Hudson DEI Alliance Fundraiser

To Benefit Refugee Resettlement Efforts through the International Institute of Akron (IIA)

Monday, April 25th at Garretts Mill Diner (Two Events to Choose From)

Reservations and Pre-Payment are Required.  Limited Seating of 30 people for each event.  

100% of ticket sales benefit the IIA and will go toward the much needed transport van.  

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:  Food provided by Garretts Mill Diner & No-Hi Pop Up Chefs Samantha Byake & Hsa Win

Location:  Garretts Mill Diner, 4226 Hudson Dr., Stow, Ohio 44224

Option 1: Monday, April 25th, 4PM – 5:30PM – ($25 per person minimum donation) 

Cultural Performances by:  Hsa Win and Samantha Byake


Appetizers: ¼ pancake w/bacon; strawberry cream cheese crepes 

Main Dish (pick one -meat or vegetarian option):  
Vegetarian: Veggie Empanadas 
Meat: Beef Empanadas 

Dessert: Fruit Skewers & Congolese Beignets 

Beverages: Iced Tea and Lemonade

Option 2: Monday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM ($50 per person minimum donation) 

Live from Ukraine: A Journalist & a Psychologist/Peacebuilder’s Perspective on the War

Special Guests** from Ukraine (via zoom), Hear first-hand accounts about the current situation in  Ukraine and what it is like for internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees fleeing the conflict.  A Q and A to follow – Dr. Iryna Eihlson, GPPAC, Ukraine & Andrey Dikhtyarenko, Ukrainian  Journalist 


Appetizers: ¼ pancake w/bacon; strawberry cream cheese crepes 

Main Dish (pick one -meat or vegetarian option):  
Meat – ½ Lobster Bisque & ½ Croque Madam & Meat Quiche w/red skin potatoes 
Vegetarian – Veggie Quiche & Savory Breakfast Crepe (soy chorizo w/Mushroom and Onion) w/red skin potatoes 

Dessert: Fruit Skewers & Congolese Beignets 

Beverages: Ice Tea, Lemonade & Cash Bar 

** While our Ukrainian friends and colleagues have agreed to join us, they are currently located in an active  war zone which may impact their participation that evening. We have two colleagues who will speak about  their experience as former refugees fleeing war and their experience here in the U.S. as new Ohioans if we are  not able to reach our Ukrainian friends/colleagues.


Hudson DEI Alliance
Hudson, Ohio

The Hudson DEI Alliance works in collaboration with our educational, business, and faith communities through a fund at the Hudson Community Foundation.

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