FUTURE

FAMILIES UNITED TOWARDS UNIVERSAL RESPECT

NEWS AND EVENTS

2015 Events

 

  • FUTURE presents "The Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute" 21-25 July 2015 in Nashville, TN supporting Gold Star Moms and Wives and FUTURE’s "Hugs for Healing” program. This high profile event also honors and supports our country’s military personnel and their families and shines light on other organizations that also provide support and services to our military families. “Music, the arts, entertainment, and patriotism - The Best Mix in America!” For more information on The Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute, click here.
  • FUTURE Presents the Inaugural “East- West Connection: VOICES for1”, an international music event with top singers and songwriters from both the East and the West and where aspiring artists come together through the universal language of music to unite and perform with one voice and to promote reconciliation and unity.
  • Humanitarian aid drive to support families internationally

 

2014 Events

 

  • FUTURE presents "The Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute" March 11-15 in Greenville SC, supporting Gold Star Moms and Wives and FUTURE’s "Hugs for Healing” program. Also honoring and supporting our military veterans and their families through music, the arts, entertainment, and patriotism for "The Best Mix in America!"

 

2013 Events

 

  • FUTURE presents "Shine Night" September 19 in Greenville SC, supporting the Gold Star Moms and Wives, "Hugs for Healing Flights" to Iraq.
  • This event also salutes and honors our military veterans and their families through music and patriotism

 

2012 Events:

 

  • 2nd annual Nashville Connection -- Heroes Salute event from 27-30th of June 2012 in Greenville, South Carolina. The purpose of the event is to honor and salute the men and women who serve in our U.S. armed forces and to thank their family members for the sacrifices they bear while loved ones are away.

 

2011 Events:

 

  • Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute event from 15-18 March 2011 in Greenville, South Carolina. The purpose of the event is to honor and salute the men and women who serve in our U.S. armed forces and to thank their family members for the sacrifice they bear while loved ones are away.

 

2010 Events:

 

 

2009 Events:

 

  • Fall of 2009 -- FUTURE Leadership Conference - Sharing the World of Sisterhood IV
  • During the Fall of 2009, FUTURE (Families United Toward Universal Respect) and our sister organization, Women for Future Iraq, visited together in the United States for an educational, cultural, and goodwill tour. The purpose of this trip was to highlight the progress the Iraqi women have made in strengthening their homes and communities in Iraq and to promote their in-country service projects and leadership training seminars. This event also helped to create unity, goodwill, and cohesiveness within the communities they visited in the United States.

 

May 2009:

 

  • "Women for Future—Iraq" received its first 40-foot container of humanitarian aid through the FUTURE Care Program and distributed these items to needy women and their families located in different districts within Baghdad and to other members in several cities outside Baghdad. Three additional 40-foot containers of humanitarian aid are now en-route to Baghdad and will soon be distributed through the "Women for Future—Iraq" network.
  • Young child with items from humanitarian aid donation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Events:

 

June 19th 2008 -- FUTURE Fund Raiser Gala:

 

  • FUTURE held a special gala fund raiser in Washington D.C. to support, "Women for Future - Iraq". Many dignitaries, VIPs, and special guests attended, along with the Honorable Senator Robert Bennett and special guest star Connie Stevens. A VIP delegation of Iraqi physicians representing five different Iraqi provinces also attended the gala. That evening, a preview was shown of the upcoming documentary film "Women of a Different Grace" produced by award winning actress and humanitarian Connie Stevens, highlighting the women of FUTURE. Also presented was a video of FUTURE and "Women for FUTURE—Iraq" training workshop that took place in Sulaimaniya from 1-4 June 2009. For more details view the invitation.

 

June 1-4 2008: FUTURE Leadership Training Seminar - Sharing the World of Sisterhood III -- Sulaimaniya, Iraq

 

  • FUTURE staff members from the United States and Women For Future members from Baghdad conducted a 3-day leadership training seminar for 50 Kurdish women in Sulaimaniya, Iraq. This is a wonderful example of how our donated funds are being used to aid women throughout the entire country of Iraq. Two Kurdish women trained during this seminar will also accompany the Iraqi delegation to the United States for the FUTURE Leadership Conference in the fall, 2009. We greatly appreciate the cooperation and support of the Kurdish Regional Government, the Benjamin Foundation, and Leonie Industries who made the training seminar in Sulaimaniyah possible.

 

2007 Events:

 

  • In January 2007, FUTURE hosted an Iraqi delegation of Women for Future-- Iraq members for the Sharing the World of Sisterhood II - Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. The delegation of Iraqi women was headed by the former Minister of State for Women's Affairs, Dr. Azhar Al-Shakly. The delegates were introduced to Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill, participated in a refresher training course, and completed their handbook for “Women for Future – Iraq. The Iraqi ambassador to the US co-hosted a reception in honor of the delegates in the historic Caucus room in the Senate Russell Office Building.

 

2006 Events:

 

  • FUTURE sponsored the Sharing the World of Sisterhood Conference - I in May 2006 in the United States for a distinguished group of Iraqi women headed by the Iraqi Minister of State for Women's Affairs, Dr. Azhar Al-Shakly. The delegation included lawyers, university professors, and heads of NGOs. Proceedings included presentations on the organizational model and sample lessons on home and family education, basic first aid, emergency preparedness and mental health awareness. All material presented was non-political and emphasized shared values.

 

* In May 2009, this young man was a recipient of the humanitarian aid through the FUTURE Care Program. Items were distributed to needy women and their families located in different districts within Baghdad and to other members in several cities outside Baghdad.

 

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