Harambee to Celebrate 35th Anniversary Benefit Dinner on Feb. 18

Harambee Ministries will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a dinner party and benefit on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m.
The event, titled “On Their Shoulders We Stand,” will honor Harambee’s founding board of directors and contributors at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church. William Pannell from the Center for African American Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary will be the keynote speaker. The Push by Harambee will cater the dinner.

A large contingent of La Cañada Flintridge residents attended last year’s benefit for Harambee Ministries. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Dick Cook, Barb Barber, Susan Baribault, Bonnie Cook, Nanyamka Redmond, Janice McGlashan and Bob McGlashan. Back: Bill Baribault, Skip Barber and Executive Director Harlan Redmond. This year’s 35th anniversary dinner fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Harambee, which is Swahili for the phrase “Let’s get together and push,” was formed to serve a 12-block area around Navarro Avenue in Pasadena in response to the high level of crime in the area in 1982.

Tickets are $150. Sponsorships for businesses and individuals are also available. For more information, visit harambeeministries.org.

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