The Zonta Club of Sofia launched the celebration of Zonta International’s 100th jubilee anniversary with a video clip, which was directed and created by Magdalena Ralcheva, the club’s president, with the participation of club members. Yanitsa Skenderova made and presented a short presentation about Amelia Earhart.
The clip’s premiere took place at an event organized by the Zonta Club of Sofia, which was concentrated around Amelia Earhart as a woman who is a bright example of qualities such as dedication, spirit, faith and the fight of strong women around the world.
The Zonta Club of Sofia again participated in the Zonta says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, but this year, in honor of Zonta International’s 100th anniversary, club members created the Art against Violence project, which supported the realization of the mono-spectacle The Angel’s Embrace, initiated and directed by Magdalena. The premiere took place on 25 November 2018, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children in Studio 5 at the National Palace of Culture. The event was successful and very emotional, the crowded hall has long applauded the performance of the talented actress Tezjan Ferad-Gianni.
Part of the revenues from the performances organized by the Zonta Club of Sofia is donated to organizations that help women and children victims of domestic violence. Among the organizations supported so far by the club are the Animus Association Foundation in Sofia and the Demetra Association in Burgas.
The mono spectacle is played every month in Sofia on the stage of Studio 5 in the National Palace of Culture and Zonta Club Sofia organized its performance in Burgas, which passed successfully in the crowded hall of the Puppet Theater.
The project is long-term and aims to travel across the country – popularizing the Zonta community and its 100th anniversary, the Zonta Club of Sofia, the cause of “No violence against women and children” and opposed to aggression and impunity in the society.