush, the Tibetan embroidery, tie-die crafts to the charity auction. All proceeds from the auction were donated to the Chinese charities. The evening was a memorable night as guests dined together and shared ideas with each other to show their support of empowering women everywhere.


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