Events

Refugees in America Part 2: Refugee Engagement

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7 PM at Temple Kol Ami map
There is no cost for this event

Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.

A Syrian refugee child who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, poses for a photograph at the border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley March 20, 2014. Tensions have been especially high in and around Arsal after Syrian forces and the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah recaptured the Syrian border town of Yabroud from rebels on Sunday, sending a stream of refugees and fighters across the border. Lebanon's border area has been steadily sucked into Syria's three-year-old conflict as President Bashar al-Assad's forces attack nearby rebel bases and suspected Syrian rebels fire rockets at Shi'ite towns to punish Hezbollah for sending fighters to support Assad. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3HY4X

A Syrian refugee child who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, poses for a photograph at the border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley March 20, 2014.

A continuation of the discussion about how to help refugees fleeing from violence in Syria and elsewhere, this event will allow participants to talk to refugees directly and help connect them to local resources, including jobs, legal advice, and general support. The goal of the evening is for people to leave with a plan for how they can pursue a volunteer effort that resonates with them, and something they can be a passionate driver of.

Half a dozen organizations will give present their volunteer opportunities.  The second half of the evening will be structured more like a job fair, with each organization stationed at tables in the social hall and people can ask questions, and sign up to volunteer.  There will also be in the sanctuary a continued discussion in smaller groups on how to get engaged.

 

 

 

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