Rise Together - Sunrise with SOTENI - Thursday, September 26th

Join us for an inspiring morning of powerful personal stories about how SOTENI and the Cincinnati community are positively impacting Kenya and the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

During the program you’ll hear from local leaders, business leaders, elected officials and community leaders from Cincinnati and Kenya on the importance of our collective efforts to transform the lives of people living with the 4th largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. 

Here's a sneak peek at the program line up:

The Honorable Judge Tyrone K. Yates

Judge Tyrone Yates will serve as the event's master of ceremonies. Yates is a historian and civic leader in Ohio. He has served on several important Cincinnati and statewide boards and has a deep interest in Africa, international relations, and foreign affairs. He has had a long term interest in public health; particularly in eliminating communicable diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and their effects. Judge Yates is serving his second term on SOTENI International’s Board of Trustees. From 2017-2019, Jude Yates served as a member of the SOTENI’s Advisory Council.

P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program

P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program and SOTENI International are celebrating 10 years of partnership and collective impact in providing safe drinking water to rural Kenya. P&G's Global Disaster Relief Coordinator, Claudine Zukowski will discuss the company's outreach to provide clean water to children and families in need and their vision to provide 25 billion liters by 2025.

Immaculate Wanyonyi

SOTENI Board member Immaculate Wanyonyi will share her story and illustrate SOTENI's impact in Kenya. A Kenyan native, Immaculate was raised in the village of Mbakalo, one of the communities where SOTENI currently operates, and understands the social and environmental ecology of the community. She has degrees from San Jacinto College in Houston and Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and is currently studying at the University of Texas at Arlington. She works at Kindred Hospital in Houston as a Medical Surgical-Telemetry Nurse, and is a devoted mother raising her two daughters together with her husband, Mark, and a passionate community leader and advocate. 

With a special performance by MUSE Cincinnati Women's choir!  MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir will open the program with a full-voiced, a cappella, and lively performance of songs in Swahili, Zulu, and English. MUSE is a Cincinnati-based choir that performs for diverse audiences with music that promotes peace, equality and justice.

Sunrise Hosts

Thank you to the following supporters for hosting with us:

Sue & James Binder
Jenny Brady, MPA
Rose Brady
Kathleen Burlew, PhD
Jim & Kathy DeBrosse
Lucy Dreifort
Manuela & Ed Giannini
Sadie Healy, MPH
Hema Krishnan, PhD
Scott Knox, JD
Bryan McCleary, MA
Jim O'Reilly, JD
Joseph Ruter
Sandra Spinner
Gregory Stewart, PhD
John Wulsin & Aynara Chavez Wulsin
Lawson Wulsin, MD
Victoria Wells Wulsin, MD, DPH
Karen Yates, MA
Judge Tyrone K. Yates

Join Us!

To join us at this incredible event, RSVP here.  All are welcome. The event is free to attend and will be held at The Phoenix Club, 812 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, Thursday, September 26th, 8-9am, sharp. To learn more, visit SOTENI.org, or contact veni@soteni.org.

Can’t join us? You’ll be with us in spirit. Stay tuned for the video to be shared after the event. And consider supporting our ongoing GlobalGiving campaign to accelerate our growth!