CSW60 Dinner 2016

March 16, 2016 - 4 West 43rd Street, New York City
By: Roshan D'Souza

Women's Federation for World Peace International Dinner Gala

WFWPI's International President, Professor Yeon Ah Moon, hosted an evening, celebrating CSW60, with 100 guests from more than a dozen nations. Speakers from WFWPI's CSW forum, UN and NGO friends, as well as WFWP leaders and guests, joined the gala.

In her welcoming remarks, Prof. Yeon Ah Moon remarked on the passion of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founder of WFWPI, for raising and educating youth and preparing them for leadership roles. In addition, Professor Yeon Ah Moon commented on the greater involvement of young men and women in this year's CSW. Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Continental Director for Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, and Bishop Jesse Edwards, shared their admiration for women and their leadership with NGOs. Mrs. Nora Spurgin, founding president of WFWP, USA, emphasized the necessity for mature leaders to bequeath their foundation to the next generation.

Entertainment was provided by Raoul Joseph, Steve Honey, and Jessica Garand's Opportunity Music Project. The beautiful Seiko Lee impacted the audience with her nightingale voice. The favorite moment of the gala event voiced by of one of the participants was when everybody present held hands in a circle and sang "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me," bringing a warm and touching close to a lovely evening. It was a takeaway moment to cherish and a reminder that peace indeed begins with each one of us.