The Berkeley Chess School, along with NorCal House of Chess, are pleased to welcome Phiona Mutesi to our club in Berkeley this Friday night, March 30th!
After losing her father at age 3 to AIDS, unable to read or write and required to quit school to help support her family, Phiona’s world drastically changed when she discovered the game of chess. The powerful Disney movie,Queen of Katwe, is a remarkable true story of Phiona, a chess prodigy from one of Kampala’s poorest slums who experiences tremendous support from her community and family to pursue her dream. Phiona is visiting BCS to give us a behind-the-scenes look at her incredible story. If you have not read the book or watched the movie, its excellent (and on netflix)! 
Suggested donation of $10 for this event. All funds will go directly to Phiona towards her studies. Parents encouraged to attend! Checks payable to Berkeley Chess School or pay by card onsite. If you cannot attend and would like to make a contribution to Phiona, please follow this link and name Phiona Mutesi as the recipient.
Please plan to arrive early for seating. 
Berkeley Adult School Auditorium
1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
$10 suggested donation
Please email Sarah McCarty with any questions-
or call
(510) 843-0150