VFW Post 837 11.15.17 Our 15th anniversity Gig Thank you
Bert's Backyard Booty Shakin' Festival Sweatdown!
It's our second time around! Come out & Shake, Shake, Shake. Located outside Little Egypt's Dance Co.'s Courtyard. Drummers & Dancers and more......
Bring your percussion instrument or just come! Dress casual because you know....hot!hot!hot!
Vegetarian dish & organic Fuji Apple Juice.
The Somali Bantu, particularly those with a lineage to slavery, have endured
discrimination and subjugation in Somalia for 200 years. During the recent war in Somalia, the Bantu were again the victims of violence in that country. Once arriving in Kenya as refugees in 1992,
many of them stated their wish to resettle in their ancestral southeast African homelands. The Somali Bantu refugees have been actively seeking protection through third-country resettlement since
1993. Of the roughly 20,000 Somali Bantu refugees in Africa and Yemen, some 5,000 found refuge in Tanzania.
In 1999, the U.S. Government offered the remaining 12,000 Bantu refugees in Kenya the protection they had been seeking for over 10 years. The refugees will be settled in over 50 cities in 38 states. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) awards state governments and non-profit agencies grants to facilitate the refugees' integration into this country.
The initial objective: to increase the knowledge and understanding of the service provider community about the Somali Bantus' history, culture and practical challenges in the United States. Secondary objectives: leadership training and promoting agricultural opportunities, among others, that help build strong families and communities.
For more info: Brenda K. McFarlane
Program Developer / Fundraiser