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Refugee Awareness Night
September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT 06460 United States
Milford Public Library presents Refugee Awareness Night, in partnership with New Haven-based IRIS — Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm.
The event will include a screening of the award-winning documentary Soufra. This “wildly inspiring” film chronicles the journey of Miriam Shaar, a generational refugee living in a refugee camp outside Beruit, Lebanon. Miriam’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion to change her fate inspires her to launch a catering company and eventual food truck business, Soufra, employing a diverse group of refugee women from around the camp.
A panel discussion will follow, featuring Rachel Doft – Director of Immigration Legal Services for IRIS, along with Sam Rose – an Iranian refugee and owner of CT-based Green Leaf Catering and Food Truck, and Bettina Youngs – a Milford resident who worked with IRIS to coordinate the resettlement of a refugee family to Milford in 2016.
Light desserts provided by Green Leaf Catering; beverages courtesy of Milford Public Library.
Sponsored by Milford Clergy Association, Milford Speaks Out, National Organization of Women (NOW) – CT Chapter, and Sacred Heart University’s Campus Ministry.
The event is free and open to the public.