Please join us this Friday at CasaDumetzWinesNEW TASTING ROOM at 5:30 pm(earlier than usual) when founder of PACE Universal (Promise of Assurance to Children Everywhere) will discuss her work titled "HALF THE SKY" based on the best-selling book by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Mrs. Deepa Willingham Founder/Chair PACE Universal Mrs. Deepa Biswas Willingham, a naturalized citizen of the United States, was born and brought up in Calcutta, India where she obtained her primary and secondary education under the stewardship of Mother Teresa, who was her teacher, undergraduate degree at the University of Calcutta and came to the United States in 1964 to pursue graduate degrees.
Mrs. Willingham’s professional life was spent in health-care management, education and entrepreneurship. She and her husband, Mr. Richard Willingham, are business owners. Currently, however, most of Mrs. Willingham’s time and personal resources are spent in the non-profit sector. She is an active Rotarian and she is the Founder/Chair of PACE Universal. Through PACE Universal and the Piyali Learning Center (PLC) she is meticulously “selling” the concept of allowing girls to be educated instead of being married in early childhood or being sent to work, or being sold for sex trade. Through her efforts and use of personal resources she is determined to make PLC a poverty eradication proto-type model that others can duplicate to heal a hurting planet.
When asked why Mrs. Willingham started this school for girls in the country of her birth, she answers, “It is the fulfillment of a life-long dream…to give back the gift of education, particularly to girls. Girls’ education in many severely poverty stricken areas like India, is still a luxury for far too many and it is certainly not a given. And yet when girls are educated, they grow up to be responsible citizens, changing not only their own lives but also the lives of their children and their communities. When it is such a win-win situation, how can I not do it?”
Mrs. Willingham is the winner of many humanitarian awards.
Your Vaquera would personally like to say a gigantic thank you to all of our Little L.A. favorites & sensational club members who came out to participate in our beautiful Summer weekend festivities!
Friday evening, the ever so talented Mr. Austin Fallin, shared his passion for music, life, and love with our thrilled Babi's Tasting Room visitors. Austin hosted a lovely evening while preforming a set of heartfelt original songs & charming CDW tasters with his quick wit and appreciation for life.
Austin Fallin, you will forever be a very special part of the Casa Dumetz/ Little L.A. Family. We wish you the best of luck with this exciting new chapter!