Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador, UN MDG Envoy and South African singing sensation Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be in Washington, DC, on Thursday, September 23, to discuss the critical links between women’s empowerment, health, and poverty reduction in Africa.
Following the discussion, the audience will treated to a documentary about this topic, The Motherland Tour – A Journey of African Women with Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
Date and Time: September 23, 2010 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Reserve Officer’s Association
Street: One Constitution Avenue, NE
City/Town: Washington, DC
About Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Considered a role model throughout the African continent, Yvonne dedicates her time to listening to the needs of Africa’s poor, and brings those voices to global events such as the World Economic Forum, the African Union Summit, and the White House Summit on Malaria.
As a young performer, Yvonne was the first black child to appear on South African TV in 1981. Since then, her song Umqomboth was featured in the film Hotel Rwanda, and she continues to perform for wide audiences and dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth, President Bill Clinton, and South African President Thabo Mbeki.