With the help of CHJ’s Social Action chair, John Levin, we are fortunate to have secured a speaker on the most urgent topic facing the U.S. right now: evacuating and resettling refugees from Afghanistan. As the co-chair of the Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement (SIRS), Amy Ewing has worked with immigrant families from Syria and Afghanistan and is looking forward to doing so again this year. [continue reading below and for Zoom info]
Afghan evacuees disembark a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Aug. 22, 2021Resettling Refugees – A Community PerspectiveAfter the sudden fall of Afghanistan,the refugee crisis is on the top of many of our minds. Afghans who helped the U.S. are eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), and many contractors and journalists are hoping for expedited refugee status. Connecticut is anticipating its share of Afghan families, according to CIRI and IRIS, local organizations that work with immigrants. How do they welcome and support refugees? How can we help — one immigrant family at a time? In Friday’s program, Amy Ewing will share information and the volunteer group SIRS’ experiences with two families.
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