New Dawn Guatemala News & Events
Click the button below to view a few highlights from our recent trip to Nuevo Amanecer. It was wonderful to meet the community, distribute scholarship funds and hear, first hand their hopes for the future. We hope that some of our fantastic donor community will come with us on a future trip. There is much that they have done and much they still hope to do. The new parcel of land with a natural spring holds great hope for the future but, it brings a number of new needs as well. An aqueduct, cistern and pump system are needed to bring the water 5 kilometers down a slope to town.
Virtual meeting and lunch with Members of the Nuevo Amanecer Community Sunday October 28 from noon to four.
We will be hosting a virtual meeting and lunch with members of the Nuevo Amanecer community on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 2Pm at the home Joe Szwaja, 2021 NE 75th Street in Seattle. We will be serving food based on a recipe form Nuevo Amanecer community and they will be eating the same meal as we do as we talk and interact via video conference. The food will be prepared by Emily Willard who is a basing her dissertation on Nuevo Amanecer, as well as Robert Franklin, UW student and participant in our recent delegation. We welcome you to participate in this opportunity to get to know the members of the community better and share an example their culinary traditions. If you want to attend or want more information, please contact Joe Szwaja, at 206-523-3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Music Fundraiser
Sunday October 14th
Noon to 4pm
The Olive and Grape Restaurant (8516 Greenwood Avenue North).
Please join us for great homemade Middle Eastern food graciously provided by the Olive and Grape, as well a Guatemalan cooking demonstration and food samples prepared by Emily Willard, a PHD candidate in Political Science from the UW. Emily is doing her doctoral dissertation on Nuevo Amanecer and recently spent a month there during which she learned about their culinary traditions.
There will also be updates on the situation in Nuevo Amanecer provided by Emily and folks who participated in our July delegation to New Dawn to support and participate in 20th anniversary celebration. Live music will include Correo Aereo who play an eclectic blend of traditional and modern Latin Music. Check out their music at www.correoaereo.us/.
Many prizes will be available, including indigenous crafts, an original painting y acclaimed artist Heather Danso, check out her work at https://www.winddancemotion.com/art-and-design.html. Other prizes will include a Guatemala meal for 4 and cooking lesson from Emily herself! Suggested donation is $20.00 -whatever you give is greatly appreciated and will go a long way for our friends Nuevo Amanecer.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the community of Nuevo Amanecer to help pay for scholarships for youth and young adults who can’t afford to go to school without our solidarity. It will also help fund the storage and transport of water from the new parcel of land the community recently acquired via their own fundraising and your generous donations. Can’t make it but want to help support scholarships and sustainable water? Please make a tax-deductible contribution at www.newdawnguatemala.org.