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Per table: $800.00

Hope Rising Gala 2018

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CONTACT US: (Make your reservations and payments by September 20,  2018)

By mail at: SOHO/GALA
8240 Naab Road, Suite 160, Indianapolis, IN 46260



Josina Machel Mandela is a long standing human rights defender. As the daughter of Graça and Samora Machel, and step daughter of Nelson Mandela, she was born into a legacy of activism, and is fiercely passionate in her life’s calling to advance women’s rights. Josina holds an MSc degree in Sociology (Gender) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Cape Town. She is a published author and has addressed numerous national and international audiences on issues relating to youth, gender, and culture.

In October 2015, Josina was physically assaulted by her then-partner which led to her tragically losing sight in one eye. As a result of this horrific experience, Josina’s activism took on new meaning and she felt propelled to vigorously fight for the rights of abused women, realizing that there are many like her who have faced brutality without being able to speak out. As a survivor of domestic violence, she is turning her personal trauma into purpose. Through the Kuhluka Movement, Josina is helping to accelerate social
change in communities across Africa.

Josina Machel will be in Indianapolis, IN on October 4th, 2018 to receive
SOHO’s Game Changers Award for her groundbreaking accomplishment
and advocacy in the area of gender based abuse prevention.