About this event

This evening is a cultural, educational, invigorating, and culinary journey led by Tigist Reda, master chef and a pillar in our Chicago community since 2007.

Join us for a sit-down 3-course dinner that will feature a cocktail and mingling hour and a riveting evening filled with creating awareness on how to inspire hope, and empowerment, and women facing heinous crimes in this region. Live music, the ceremonious and traditional Ethiopian coffee experience, and vendors showcasing the beauty of Ethiopian artifacts will add a memorable event. There will be a silent auction of cultural items.


The evening will also feature live music and a keynote from 2019 CNN Hero Freweini Mebrahatu. CNN Heroes is a year-long initiative that honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others. Ms. Mebrahatu has impacted the lives of millions of women and girls in Tigray, Afar and other parts of Ethiopia, through the introduction of a revolutionary line of feminine care products to the region. Following a riveting panel highlighting experiences from the ongoing crisis in Tigray, a silent auction of Ethiopian artifacts and collectibles will also take place, with all proceeds supporting HPN4Tigray. 

100% of proceeds of ticket, vendor, and silent auction sales will go to Health Professionals for Tigray (HPN4Tigray), a humanitarian nonprofit organization established in 2020 in light of the recent humanitarian crisis in Tigray; made up of healthcare and other professionals in the diaspora.

What is the humanitarian crisis in Tigray?

5.2M People

are in need of food

63,110 Refugees

in Sudan since November 7th, 2020

21% of the 21,000 children

under-5 screened for malnutrition were identified with severe wasting (a form of severe acute malnutrition) in the IDP Sites.

Over 22,500 Women

are seeking SGBV care as of April 30th of this year


There are 73 new cases- the number of new sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) victims continues to grow by the day.

More than 5,400

unaccompanied and separated

Children have been

identified, of whom only 7.5% are placed at temporary alternative care.

Pregnant women are

unable to receive the care they need to sustain a healthy pregnancy.

Learn How HPN4Tigray has Made an Impact.

The Lakewood is an unforgettable venue graciously provided by the Paramount Group Chicago.