WORLD 20th Anniversary!

We couldn’t ask for a better 20th anniversary celebration! It truly was a beautiful night!

Pictures coming soon.

Thank you for your support of WORLD – we look forward to 20 more years together!

View our Press Release for the event here!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


25th Street Collective, A Collaborative Sewing and Art Studio

477 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Valet Parking

Local wine, decadent cuisine, and an exciting silent auctio

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Celebrating Positive Action Honorees.  Please join WORLD at a gala reception to honor these heroes, and to Celebrate 20 Years of Positive Action for Positive Women.

Community of Faith Award – Allen Temple

Service Award – Dr. Robert Scott (posthumously)

Service Award -Dr. Claire Borkert (posthumously)

Rebecca Denison Award – Nilda Rodriguez

Rebecca Denison Award – Loren Jones

Champion Award – Congresswomen Barbara Lee

Leadership Award – Terry McGovern, Ford Foundation

Community Activist Award – Cecilia Chung


Mistress of Ceremonies

Barbara Rodgers

Special Appearance By

Marvelyn Brown

Youth activist & author of The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive

Host Committee Members

Courtney Pearson Armstrong
Brett Andrews
Ayisha Benham
Jesse Brooks
Miguel Bustos
Patricia LaBrie Calloway
Cynthia G. Carmichael
Cecilia Chung
Mark Cloutier
Robin Crawford
Gloria Crowell
Dr Kathleen Clanon
Rebecca Denison
Michael Green
Kabir Hypolite
Sheila James
Diane Jones
Dr. Marguerita Lightfoot
Gloria Lockett
Rue Mapp
Jane Maxwell
Hilary McQuie
Natalie A. Nevard
Dr. Stephen O’Brien
Erin O’Donohue
Alvan Quamina
Anne Boyd Rabkin
Deborah Royal
Gail Silverstein
Lance Toma
Dana Van Gorder
Deborah Wafer
Yomi S. Wrong

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors