Fundraising benefit to be held merging art and culture at Mateo & 7th Gallery in Los Angeles California
The global refugee population has reached a new high in 2022 surpassing 30 million people. In an effort to combat this horrific statistic and as children of refugees who escaped war and turmoil, the Sozahdah family sisters will not turn a blind eye to the global refugee crisis which has left over 100 million people displaced worldwide due to persecution, conflict, violence, and human rights violations. The 2nd annual fundraising event dedicated to “Baraka (blessings)” will be held at Mateo & 7th Gallery in Los Angeles, California, September 18th, 2022 — this nationally televised event will raise funds to aid refugee women and children offering donations to two noteworthy organizations making international impact: the Bayat Foundation and Global Empowerment Mission.
According to UNHCR and UNICEF, in the first months of 2022, more than 100 million people were displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations 50 percent of these refugees being women and children under the age of 18.
In countries like Afghanistan, there is a consequential impact of this humanitarian crisis particularly on women and girls who make up 80 percent of these displaced refugees. There is a consequential impact on this humanitarian crisis particularly on women and girls who make up 80 percent of these displaced refugees.
Donate here: https://globalempowermentmission.org/Baraka
We will make a difference in the world by lightening the burdens of another. We must be the change we wish to see ~ The Sozahdah Family
The Sozahdah family is holding this fundraiser to raise awareness and donate all proceeds to two amazing non-profit organizations fighting the rise of this refugee crisis: Bayat Foundation and Global Empowerment Mission (GEM). Bayat Foundation and GEM provide grassroots efforts with a large institutional impact for the most vulnerable refugee populations affected by disasters around the world — most recently the Ukrainian crisis as well. .
The evening will include appearances by local talent, celebrities Lil Jon and Terrence Jenkins, and many more surprises to come. Red carpet will begin at 6:00 PM, with cocktail hour ensuing from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by touching remarks from Jamila and Siddiqa Sozahdah and personal remarks from GEM President and Founder, Michael Capponi as well as Bayat Foundation VP of Strategic Alliances/ Programs, Alberto Lopez. Standup comedian Ron G and live auction to follow before the event will officially close.
Donations will directly help with quality healthcare for women and newborns, increase access to education, provide economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, as well as social justice and cultural preservation.