Monday, March 6, 2017

League of Women Voters Table Talk Features Presentation on Refugees in Our Community

The League of Women Voters March 7th Table Talk will feature a presentation about refugees in our community – how they got here, what help they are given and the challenges they face.  Guest speaker Carolyn Paxton, is a volunteer for World Relief and Amira Al Salami, a Refugee Program Specialist in the Richland office of World Relief, together with some Syrian families will educate us on what it’s like to be a refugee.

World Relief is a humanitarian organization and resettlement agency that helps refugees start a new life in the U.S. Amira Al Salami participates in various programs, including receiving refugees at the airport, getting their documents and applying for public assistance programs on their behalf, enrolling their children in school, interpreting, and setting up their medical and social appointments. From Iraq, Amira tries to bridge the gap between Islamic, Eastern, Arabic culture and the West.

The event is open to the public, so invite a friend or neighbor you think would be interested.

Where:  Ben-Franklin Transit Headquarters, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland.  (at the Richland Wye)

For more information, please call Lora Rathbone 509-460-1223

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