On Thursday, February 11, 2010, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, a community based organization, will host a luncheon that will bring together Bronx community stakeholders comprising of clergy, community organizations, and elected officials.
The purpouse of the event is to share information regarding local tensions amongst culturally diverse community residents/groups and explore ways to jointly facilitate the use of cultural exchange-in their respective day to day contacts with the community- as a path towards building relationships of mutual understanding, respect and trust between (the) culturally diverse groups within the community.
This event will be a conversation with community leaders that will jointly offer ideas and suggestions for working across cultures and building mutually beneficial relationships.
Invited guests include: Congressman 16th District, Hon. Jose Serrano, Borough President Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx DA Robert Johnson, City Council Members, Helen Diane Foster, Fernando Cabrera, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, Fatima Shama, Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition Religious and Youth Organization and a host of other notable Bronxites.
About Sauti Yetu
Sauti Yetu means “Our Voice” in Swahili.
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women (SYCAW) is a not for profit organization linking social justice activism with academic scholarship to promote and protect the rights of African women and girls. SYCAW began as The African Immigrant Program at RAINBO (Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women) in 1995. In 2004, the program became an independent non-profit organization. It’s slogan is “Our Voice in Our Diversity for Dignity and Our Rights”.
For more information, please visit the center’s website here: www.sautiyetu.org.