Letters of Welcome
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Letters of Welcome

  • Refugee Services of Texas

Come join us in writing letters to your local representative and let them know that you support Refugee Resettlement! Mix and mingle with fellow refugee resettlement supporters
 and make your voice heard!!

All letters will be hand delivered by RST staff and volunteers at Refugee Advocacy Day at the Capitol on May 10.

Salaam Supper at St. Philip Presbyterian Church
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Salaam Supper at St. Philip Presbyterian Church

You’re invited!
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056


Hosted by St. Philip Presbyterian Chruch's Peacemaking & Social Justice Committee.  Dinner cost: $10 [childcare provided upon request] with proceeds going to RST. Employment Case Worker Mohamed Mukhtar presenting at the Salaam Supper. 

 RSVP here: http://www.saintphilip.net/SalaamSupper.html

2017 Mission/Synod Assembly - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

2017 Mission/Synod Assembly - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

  • Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this year's theme "builds on Luther's pivotal question in the Small Catechism: What does this mean?". There will be speakers, workshops, and ecumenical guests over the three day event.

Refugee Services of Texas will make an appearance on Saturday, April 29. 

Houston World Refugee Day KICK OFF!
May
4
4:00 pm16:00

Houston World Refugee Day KICK OFF!

Come join us at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant to kick off this year's World Refugee Day Houston! Lucy's is generously donating 30% of the evening's proceeds to World Refugee Day events.

Celebrate Houston's nearly 40 year history of welcoming refugees from around the world and the vibrancy they bring to our community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1919414958272609/

PREP U Super Saturday
May
6
10:00 am10:00

PREP U Super Saturday

  • Conrad High School

PREP U Super Saturday events offer resource tables from Dallas ISD departments and community organizations, health screenings, educational tables, games, food, student entertainment and giveaways. 

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/

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. 

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

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

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. "

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.


Refugee Services of Texas Benefit @ Cheer Up Charlies
Apr
11
Apr 12

Refugee Services of Texas Benefit @ Cheer Up Charlies

  • Cheer Up Charlie's

Tuesday, April 11th -- The Nothing Song presents a benefit show forRefugee Services of Texas - Austin with indie-pop/folk sets performed byThe ReputationsSummer SwellsSun June and carrie fussell (of Calliope Musicals)! 

The Reputations
https://thereputations.bandcamp.com/releases

Summer Swells
http://summerswells.com/

Sun June
https://sunjune.bandcamp.com/releases

Carrie Fussell
https://carriefussell.bandcamp.com/releases

Music at 9PM
Suggested $3-$5 at the door to go towards Refugee Services of Austin

Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Refugee Assistance Hack Night

Learn about how you can work on tech projects to help refugees who have resettled to Houston. 

Learn more here: https://www.meetup.com/sketchcity/events/237324545/

Presiding bishop to visit Parker County, refugee ministries
Apr
6
4:30 pm16:30

Presiding bishop to visit Parker County, refugee ministries

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, will visit the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. Bishop Curry calls himself the chief evangelist of The Episcopal Church, and he will bring that emphasis with him.

Social Justice Project: "No Human is Illegal"
Apr
3
12:30 pm12:30

Social Justice Project: "No Human is Illegal"

Join RST Fort Worth at University of Texas at Arlington where Fort Worth Volunteer Coordinator Ayesha Hassan will speak about refugee resettlement along with a panel of speakers. After a brief question and answer period, the UTA Volunteers will screen the film "No Human is Illegal". 

Sweet Liberty Bake Sale
Apr
1
12:00 pm12:00

Sweet Liberty Bake Sale

Come eat cookies, kolaches and more at Axelrad to support Refugee Services of Texas! All profits will be donated to RST - an organization "Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities." 

Pet a Pal!
Mar
31
11:00 am11:00

Pet a Pal!

  • University of Texas Student Activity Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/763702197117808/

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman John Culberson
Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman John Culberson

Representative Culberson will be holding a public town hall. All of his constituents are invited to attend to ask questions and express their opinions on vital public issues.

TIME: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Spring Branch Middle School, 1000 Piney Point Rd. Houston, TX 77024

Dallas Service Site Open House
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Dallas Service Site Open House

  • Refugee Services of Texas - Dallas

Join RST Dallas at our Open House and learn more about what we do and who we serve! There will be activities for kids, free health screenings for our clients, and information on some of our community partners. 

Know Your Rights Session
Mar
17
Mar 18

Know Your Rights Session

  • For the City Center (Ridgetop Room)

The session will focus on the most recent executive order and how it affects refugees and green card holders here in the U.S., those interested in traveling outside the U.S., and questions regarding family reunification options.

The session is held weekly at the same time and location and is open to the public. Please feel free to share this information with your community. Interpretation in Arabic will be available. Please contact RST for other language needs.

 

 

InSolidarity - Candlelight Vigil Against Hate
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

InSolidarity - Candlelight Vigil Against Hate

  • Thanksgiving Square

Supporters can come out and stand with those affected by the new Executive Order regarding immigrants and refugees as well as those who have received threats or who have been victims of hate crimes. This vigil will be held to send the message that we will not forget those whose lives have been impacted and we will not back down from this fight.

InSolidarity - Postcards of Love
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

InSolidarity - Postcards of Love

  • 32 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX, 75205 United States

Come write post cards filled with positive, loving statements to show our support to the Dallas Jewish Community Center, and the Dallas Jewish community at large, in light of the recent bomb threats and vandalism.

Weekly Witness with Texas Impact
Feb
6
12:00 pm12:00

Weekly Witness with Texas Impact

Location:

Murchison Chapel at First United Methodist Church

1201 Lavaca Street

Austin, TX 78701

Texas Impact will hold a short, focused advocacy training in Murchison Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Austin. RST's Chris Kelley will present timely, insider information on Immigrants, Refugees and Human Trafficking as well as updates and next steps on other issues that are on the legislative agenda. 

Following the training, participants will make scheduled or unscheduled legislative visits with their own legislators and other key members, and sometimes attend committee meetings or take advantage of other timely opportunities.

Refugee Resettlement in Texas - Panel Discussion
Feb
3
10:00 am10:00

Refugee Resettlement in Texas - Panel Discussion

  • 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States

Join Refugee of Services of Texas' CEO Aaron Rippenkroeger at the Texas State Capitol Building to discuss the refugee resettlement process, national security considerations, community support for refugees, refugee contributions to Texas. 

Leonard Cohen Tribute Night
Jan
22
Jan 23

Leonard Cohen Tribute Night

  • Cheer Up Charlies

The Nothing Song presents a Leonard Cohen Tribute Night at Cheer Up Charlies with local talent covering their favorite Cohen tunes! All proceeds from the door will go towards RST Austin to help welcome refugees.

Performances by: Moving Panoramas, Star Parks, Grace Rowland Park, Ali Ditto, She Sir, Matthew Squires, Boonesboro, Summer Swells Palo Duro and Some Say Leland

https://www.facebook.com/events/350689858630092/

*Poster created by Jaime Zuverza

Women's March
Jan
21
11:00 am11:00

Women's March

  • 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States

RST is a proud partner organization of the Women's March on ATX. Vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country that contribute in a multitude of different forms. Join RST at the state capitol to demonstrate solidarity and support the protection of rights, safety, health, and family. For more information about the march click here: https://marchonaustin.com/about/