Celebrate Welcoming at Okra
Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

Celebrate Welcoming at Okra

WhoooHOOO! RST won the Okra Charity Saloon contest in June so during the month of July we will be receiving the proceeds from the bar. So come on down to celebrate welcoming in Houston! Look for the RST T-shirts to talk to our staff about our programs and share some waffle fries.  Help us celebrate Houston 's diversity and welcoming spirit! 

Okra Charity Saloon: 924 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002

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Simpatia Sin Compasion: Refugee Testimonials
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Simpatia Sin Compasion: Refugee Testimonials

RST Fort Worth is excited to partner with artist Bernardo Vallarino for his upcoming show, Simpatia Sin Compasion, inspired by the stories of those displaced by violence and the stories and experiences of some of our clients.

"The intent of this body of work is to create awareness and self-reflection on the suffering of those displaced by violence." - Bernardo Vallarino

Refugee Testimonials: Saturday, July 21st, 2018 • 5-6PM

Join RST Fort Worth as we listen to refugees share their stories and journeys of seeking safety here in the Texas. At RST we know that refugees make our communities stronger and vibrant. We hope to create dialogue and support with community members and recognize the strength and humanity of refugees as we listen to these important stories. Join us for an evening of conversation and community building. 

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Refugee Services of Texas.

www.bernardovallarinoart.com

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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Abba's House Grand Opening

lease join us as we throw open the doors to celebrate the goodness of our God in building Abba's House - a place of welcome and restoration for refugee women and their children.  Take a tour of the house, enjoy food and fellowship, and hear more about the ministry and campus plans.  We are preparing to receive our first family, God willing, in August.

Event is "come and go" throughout the evening.

Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide

Please RSVP here: https://www.evite.com/event/020AV4GE3DYQRICCYEPIPYLGDUM4QI/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=NA

 

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RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation

  • Refugee Services of Texas - Fort Worth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello prospective Fort Worth volunteers! Interested in volunteering with RST and serving refugees in your community? Sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, July 25th, from 6PM - 8PM on Volunteer Hub here:

https://rstx.volunteerhub.com/lp/fortworth/

Spots are limited, so please secure a spot by registering above! In order to participate in RST volunteer opportunities, all individuals are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation by signing up on Volunteer Hub and creating an account and password. Once you have signed up to attend an orientation, please bring $10 for a background check that will take place the day of. Most Volunteer Orientations will last 1.5 - 2 hours. We will provide an overview of RST and our current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!

***We are located in the office building across from the Fiesta on the third floor (suite 320). Please call our office at (817)-413-3772 for assistance with directions.

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Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Please join the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the Rio Grande Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force at the 'World Day Against Trafficking In Persons" Prevention Event. The event will be held on July 26, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Pharr Event Center located at 3000 N Cage Pharr, TX 78577. Attached is registration for agencies to set up an informational table. The event will include the reading of a proclamation and a press conference with speakers from federal, state, national and local agencies working to combat human trafficking. The event program, agenda, and other materials will be distributed at a later date. 

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30th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Aug
13
8:00 AM08:00

30th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. 

The conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime.

Conference Dates: August 13th - 16th, 8:30am - 11:30am

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.cacconference.org/register

https://www.facebook.com/events/178606046088031/

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FREE Community Food Market
Jul
20
8:30 AM08:30

FREE Community Food Market

  • Tarrant County College - Northwest Campus (map)
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The Community Market is a free produce market to our community. Sometimes there is meat, bread, desserts and other items as well. The market is set up as a farmers market and you can pick and choose which items you wish to take. Please bring your own bags, buggies, helpers, etc.

RSVP on the Facebook event page here.

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Jul
17
to Jul 18

Immigration & Family Separation Crisis: Understand, Connect, Act

The Rothko Chapel and Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative are partnering to hold a thoughtful, non-partisan community gathering to educate the Houston community on why families are fleeing central America, the resulting separation of families when they arrive to the U.S border, and the issues around family detention and the criminalization of refugees. Program attendees will hear first-hand accounts of what is occurring on the border and in Houston area immigration detention centers and learn about actions they can take on the local, state and national level to address this issue. The program is followed by a reception on the plaza.

Program participants include: Kate Vickery, Executive Director of Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative; Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih Justice Center's Houston office; Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle Reporter; and Dalia Castillo-Granados, American Bar Association Children's Immigration Law Academy (ABA CILA); moderated by Zenobia T. Lai, Legal Director of the Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance of Catholic Charities USA

This program is free and open to the public. Please register in advance through the ticketing link. http://www.rothkochapel.org/experience/events/register/1541

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Simpatia Sin Compasion: Panel Discussion
Jul
14
5:00 PM17:00

Simpatia Sin Compasion: Panel Discussion

RST Fort Worth is excited to partner with artist Bernardo Vallarino for his upcoming show, Simpatia Sin Compasion, inspired by the stories of those displaced by violence and the stories and experiences of some of our clients.

"The intent of this body of work is to create awareness and self-reflection on the suffering of those displaced by violence." - Bernardo Vallarino

Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 • 5-6PM

The Panel Discussion will feature staff from Refugee Services of Texas Fort Worth, former refugees, artist Bernardo Vallarino, and others. We will be discussing the state of refugee resettlement and how you can support refugees in your community. 

Panel Moderator: Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar, who holds a MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (2010), and a PhD in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University (2017). She is currently a Lecturer for the Department of Art Education Art History's Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) program, and the founder of the arts non-profit, WoCA Projects, in Fort Worth, Texas. Cross' research addresses critical multicultural approaches in arts practice, arts entrepreneurship, curatorial studies, museum studies, and art history.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Refugee Services of Texas.

www.bernardovallarinoart.com

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RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

RST Fort Worth Volunteer Orientation

  • Refugee Services of Texas - Fort Worth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello prospective Fort Worth volunteers! Interested in volunteering with RST and serving refugees in your community? Sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, July 11th, from 6PM - 8PM on Volunteer Hub here:

https://rstx.volunteerhub.com/lp/fortworth/

Spots are limited, so please secure a spot by registering above! In order to participate in RST volunteer opportunities, all individuals are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation by signing up on Volunteer Hub and creating an account and password. Once you have signed up to attend an orientation, please bring $10 for a background check that will take place the day of. Most Volunteer Orientations will last 1.5 - 2 hours. We will provide an overview of RST and our current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!

***We are located in the office building across from the Fiesta on the third floor (suite 320). Please call our office at (817)-413-3772 for assistance with directions.

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Simpatia Sin Compasion: Art Exhibition
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Simpatia Sin Compasion: Art Exhibition

RST Fort Worth is excited to partner with artist Bernardo Vallarino for his upcoming show, Simpatia Sin Compasion, inspired by the stories of those displaced by violence and the stories and experiences of some of our clients.

"The intent of this body of work is to create awareness and self-reflection on the suffering of those displaced by violence." - Bernardo Vallarino

Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018 • 6-9PM

Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 • 5-6PM

Refugee Testimonials: Saturday, July 21st, 2018 • 5-6PM

This event is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Refugee Services of Texas.

www.bernardovallarinoart.com

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Families Belong Together and Free Rally - Austin
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Families Belong Together and Free Rally - Austin

Donald Trump and his administration have cruelly separated children from their families and are detaining them in environments harmful to their health and wellbeing. But we won't allow it to continue.

On June 30, we’ll join with people rallying in Washington, D.C. and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to end this cruel and inhumane zero tolerance policy, to stop dehumanizing immigrants and migrants, and to end famil detention and separation.

Do not be fooled by the executive action. While we hope it will slow the flow of new children being separated from their families at the border, it does nothing about the thousands children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. It also allow for the indefinite detention of children with their parents, which has its own perils. Detaining asylum seeking families and children is a human rights abuse that will add continued trauma to these already vulnerable families. Alternative humane options exist and in fact have worked well for decades our country.  

On June 30 send a clear message to Donald Trump and Congress that we demand humane treatment for all!

Visit the event website to find logistical information about parking, volunteering, donating, tips for managing the heat, sign making and more. http://www.keepfamiliestogetheratx.org/

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Donald Trump y su administración han separado cruelmente a niños de sus familias y los están deteniendo en ambientes dañinos a su salud y a su bienestar. Pero nosotros no dejaremos que esto continué.

El 30 de junio, nos uniremos a la gente manifestándose en Washington, D.C. y en el país para decirle a Donald Trump y a su administración que le ponga fin a la cruel e inhumana política de cero tolerancia, que le ponga fin a la deshumanización de inmigrantes y migrantes y a que le ponga fin a la detención y separación de familias.

No se vean engañados con la orden ejecutiva. A pesar de que esperamos que reduzca el flujo de que nuevos niños sean separados de sus familias en la frontera, la orden no hace nada en cuanto a los miles de niños en la custodia de Office of Refugee Resettlement. También permite que la detención de los niños con sus padres sea de tiempo ilimitado, lo cual tiene sus propios riesgos. Detener a familias y niños en busca de asilo es un abuso a los derechos humanos que continuarán añadiendo trauma a estas familias ya vulnerables. Opciones alternativas humanitarias ya existen en nuestro país y de hecho han funcionado bien por décadas. 

El 30 de junio enviémosle un mensaje claro a Donald Trump y al Congreso de que demandamos trato humanitario para todos. 

Parking: There is parking at the Capitol Visitor’s Parking lot (1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701) as well as street parking around the Capitol and downtown area. There are also bus routes available through Metro if you’d like to avoid any parking hassle, https://www.capmetro.org/plan/.

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Families Belong Together Rally
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Families Belong Together Rally

Immigrant families are being torn apart. The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have a long history of engaging in inhumane tactics. We won't allow it to continue. On June 30th, people will rally across the country demanding an end to family separation. 

Join us to call for an end to the harmful programs and policies that normalize a bigoted anti-immigrant agenda. Come take a stand against rogue agencies that harm families by operating with little accountability. It's time to end child cruelty and human cruelty so immigrant communities don't continue to suffer.

LOCATION DETAILS: We will meet at the Tarrant County Courthouse and march to the plaza of the Fritz Lanham Federal Building for speakers. 

Please be advised that two events were being planned by different entities and are both posted on the Families Belong Together website. We are combining efforts for ONE march and rally. 

RSVP on the Facebook Event here.

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Case Manager's Night
Jun
29
4:30 PM16:30

Case Manager's Night

 

Join two Case Managers, Nora and Nisar, to celebrate 40 years of welcoming refugees. Learn more about what it's like to be a case manager for refugees and the daily ins and outs of the job.  RST's goal is for clients to become self-sufficient, and we work hard to give clients the tools they need to succeed! We will be at Okra Charity Saloon from 4:30 - 7:30 PM!   

During the month of June Okra is accepting children's and youth book donations for Legacy's Literacy initiative. Each book equals one ticket - up to 10 books per person per day.  Donate some books and get some extra tickets to vote for RST! 

RST Employment Team @ Okra Charity Saloon (5).png
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Volunteer Orientation: RST Fort Worth
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Orientation: RST Fort Worth

  • Refugee Services of Texas Fort Worth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hello prospective Fort Worth volunteers! Interested in volunteering with RST and serving refugees in your community? Sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Orientation on next Thursday, June 28th, at 6PM - 8PM on Volunteer Hub here:

https://rstx.volunteerhub.com/lp/fortworth/

Spots are limited, so please secure a spot by registering above! In order to participate in RST volunteer opportunities, all individuals are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation by signing up on Volunteer Hub and creating an account and password. Once you have signed up to attend an orientation, please bring $10 for a background check that will take place the day of. Most Volunteer Orientations will last 1.5 - 2 hours. We will provide an overview of RST and our current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!

***We are located in the office building across from the Fiesta on the third floor. Please call our office at (817)-413-3772 for assistance with directions.

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Beyond the Margins: An LGBT Refugee Experience
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond the Margins: An LGBT Refugee Experience

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In recognition of the challenges faced by LGBT refugees and asylum seekers, the City of Houston Office of New Americans, ACLU of Texas, The Alliance, Human Rights First, Refugee Council USA, and YMCA International Services, are hosting a symposium at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church. 

Come see a series of video shorts featuring refugees, asylees, and LGBT activists from across the globe, followed by a panel discussion featuring immigration experts and members of the Houston LGBT community who have fled persecution abroad.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
(Moderator) Melanie Toarmina Pang: Melanie is a social worker and founding co-chair of Mayor Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Council. She currently serves as the Manager of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army of Greater Houston.

Laura Nally, Human Rights First. Laura serves as Managing Attorney and oversees the pro bono legal representation of indigent asylum seekers by providing support, mentoring, and training to volunteer lawyers in Houston

Christian Longue Dessug, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services. Christian is originally from Cameroon and has served as an advocate for the LGBT community abroad and in the United States.

Mary N., is originally from Iran and came to the United States as a refugee. She is a member of Resurrection MCC.  

Franklin Lucien Tatpa, is originally from Cameroon and received asylum in the United States. He now works for a nonprofit organization in Houston.

Adonnay Antonio Aguilar Marmol, is originally from El Salvador and received asylum in the United States. He is currently working, going to school, and hopes to one day help others who seek a better life.

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Vulnerability of the Displaced: Refugees and Trafficking
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Vulnerability of the Displaced: Refugees and Trafficking

A 2nd Cup along with FAUSA and The Zonta Club of Houston are excited to host this informative event about refugees, both international and domestic.

Join us as we hear from three experts about the intersection between refugees and human trafficking. Expert panelists include: 

+ Danielle Bolks // Senior Program Director // YMCA International Services

+ Christa Mayfield // Assistant Executive Director // UnBound Houston

+ Ann Chandler // Executive Director // Tahirih Justice Center Houston Office

Learn about the specific vulnerabilities created by displacement in refugee communities increasing the likelihood of trafficking. View a quilt created by refugees and support our work to fight human trafficking here in our community. 

*Coffee and cookies provided

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Dallas Volunteer Orientation
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Dallas Volunteer Orientation

Join us at the Dallas office to become a volunteer with RST and serve refugees in your community. In order to attend a Volunteer Orientation with RST, please sign up on our website at Volunteer Hub to attend here. In order to secure your spot, please create an account and password with Volunteer Hub.

Our Volunteer Orientations require $10 the day of to process a background check in order for you to volunteer with our clients. We will provide an overview of RST and our services and different volunteer opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!

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RST Volunteer Social!
Jun
24
4:30 PM16:30

RST Volunteer Social!

Celebrate 40 years of welcoming that is made possible by YOU our volunteers! Come to enjoy drinks and snacks while hanging out together with your fellow volunteers. Then vote for your favorite organization! 

During the month of June Okra is also accepting children's and youth book donations for Legacy's Literacy initiative. Each book equals one ticket - up to 10 books per person per day.  Donate some books and get some extra tickets to vote for RST!  

RST Employment Team @ Okra Charity Saloon (4).png
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SIV Sips - Houston
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

SIV Sips - Houston

Join VFAI at Starbucks Richmond & Woodhead as we gather military veterans and Special Immigrant Visa recipients (interpreters and translators who helped U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan) and refugees to sip coffee, build their networks, and share the challenges and victories of life in the U.S.
Hosted monthly at local Starbucks, #SIVSips convene service-minded individuals and fosters personal and professional development. All are welcome! 

Please contact vfai@humanrightsfirst.org with questions.

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Fort Worth's World Refugee Day
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Fort Worth's World Refugee Day

Come and celebrate culture and community at the 2018 Fort Worth World Refugee Day! Enjoy performances, games, arts and crafts, and food and refreshments as we honor the refugee community in Fort Worth.

This event is free and open to the public. All members of the community are welcome!

Want to make our event more special? Purchase an item from our Amazon Wishlist here: http://a.co/6G21cOr

We will also be posting about volunteer opportunities on our Facebook event page.

Event hosted by University Christian Church of Fort Worth

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World Refugee Day Celebration in Dallas
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

World Refugee Day Celebration in Dallas

Come and celebrate culture and community at the 2018 Dallas World Refugee Day! Enjoy performances, carnival games, arts and crafts, and food and refreshments as we honor the refugee community in Dallas.

This event is free and open to the public. All members of the community are welcome!

Want to help make this year's event amazing? Visit our Amazon Wishlist at the link below and purchase an item for the celebration:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2HDSOC0TRVBKR?&sort=default

We will also be posting in this event about volunteer opportunities.

Event hosted by Northwest Community CenterInternational Rescue Committee in TexasCatholic Charities DallasRefugee Services of Texas - Dallas, and Mosaic Family Services

Event sponsored by Tyson Foods, Frost Bank, Fellowship Church of Dallas, Half Price Books, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, and DJ Riz Entertainment.

 Like the event on Facebook for more information as details are confirmed: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674169366001538/

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Meet and Greet : Social Adjustment Services Team
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Meet and Greet : Social Adjustment Services Team

Join Jacqueline of our Social Adjustment Services Team in celebrating 40 years of welcoming refugees. Learn more about how RST assist in long-term case management for clients with medical needs, survivors of human trafficking, and others. RST's goal is for clients to become self-sufficient, and we work hard to give clients the tools they need to succeed! We will be at Okra Charity Saloon from 4:30 - 7:30 PM!  

During the month of June Okra is accepting children's and youth book donations for Legacy's Literacy initiative. Each book equals one ticket - up to 10 books per person per day.  Donate some books and get some extra tickets to vote for RST! 

 

RST Employment Team @ Okra Charity Saloon (3).png
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World Refugee Day - Abilene
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

World Refugee Day - Abilene

Join the IRC in Abilene and local refugees for World Refugee Day with dinner and an advanced screening of the film This is Home. Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary, This is Home follows four Syrian families as they begin new lives in Baltimore. 

On World Refugee DayOn World, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

This is a free event open to the public but please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. 
Donations to help cover the cost of the meal or to support programs in Abilene will be accepted.

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SIV Sips Coffee + Conversation with Veterans for American Ideals
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

SIV Sips Coffee + Conversation with Veterans for American Ideals

Join VFAI as we gather military veterans and Special Immigrant Visa recipients (interpreters and translators who helped U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan) and refugees to sip coffee, build their networks, and share the challenges and victories of life in the U.S.

Hosted monthly at local Starbucks, SIV Sips convene service-minded individuals and fosters personal and professional development. All are welcome! 

Please contact vfai@humanrightsfirst.org with questions

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Exhibition Opening - "The Faces of Syrian Refugees"
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition Opening - "The Faces of Syrian Refugees"

Experience the first look of "The Faces of Syrian Refugees" exhibition, by photographer Michael S Cohen, at Holocaust Museum Houston before it opens on Friday, June 22, 2018. "The Faces of Syrian Refugees" consists of life sized color portraits accompanied by Proust questionnaire style interviews, offering an intimate visit with 20 Syrian refugees. The exhibition will include a special feature of Houston-area Holocaust survivors who thrived after being one-time refugees in America.

Cohen's "The Faces of Syrian Refugees" consists of life sized color portraits accompanied by Proust questionnaire style interviews, offering an intimate visit with 20 Syrian refugees. After a 25-year hiatus, Cohen worked with a dozen non-profits in fields ranging from education, to felon rehabilitation to inner city youth. During this time, he watched with horror as the Syrian war escalated and the refugee crisis reached unimaginable proportions. An idea formed to travel and meet successfully resettled Syrian refugees, photograph and interview them. Since the war began in 2011, millions of Syrians have been displaced from their homes, and their country. The subjects come from all walks of life and now are engaged in everything from teaching art classes to volunteering as museum docents to conducting a Syrian expat orchestra.

During the atrocities of WWII, Holocaust survivors were uprooted from their homelands and resettled in other countries. More than one half of all European Jews perished by the end of WWII; many who survived picked up the pieces of their shattered lives and moved forward. A special feature will be included in this exhibition depicting the images and stories of several local Holocaust survivors upon their arrival in Houston prior to 1955, and how they worked hard to achieve the American dream.

You are invited to an opening reception held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, in the Museum's Mincberg Gallery at the Morgan Family Center, just one mile south of NRG Stadium at 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100. Photographer Michael S Cohen will give opening remarks at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for this reception.

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Virtual Vigil for Family Unity
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Virtual Vigil for Family Unity

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As a response to recent news about family separation, join us on Thursday, June 21st, for an hour-long virtual vigil on Facebook Live from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT. This virtual vigil will happen while we host a vigil in person on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., on the longest day of the year, in recognition of the fact that any day children are separated from their parents is too long. This virtual vigil will be a space for prayer, reflection, education and action on immigration issues and asylum. 
Ways to participate:
1. Tune in on Facebook live on The Episcopal Public Policy Network
2. Submit prayers via social media to be read at the vigil.
3. Engage on Social Media with #KeepFamiliesTogether.
4. Take action on family separation and asylum action using the action alert from The Episcopal Public Policy Networkhttps://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=469653
5. Start a vigil of your own in your parish.

If you are in the D.C. area, you're welcome to drop in for the in-person vigil on Thursday, June 21st, from 9:00am EDT to sunset (about 8:45pm EDT) at the United Methodist Building Chapel, 100 Maryland Ave. NE Washington, DC.

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RAICES Dallas- World Refugee Day Vigil
Jun
20
7:45 PM19:45

RAICES Dallas- World Refugee Day Vigil

  • 1910 Pacific Avenue Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)
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Join our RAICES Dallas Office on World Refugee Day to remember and honor those who could not reach their goal and hear testimonials and poems of those refugees who could. 

We gather to remember the immigrants who have tried to come to this country and have not succeeded. We come together to celebrate their legacy, courage, and might, and remember that this country is a country built by immigrants. 

Join us to hear the powerful stories of mothers, children, and community members. Please bring tea light up candles, water, and anything else you think you may want to honor during this World Refugee Day. 

Please let us know if you have any questions!

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World Refugee Day Houston
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

World Refugee Day Houston

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts’ Brown Auditorium to celebrate World Refugee Day Houston 2018.

A panel of experts will discuss the magnitude of the global refugee crisis and how Houston is responding. Topics covered will include changing demographics and attitudes toward immigration, the impact of refugees on the local economy, how schools, faith organizations, and resettlement agencies are responding to the refugee community, and more.

The discussion intends to engage Houstonians of all backgrounds and connect attendees to ways in which they can help our city continue to be the generous, vibrant, diverse community that it is.

Panelist included:

Dr. Stephen Klineberg’s -Rice University and Founder of Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Alyssa Stebbing- Director of Outreach at Trinity Episcopal Church
Jonathan Trinh - Principal at Margaret Long Wisdom High School
Yuliya Labanouskaya - Starbucks District Manager                                                                                                    Jeff Watkins – VP for Global Initiatives, YMCA International Services - YMCA of Greater Houston

During June 11th-17th we will have a restaurant week were the proceeds for one item on the menu will go towards World Refugee Day Houston. Participating Restaurants include : 

  • Little Dipper
  • Black Hole
  • Antidote 
  • Poison Girl
  • Paulie's 
  • Down House
  • Johnny's Gold Brick 
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Catholic Charities World Refugee Day Art Event
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Catholic Charities World Refugee Day Art Event

Immerse yourself in the stories told by local refugee artists. Take in beautiful artwork from all over the world and learn about the culture and journey of each artist. The event will also feature unique pieces of children's artwork from the Catholic Charities Refugee School Impact Program. All artwork is available for purchase.

Live music by Sarmad Haddad, a performance by Burmese Zomi Dancers, Henna tattoos, and light appetizers all included with admission. Cash bar available. Tickets $20. 

Contact Elizabeth Ortiz at (210) 242-3151 or at eortiz@ccaosa.org

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Meet & Greet : Unaccompanied Children Team
Jun
19
4:30 PM16:30

Meet & Greet : Unaccompanied Children Team

Join members of our Unaccompanied Children Team, Kimber & Yesina, to celebrate 40 years of welcoming refugees and other displaced people. Learn how RST help Unaccompanied Children get connected to resources in their community such as lawyers, schools, and medical services. RST's works with Texas communities to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Unaccompanied Children here in Houston! We will be at Okra Charity Saloon from 4:30 - 7:30 PM!

 

During the month of June Okra is accepting children's and youth book donations for Legacy's Literacy initiative. Each book equals one ticket - up to 10 books per person per day.  Donate some books and get some extra tickets to vote for RST!  

 

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Austin's World Refugee Day
Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Austin's World Refugee Day

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Join the Austin Refugee Roundtable and the Bullock Museum for a free celebration of World Refugee Day Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11:30am-3:00pm.

Commemorate the United Nations' World Refugee Day at the Bullock Museum with a naturalization ceremony, free samples of world cuisine, live music, and activities for families with kids of all ages. Master of Ceremonies, Greg Ciotti, is representing KOOP Radio's Community Council whose charter is to highlight individuals and organizations that are giving back in our community.

 

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