Neighbors for Refugees Fall 2020

#RefugeeChat Series

Join Neighbors for Refugees for our Fall #RefugeeChat series with authors and experts in the immigration and refugee landscape today. Over the course of four sessions, we will discuss cultural, political, and international issues — from refugee resettlement to food beloved around the world to how to make a difference using advocacy skills. Learn more and register below.

Edafe Okporo, Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, will talk about his refugee experience and his new book "Compassion is Worth More: Using Your Civil Power to Create Change," a book that supports younger people who want to create change and encourage older people to continue the fight for equality.

Join NFR for a special program on the global refugee crisis, featuring Rebecca Kirzner, Senior Director Grassroots Campaigns at HIAS; Manny Lindenbaum, Holocaust survivor; and Ahed Festuk, Manager of Humanitarian Relief at Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. Find out more about their work and how you can help improve the lives of refugees within our own borders.

Ahoud Bata, owner of Fez, Turkish Meze in Mamaroneck, NY, will discuss food culture in the Middle East. She’ll talk about how her small family-owned business is faring during the pandemic and about the similarities and differences between popular dishes, such as hummus, kebabs, and moussaka. This conversation will appeal to both carnivores and vegetarians.

Kerry Brodie, founder of Emma’s Torch, a restaurant that is home to a social enterprise that empowers refugees through culinary education and job readiness training), will speak about her journey, alongside a few of her students who will talk about their American culinary journey. 

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