Led by Steph Munn and the Pelham SFR chapter, the “Walk a Mile” event is a simulation exercise for participants to experience, if only for a few moments, the frustrations, the disappointments, and the hopes that refugees around the world face. By engaging in activities at 6 different stations, participants can gain insight into the life of refugees. It will be hosted in the Pelham Memorial High School Cafeteria and entry is free!
The Temple Israel of New Rochelle hosted the “Stronger Together Solidarity Fair” in response to the violence that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018. Several organizations attended this event to discuss various ways to achieve justice for all, especially those who are marginalized or unrepresented.
Students for Refugees represented The Syria Fund at NaTakallam’s fundraising and celebratory event. We raised hundreds of dollars for The Sal School, met some incredible people involved in the cause of aiding refugees locally and abroad, and started working on starting some new projects and partnerships.
In the newly designed space at Scarsdale High School, known as the Learning Commons, we will be hosting a potluck gathering for the Refugee Aid Community. There will be games and entertainment for the kids, and parents will have an opportunity to meet and connect with each other.
George Latimer, who is running for Westchester County Executive, is having a meeting at Scarsdale Friends Quaker Meeting House. He has stated that he supports refugee resettlement in Westchester. It is essential to show our politicians that refugees are welcome here, especially since Astorino has taken a stance on refugees akin to the Trump Administration.
Photo credit @NY State Senate.
The two organizations NuDay Syria and Hearts and Homes are holding a donation drive in October for refugees. SFR members will be there to help load trucks and collect supplies.
This event is taking place on the following dates:
Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25th, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
We've been invited to attend a public event hosted by the Neighbors for Refugees in Larchmont, and Greater NYC families for Syria. We'll be selling buttons, stickers, and answering questions about our work. Additionally, there will be speakers from other refugee organizations.
- Ahed Festuk: Syrian activist woman seeking US asylum
- Victoria Lupton: Women Now for Development
Plus: Several Brief Videos Highlighting the Impact of the Syrian Conflict on Children
Please join us after the presentation to assemble UMCOR school kits to be sent to refugee children around the world. Information and action resources on the Syrian refugee crisis will also be provided