Despite the abundance of natural beauty and resources, The Federal Republic of Nigeria is recently in the news for crime, poverty and corruption. This has raised a negative perception of the country, as well as its people. Go Eat Give founder, Sucheta Rawal says, “We must learn about the true culture of a country, and understand its people in order to break down stereotypes and create sustainable solutions”. As one of America’s most diverse cities, Atlanta is also home to the fifth largest Nigerian community in the United States. On August 14, Go Eat Give will bring light to issues impacting the Nigeria community, locally and abroad. Nigerian Ambassador Geoffrey I. Teneilabe will give a keynote addressing Nigeria’s economy, culture, and socioeconomic issues. In addition, attendees will hear from Omoh T. Ojjor, Executive Director of the Onima Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Traditions and Development.
Go Eat Give believes that food is a common denominator that connects people from all backgrounds. Family style traditional Nigerian cuisine will be served at the African specialty restaurant, Nations Cafe. Menu will include Nigerian Kpof Kpof, Moin Moin, Dodo, Edikang Ikong, Fried Fish, Oven Baked Chicken, Beef and Goat Stew, Jollof rice, and much more. The event will conclude with a presentation of live Nigerian music. The mission of Destination Nigeria is to not only to get a better understanding of the current issues impacting the country, but also to put them in a broader humane perspective.
Tickets for the event are $35.00 per person and include dinner, speaker, entertainment and a donation to Go Eat Give. Attendees can register on Eventbrite (destinationnigeria.eventbrite.com)
About Go Eat Give
Go Eat Give is a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and citizen diplomacy through food, travel, and community service. Programs include monthly destination events, international cooking classes, support to grassroots organizations and volunteer vacation trips to eight countries. Go Eat Give has been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, Telemundo, and named “one of the five most influential blogs on culture in the world” by the Republic of Florence. Learn more about Go Eat Give at www.GoEatGive.org