Edge of Seven is excited to announce our 2016 Annual Event: Great Granddaughters featuring National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Shannon Galpin. Join us on October 6th at the SUMMIT (3300 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205) for a great program and celebration. DETAILS & TICKETS HERE.
Our focus is on sustainable development that breaks down barriers for girls and women to get an education and pull themselves out of poverty. Our impact in rural communities in Nepal, Kenya, and Rwanda is twofold: We support building structures that allow girls and women to get an education AND we support building a community’s ability to do this work on their own. Every community. Every time. In as many ways as we can. Our goal is that the next need, desire, project, program or necessity that they see that the community is better able to handle the challenge themselves. Build a building. Build a community.
And all of that is with the principle in mind that we are focusing on great granddaughters. FOCUS ON FUTURE GENERATIONS. When we are thinking, talking to communities, discussing needs, or designing buildings we’re thinking about the great granddaughters of the women in each community. Will they be able to use the infrastructure? You bet!
Join us on October 6th at the Summit in Denver (in the RiNo Art District) for a conversation with National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Shannon Galpin, speaking on her passion and ours — educating women and girls in the developing world.
Edge of Seven focuses on sustainable development that breaks down barriers for girls and women to get an education and pull themselves out of poverty. “Great Granddaughters” expresses that we’re working for sustainable outcomes in education for future generations. This event melds the theme with Shannon’s experiences cycling in Afghanistan and setting up programs to empower women and girls.
The event includes complimentary Nepali food, beer and wine, our main program, as well as a raffle, and silent & live auctions (travel opportunities, date nights, dining, sporting event tickets, outdoor equipment, vacation packages and more). Join us for our annual fundraiser to support Great Granddaughters around the world.
Doors open 5pm, program at 6pm.
— Student and Nonprofit rates available —
We’ll be gathering at the SUMMIT (3300 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205) on October 6th, 2016.
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and global activist, Shannon Galpin, has been working and traveling in Afghanistan throughout the past decade and is the founder of Combat Apathy and the non profit Mountain2Mountain which has spearheaded dozens of projects in Afghanistan for women’s rights. Shannon created the groundbreaking Streets of Afghanistan art installation and authored the photography book documenting the installation of the same name. In 2009 she became the first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan, and in 2010 the first person to cross the Panjshir Valley by bike. She supported and trained the first Afghan Women’s National Cycling team for three years, and helped build and support the burgeoning right to ride movement in Afghanistan. Shannon is the author of two books, her memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, and a photography book Streets of Afghanistan. She is a producer for the upcoming documentary film, Afghan Cycles, premiering in 2017 by Let Media. In 2016 she co-founded Endangered Activism with her 11-year-old daughter, Devon. The project is focused on protecting endangered species and their habitats as a way to develop youth activism. The International Olympic Committee awarded Shannon an Honorary Achievement Diploma in 2015 for her work promoting gender equity through sports.
See her in video: