Happy Mothers’ Day 2016

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ESAC wishes all Mothers, a very happy and peaceful Mothers’ Day. Peace to the World!!

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Orange Sage Flower of Ethiopia

Recap from ESAC’s International Women’s Day 2016 Event

New York, NY (March 20th, 2016) — As International Women’s Day is commemorated in the month March, ESAC held its event recognizing this hallmark. ESAC held its International Women’s Day event at 310 E 42nd street on 1st and 2nd ave. Authentic Ethiopian food and coffee was served for free as a courtesy of the event and the attendees. ESAC began the event with serving refreshments and lunch to all, then shortly began a panel discussion with the invited guest speakers. The guest speakers were Mrs. Pearl Barkley, Mrs. Mariam Makompack, Mrs…. who came together in the name of bringing awareness to women issues of around the world (from their prospective and experience). The founder of ESAC proceeded the event with huge emphasis on the issue of young Ethiopian who are fleeing at alarming rates to Middle Eastern countries who get abused and enslaved, even threatening their lives (in many cases, has happened). Generally, the problem has so many angles but mostly the issue of these young women fleeing from their native country of Ethiopia is to find a better opportunity and helping their family. ESAC founder stressed that the organizationNew York, NY (March 20th, 2016) — As International Women’s Day is commemorated in the month March, ESAC held its event recognizing this hallmark. ESAC held its International Women’s Day event at 310 E 42nd street on 1st and 2nd ave. Authentic Ethiopian food and coffee was served for free as a courtesy of the event and the attendees. ESAC began the event with serving refreshments and lunch to all, then shortly began a panel discussion with the invited guest speakers. The guest speakers were Mrs. Pearl Barkley, Mrs. Mariam Makompack, Mrs…. who came together in the name of bringing awareness to women issues of around the world (from their prospective and experience). The founder of ESAC proceeded the event with huge emphasis on the issue of young Ethiopian who are fleeing at alarming rates to Middle Eastern countries who get abused and enslaved, even threatening their lives (in many cases, has happened). Generally, the problem has so many angles but mostly the issue of these young women fleeing from their native country of Ethiopia is to find a better opportunity and helping their family. ESAC founder stressed that the organization needs to move to action and that it is more than just a discussion, to become a member of ESAC and support the mission of the organization toward action to solve the problem. ESAC chairperson also mentioned that to not only discuss women issues but to find a solution that everyone can commit to. We hope all attendees sign up to become a member and we welcome volunteers to help end the abuse against Ethiopian Women Domestic Workers in the Middle East!

Photos from the event:

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Please join ESAC 2016 Annual event for Women’s Day

ETHIOPIAN SOCIAL ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE (ESAC) will be hosting its annual International Women’s Day Celebration in solidarity of support and advocating for Ethiopian Domestic workers of the Middle East. As you may or may not know, Ethiopian women in the Middle East have been abused or killed for years. This travesty is still prevalent and we are asking that you join us and our panel of experts to work towards eliminating this issue by advocating, creating awareness and justice for victims’ families.

On March 20th, 2016 this inaugural event will take place at 310 E. 42nd Street 1st and 2nd Ave in New York City. “As the need for support continues to grow, this month we honor all Women by giving back and making an impact on our local and international communities,” said Zewditu Fesseha, the Founder of ESAC. This month, throughout the year, we are seeing citizens of the Diaspora and Americans using the power of their voice to shed light on their own and each other’s well-being and making a real difference in the lives of women around the world. ESAC aims to mark the importance of equal rights and knowledge of the human condition. We can transform as well as abolish these brutal practices. The panel of speakers, as well as the host will share their personal associations to the movement, ideas for resolutions, and more. In brief, ESAC has held numerous seminars to discuss resolutions with expert panelists to set up dialogue with hosting Middle Eastern countries. We have tried to hold these countries accountable and to follow their international obligation regarding human rights and labor issue in their country. Women need to be accepted and respected in the 21st century so please join ESAC in putting this issue to end.

The Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee is a non-profit organization. It is organized under 501(c) (3) the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation law for welfare and educational purposes. The Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee vision is to support women’s rights and culture. In order to improve their awareness on the issues mentioned, ESAC provides basic educational seminars for these topics. More information about the conference and ESAC can be found at http://www.esanyc.com. Attached is the flier for the March 20th, 2016 event.

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Final Call for Travel to Africa in 2016

New York, NY (January 5, 2015) — As ESAC prepares its African Cultural Tour in Summer of 2016. The African Cultural Tour will take place in Ghana & Ethiopia. The itinerary is now currently available for those interested in traveling. By February 5th, 2016, travelers need to pay their first installment (5 monthly installments) or pay at once ($100 is needed to reserve or hold the space). Please contact ESAC at esac.nyc@gmail.com if interested. For more information, please go to the Travel Join 2016 tab.

Pictures taken in Gonder and Lalibela in Ethiopia (2009) by ESAC

ESAC’s African Cultural Tour in 2016

New York, NY (December 13th, 2015) — ESAC (Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee) premieres its African Cultural Tour that is projected to start its travel tour in Summer 2016. We are currently accepting applications for those who may be interested in learning about Africa’s rich history and would like to visit areas in Ethiopia and Ghana. We have more information regarding tour information at: https://esacnyc.com/travel/ or click on our ‘Travel Join us 2016 Ethiopian trip’tab.

Happy Holidays and happy travels!

Scenic pictures taken in a previous tour to Ethiopia by ESAC founder/chairperson

ኢትዮጵያ ትናንትና ና ዛሬ/Ethiopia past & Present

ኢ.ማ.አ.ኮ በአክብሮት ሁላችሁንም  ይጋብዛል  በተለይ አዲሱ ትውልድ ያለፈውን ማወቅ ማነትን ለመለየት ይረዳል

The Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee NYC and the African Diaspora International Film Festival are pleased to invite you to a day of film screenings and discussions celebrating Ethiopian’s history and culture
WHEN: Sat. Dec. 12 from 4 PM to 11 pm
WHERE: Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 West 120th Street, NY 10025
 
Proceeds from ticket sells will go in part toward supporting Ethiopian Social Assistance Committee NYC’s activities.( ESAC)

Recapping from Celebration of Ethiopian New Years & Cultural Exchange Family Day

New York, NY (October 09, 2015) — ESAC held its annual Cultural Exchange and Family Day event. Bright lights and music accompanied the attendees. Ethiopian coffee and cuisine was served. Many families were entertained by the Ethiopian music and engaged in the festivities of the event. Children enjoyed themselves, engaging in Ethiopian dancing and some were playing. As promised, Ethiopian adopted children and their adoptive family performed instrumental Ethiopian music  We welcome and hope Ethiopian adoptive families join ESAC and become apart of our community. We will continue this process every year. We hope this event will and continue to create awareness towards ESAC and its missions. ESAC wants to open and break the cultural barrier by welcoming Ethiopians and non-Ethiopians a like to become acquainted with Ethiopian culture, language and history. Below are a collection of photos and videos from the event, enjoy.

We appreciate our supporters and attendees. See you next year!

hAPPYethiopianNEwyearsFromESAC1More photos from event

የኢትዮጵያ ማህበራዊ አግልግሎት ዓመታዊ የባህል ልውውጥና የቤተሰብን ቀን መስከረም ፳፰ ቀን ፪ሺ፰ አከበረ

በዓሉ ከቅኑ ፲፩(አስረ አንድ ሰዓት) ላይ እንግዳ በመቀበል ጀመረ  በምሽቱም አማርኛ ቋንቋ አኢማኮ ባዘጋጀው የተሳተፉ  አሜሪካ ውስጥ ያደጉ ወጣቶች ብጊታርና  ብቫየሊን የተቀንባበረ ጥንታዊ የኢትዮጵያ ለስላሳ ሙዚቃ በመጫወት ተጋባዞችን አዝንዝኑ እነኚም ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያ የሆኑ በአሳዲያገቸው መሰረት ታሪካቸውንና ቋንቋ ቸውን እዲያውቁ በማድረግ ብሎም ከኢትዮጵያዊው ወገናቸው ለማገናኘት የሚደርገው ጥረት እጅግ የሚደነቅ ነው። ይሁንና  የኢትዮጵያ  ማህበራዊ አገልግሎትም አላማም ይህንኑ ግንኚነት በማጠናከር መድረክ በማዘጋጀት በእንቅስቃሴ ላይ ያለ ድርጅት ነው። በእለቱም እራት በማዘጋጀት በሃገር ባህልና ማአረግ   ባህሉን እንዲያውቁ የኢትዮጵያን ባህልና ታሪክ ለማያውቁትም በማሳወቅ  ለማድረግ ነው ። በብዙ አቅጣጫ ኢትዮጵያ የሰው ልጅ መነሻ ናት በመባል በብዙ አቅጣጫ ይገለጻል ። ይህንን እወንታ ለማረጋገጥ መድረግ በማዘጋጀት ማንኛውም ወጣት መሰረተ ኢትዮጵያ የሆነ ሁሉ ማንንነቱን ለማወቅ ለማነሳሳት ብሎም እንዲመራመር ነው። የትም ቦታ የምይገኙ መጽሃፍትና የባህል እቃዎች ቀርበው ነበር። ብዚህ አጋጣሚ ከፍተኛ ትብብር ያደረጉትን ሁሉ ኢማኮ ከልብ ያመሰግናል ።

የኢትዮጵያ  ማህበራዊ አገልግሎት አባል ሁኑ በማለት ጥሪውን ያስተላልፋል። ጥቅሙ ብዙ ነው።



Happy Ethiopian New Year, please join ESAC for our annual Family and Cultural Exchange Day

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Click here to reserve your seat.

ESAC happily shares ‘Zimene’ film

The award winning film director and producer Melissa Donovan went to Ethiopia and filmed the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of ZemeneWork, a young Ethiopian girl…in May 2015 when they screened the film in Minnesota. Zemene is a feature documentary that follows a spirited 10-year old Ethiopian girl, Zemenework (Zemene).
Here is the Trailer of the film (http://zemenefilm.com/)
 
In this movie that claimed so many awards, there is so much to learn about the great work of Dr. Rick Hodes(http://rickhodes.org/) who first got to know Zemenewerk.
 
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