Skip to main content

events

What We Do

December 2020

Islamic Arts Festival

Saturday, December 5, 2020Sunday, December 6, 2020
Islamic Arts Festival

RST is proud to partner with the Islamic Art Society for their 7th Annual Islamic Arts Festival December 5th -6th! The Islamic Art Society hosts the LARGEST art auction of its kind in North America that is going virtual this year!

IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING ART, PLEASE EMAIL ASHLEY FAYE USING THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW! ALL ART SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 25TH!

The Festival brings people from diverse cultures, faiths and backgrounds together for a day of learning, fun and festivity - sign up to join in on the fun!

LIVE Volunteer Orientation and Training

Saturday, December 5, 2020
11:00 am12:30 pm
LIVE Volunteer Orientation and Training

RST invites you to begin a new journey with us this season! Learn more about the clients we serve through volunteering in your community with family and friends!

Join RST for our LAST Volunteer Orientation of the year! Create your profile in Volunteer Hub, sign up for your session and we'll send you the link to join us on December 5th!

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator through the contact information below!

The Meaning and Purpose of International Human Rights Day: a conversation with RST & HRI of North Texas

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:30 pm7:30 pm
The Meaning and Purpose of International Human Rights Day: a conversation with RST & HRI of North Texas

Join Refugee Services of Texas (RST) alongside the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRINT) for a conversation about the meaning of International Human Right's Day!

We'll be joined by RST's CEO, Russell Smith, and HRINT's Executive Director, Bill Holston.

Bring your questions, comments and be part of the conversation this International Human Right's Day on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30PM!

RST's Virtual Saturday Book Club: The Boy Refugee

Saturday, December 12, 2020
10:00 am11:30 am
in your home!
RST's Virtual Saturday Book Club: The Boy Refugee

Join us on Saturday, December 12th at 10:00AM CST for our Saturday Book Club to take a closer look into The Boy Refugee by Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin. The Boy Refugee is the story of a young refugee boy in the aftermath of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The story chronicles his escape from war-ravaged Bangladesh to the relative safety of a barbed-wired internment camp in the foothills of the Himalayas, his day-to-day life as a civilian prisoner of war, and his thousand-mile, two-year-long journey back to Pakistan.

We'll start Saturday's book club by hearing from Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin himself with a Q&A lead by RST's Development Director Ashley Faye, and break into smaller community groups after to discuss the story of The Boy Refugee even further!

Displacement, Again: Concurrent Fears of Eviction and Deportation Amidst the Pandemic

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2:00 pm3:00 pm
 Displacement, Again: Concurrent Fears of Eviction and Deportation Amidst the Pandemic

Refugee Services of Texas is proud to partner with the Texas Homeless Network to host a panel discussion on assisting immigrant families access rent relief through local programs during COVID, providing tenant advocacy and anti-eviction work, and exploring solutions for assisting unhoused immigrants in status/documentation-limbo in accessing housing.

Join us Tuesday, December 15th at 2pm for an insightful conversation, and visit our events page for all of RST's upcoming events!

Donor Advised Funds: A Conversation with RST and AMCF

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Donor Advised Funds: A Conversation with RST and AMCF

Join Refugee Services of Texas (RST) and the American Muslim Community Foundation (AMCF) for a Donor Advised Funds Webinar in partnership with Muslim Space.

We'll start our conversation with Refugee Services of Texas' Development Director, Ashley Faye to learn more about the services RST has to offer and an update on their work around helping refugees and asylees.

The second half of our discussion will be with Muhi Khwaja, AMCF's co-founder and Director of Development & Philanthropy, about how nonprofits and donors can benefit from partnering with AMCF for donor-advised funds, giving circles, endowments, & more.

We'd love to hear from you beforehand to know if you have any specific questions you'd like addressed from either one of our webinar hosts or partner. Please send all comments and questions on or before December 13th to dallas@rstx.org. We look forward to seeing you in December!

Close