Posted on November 25, 2015 by Christopher Thrall

On November 27, the Afri-Youth Club is presenting their second annual “One Night in Africa” event.

27Nov - One Night in Africa

27Nov – One Night in Africa

7 pm  |  Friday, November 27
Wahkohtowin Lodge

On November 27, the Afri-Youth Club is presenting their second annual “One Night in Africa” event. Last year’s event, which featured absolutely wonderful African cooking prepared by our own students, raised funds for Doctors Without Borders and for interventions to address the ebola emergency in several West African countries.
This year’s event is again a partnership with Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontières) with a focus on refugee issues around the world.
We are all aware of the current situation in countries like Syria and the issues refugees run into when they attempt to seek refuge in countries that they hope will be safe to live in. Based on this, we decided as a club and as a representative of the University in partnership with MSF to raise funds to help address the many related health challenges.
This is The Restoration Project.
pic16Think about your home, what it’s like to be without a home, amidst strangers who do not understand your situation. Governments decide what your fate will be and people in power may tend to prioritize politics over humanity. Based on this, we chose the theme “The Restoration Project.” We envision the theme as representing our idea of restoring not exactly the homes that refugees had, but helping them rebuild their lives and gain the chance of experiencing the social bonds and joys of community and of being close to loved ones again.

Tickets are available now and are $15.00 for students and $30.00 for all others. You may purchase tickets through the ASA Office. We accept debit and credit card, cheques, and even cash!

If you have any questions about the event itself, please contact James Torkornoo at torkorno@ualberta.ca.


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