The City of Worcester, in collaboration with the Liberian Association of Worcester County and UMass Memorial Global Health Department, is hosting a fundraiser and Evening of Awareness to support medical and humanitarian aid focusing on the global Ebola response efforts.
The date for this event is November 14 from 6 pm-10 pm at Union Station
Our purpose is to provide more awareness and education to Worcester County on the prevailing epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia and other west African countries.
We are also aiming to provide background health knowledge from public health professionals on EVD.
The program will also be geared toward providing education on the historical ties between Liberia and the USA.
Partners organizing the event are looking for Worcester-based nonprofit organizations and universities that are active with any social justice or service learning programs in the Ebola affected countries to table at the event in order to raise awareness around the current impact and connections organizations in Worcester have to the outbreak in West Africa.
These tabling organizations will have the opportunity to raise funds for their relevant programming at this event.
The program schedule will be structured as follows:
1. Pre-event march or gathering before city hall (weather permitting)
2. Presentation of historical ties between Liberia and the USA
3. Presentation and testimonials by families affected by EVD
4. Presentations by medical professionals and organizations working in Liberia to help combat EVD
5. Cultural display of Liberia
6. Video Presentation from Liberia/Liberian professionals working in Worcester County
7. (Tabling throughout the night)