In the Art Produce Garden
Hosted by Deborah Dorn, Julia Holladay, and Judy Bernstein.
Please join us for an evening with Sedrick Ntwali, Founder and Director of Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) who will highlight his recent work in Uganda and his upcoming advocacy efforts in D.C. -- in commemoration of World Refugee Day.
The purpose of this event is to raise funds for specific YARID project needs. Sedrick (Founder) and Kaley (YARID Development Director) will travel back to Uganda this summer armed with new strategies and tools to impact change.
A short (30 min.) documentary film produced by Sedrick about urban refugees in Kampala will be shown at nightfall (around 8:15 pm).
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Unable to attend? You may send donations via PayPal, go to: http://yarid.org/donate.html
For more info on YARID and Sedrick's journey as a refugee:
Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) is a registered NGO based in Uganda, Africa, founded in 2007 by a young Congolese refugee living in Uganda. The mission of YARID is to empower refugees, orphans and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) around Africa to overcome the burdens of deprivation and vulnerability to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing members of society. YARID unites urban refugees through different avenues like sports and skills training in order to address social issues like ethnic violence, youth unemployment, public health, and conflict resolution. Refugees mainly come from the Great Lakes Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi