[Mallika Dutt] [Jane Golden]
As part of the opening of the new Diana Center, the Athena Center sponsored a forum entitled, "Women Leading the Way," featuring two activists who are making significant contributions to their fields: Mallika Dutt, founder and U.S. Director of Breakthrough; an international human rights organization that uses popular culture, media, leadership, development and community education to advance equality, justice, and dignity. Through initiatives in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice and immigration rights.
Jane Golden is the Director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the nation's largest public initiatives. Since its founding, the Mural Arts Program has created over 3000 murals that are an integral part of the civic landscape and a source of inspiration to thousands of residents and visitors, earning Philadelphi international recognition as the "City of Murals."