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Lunafest Oct 6, 2022

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with LUNAFEST® 2022 screening on October 6,  2022 at Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall.  Eight ingenious films will  present themes of race, identity, loneliness, artistic bravery, an immigrant’s journey, entrepreneurial innovation, family ties and the kindness of strangers.  These films are created by women and are about women.

Each artist beautifully depicts important aspects of modern life at a time when we’re all a little fragile- but eager to treat ourselves to the healing power of art.  The goal is to provide a snapshot of life in the 2020s  - to make us laugh or make us think – or both!   It is a time we will someday look back on as transformative.

The eight short films include “How to Be at Home” -  an animated poem about coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic; “Close Ties to Home Country” -  an immigrant dog walker finds connection in the heart of the wealthy pets she cares for;  “Generation Impact: The Coder” – a 13 year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parent by sending photos and letters;  “Proof of Loss” – when a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must find a way to salvage what remains: each other! “When You Clean a Stranger’s Home” – a first-generation high school student describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes;  ”Between the Lines: Liz at Large” – Frustrated with the lack of character diversity in The New Yorker’s cartoons, an artist submits her own illustrations, becoming the first Black woman cartoonist in the magazine’s near-century run;  “Wearable Tracy” – A Bronx woman’s accidental social experience connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise forever remain strangers;  and “To The Future, With Love” – An animated self-portrait of a nonbinary trans teen caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever with  his long-distance boyfriend. Films are appropriate for ages 13+.

LUNAFEST®, established in 2000 by LUNA, makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, connects women, their stories and causes through film.   A portion of the proceeds from these films help support Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. The remaining proceeds are used to support Zonta Club’s community service programs and projects.

Join us on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Newhall and enjoy these films.  A reception begins at 6:30 pm. The Lunafest films begin at 7:00.

Tickets are $40 each at www.scvzonta.org/Lunafest

For more information, contact [email protected]

Convention 2022 Hamburg Germany

In June 2022, Club President Nicole Miller and Club Vice President Beth Ann Ryan attended the Zonta International 65thConvention in Hamburg, Germany. They were honored to represent the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley as delegates and served as proxies for two other clubs in all matters such as: voting on bylaws, resolutions, elections, international service projects, fundraising goals, and more!  Club involvement in Zonta International by participating in our biennial convention is critical to ensuring that all voices from around the world are heard through involvement in this process.  Attending convention is also a fantastic way to be immersed in the fellowship of Zonta and to make connections for collaborating when you return home!

Nicole and Beth Ann share, Hamburg welcomed us with open arms by hosting us for a private Senate reception where we were welcomed by the President of the Senate.  Zonta International President Dr. Sharon Langenbeck (from the SCV) also welcomed all Zontians and presided over our multiple days of convention business.  We participated in workshops covering a variety of topics such as: mentoring, the impact of climate change, child and forced marriage, gender equality, fundraising, women’s health issues, and more.  A highlight in the memory of each previous attendee is the Parade of Flags as convention is officially opened.  The parade showcased and honored the flag of each country and region in which there is a Zonta club.  It was impressive to see the diversity in Zontians all coming together for one mission.  We can’t forget the multiple business sessions of voting and elections, which prepares Zonta International for the upcoming biennium.  The Business Sessions were followed by Keynote Speakers on relevant topics for women, a reveal of the new Zonta motto “Build a Better World for Women and Girls,” fundraising goals, and an in-depth report on the international service projects.  While doing all this important work and gathering knowledge, we meet with our new Zontian friends in fellowship and to celebrate our successes and the impact made in our communities.  One of Nicole’s favorite events at convention was the “dine around” where members of local Hamburg clubs hosted groups in their homes and served a traditional German meal.  “I am grateful to have participated in this wonderful night celebrating friendship with the local Zontians,” she says.  On the last night of convention, the newly elected board was installed at the closing banquet, where attendees celebrated all that was accomplished and said their goodbyes (until next time!) to new friends.

As Zontians, we all want to build a better world for women and girls.  Convention allows us to come together to share ideas, participate in discussions, and learn more about the issues facing women around the world.  Returning to the SCV, we are invigorated and excited to use our Zonta spirit to make a difference for women here in our community.

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley improves the lives of women and girls in our community and worldwide through our service projects, advocacy, education and awareness campaigns.  We empower women of all ages to believe in themselves, build a hopeful future, and be the most authentic and powerful version of themselves they can be.

If you would like to learn more about how you can be a part of improving the lives of women and girls, contact us today!

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