SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brava! for Women In the Arts
As you know, Rose Braz passed away on May 3rd, more than three years after she had been diagnosed with brain cancer. We hope you will join us to celebrate Rose’s remarkable life on July 30. There will be 2:30 pm program with reception to follow. Doors open at 2:00 pm.
Before she died, Rose asked that any memorial donations on her behalf be given to Wild Equity. We also would like to share some background about the significance of Wild Equity in Rose’s life.
Wild Equity was founded in 2009 by Rose’s husband, Brent Plater, and Rose proudly served as chairwoman of Wild Equity’s board of directors. Wild Equity combined two central themes from Rose’s life—her commitment to social justice and to the protection of nature.
Specifically, our work focuses on projects that highlight and redress the inequitable relationships across our human communities while improving our relationship to the lands in which we live.
Wild Equity is perhaps best known for two campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area. One campaign has involved challenging the large concentration of gas burning power plants near the Antioch Dunes. The pollution from these facilities directly threatens endangered butterfly and wildflowers species in the dunes and the diverse moderate-to-low-income communities nearby, as well contributing to global warming. Another campaign opposes the harm to the rare coastal wildlife habitat in Sharp Park from a money-losing golfing facility, and Wild Equity has championed the protection and restoration of the area as a national park while reinvesting the money saved by closing the golf course into San Francisco’s community services.
The fact that Rose asked that her friends direct their memorial donations to the Wild Equity Institute reflects her deep love for Brent and the work he does as Wild Equity’s executive director, and it is also a tribute to Rose’s unflagging commitment to social and environmental justice. If you would like to make a donation in Rose’s honor please visit the Rose Braz Memorial Fund at the Wild Equity Institute.
The Board of Directors, Wild Equity Institute