IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE
                       OF ALBUQUERQUE 

Title

UBUNTU

COMMUNITY EVENTS 2018

September 30, 2018

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CONTACT Nkazi Sinandile (505) 435-5741 womensglobalpathways@gmail.com or Lungile Sinandile lsinandile@salud.unm.edu (505) 304-0392: www.irrva.com, www.nmwgp.org

Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) and its flagship program New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways (nmwgp) provides integrated services to the most vulnerable local, refugee, immigrant and asylees. We foster these goals through mentoring, education, leadership development and cultural awareness programs. IRRVA is a non-profit with a 501 c (3) that bridges gaps in services, thereby empowering families as they create sustainable futures for themselves and their children. Our objective is for program participants to attain self-sufficiency, independence and leadership skills. We are hereby asking your help in promoting these events.

To raise much needed funds, On Sunday October 28th, 2018, at 4pm, at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Avenue, NE, our Organization will hold its 11th annual International Village Feast. Admission is a suggested donation of $20.00 and $5.00 for children 6 to 12. Village Feasts are annual feasts designed to welcome, alongside community members, refugees who are brought here by the State of New Mexico, as well as immigrants, and asylum seekers. Attendees will enjoy cultural cuisine, traditional dance, singing, drumming and meet community members. People served at IRRVA are from several African countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Others served are locals includes families from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Spanish speaking countries.

Our other fund raiser that will be held at the VSA North Fourth Art Theater, on November 17 2018 at 6.00 p, m at 4904 4th NW, Albuquerque, NM. 87107 is an Ubuntu Cultural Fusion Show (cultural music, dance, drumming and a fashion show by artisan youth of our organization). Proceeds benefit New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways that provides life, education, job skills and other strengthened life skill to the girls including their families. The youth are giving back. The Youth will benefit from sale of crafts that they create at our organization, just in time for holiday giving.

We would like to thank You for your support and your commitment to community outreach and empowerment..