**This is a virtual event.**
Ticket Costs: free virtual admission (registration required)
With more to be thankful for than ever, Isuroon is hosting our “Lean on Me” virtual Community Gratitude Dinner on November 13th! Despite the challenges the year has presented, Isuroon has continued to serve our communities thanks to the contributions of community members and allies in Minnesota and beyond who make our work possible.
Racial disparities and inequalities are making themselves increasingly evident for all BIPOC, including those in the Somali and East African Communities. COVID-19 has left many in our communities under- or unemployed while media has cast its light on the systemic racism that exists in our daily lives. Our current societal circumstances have created a heightened awareness of the hardships we face as a community and as individuals; however, in these same struggles, lie our strengths.
We must honor the struggles that we face and continue to overcome. These hardships are a part of our growth, and now more than ever we must recognize our strengths as individuals and as a community. “We need to recognize the incredible people, the triumphs, accomplishments, and journeys that are within our communities. We have so much to be grateful for," says Fartun Weli, Executive Director.
We would like to take this year to “pause” to recognize the incredible strength of the Somali women and communities who don’t give up and persevere. Isuroon would like to take this time to reflect on what we have, to emphasize our strengths, and to remind one another of the power in our relationships. Join us as we celebrate our successes over sambusas and say “Alhamdulilaah,” thank you.