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World Red Cross Day

World Red Cross Day

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Red Cross Day is an international day that is dedicated to alleviating human suffering, upholding human dignity, protecting life, and preventing emergencies and natural disasters such as flood, epidemics, and earthquakes.

The East African Diaspora in Literature

The East African Diaspora in Literature

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kwani Trust, East Africa's most prestigious literary journal, will be launching two of its latest publications at Museum of the African Diaspora. This will include the novel Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and the latest Kwani journal on East Africa diaspora experiences. Yvonne Owuor will read from Dust and have a public conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika. Kwani Editor Billy Kahora will then join the two writers to introduce and talk about the latest Kwani journal.

Women & Youth: Driver of Development in South Africa

Women & Youth: Driver of Development in South Africa

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shared Interest, a leading New York-based nonprofit social investment fund and Madiba Harlem at MIST will co-host the panel discussion “Women and Youth: Driving Development in Southern Africa” moderated by award-winning journalist Michaela Angela Davis with speakers Graça Machel, former first lady of South Africa and Mozambique; Danny Glover, actor and human rights activist; Jo Menell Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Donna Katzin, founding executive director of Shared Interest on Thursday, May 15 at 11:00 AM to 12 PM, at Madiba Harlem at MIST, 46 West 116th Street. The event is free to the public.

Benefit Concert for Seva Foundation

Benefit Concert for Seva Foundation

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Join Seva Foundation in celebrating Wavy Gravy's 79th Birthday! Sunday May 17th, 3:00-10:00 PM at the Sonoma Mountain Event Center, located at 1100 Valley House Dr. near Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. There will be an art gallery featuring the art of Stanley Mouse, Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy, Mark Hensen, Dave Hunter & Patrick Ryan. We will also have a silent auction with sacred art from Nepal. All proceeds from the auction will go to Seva's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund!"

2015 AIPEUC Convention

2015 AIPEUC Convention

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annual convention hosted by the Association of Peruvian Institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

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Nepal Relief Food Packing Project

Nepal Relief Food Packing Project

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’re packing 330,000 meals for victims of the recent earthquake. Northland is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere and Change This World to empower the partners who are already in place on the front lines in Nepal and the surrounding areas. We have the ability to put one of the most needed and requested tools in [...]

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World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

World Lupus Day began with a Proclamation 11 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, [...]

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

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29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

National VOAD Conference

National VOAD Conference

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The conference will include disaster-related trainings, over 30 educational workshops and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities for over 500 participants. This is the only time each year when emergency management volunteers and professional come together from across the country to share best practices, new ideas and develop whole community solutions for building more resilient communities.

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29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

National VOAD Conference

National VOAD Conference

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The conference will include disaster-related trainings, over 30 educational workshops and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities for over 500 participants. This is the only time each year when emergency management volunteers and professional come together from across the country to share best practices, new ideas and develop whole community solutions for building more resilient communities.

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco welcomes you to attend the 3-day Annual General Meeting & Investment Expo, being held in Houston, Texas. This event takes place on Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th 2015 and is expected to be the largest assembly of successful Kenyans in the United States this year.

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29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

National VOAD Conference

National VOAD Conference

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The conference will include disaster-related trainings, over 30 educational workshops and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities for over 500 participants. This is the only time each year when emergency management volunteers and professional come together from across the country to share best practices, new ideas and develop whole community solutions for building more resilient communities.

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco welcomes you to attend the 3-day Annual General Meeting & Investment Expo, being held in Houston, Texas. This event takes place on Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th 2015 and is expected to be the largest assembly of successful Kenyans in the United States this year.

An Evening to Benefit Nepal

An Evening to Benefit Nepal

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Friends of Nepal and the Himalayan Restaurant staff invite you to join us for an evening of Nepali food, drinks and live music to raise money to benefit quake victims. 100% of your of ticket purchase and donation will go to the Global Giving Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Ticket purchases and donations are tax deductible.

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29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

National VOAD Conference

National VOAD Conference

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The conference will include disaster-related trainings, over 30 educational workshops and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities for over 500 participants. This is the only time each year when emergency management volunteers and professional come together from across the country to share best practices, new ideas and develop whole community solutions for building more resilient communities.

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco – 2015 AGM & Investment Expo

May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

The Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco welcomes you to attend the 3-day Annual General Meeting & Investment Expo, being held in Houston, Texas. This event takes place on Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th 2015 and is expected to be the largest assembly of successful Kenyans in the United States this year.

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29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference

May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

While it’s now been 10 years since the last hurricane crossed the Florida coastline, that same period has seen devastating storms such as Sandy, Ike, Irene and Isaac devastate other areas. Unfortunately, competition for budget resources remains fierce and learning the important operational lessons from these storms can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. The 29th Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® (GHC) in Orlando is your best and most cost-effective opportunity to close that information gap!

International Day of Families

International Day of Families

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

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Skokie Festival of Cultures

Skokie Festival of Cultures

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than 450,000 visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity. Attendees will take their free 'Tour of the World,' enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food, unique arts and crafts, beer tasting, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays.

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Skokie Festival of Cultures

Skokie Festival of Cultures

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than 450,000 visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity. Attendees will take their free 'Tour of the World,' enjoying two days of ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of food, unique arts and crafts, beer tasting, a merchandise bazaar, and dozens of cultural booths and displays.

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Nepal on Our Mind: A Fundraiser for Disaster Relief

Nepal on Our Mind: A Fundraiser for Disaster Relief

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"All of us at Dhrishti and The Meadows Club are glad to announce a benefit concert ""Nepal on our Mind"" on Monday, May 18th to do our bit to help after the devastating earthquake last week In Nepal. We are fortunate to have as performers, one of India's greatest percussionist Taufiq Qureshi, tabla maestro Pt Ramdas Palsule and Jalatarang maestro Milind Tulankar. The concert will be free, though we request that you make a reservation. We urge all of you to attend, show your support and do your bit for the devastated population, especially for the children of Nepal and India. "

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World Day for Cultural Diversity

World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.

Start Up Lebanon – NYC

Start Up Lebanon – NYC

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Lebanon) in collaboration with Startup Megaphone, invite you to attend Lebanon’s 1st startup conference in the Big Apple, New York City

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International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Humanity’s fate is tightly linked with biological diversity – the variety of life on earth. Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being.

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Mobilizing Jamaican Diaspora Youth for Action

Mobilizing Jamaican Diaspora Youth for Action

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Join youth leaders as we discuss issues and topics of interests within the Jamaican youth diaspora. Ask pertinent questions and receive feedback and answers from a distinguished panel of experts. Following the panel discussion enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow youth leaders and organizations. Light refreshments will be served. Remember to bring your business cards and other promotional material for your organization and/or event."

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Diaspora Soccer Cup 2015

Diaspora Soccer Cup 2015

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The most anticipated annual soccer tournament, community day event and diaspora family picnic will take place on; May 30th - 31st. We are proud to have hosted this events for 5 strong years now. Here is what to expect; Diaspora community form the Tri-State area, PA, DE, MD, DC, NJ, MA, NY have come together to create soccer teams that will represent each state, with the dream of taking home the DIASPORA SOCCER CUP. Its not just about Soccer, merchants engage in business expo experience. Vending booths, to showcase and sell African goodies, snacks, food/BBQ & drinks, also to create exposure to the community and capture potential markets or create an awareness for your non-profit organization. So don't worry we have you covered.

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Diaspora Soccer Cup 2015

Diaspora Soccer Cup 2015

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The most anticipated annual soccer tournament, community day event and diaspora family picnic will take place on; May 30th - 31st. We are proud to have hosted this events for 5 strong years now. Here is what to expect; Diaspora community form the Tri-State area, PA, DE, MD, DC, NJ, MA, NY have come together to create soccer teams that will represent each state, with the dream of taking home the DIASPORA SOCCER CUP. Its not just about Soccer, merchants engage in business expo experience. Vending booths, to showcase and sell African goodies, snacks, food/BBQ & drinks, also to create exposure to the community and capture potential markets or create an awareness for your non-profit organization. So don't worry we have you covered.

World No-Tobacco Day

World No-Tobacco Day

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

One in every 10 cigarettes, and many other tobacco products, consumed worldwide are illegal, making the illicit trade of tobacco products a major global concern from many perspectives, including health, legal, economic, governance and corruption. The tobacco industry and criminal groups are among those who profit from the illegal tobacco trade, leaving the public to [...]

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