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International Albinism Awareness Day

IAAD June 13th

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IAAD Local Events


Dinner at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 5:30 pm (closes at 10, stay as long as you’d like)

Location: Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, 16091 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382

Cost: Every family pays for their meal, prices range( see link for menu )

MOST OF THE MEALS CAN FEED A FAMILY UP TO TWO-FIVE PEOPLE; fantastic food fantastic portions fantastic environment!!

Organizer: Katrina Villagomez, 480-486-9831



Adults with Albinism Meet and Greet

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Location: Tempest, 431 Natoma Street San Francisco 94103- A short walk from Powell Street Bart

Come have a bite and a drink with other adults with albinism.

Cost: Each person is responsible for purchasing their food and beverages.

Organizer: Natalie Devora 415-290-1098


4th Annual IAAD Celebration

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:00 pm

Location: Piper Park 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA

Wear white clothes and bring a white rose.

Organizer: Rina Gonzales Cervantes (415) 936-9094 or



Dinner and Conversational IAAD Meetup

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Location: Spring Rolls (in the Atrium), 40 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 2C2

RSVP Required:

Organizer: Shelly Francis,

Please indicate on the FB event page whether you are going or contact me via email to ensure enough seating at the restaurant.

Individuals responsible for own food and drink purchase.



Event: Albinism Awareness Day Park Meet Up

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: 5:30 – 7pm

Place: North Clackamas Park in Milwaukie, OR

Details: Quick meet up for anyone interested; we’ll be set up by the playground area for a short time to chat and connect with others in the community. All our welcome! A few light snacks provided.

Contact/RSVP: Kay Mitchell,



International Albinism Awareness Day Panel Discussion and Dinner

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Location: McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike Vienna VA 22182

Organizer: McLean Bible Church in partnership with The Salif Keita Global Foundation Inc.

For more information call 240-421-3681


International Events


Event: Celebration of the International Albinism Awareness Day

Date:  Wednesday June 13, 2018

Time: All Day

Place: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba, Mendoza, Mar Del Plata, La Rioja, NEA

Details: Different groups are gathering in several cities all over the country. White balloons will be released in the air

Contact/RSVP: Albinismo-Argentina- 291270114354615/ SimplementeAmigosSitioOficial/ Amigos-albinos-de-Córdoba- 592670464244491/ groups/117183778800277/



Event: Celebration of the International Albinism Awareness Day

Date: Wednesday June 13, 2018

Time: All day

Place: Maputo, Mozambique

Details: United Nations Agencies and civil society organizations in Mozambique, under the coordination of UNESCO, is celebrating the International Albinism Awareness Day with the following activities:

1.      Photo Exhibition in Maputo in June

2.      Social Media Stunts (with the tag #todosiguais)

3.      SMS Biz Questionnaire to the public


IAAD is June 13th! How will you celebrate IAAD 2018?

June 13, 2018, is quickly approaching. This year’s theme is “Shining Our Light to the World.”

Last year, our community showed up well with walks, meet ups, picnics and even a benefit fashion show.

Are you hosting an event for International Albinism Awareness Day?

Let NOAH help spread the word about your celebration!

Please provide the following information to allow posting on NOAH’s website and social media channels:







Questions may be directed to

Announcing NOAH’s IAAD T-Shirt Design Contest Winner


IAAD 2018 Shirt Design Winner

In honor of International Albinism Awareness Day 2018, “Shining Our Light to the World”, NOAH is thrilled to announce the new NOAH IAAD t-shirt designed by Ashley Malson!

Pre-orders for t-shirts closed May 14th. Following the fulfillment of orders, any remaining inventory will be available through the NOAH Store.

T-shirts are being offered in short and long sleeved, youth XS through Adult XXXL.

$15 for short sleeve, $20 for long sleeve, for XXL +$2.00 and XXXL +$4.00.

US S&H is included, email for international quotes.

This is a pre-order – shirts will be shipped at the end of May for delivery in time for IAAD June 13th.


History of International Albinism Awareness Day

On November 18, 2014, the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day. This historic resolution confirmed the global focus on albinism advocacy. NOAH joins with the worldwide albinism community in encouraging everyone to celebrate and promote albinism awareness on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

The late Ambassador of the Mission of Somalia to the U.N., Geneva, Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari, led the effort to pass the resolution in cooperation with Under the Same Sun, an organization that promotes and protects the rights of people with albinism, particularly in Africa. Shortly thereafter, NOAH participated in a U.N. “side event” to celebrate the adoption of the resolution. The late Excellency Bari-Bari made opening and closing remarks at the event, which included sharing a story with Pope Francis in which he informed the Pontiff of the atrocities committed against people with albinism in Africa. Many other dignitaries also attended the event, and each made brief statements in support of the resolution. These attendees included representatives from the U.N. delegations from Italy, Israel, Canada and the United States, the U.N. Special Representative on Violence against Children, a representative from UNICEF, and several key individuals in the albinism community.


Meet Our “Shine The Light” Coordinator


This year, we are happy to welcome back Natalie Devora as she leads the campaign to Shine The Light for International Albinism Awareness Day. Natalie will be sharing more details soon about even more ways you can participate in this celebration with NOAH and others in the albinism community around the world.

Learn More About IAAD & Albinism

To learn more about International Albinism Awareness Day, check out these online resources:


NOAH IAAD Fact Sheet

International Albinism Awareness Day Facebook Page

International Albinism Awareness Day

History of International Albinism Awareness Day

Meet the Champions of the Albinism Cause: (United Nations Human Rights’ Albinism website)

Reading List

Video Poem by Gcina Vabaza (Viewer Advisory: This video contains serious content intended for mature audiences. Graphic images included may not be suitable for young viewers.)



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