About this Event
Every day, over 5,000 children and women are procured for sexual trafficking. Particularly vulnerable are those living in abject poverty. PACE Universal (PACE) will host its third annual Bollywood Night.
The event is an evening of fine Indian cuisine, music and dance, plus henna art, palm reading, silent and live auctions. It also features renowned Central Coast wines. Andrea, a guest at last year’s Bollywood Night shared this: “An amazing evening. The dinner, the entertainment, the interactive events – they were all delightfully authentic. I can’t wait until Bollywood Night returns in 2019!”
Proceeds from Bollywood Night benefit the recipients of education and allied services from PACE Universal, founded in 2003 to stop trafficking and gender biased abuses of children and women. Bollywood Night 2018 sold out weeks before the event.
PACE, the Promise of Assurance for Children Everywhere, currently delivers education and life skills to hundreds of impoverished children and women who are at high risk of being trafficked and otherwise abused. It relies solely on donations from the public and from proceeds of its fundraising activities.
Deepa Willingham, longtime resident of Solvang, California, and a native of India, began PACE to stop trafficking and gender biased abuses through the education of girls and women. Her work began with the construction of the PACE Learning Center (PLC) in the poor village of Piyali Junction, located 45 km from Kolkata, India – Deepa’s childhood home. Piyali Junction is a major hub for the trafficking of girls. Deepa states, “Many lives have been redirected from an abject existence to a productive future through an educational and life skills learning experience.”
For more information,call 805.698.6910. Ticket sales close on Wednesday, April 17.