We are very excited that Nujeen Mustafa will join us remotely to share her compelling story.
Nujeen is a Kurdish Syrian refugee and activist with cerebral palsy. She was raised in Kobane, Syria, and gained attention after traveling 3,500 miles by wheelchair, fleeing the Syrian conflict and resettling in Germany.
Check out one of her Ted Talks:
I Am Not a Number: A Refugee’s Tale
My Journey from Syria to Germany in a Wheelchair.
Ted Exeter -- brief, only 1:36 minutes -- gives you a good overview of who she is
Or read her book: Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair.
The evening will feature a report of the work the Coalition is doing, a program featuring Nujeen, and a box of delicious appetizers from Eugene’s own Party Downtown delivered to the first 50 local Eugene-Springfield ticket purchasers!
Update: We have sold 50 tickets, and all boxes of appetizers have been claimed. Thank you to our early ticket-purchasers.
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Sponsors are essential to a successful fundraiser! As a Sponsor, you will receive generous benefits, including recognition at the event, tickets, and boxes of hors d'oeuvres (for local Eugene-Springfield sponsors) from Party Downtown.
See the Events Page for more about becoming a Sponsor.