904 Ambassadors Association of Volunteer Diplomats
Welcoming and Connecting the World in Northeast Florida
Thursday, October 12, 2017
904 Ambassadors Boot Camp
Welcoming the World to Northeast Florida is an important mission with lasting implications for our community's economic development, international security and human development. Come learn the WHY and HOW of creating a Welcoming Community. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
International Potluck Dinner with International Artists
Help us welcome 8+ cultural arts leaders from Bahrain to Northeast Florida next week! Join us Wednesday for an International Potluck dinner in Springfield at the home of Andrea Myers & Fady Makshat. This event is both kid friendly and great for networking. Plus we will have games set up in the back yard for the littlest Citizen Diplomats. All attendees are encouraged to INVITE A FRIEND new to GlobalJax and are asked to bring an entree or dessert of personal cultural significance to share with our guests.
How Did Turkey Become the Largest Jail for Journalists?
GlobalJax, the Atlantic Institute and the Istanbul Cultural Center invite you to an evening reception, Wednesday, November 1, featuring Sevgi Akarcesme, a Turkish journalist in exile, as she discusses Turkey's swift drift into dictatorship in the last couple of years. She will not only tell about her own ordeal, but also analyze the current political and social climate in Turkey as a massive purge continues.
International Food Festival and Holiday Night-Market
At Unity Plaza and Hob Nob. Tickets on-sale Now!
Attendees will taste great food from around the globe, prepared by authentic international restaurants located across the first coast, experience live music and authentic cultural performances from area cultural groups and professional studios, sample wine, beer and specialty drinks from some of the best wine regions, And find quality, unique gifts to jump start your holiday shopping. Get your tickets here!
Volunteer Needs for October & November
Donate an item to the 'Taste the World' Silent Auction
Baskets Include - Wines of the World, Beer of the World, Dine Around Town, Travel and Much More!
Volunteers also needed to stuff baskets, and support the event the day of... PLUS we need everyone to share on social media and invite their friends. This is our only major fundraising event for a year that has already seen pretty severe cuts to traditional funding.
Volunteers needed to help welcome world renowned artists working in the area in early November as part of the ArtRepublic. We looking for native level speakers of Spanish, German, French, Arabic (Morocco), and Chinese (Mandarin) to be "on call" in case an interpreting need should arise.
For more information on volunteering, email Andrea.