Karibu, which means "welcome" in Swahili, is CVOEO's annual community-centered cultural event celebrating the growing diversity of the Burlington area through fashion and performance. All are invited to join this critical fundraising event that supports CVOEO’s Asylum Seekers Assistance Program, while also offering a moment of recognition and celebration of the culture and talent in Vermont’s New American Community!
Karibu 2023 and the New Hope Award Presentation Ceremony will be held at the University of Vermont’s beautiful Fleming Museum of Art on Saturday, October 21, at 4:30PM.
Ticketing information will be available soon. For more information, go here.
All funds raised directly support the CVOEO Asylum Seekers Assistance Program. This program provides asylees with emergency funds to purchase essential personal items or address an unanticipated financial crisis. These funds are especially critical while asylum seekers’ applications are being processed, as they are not allowed to work during this time and therefore cannot access government-funded services and supports.