Panel on Refugee and Immigration Issues in Colorado and How SMCD Can Engage

May 29th

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    Price:
  • $10 Regular Price
  • $25 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

 

Sponsored by the SMCD Community Engagement Team

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about issues facing refugee and immigrant populations in Denver and how SMCD can engage in support of these communities. Our guest panelists will be:

cdhsJoe Horther is the Integration Partnerships Coordinator for Colorado Division of Refugee Services of the Department of Health and Human Services. Joe will speak to the broader issues of refugees and immigrants in Colorado. He is a long-time supporter of the refugee and immigrant community. One of his gifts is bringing communities together by shining the light on opportunities for engagement, involvement and connection.

project worthmoreSue Eberling is the Volunteer Coordinator at Project Worthmore.  Project Worthmore works to restore worth to our refugee neighbors through the heart of our community.  Every family we serve has a unique story, a steadfast courage, and a resilience to survive and rebuilt their lives here in Colorado.  Started as a makeshift response to the unmet needs of our refugee neighbors in 2009, we have grown to offer a variety of programs and services including English language classes, citizenship classes, a community-run food access program, a refugee training farm, a five-chair dental clinic, and access to Community Navigators and Family Partners.  Volunteer Orientation with Project Worthmore will be part of the panel discussion.  So come with your questions about how to get involved and help.

 

SMCD contact for additional information: Anne Frantz

Our only reliable source of strength is the goodness of our hearts. Our only foundation for coming to terms with the suffering of the times is our innate need to be decent human beings.      —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

$10 suggested donation to go to Project Worthmore and SMCD