I/We with Austin Classical Guitar
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

I/We with Austin Classical Guitar

  • Blanton Auditorium

i / we is a musical journey exploring commonality, struggle, and perseverance through stories of refugees currently settling in central Texas. With personal accounts drawn from hours of interviews and featuring a new work by Joseph V. Williams II, i / we is an international celebration of humanity’s strength and compassion through words and music.

For more info visit https://www.austinclassicalguitar.org/

 

I/We with Austin Classical Guitar
Jul
29
8:00 pm20:00

I/We with Austin Classical Guitar

  • Blanton Auditorium

i / we is a musical journey exploring commonality, struggle, and perseverance through stories of refugees currently settling in central Texas. With personal accounts drawn from hours of interviews and featuring a new work by Joseph V. Williams II, i / we is an international celebration of humanity’s strength and compassion through words and music.

This project is created in partnership with Refugee Services of Texas and proceeds will benefit their resettlement services. We are profoundly grateful to the individuals and families from Iraq and Syria who opened their homes and hearts to us in this process.

FEATURING

Craig Hella Johnson, voice (U.S.A)
Håkan Rosengren, clarinet (Sweden)
Louis-Marie Fardet, cello (France)
Alejandro Montiel, guitar (Venezuela)
Isaac Bustos, guitar (Nicaragua)
Jennifer Choi, violin (U.S.A.)
Travis Marcum, field work and interviews (U.S.A.)
Yuliya Lanina, artwork (Russia)
Toby Rodriguez, video projections (U.S.A)

For more info visit https://www.austinclassicalguitar.org/

Slice of Summer Pop-Up Dinner
Aug
2
7:00 pm19:00

Slice of Summer Pop-Up Dinner

  • Forthright Cafe

Description

The kind folks at Forthright Cafe have once again opened their doors to help me host a summer-inspired feast! A Slice of Summer brings the best flavors, textures and scents of summer to the dinner table. We will be enjoying an entirely gluten-free, four course menu (details below). 10% of proceeds will go directly to Refugee Services of Texas.

First course:
Beets, goat cheese, walnuts, balsamic

Second course:
Salmon cakes, mixed greens, avocado, harvest peach and hatch pepper sauce

Third course:
Pork tenderloin, roasted brussels, roasted raspberry chipotle sauce

Fourth course:
Lemon cheesecake, graham cracker crust

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Sep
13
12:00 am00:00

Big Give Houston

  • Houston

"In 2016, Big Give Houston was formed out of an idea that a little bit of time could make a BIG difference for multiple Houston-area nonprofits. Over 200 nonprofits participated in our first annual online crowdfunding campaign and over $150,000 was raised in just 24 hours; that's $150,000 invested back into the community."

North Texas Giving Day
Sep
14
6:00 am06:00

North Texas Giving Day

"North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas' annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course you!

Since 2009 Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million, for over 2,500 local nonprofits, into the North Texas Community. "

Welcoming Week
Sep
15
Sep 24

Welcoming Week

Connecting neighbors, serving communities

During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone – including new Americans.

Thanksgiving
Nov
23
Nov 24

Thanksgiving

All RST offices are closed in observance of Thankgiving.

Dec
22
Dec 25

Christmas

All RST offices are closed in observance of Christmas.


Celebrating 0 anti-refugee bills passed
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

Celebrating 0 anti-refugee bills passed

  • SEEK

Seek the Peace is hosting a party to celebrate the success of local activists, advocates, and refugee supporters in ensuring that ZERO anti-refugee bills were signed into law during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session! Event is free and open to the public; RSVP at http://seekingpeace/org/rsvp

Beyond Borders: DFC Forum on Immigrant & Refugee Health
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Beyond Borders: DFC Forum on Immigrant & Refugee Health

Join Doctors For Change Thursday, July 20th from 6-8pm for “Beyond Borders: DFC Forum on Immigrant & Refugee Health.” at United Way-Greater Houston 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007.

The forum will highlight healthcare on the Texas/Mexico border, how the legal and medical systems can work together to care for these patients, and the unique health challenges and needs of refugees in the Houston area.

 Basel Mousslly Resettlement Program Supervisor, Refugee Services of Texas in Houston. He will be speaking about health care access for RST clients in Houston. 

Tickets are available to purchase here: http://www.doctorsforchange.org/hope/event/beyond-borders/

Interfaith Forum on Refugee Resettlement
Jul
2
3:00 pm15:00

Interfaith Forum on Refugee Resettlement

  • Northwest Community Center

Organized by the Dallas Refugee Advocacy Network and presented by local faith leaders, congregations, and interfaith organizations, the Interfaith Forum on Refugee Resettlement will offer panels, networking, and educational resources on the refugee experience in America and abroad. Attendence by invitation only. 

Salaam Supper at Black Star Co-Op
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Salaam Supper at Black Star Co-Op

  • Black Star Co-Op

Join us for a special dinner benefiting Refugee Services of Texas. A three-course menu will be prepared for participating guests, with a portion of the proceeds going to RST.

Act Now: A Refugee Form hosted by FotoFest International
Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Act Now: A Refugee Form hosted by FotoFest International

Come learn about Houston area refugee organizations and meet the people at the forefront of refugee services here. 

Representatives of refugee service organizations in Houston will speak about their work, the needs of Houston’s refugees, and how we as citizens can help.

World Refugee Day
Jun
20
12:01 am00:01

World Refugee Day

Created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 2000, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 every year as a day of celebration and recognition of the cultures, stories, and struggles of refugees around the world.

Refugee & Immigrant Welcome Sunday
Jun
18
1:00 am01:00

Refugee & Immigrant Welcome Sunday

June is an especially appropriate time to lift up refugee and immigrant contributions and challenges, since June 20th is World Refugee Day.  Also, Disciples joined with all Church World Service and National Council of Churches partner communions in March to issue an “Ecumenical Declaration:  Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope” in support of refugees and immigrants.

Find out more about participating here.

World Refugee Day Houston
Jun
17
4:00 pm16:00

World Refugee Day Houston

Come celebrate the diversity in Houston on June 17th with World Refugee Day Houston event. There will be Cultural performances, food trucks, and activities for the kids. The event is free and family friendly. 

Location: Levy Park 3801 Eastside Street Houston, TX 77098

Time: 4-7 PM 

Dallas World Refugee Day
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Dallas World Refugee Day

  • Northwest Community Center

World Refugee Day is a global event to recognize and celebrate the cultures, stories, and experiences of refugees! The celebration is especially intended for refugee families, but members of the public are warmly welcome to attend.

Jun
17
Jun 18

P. Terry's Gives Back!

All P. Terry's locations donating entire day's profits to Refugee Services of Texas!

Stand with Refugees
Jun
12
Jun 16

Stand with Refugees

Join the movement to welcome refugees to the United States. 
In our world today, 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and 34,000 additional people are displaced every single day. The need to welcome refugees to the United States has never been greater. Now is the time to take a stand. 
World Refugee Day is on June 20, and from June 12 to 16, let’s join together to call our lawmakers and send a powerful message: We welcome refugees. Call 1-844-4STAND5 (1-844-477-3255) and we’ll connect you directly to your representative and senators. 
Text "STAND" to 313131 or enter your email below to join the movement today. 

Stories of Refugee Resettlement in Dallas
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Stories of Refugee Resettlement in Dallas

  • Emmett J. Conrad High School

"Four young women - refugees from Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Thailand - will share their stories on Friday, May 26, when the World Affairs Council and Dallas' Emmett J. Conrad High School present a panel discussion with the goal of helping the greater Dallas/Fort Worth community understand the challenges American newcomers face.

Community Organizing in Solidarity with Refugees
May
22
4:00 pm16:00

Community Organizing in Solidarity with Refugees

Informational webinars on refugee resettlement May 16 and May 22. Church World Service and the National Council of Churches USA present:

Tuesday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST - The State of Refugee Resettlement
Monday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. EST – Community Organizing in Solidarity with Refugees

RSVP here to join the webinars, and you will be sent information about how to join on the morning of each webinar. 

Salaam Supper
May
21
7:00 am07:00

Salaam Supper

Award winning chef Kevin Naderi will serve a multi-course fusion dinner and discuss the menu and inspiration behind each dish. You'll also have the opportunity to learn more about refugee resettlement in our country, meet new people, and enjoy a private popup dinner with an inspired chef. Beer and wine are included and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Houston branch of RSTX! 

The State of Refugee Resettlement - Webinar
May
16
4:00 pm16:00

The State of Refugee Resettlement - Webinar

Informational webinars on refugee resettlement May 16 and May 22. Church World Service and the National Council of Churches USA present:

Tuesday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST - The State of Refugee Resettlement
Monday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. EST – Community Organizing in Solidarity with Refugees

RSVP here to join the webinars, and you will be sent information about how to join on the morning of each webinar. 

In Darfur
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

In Darfur

In Darfur

Saturday, May 13 8pm The Docks Theatre 1119 Providence Street Houston, TX 77002

"In Darfur is the provocative account of three intertwined lives at a camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur. The story follows an aid worker's mission to save and protect lives, a journalist's pursuit to deliver a "Page One" story and a Darfuri woman's quest for safety. It is a searing story of urgency and international significance."

Resettlement Coordinator Basel Mousslly will be participating in the Talk Back after the performance on May 13. Buy tickets here: http://www.landingtheatre.org/in-darfur

Texas Refugee Advocacy Day
May
10
10:00 am10:00

Texas Refugee Advocacy Day

Hosted by refugee-serving organizations across Texas and co-sponsored by Texas impact, join fellow Texans at the State Capitol to ensure that our state remains a welcoming place for refugees. Register today to receive information about more advocacy events, transportation instructions, and more details. Please register by May 3rd: http://bit.ly/2oRwkJo

Salaam Supper at Kindred Montrose
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Salaam Supper at Kindred Montrose

Houston resettles more refugees than any other American city. You're invited for a meal with local leaders to learn about refugees and to raise awareness and funding to support their welcome. Enjoy Syrian cuisine and experienced insight that can connect headlines and statistics with human stories. You'll also get to hear about ways you can directly get involved with as little as an allen wrench or that rusty bicycle in your garage...

2515 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX, 77006

Register at https://salaamsupper.eventbrite.com/

Region 10 Newcomer & Refugee Fair
May
9
8:30 am08:30

Region 10 Newcomer & Refugee Fair

Region 10 will be holding a refugee fair for the community to learn about who they serve, who they work with, and how to get involved. RST will host a brief info session and distribute information on our services and opportunities. 

Lend a Hand - Yoga for a Cause!
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Lend a Hand - Yoga for a Cause!

RST Fort Worth is partnering with community yoga instructors to hold a donation based one-hour yoga class. All levels of yoga experience are welcome and a donation box will be present at the event. There is no minimum donation to attend. Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1928183467465027/