International Rescue Committee: Force For Change Benefit Event

Event has passed (Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Mon Oct 16, 2017)
SOMArts Cultural Center
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$65 - $100
Activism / Cause


Event Details
Please join GenR: Bay Area to celebrate the cultures and contributions of refugees resettling in the United States. At the event, local chefs will prepare delicious appetizers inspired by the home countries of refugees. In addition to great eats, the event will include music, drinks, and a special exhibit featuring the portraits of refugee girls resettled in Oakland.

Proceeds will support the IRC’s local work in Northern California.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Host Committee
Becca Bloom
Lisa D’Annunzio
Rebecca Higney
Angela Jakary
Swapna Kasturi
Emily Selzer
Avery Trufelman
Jose Vasquez

With Gratitude to
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Whole Foods

GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young, influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives.

When you become a GenR member, you not only join a community of like-minded individuals, you also have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related cultural events, volunteer with recently resettled refugees, and network with humanitarian leaders.

The IRC helps millions of people whose lives and livelihoods are devastated by crisis to survive, recover and gain control of their futures. At work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Since 1975, the IRC has resettled nearly 65,000 refugees in Northern California, contributing to the vibrant ethnic communities that make Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Turlock/Modesto. Programs are designed to help refugees become self-sufficient and productive members of their new communities.


  1. SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA