The students and Coordinator of SUNY Sullivan's Honors Program are hosting a dinner to help raise awareness of the terrible conditions in which many women live in Somalia, and to provide aid to them. The dinner is open to all concerned community members who would like to learn more about this topic and what can be done to help.
The event will be held in the college's Grossinger Dining Room on the evening of Thursday, September 27, from 6:30-8:00. A limited number of tickets are available by contacting Honors Coordinator Cindy Linden by phone at (845) 434-5750, extension 4379, or by email to email@example.com. Tickets for the event are $50.00 a plate.
The SUNY Sullivan dinner will be prepared and served by students in the college's highly regarded Culinary Arts program. The donation/admission price includes a full service, multi-course meal, as well as a presentation discussing both conditions of Somali Women and how donations will be dispersed to aid them. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
All proceeds raised will be donated to the organization Sister Somalia – which supports sexual violence survivors in Mogadishu and the surrounding areas, and also operates that country's first rape crisis center. The group's mission is to "provide catalytic support to survivors of sexual violence in Mogadishu and the surrounding areas, while changing the global conversation on women's security in Somalia."
More information about the organization and the work it has accomplished since its launch in 2011 can be found on their website: www.sistersomalia.org.