ACT NOW A Refugee Forum

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FotoFest at Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St

Houston, Texas 77007

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ACT NOW A Refugee Forum

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2pm

FotoFest at Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

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Come learn about Houston area refugee organizations and meet the people at the forefront of refugee services here. Representatives of refugee service organizations in Houston will speak about their work, the needs of Houston’s refugees, and how we as citizens can help.

Participating organizations include

  • IEDA Relief
  • Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
  • Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities - The City of Houston’s
  • Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR).
  • Refugee Council USA
  • Refugee Services of Texas

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IEDA Relief
IEDA Relief is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable people by tackling the underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential. Internationally, IEDA Relief works to empower communities affected by conflict and natural disasters to meet provide short-term and long-term support that saves lives, sustains human dignity, and restores healthy communities. Within the United States, IEDA Relief works with refugees, new immigrants and other indigent communities with an emphasis on establishing a path towards self-sufficiency.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Refugee Services department, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service, resettles legal refugees fleeing their homeland in fear of political, social or religious persecution. IM helps refugees from around the world make new lives in America.

The City of Houston - Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities
in 2016, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner created the Office of New Americans to improve access to City services for all Houstonians. The Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities reaches out to Houston’s diverse community of immigrants, ex-patriates and refugees to facilitate their successful civic, economic and cultural integration as members of our community. By partnering with stakeholders and community-based organizations to offer programs, services, and signature events, the Office of New Americans seeks to build the capacity of Houston to welcome and integrate its diverse citizenry.

Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR)
Participants in PAIR come from all over the world. They are refugees, people who cannot return to their homeland because of a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.” PAIR exists to help young refugees seize the educational opportunities now available to them.

Refugee Council USA
Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of 24 U.S.-based non-governmental organizations, is dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program. RCUSA achieves this by enhancing the capacity, voice and effectiveness of individual member organizations to work on a mutually agreed upon common agenda of protection and welcome; advocating in the U.S. and around the world for the protection, welcome, rights and durable solutions for refugees and other populations who are forcibly displaced and at risk; and building excellence in U.S. refugee resettlement and integration efforts through the collaboration of member agencies.

Refugee Services of Texas
Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced people and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities. The five RST offices throughout Texas provide resettlement services and programs designed for the local communities we serve. Working in partnership with faith-based communities, businesses, and volunteers, we provide our clients with resources, referrals, education, and guidance to ensure their success in leading self-sufficient lives in Texas.

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