When: Saturday, Dec. 17th 2016, 7-10PM Where: 2021 NE 75th St. Seattle, WA 98115
Your generous support this year has helped us to accomplish a great deal in conjunction with the brave people of the ex-refugee community of Nuevoa Amanecer (New Dawn), Guatemala, including vital scholarships, job training, and the repair of a well to provide clean water 24/7 for the entire community for the first time. Please celebrate our accomplishments on behalf of the people of Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) Guatemala during our holiday fundraising party at our place, 2021 NE 75th Street from 7-10 PM.
Enjoy great food and drink, as well as great Latin music and dancing with the Cuban son band Los Supersones and art for sale by the acclaimed painter Heather Danso (see examples of her work at http://www.winddancemotion.com/gallery.html).
Can’t make it but want to help? Please promote social justice and climate resilience by contributing at www.newdawnguatemala.org.
When: Saturday, Oct. 8th 2016, 3-6PM Where: 2021 NE 75th St. Seattle, WA 98115
Celebrate Joe's 160th birtthday while enjoying great dance music by the Cuban Son band Los Super Sones, chip in if you can to support Joe's favorite cause - the brave ex- refugeee community of New Dawn Guatemala- and hear about the upcoming documentary that will help the community tell their heroic story (short previews as well).
Hear Joe's sons and former students relentlessly roast him while enjoying great food, drink and friends. Can't make it but want to help Joe's favorite cause? Go towww.newdawnguatemala.org to make a tax deductible donation to New Dawn Guatemala. Hope to see you there!
When: Wednesday, Jul. 6th 2016, 4-7PM Where: Chucks Hop Shop 656 NW 85th St. Seattle, WA 98117
Join New Dawn Guatemala for happy hour at Chuck's Hop shop in Greenwood! Come out to support New Dawn's commitment to provide scholarships and community development assistance for the ex-refugee community of Nuevo Amanecer.
Cool down with a beer, non-alcoholic beverage, or ice cream at Chuck's outdoor pation and grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks that comes by Chuck's. We will have a raffle for great prizes from local businesses, including growlers and t-shirts from Chuck's Hop shop! The event is all ages and family friendly.
When: Saturday, Jun. 25th 2016, 3-6PM Where: 2021 NE 75th St. Seattle, WA 98115
Join New Dawn Guatemala for a backyard BBQ and send-off party for a social justice and documentary film trip to the ex-refugee community Nuevo Amanecer.
Come enjoy great food, friends, participate in a raffle for great Guatemalan gifts, and hear music by Los Flacos, a Seattle-based band performing tradition music from Latin American and the Carribean. Suggested donation is $20.
All proceeds from the event will support scholarships and job training for students and community members who otherwise couldn't afford to go to school.
We will also be screening a preview for a documentary film about the community of Nuevo Amanecer. Help us share this community's incredible story and continue New Dawn's commitment to fully fund the education of 30 youth and young adults. New Dawn Guatemala board members will be traveling to Nuevo Amancer July 19-28th to film footage of the community, present scholarships, and repair the community well.
If possible bring packages of smoked salmon, soccer balls or children’s books in Spanish, as we will also be presenting these items in person as part of our ongoing solidarity with the people of Nuevo Amanecer.
Want to support New Dawn but can't make it to this event? Please make a vital donation online by going to www.newdawnguatemala.org. Just $200 funds a student for a whole year.
Apart from the great music, food, and company, this will be a great opportunity for guests to learn more about vital ongoing projects within the community, including funding scholarships and job trainings, as well as infrastructure projects that provide a sustainable and ecologically sound water source for the community.
When: Friday, Nov. 27th 2015, 4-8PM Where: Ten Thousand Villages 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Are you someone who finds yourself daydreaming about Black Friday deals in the middle of July? Or would you rather fill yourself again to the brim with turkey than brave the craziness of Black Friday?
Regardless of how you choose to spend this Friday, I hope you will support New Dawn Guatemala by stopping by 10,000 Villages Fair Trade Gift Store between 4 PM-8 PM to help us in our effort to provide vital solidarity to the ex-refugee community of Nuevo Amanecer Guatemala, while also scoring some great holiday gifts! Ten Thousand Village provides a positive alternative to sweatshop-produced products by featuring fair trade gifts from around the world and will give us a portion of the proceeds from all sales garnered during that time.
New Dawn Guatemala will provide live music, a prize giveaway with homemade baked goods, a table with many Latin American handicrafts, as well as literature and information about the important progress taking place in the unique, social justice-based community of Nuevo Amanecer, Guatemala.
Your support at this event will help us to continue to provide crucial solidarity in the form of leadership and economic development training for youth leaders, scholarships and job training for students who couldn’t otherwise afford it (34 individual scholarships this year with plans to expand next year), as well as continued support for historical teach -ins and festivals which keep alive the memory of Nuevo Amanecer’s heroic and historic role as a community of resistance committed to implementing social justice principals.
So whether you embrace the Black Friday deals or do everything to avoid the craziness, we would love it if you could stop by Friday and get your holiday gifts while supporting a good cause!
Your support for our ongoing efforts to repair a little bit of the massive damage done to Guatemala‘s people as a result of US government and corporate actions is crucial at this time and greatly appreciated. If you can’ make it on Friday but want to support our solidarity or learn more, please go to our website – www.newdawnguatemala.org
When: Sunday, Aug. 9th 2015, 3-6PM Where: 6815 Ravenna Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98109
Come and share an afternoon of stories, food and music on behalf of the brave ex-refugee community of New Dawn (Nuevo Amanecer) Guatemala and celebrate the community's 17th anniversary. Help our totally volunteer non- profit complete our commitment to the people of Nuevo Amanecer to provide 34 scholarships this year for youth who otherwise could not afford to attend school.(see www.newdawnguatemala.org for more info).
Music will include the Luis Martinez trio, featuring folk and pop music from Latin American and the U.S.
Residents of Nuevo Amanecer were driven from their homes by the violence of their government (supported by US funding and training) during the 1980s and 1990s. Many lived up to 15 years in Mexican refugee camps as a result.
In 1998, once conditions had improved in Guatemala, Nuevo Amanecer's residents banded together in Mexican refugee camps, bravely returned back to their home country, and founded their new community. Made up of about 60 families, Nuevo Amanecer is organized around the same principles of social justice, democracy, and gender equity that caused many of the community's members to suffer persecution years ago.
To learn more about the valiant people of Nuevo Amanecer and how you can support them in their struggle for social justice and ecological resilience, please visit our web site at www.newdawnguatemala.org.
When: Thursday, Jun. 5th 2014, 6-9PM Where: Five Hooks Fish Grill 2232 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
This great new seafood restaurant has graciously offered to give us 20% of all the proceeds from dinner and drinks. Music will include Fandangueros de Seattle, which features traditional acoustic instruments and singing from Mexico, and the Luis Martinez trio, featuring folk and pop music from Latin American and the U.S.
All proceeds will go to benefit scholarships and job training for high school students and young adults in the ex -refugee community of New Dawn, (Nuevo Amanecer ) Guatemala who otherwise could not afford to study. New Dawn residents were driven from their homes by the government sponsored violence (supported by US funding and training) during the 1980s and 1990s and many lived up to 15 years in Mexican refugee camps.
In 1998, once conditions had improved in Guatemala, they banded together in Mexican refugee camps, bravely returned back to their home country, and founded their new community. Made up of about 60 families, New Dawn is organized around the same principles of social justice, democracy, and gender equity that caused many of the community's members to be persecuted years ago.
To learn more about the brave people of Nuevo Amanecer and how you can support them in their struggle for social justice and ecological resilience, please visit our web site at www.newdawnguatemala.org.
We are a new, local, non-profit working to assist this community. Stop by for a delicious dinner (ample portions and great prices) and live Latin American/ US folk music by Luis Martinez and Geoff Snow and see how you can help!
10% of ALL food and drink profits will be donated to New Dawn Guatemala.
Additional donations of funds, smoked salmon, children’s books (in Spanish) or school supplies will be gratefully accepted. Gerry Crangi, New Dawn Board Member will be traveling to the New Dawn community in March and will personally deliver the funds and other items raised at this event.
When: Thursday, Dec. 19th 2013, 6-8PM Where: Ten Thousand Villages 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA, 98115
Support New Dawn Guatemala and our work to help the ex- refugee community of New Dawn Guatemala live with justice and dignity via scholarships, job training and ecologically sensitive development.
Ten Thousand Villages has fair trade gifts from around the world and will give us 15% of the proceeds. We will also have the beautiful art of acclaimed Nicaraguan artist Victor Fuentes, hand made purses from Glittersweet, and some Guatemalan handicrafts for sale. Lots of affordable stuff all of which supports a great cause.
Hope to see you for this awesome social justice event!