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Women Stand Up for Social Change at Annual BrazilFoundation Gala New York

Last night, top Brazilians and New Yorkers gathered at the Lincoln Center to support Brazil Foundation XII Gala Benefit Dinner and embrace women. This year the annual New York gala focused on advancing women’s rights in Brazil with the launch of a new women’s movement. 

Barbara Fialho

 Exuberant and fashionable guests attended the event as Bla expected and performances were an absolute success. Baby do Brasil, Bebel Gilberto, Capoeira Nagô, and Ingrid Silva ( an amazing ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem) performed to the crowd who ended up dancing and singing along. At 8:30 p.m. tributes commenced led by Master of Cerimonies, actress Morena Baccarin, who stars in the series "Homeland" and "The Mentalist."

Sofia Paz looking absolutely perfect
 breathtaking Aline Weber

Ana Beatriz Barros

The honorees include Anália Timbo of Vidança, who for 33 years has developed opportunities through cultural and educational activities in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brigitte Louchez of Barraca da Amizade, who has combated sexual exploitation of girls and adolescents for 20 years, also in Fortaleza; and Maria de Lourdes Braz of Casa Santa Ana, who created a methodology to care for seniors in Cidade de Deus (City of God) in Rio de Janeiro. 

Patricia Laboccaro, Morena Baccarin, Bebel Gilberto

Carlos Mota e Jeffrey Jah

The Host Committee of New York Gala BrazilFoundation: Aline Pimentel, Ana Khouri, Andre Almeida, Bruno Rigonatti, Cameron Winklevoss, Carime Lobo, Caca de Souza, Eduardo Leite Vergueiro, Fabiana Saba, Fabienne Lamont, Fernando Oliveira, Franklin Rutz, Helio Campos, Jayma Cardoso, Jeffrey Jah, Julia Dal Pont de Azevedo, Lorenzo Martone, Luciana Curtis, Luigi Tadini, Marcelle Bittar, Natalia Drinking, Renata Grabert, Sabrina Muller, Sergio Esteves, Sofia Paz and Vanessa Pereira.

by Mirella Afonso  
Images David X Putting and Benjamin Lozovsky /

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