Supporters of the Devata Giving Cirlce should check out a unique fundraiser organized by Banteay Srei, an Oakland nonprofit dedicated to helping young Southeast Asian women empower themselves and their communities.
Bantreay Srei is the recipient of Devata Giving Circle's first grant and we invite you to attend their event for a chance to learn more about their inspiring work!
The fundraiser event will give you a taste of one of Banteay Srei's signature programs, SAUCE - (Southeast Asian Unity Through Cultural Exploration). The event will be a cooking workshop and lunch hosted by young Southeast Asian women. You will get to learn how to make delicious PAPAYA SALAD, SPRING ROLLS, and SODA CHANH (Vietnamese Lemonade Soda).
Share the SAUCE: Banteay Srei Cooking Workshop & Lunch for Community Members
Saturday, October 8th at 12-2pm
Location: Private space in Oakland (exact address will be provided after RSVP)
Suggested Donation: $25-50/person, though we won't complain if you give us more
RSVP on our Facebook event page, or to Nhuanh: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Upon RSVP, please let us know if you have food restrictions/preferences (i.e. vegetarian, vegan)
Please come out and support us to secure funds for programming for this program year. We will also have amazingly beautiful Banteay Srei merchandise for sale - organic cotton aprons, hoodies, and photo cards. If you can't make it but would like to make a donation, you can do so by visiting: www.banteaysrei.org
We hope to see you there!
- Banteay Srei Staff & Board
Our hearts go out to the victims and families of recent shootings in Oakland, many of whom were Cambodian and included children. Our allies at the Cambodian Community Development, Inc (CCDI) whose office is located in Oakland, have been devastated by the recent acts of violence. CCDI is grassroots, volunteer-based organization that has provided programs and resources to address the needs of the Cambodian community here in the Bay Area. We hope for the safety of the Cambodian community in Oakland and for the continued work by CCDI. To help support CCDI or to learn more, visit CCDI's website here.
You can read more at the following articles:
Oakland Tribune Article, Overnight Shooting Injures 4 Adults, 2 Children
East Bay News Article, Children Shot in String of Overnight Shootings
Mercury News Article here about residents' outrage of summer killings, Exhausted by Summer Killings
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