Local Pulse

Julie Collura
Posted October 8, 2014 from United States

One year ago, a group of World Pulse community members gathered at World Pulse Headquarters in Portland, OR. "Local Pulse" grew out of my desire to connect with other World Pulse members in my city, and to address issues relevant to women and girls. The group meets monthly, and tonight, we celebrated International Day of the Girl (October 11) and discussed the importance of educating girls around the world. We watched "Senna's Story" from the wonderful film, Girl Rising (http://girlrising.com), and Skyped with Phionah (https://worldpulse.com/user/16365), World Pulse contributor and girl champion from Kenya. Phionah inspired us with her story of overcoming adversity to obtain an education. She is currently a fellow with the YWCA of Austin, TX, and has big plans for her Malkia Empowerment Foundation when she returns to Kenya!

The purpose of Local Pulse is to connect with community members at home and abroad, and to focus on how issues affect us locally and globally. If you live in the Portland area, please join our meet-up group. If you don't I encourage you to start a group in your area. I promise you will value the connections you make!

For tips on organizing a "Local Pulse" gathering, see this post: https://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/solutions/87687

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Della Rae
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 09, 2014

Thank you for leading this charge. Totally amazing.

In solidarity,

Julie Collura
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

I hope you can attend a meet-up someday!

Jensine Larsen
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

So glad to hear the gathering went well. Phionah is an amazing member of our community and leader in Kenya. Thank you, thank you Julie for your leadership leading these powerful local meet ups and inspiring others to lead them in other locations.

Deep appreciation and celebration of you!!

Julie Collura
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Thank you, Jensine, for your support and encouragement. Yes, Phionah is a powerhouse and an inspiration!

Ellie
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

Julie, and all Local Pulse organizers,

It has been a true honor to witness how these gatherings have become so meaningful for the movement organizing - online and offline. Thank you for leading the charge and continuing to share outcomes here.

Warmly, Ellie

Julie Collura
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Thanks for your support, Ellie!

Cali gal Michelle
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

So excited to see this happening, and looking forward to beginning a local pulse here where I am. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Collura
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Thanks, Michelle! Keep us posted on your NoCal Local Pulse!

Sherna Alexander Benjamin
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

I am so happy to read this. World Pulse has been a real inspiration to me when I feel a bit down I would come here and read a fellow member post. Keep your voice shining.

Julie Collura
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Thank you for commenting, Shema! Yes, World Pulse is an inspiration, and connecting with other WP members is always wonderful.

Katrina Maria
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

My Dear friends its almost summer in Namibia my Country but still so much to do and I always realy on my wonderfull friends and family of World Pulse.I need few things first I am looking after young girls whose parents cant suport the in schools They are very good in schools but its better in boarding schools (hostels) I need sponsors to take care of them.

Emily Garcia
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Hi Katina,

You might try posting this as a "need" in the community Resource Exchange for more visibility: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange

Please let me know if you need any assistance re-posting this.

Hoping you're able to find the assistance you need!

Kind regards, Emily

Katrina Maria
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Hi i forget to head school hostel fees and travel funds my main income is traveling in a group of small business women from Namibia to Europe and sell our products mostly this time of the year we also look for sponsors and funding for traveling to Germany and Italy

Ashley Turner
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

It was an honor to be at the event and speak with Phionah. I left feeling like I could imagine any dream and see it through, as she has done and will continue to do. Thank you for setting it up Julie!

Julie Collura
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

Ashley, Thank you for your support and attendance! Yes, Phionah is an inspirational powerhouse. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes!