Thursday, February 23, 2017
TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
How ought we treat “strangers in a strange land”? How can we counter the prejudice and fear of Americans towards Muslim refugees, fleeing lands of civil wars? One way is to extend helping hands to new refugee families. Three residents from the multi-faith group Good Neighbor of Capitol Hill describe how they mobilized to support a family that arrived Jan. 17 and to help two additional families. Homes are being furnished with clothing, linens, kitchen and bath supplies, cell-phones and computers. Arriving families are met at the airport; offered help with transportation, medical appointments, and job interviews; and supported financially during their first year here.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. Includes Hors d’Oeuvres. Cash Bar.