Refugees Welcome Webinar Jan. 30 at 4pm Eastern

January 24, 2017
Posted by: Wilma Shuffitt

“Learning From Syrians and Muslim American Organizations: Growing Effective Partnerships”

In this time of transfer of national power and challenges ahead facing U.S. refugees, we invite you to REGISTER HERE, or by going to this link: to join our next Refugees Welcome Webinar, January 30 at 4 p.m. Eastern:

The webinar will emphasize Muslim and Syrian Organizational leaders and priorities, provide national, state, and local legislative updates, share cultural information, and provide models and guidance about best practices for inter-faith and  inter-cultural partnerships in this crucial time!  Speakers on the call will include leaders from many of the Muslim and/or Syrian organizations which are founding endorsers of the Refugees Welcome movement.  Confirmed speakers are:

Catherine Orsborn, Shoulder to Shoulder

Yolanda Rondon, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Meredith Owen, Church World Service

Suzanne Akhras-Sahloul, Syrian Community Network

Suzanne Meriden, Syrian American Council

Isra Chaker, United Muslim Relief

Please register NOW at the link:, mark your calendars, share this message broadly, and invite your friends for these important conversations!!  Also, be sure to list your questions on the registration form, and plan to engage in conversations through the “chat box” during the webinar!

The call in number (often best for audio) is:  641-715-3670, code:  104402#.  The link for the visual portion of the  webinar will be:

Also, we remind you to continue to Call Elected Officials to communicate your welcome for refugees!: Elected officials must understand the broad support for welcoming refugees and other newcomers. Please call your local, state, and national leaders — tell them where you’re from, why you care about refugees, and urge them to support the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Click here for more information including a sample call script.

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