CALGARY, June 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Providing people with the opportunity to vote, helping people protect their land, supporting indigenous communities in defending their rights - these are just some of the ways in which the international development organization DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is helping to build a world of justice.
On June 16th, 2012, local members of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE are inviting the general public to support these efforts at a benefit gala at St-Cecilia Parish, which will feature performances by various cultural groups.
Participants will be treated to foods from around the world, as well as musical and dance performances from various cultures. All proceeds from the event will go to DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE for its work in the Global South. The organization recently had its funding from the federal government reduced by 65%, and is hoping to make up the difference through public donations.
For over 40 years, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has been supporting grassroots organizations in some of the poorest countries in the Global South in their struggle for social justice and in their efforts to improve their living conditions. It supports more than 200 sustainable projects in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. As the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, it also responds to emergencies caused by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
"It'll be great event where people can discover the multiculturalism of their city while supporting a great cause," says Sara Michel, who is one of the organizers of the benefit gala.
The event will take place:
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
St. Cecila Parish
321 90 Ave SE
(Kids under 12 for FREE)
For further information:
Tel.: (780) 995 9017
Email: [email protected]