South Sudan Unite 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

Friday  19 July  2019  12:00 PM    Sunday  21 July  2019 10:00 PM
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South Sudan Unite 2019 will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 19th to July 21st. This weekend-long event is FREE and all are welcome!

South Sudan Unite is a celebration of our unique and evolving culture. It is both an event and an initiative. As an event, it is an annual gathering of our people in the spirit of peace and unity, in which we celebrate each other. As an initiative, it is a community-building effort focused on mobilizing our diaspora in solidarity.

The goal of SSU is to create unity amongst South Sudanese in diaspora and at home by celebrating our unique cultures through the arts, fashion, professional development, mentorship, and community development initiatives – with a focus on investing in young people.

SSU 2019 is happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota, across several locations. The weekend-long event is FREE and all are welcome.

- FRIDAY, JULY 19 -

R.I.S.E (Role Models Inspire Strength and Empower) Panel & Workshops

Urban Ventures - 2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

12-7 PM

Panel and Workshops: We believe it’s crucial to inspire and empower youth to maximize their potential and also to celebrate their achievements. The goal of the moderated panel and workshops led by successful South Sudanese professionals is to empower youth to become leaders of their world by providing guidance and creating a strong network of positive role models to inspire, support, and develop our young people.

Mental Health Segment: With academic pressures, pressure from family, and today’s pervasive social media landscape, youth can lack confidence and identity, have low aspirations, and disengage from school, outside activities, and relationships. We create a safe place to discuss their everyday challenges. The mental health segment is led by qualified professionals with years of experience in the field.

- SATURDAY, JULY 20 -

Community Day Festival

Urban Ventures - 2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

9 AM-3 PM

The Community Festival is a social event for families, friends, and the South Sudanese community to have fun together and play basketball while interacting with the founder of South Sudan Unite, Luol Deng. We will have traditional dishes cooked by South Sudanese women, a bouncy castle and face paint for children, and a DJ and dance floor open to all.

SudoNight

Bethel University - 3900 Bethel Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112

6-10 PM

SudoNight, also known as culture night, is an opportunity to enjoy live music and performances by South Sudanese musicians and dancers. We’ll also be giving out awards, The Diaspora Awards, to those doing exceptional work for the community.

- SUNDAY, JULY 21 -

Fashion and Arts Showcase

Aria - 105 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

5-9 PM

South Sudan Unite will end with a Fashion and Arts Showcase – a fashion show with light refreshments, an interactive art exhibition, and stylish vendors. In addition, we’ll also have live performances by South Sudanese dancers and singers.

Register to get your FREE ticket to the event!

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Urban Ventures
2924 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55408, MN, United States
Urban Ventures
2924 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55408, MN, United States
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