Empowerment through Fashion
Model Behavior – Lord & Taylor will feature Chinese American young models to promote empowerment through fashion and to raise money for community programming at the Greater Chinatown Community Organization
On December 9th Lord and Taylor in collaboration with Rebecca Reich, will host a fashion show fundraiser with multi-racial and multi-ethnic models, to benefit the Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA). For the past four years, Rebecca Reich has produced events that promote positive body image for young girls and teens, in order to empower Chinese American participants by encouraging them to take an active role in the planning, development, and execution of these GCCA events.
Reich created the program ‘Empowerment Through Fashion’ to build confidence in girls while raising money for the community-based programs at GCCA. When asked why she got involved with GCCA on this initiative, Reich explained that she was bullied in 9th grade and she was able to summon the confidence to face each day through bold choices in clothing. Searching out an organization that helps new immigrants and low-income daughters of immigrants assimilate into an American lifestyle and way of life was a way that she could share her confidence and teach her peers the lessons of perseverance and personal empowerment.
This event features multi-racial and multi-ethnic young girls and teens from GCCA who model clothing from Lord & Taylor. There will be refreshments and a DJ. The event will take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the 5th floor of Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue store. Tickets cost $15 and will entitle attendees to a 10% discount on all purchases from Lord & Taylor that day. This offer can be used with other discounts. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit the Greater Chinatown Community Association and their work serving low-income immigrants. Last year’s attendees were enthusiastic about shopping for a good cause.
The Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA) is a community-based organization that serves low-income Chinese immigrants by providing culturally competent social service consultation and educational programs. GCCA promotes community solidarity and inclusiveness while ensuring the next generation of immigrants has access to the American Dream. Since its founding GCCA has served over 50,000 clients, more than 1000 annually. The scope of services has expanded from simply providing low-income immigrants with social service consultation and case management to include a wide variety of educational programs ranging from ESL to SAT prep classes, Yoga and Wing Chun classes. GCCA’s services focus on “integration through education.” For immigrants, the path to integration ultimately lies through education—social and academic. GCCA provides social service consultation to help low-income immigrant families survive; providing accessible education to help them and their children thrive.
WING CHUN MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES
Ages: 10 – 14
Time: First Class Saturday 8/12/2017, 3 PM to 5 PM and continuing
Where: Greater Chinatown Community Association Classroom, 105 Mosco Street, NYC
This class will teach Wing Chun, a traditional Chinese martial art that is focused on self-defense, using close range, simultaneous offense, and defense moves. This martial arts form is featured the “Ip Man” films.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES
Starting 08/278/2017. Classes will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instuctions will be given in Cantonese and/or Mandarin.