- Concerned Ecumenical Ministry – 286 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213
Karibu is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday, August 27th with a party in honor of the readers and community members who have supported the startup media platform in its unlikely journey to become a singular voice in the conversation about immigrants and refugees in the ever-diverse city of Buffalo.
The event, held at the Concerned Ecumenical Ministry at 286 Lafayette Ave., will feature a dinner provided by West Side Bazaar, performances by Devi Bollywood Dance, Minesh Patel, original artwork from Buffalo-area artists who have been profiled in Karibu–and more.
The location of the event on Buffalo’s west side is a nod to the immigrant and refugee communities that have been so crucial to the success of that neighborhood.
“Karibu is like this neighborhood in a way,” said Karibu founder and publisher Rubens Mukunzi. “The wonderful things happening here would not be possible without the passion of immigrants and refugees.”
Founded by Mukunzi, a Rwandan-born journalist who fled to the U.S. as an asylee, Karibu News has printed more than two dozen issues in its first year, defying the odds for a startup company using multilingual print media to provide news and information to immigrant and refugee communities.
Tickets are $20, available now at the event’s Facebook page. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the event, and those who cannot pay will not be turned away as long as there is capacity.