ECDC ACC is hosting our 13th Annual Refugee First Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. Join us in welcoming Denver's newest community members by sharing an evening of food, friendship, and dancing. Space is limited so please sign up for one of our two dinner shifts today:
First Dinner Shift: 5:30-7
Bring your family, friends, and an item to help stock our household needs pantry!
Please note-- We have changed locations this year! ACC is very excited to announce that our annual Thanksgiving event is now being hosted at the Village Exchange Center (VEC) in the heart of the East Colfax Neighborhood. Parking is available in the lot across 16th Ave from VEC, the First Baptist Church of Aurora Parking lot (caddy-corner from VEC), and street parking in the surrounding area is also an option. Space is limited; carpooling or Uber/Lyft stongly encouraged.
Interested in volunteering at the event? Sign up below:
Welcome Week is an annual series of events where immigrants, refugees, and native born residents gather to raise awareness of the benefit of welcoming everyone. R Bazaar will have a market set up inside the library and we will host a panel discussion with light refreshments.
Join us for
Soireé Under the Stars:
A Fundraiser for Refugee Youth and their Families
Festive Attire | Live Music by Chris Daniels and The Kings | International Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres | Silent and Live Auction
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You are cordially invited to the fifth annual Public Good Gala.
The Public Good Gala is a collaboration of the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management and the Ethiopian Community Development Council/African Community Center (ACC) in Denver. Offered since 2012, this innovative program helps refugees develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain jobs in the food service industry.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course dinner with each course paired with fine wines, served by recently resettled refugees enrolled in the Ready for American Hospitality training program, working alongside our hospitality students. The evening's menu will be under the direction of featured guest chef Simon Purvis, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Denver.
Schedule of events:
Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction | 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Four Course Wine Pairing Dinner | 7 – 9 p.m.
ACC will be pitching our Connection Through Comics Project to a panel of Shark Tank-style judges for special grant funding from The Denver Foundation's Arts Affinity Group. But the audience gets a vote too! The pitch that receives the most audience votes will receive an Audience Award of at least $5,000.
Art Tank is FREE to attend, and we need your vote! Come to Colorado Art Tank 2018 on February 21st at the Newman Center for Performing Arts. More details and tickets available at Eventbrite.
ACC's Annual Refugee First Thanksgiving Dinner is a community celebration to welcome Denver's newest community members and share in an American tradition. Members of the community are invited to come together and share a meal, pot-luck style, and celebrate the welcoming spirit of Thanksgiving with one another. Please invite your friends and family members and don't forget to bring a dish to share!
This year we will be splitting the night into two dinner shifts. Guests are encouraged to sign up for whichever shift works best with your schedule. Come, Eat, Share!
- 1st Dinner Shift: 5:30-7:00 PM
- 2nd Dinner Shift: 7:00- 8:30 PM
Arts and Crafts, along with custom Henna Tattoo Artists will be available for the duration of the night in the Youth Room.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a dish to share in honor of the pot luck style dinner. What reminds you of Thanksgiving Dinner at home? We encourage you to share that with your community.
In order to best coordinate our needs, please register the dish you intend to bring here.
Please bring your dish in a disposable container and clearly mark 'GF' for Gluten Free or 'VEG' for Vegetarian dishes.
Door Prizes will be selected and distributed throughout the evening so make sure to bring along your Eventbrite receipt to be entered in the drawing.
***Media will be present throughout the event. Should you wish to remain anonymous and prefer not to be photographed, please be sure to pick up a sticker from the registration table upon arrival.***
Interested in volunteering at this event? Sign up here.
Interested in being an event SPONSOR? Contact: ACCoutreach@acc-den.org
Threads Worldwide believes that refugees make our country beautiful. Threads Worldwide is hosting dinners around Denver in restaurants owned by refugees to show our support and to build community around our refugee brothers and sisters. In addition to enjoying delicious meals in authentic restaurants, you'll help us raise money for African Community Center (ACC), an organization committed to empowering refugees to build safe, sustainable lives in Denver!
Celebrate your support for refugees with us by eating delicious Ethiopian food and partaking in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. An ambassador for ACC will share their work and show you how you can continue working to support refugees. Threads will show off our Artisan Partners' handcrafted jewelry; we are proud to donate 20% of all jewelry sales that evening to ACC.
Vegetarian and meat options are available in family style pre-set menu. The cost of the ticket covers your meal, tax, tip and a $5.00 donation to ACC. Does *not* include beverages. Purchase your ticket by Monday, November 6th to take advantage of our early bird pricing.
Invite your friends and let's build a strong, more inclusive community together!
Threads Worldwide believes that refugees make our country beautiful. To celebrate and make known that refugees are welcome here, they are hosting a dinner at a refugee-owned restaurant. It is an Indian food restaurant that is owned and operated by Bhutanese refugees.
In addition to enjoying a delicious meal in an authentic restaurant, each ticket purchased will help raise money for ACC!
Threads will show off their Artisan Partners' incredible jewelry; Threads Worldwide is proud to donate 20% of all jewelry sales that evening to ACC.
Vegetarian and meat options are available in a pre-set buffet including sodas and chai. The cost of the ticket covers your meal, tax, tip and a $5.00 donation to ACC. Alcohol is available for purchase.
Invite your friends and let's build a strong, more inclusive community together!
Come partake in an evening celebrating the melding of creativity and interdisciplinary ideas of designers from all parts of the globe! The evening will feature collaborative apparel designs by We Made This participants and professional designers, as well as group art pieces and codesigned home goods made by We Made This program participants. In addition to music, a silent auction, food and drinks, the evening's presentation will also include a live auction of the creations presented, highlights of the design learning process of the collaborators, and a launch of the new We Made This video.
We hope you will join us to show your support for this amazing group of designers and ACC's We Made This program!
ACC and Threads Worldwide believes that refugees make our country beautiful. To celebrate and make known that refugees are welcome here, we are hosting dinners around Denver in restaurants owned by refugees.
In addition to enjoying delicious meals in authentic restaurants, you'll help us raise money for ACC, an organization committed to empowering refugees to build safe, sustainable lives in Denver!
Celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20th with us by eating delicious food in your choice of three restaurants (see options below). An ambassador for ACC will share their work and how you can welcome refugees. Threads will show off our Artisan Partners' incredible jewelry; we are proud to donate 20% of all jewelry sales that evening to ACC.
Please buy your tickets early, if we sell enough tickets early, we will be able to add additional restaurants!
This event is occurring at restaurants around the Denver metro area, to buy tickets for a specific restaurant follow these links:
Nepalese + Bhutanese + Indian: https://goo.gl/QX7412
Vegetarian and meat options are available in a pre-set buffet. The cost of the ticket covers your meal, tax, tip and a $5.00 donation to ACC
Please invite your friends so we can fill these restaurants!
Join us for a rally at the Colorado State Capitol in celebration of refugees, the communities that welcome them, and help to advocate for refugee resettlement in Colorado.
The celebration will include entertainment, inspiring speakers and a proclamation from Governor John Hickenlooper. This event is free and kid-friendly.
Like us and RSVP on our Facebook page: African Community Center of Denver
Stop by to join fellow supporters in calling or writing to elected officials, encouraging them to support refugee resettlement legislation. Share your story about the impacts of refugee resettlement!
Can’t make it, or want to go above and beyond? Please text STAND to 313131 to get alerts so you can make the calls that week.
The past few months have brought many cruel and outrageous attacks on the refugee community. They are unprecedented in recent U.S. history, but the Jewish community knows all too well that they resonate deeply in some of the darkest moments of its memory.
The ACC and Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action are co-sponsering a vigil at 5:00 p.m. on June 6th. We are honored to have a survivor of the St. Louis in Denver who will speak on behalf of the many passengers who perished as a result of America's policy at that time.
The M.S. St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany on May 13, 1939 with 900 Jewish passengers who were fleeing from Nazi Germany. When the ship came to the shores of the United States, it was turned away, and the refugees on board were forced to go back to Germany where they were exterminated.
HIAS, a national organization whose mission is to rescue people whose lives are in danger for being who they are, is asking communities around the nation to hold vigils on Tuesday, June 6th which is the anniversary of the day the United States turned away the M.S. St. Louis. The purpose of these vigils is to commemorate what happened many years ago, take a public stand for refugees by letting them know we welcome them to the United States, and send a message to elected officials and citizens of the world that history must not be allowed to repeat itself.
ECDC ACC is reigniting our monthly community potluck dinner tradition! We are excited to bring together Denver residents with their new refugee and immigrant neighbors in an evening of shared food, music, and welcoming community.
The event is free and open to the public, so please bring your family, friends, colleagues, new neighbors, and a dish to share! No pork products or alcohol, please.
If you would like a ride to the event or would like to volunteer to provide the rides, or for any other questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org