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Build a Longer Table for Refugees


From: Friday 16th of November 2018
6:00 pm
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Until: Friday 16th of November 2018
9:00 pm
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami

7701 SW 76th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33143 United States

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When intimidated by the state of the world, some people build a taller wall; we build a longer table.
Amnesty International Miami and Refugee Assistance Alliance invite you to join us on the UN’s International Day of Tolerance for a special dinner event to Build a Longer Table for Refugees.

November 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami

Imagine how you would feel if you lost your home, your family, and your friends. Today, more and more people all over the world find themselves in this situation. Refugees are being forced to run for their lives due to war, violence and persecution. Over half are children. They rely on the kindness of strangers to help them rebuild their lives in safety.
This fall, Amnesty International USA is calling upon its members and supporters to develop and deepen communities in support of refugees across the United States through events, resolutions and actions. We at Amnesty International in Miami are hosting this inclusive dinner event to promote inclusion, to gain further support for our refugee resolutions in municipalities throughout Miami-Dade, and to help highlight the work of local refugee support agency Refugee Assistance Alliance.

Refugee Assistance Alliance works with underserved displaced people, helping them navigate their new home in the United States with English tutoring, homework help for kids, practical assistance and providing cooking opportunities through Taste of Syria (formerly Syrian Supper Club). They currently serve 17 refugee families in South Florida, 15 of whom are from Syria. Your meal at this event will be prepared by three refugee chefs. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the refugee chefs and their families here in South Florida.