April 28, 2019 –
Pioneer Valley Interfaith Refugee Action Group invites you to attend a program:
Sunday, April 28th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Edwards Church, 297 Main Street, Northampton
"Refugee Journeys to the Pioneer Valley”
Maryan Omar: A Somali woman who, at the age of 11, came to the U.S. 15 years ago from camps in Kenya. Maryan lives in Springfield with her husband and three children and is a student at Bay Path University.
Yousuf Al Dulaimi: Along with his mother and younger brother, Yousuf fled Iraq in 2013, was a refugee in Turkey for 3 years, and was resettled in the Valley in 2017. Yousuf is now a student, a Personal Care Assistant and works at a catering business.
Asani Furaha: Resettled with her husband and young son one year ago, the family were refugees in Burundi, having fled their home in the Eastern Congo in 2002. Asani works at the Lathrop Home and is taking English and computer courses while studying for her CNA certification.
Keegan Pyle: As the Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for Catholic Charities, Keegan will give an overview of the refugee resettlement program in Northampton.
Free & open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsors: Edwards Church, Peace & Justice Team of First Churches, Haydenville Congregational Church, Social Justice Commission of ST Elizabeth Anne Seton and Our Lady of the Hills, Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation B’Nai Israel
Valley Syrian Relief Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org