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