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Join TRES, the IRC, and USA for UNHCR in honoring world refugees at the World Refugee Fundraiser Celebration to benefit refugees assisted by our local area IRC resettlement office and the UNCHR.
The TRES World Refugee Fundraiser Celebration will feature the Sierra Leone Refugee's All Stars documentary, UNHCR and IRC speakers, cultural performances, a delicious taste of the world buffet, and world music by FunkDC's DJ Neil Payne.
Tickets: $20 advance with PayPal on the TRES website or $25 at door
Please RSVP as early as possible if you plan to attend. This will help us plan for food/drink and notify you of important event changes.
RSVP: the [dot] refugee [dot] experience [dot] series [at] gmail [dot] com
One block from the Ballston Metro
Free Parking in NRECA deck
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Note from TRES:
If you’ve been to one our refugee social events, you know that it’s a heartwarming and fun community effort. Did you also know that organizations such as the International Rescue Committee and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees suffer cut backs from limited funding during this time of recession? This dramatically affects the quality and amount of assistance refugees receive. Let’s do our small part to show the world’s refugees we care about them. Help us spread the word about this fundraiser and invite your friends and family to come.
During the World Refugee Fundraiser Celebration, you will meet resettled refugees in our area, taste their food, and listen to a couple of them perform. You will get a first hand glimpse of what it is like in a refugee camp in Guinea and the Balkans through the Sierrea Leone’s Refugee All Stars documentary and our special guest speaker Mark Snowiss as well as hear from an IRC Case Manager, Taameem Al-Maliki. You will also get to dance and party with us and FunkDC’s DJ Neil Payne, this is a celebration after all!
We look forward to seeing you there,
Your friends at TRES