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Evening On The Nile – A Nile Sisters Fundraiser On National Refugee Day! June 27, 2009, California

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On refugee and Immigrant day, WorldBeat Center will host a Nile Sister fundraiser; a non profit organization that helps refugee women and their families in San Diego County overcome barriers to social and economically self-reliant through education, training, and support.

On this evening, we will become familiar with the challenges and situations African refugees face as new entrants to the United States. Nile Sisters began the organization to help other refugee women, and their families, acculturate and assimilate to the new language, culture, and set of systems that is inherent to the American way of life.

We will have guest speaker, Tony Young, from San Diego City Council, a special presentation by Elizabeth Lou, Founder of Nile Sisters and refugee from South Sudan, and questions and answer session from the Lost Boys Founder of Sudan. African Cuisine is included on this night, catered by The Prophet Vegetarian Restaurant, and live entertainment from Senna Africa. There will be more music and dance this evening and more to come.

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