Follow this link to listen to the May 23, 2018 episode of KERA’s Think with Dr. Seema Jilani. A pediatrician and aid worker, Dr. Jilani recently published an article in The New York Times magazine titled “What Refugees Face on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route.”
Hosts & Friends outing to the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth:
You are cordially invited to a special meeting of WC’s Refugee Initiative at 7:00 p.m. on June 8 in Rm 3204 of our Adult Ed Bldg. With 24,000 newly arriving refugees expected by Sept. 30, 2017, your efforts are more appreciated now than ever!
Please join in our talent team leaders’ discussion of ongoing and future activities. Hear compelling stories of members’ recent work and learn about “Art as Conversation”, a youth initiative happening under WC’s refugee banner on June 17. This unique event will gather American and refugee youth from nine different cultures, all focused on the emblems that matter most in their lives. If you can drive 3-4 refugees from Ft.Worth to or from Southlake on June 17, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other current opportunities:
Justin Nsenga’s non-profit PFRE needs help with grant writing. He also has several families desperate for mentorship and a large group of adults ready to learn English on Sat. mornings. If you can help, please contact him at Justin@pfre.org .
If you trained for general outreach through RST (Refugee Services of Texas) and want to receive emails citing a specific week’s volunteer options, please contact Ayesha Hassan at 682 200 3834. Commitments can be long- or short-term.
White’s Chapel’s Refugee Initiative is not standing still! New members are welcome! Come run with us – starting on June 8!
“United We Play” will feature four world class harpists, as well as other members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Opera Orchestra. Chosen composers share a common musical response to personal persecution. The outcome is a glorious collection of repertoire that celebrates abiding love and beauty, as well as the virtuosity of its performers. The concert is free but 100% of any donations will benefit the International Rescue Committee.
Looking for an adventure in global transformation close to home?!
Join us at 7:00 PM on February 23, 2017 in the Adult Education Room 3204 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, TX. We’ll explore the kind of effective outreach that connects us to one another even as we connect to the refugees who now call Texas home.
Expect a wide array of new news, contact info, interactive access, and the joy of coordinating with people whose hearts mirror your own!
Anyone who has a talent for welcoming, teaching, equipping, advocating, demonstrating, explaining, networking, hiring, or simply befriending – whether you’re young or old – ALL are welcome!
Details and speaker series re-plays are available at http://bit.ly/StrangersInAStrangeLand