28 October 2012

DAWN to Host 5th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser in Washington, D.C.

press release

Washington, DC — On the International Day of the Girl, the Diaspora African Women's Network (DAWN) is proud to announce it will host its 5th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Ansel Adam Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The two-hour cocktail reception, "Celebrating A Journey of Discovery: One Woman At a Time," will be celebrated with special guests Les Nubians, the Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed French and Cameroonian singing duo. The fundraiser will also feature an awards ceremony honoring DAWN's members, mentors and supporters. Attendees will include DAWN members and mentors, nonprofit and business leaders, government officials and members of the African diplomatic corps.

In 2012, DAWN was recognized and awarded for the organization's outstanding contributions to the African diaspora by President Barack Obama and the African Union Diaspora African Forum (DAF). The anniversary celebration will serve as DAWN's first major fundraiser to support the organization's growth and upcoming plans for national expansion.

"2012 has been an incredible year for us. It's only fitting that we celebrate our fifth anniversary by giving thanks to everyone who helped us reach this point - our members, mentors and greatest supporters -- and welcome another five years with even more support,' said DAWN founder and executive director Semhar Araia.

The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased at http://dawn2012.eventbrite.com/ or through DAWN's website.

DAWN is a global membership-based organization whose mission is to develop and support the next generation of African diaspora women leaders focused on African affairs. We seek to empower and amplify the contributions of African diaspora women in the continent's growth, security and prosperity, highlight the critical role they possess in Africa's development and help diversify the African Affairs workforce. With expertise in a variety of Africa-related sectors, including international development, health, education, public policy, business and media, DAWN's members are local community leaders with a global reach, representing 31 African countries and residing in 13 states and four continents. Learn more about DAWN at http://www.dawners.org/
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