August 04, 2019 at 11:00am - 2pm

Rise for Refuge - Sunday Lunch for Refugees

Dine out for a delicious lunch on Sunday, Aug. 4, and show your support for refugees! 
CWS Durham is partnering with local immigrant-owned Ethiopian restaurant and refugee employer, Goorsha, as part of the national Rise For Refuge movement to demonstrate the importance of refugees to the Durham community. This is an invitation to all faith communities to enjoy lunch at Goorsha after Sunday services.  

Fasil Tesfaye, Goorsha owner, and city officials will offer brief remarks and we will have postcards available for you to write to your elected officials to oppose the administration’s plans to end the refugee resettlement program in the United States.

910 West Main St., Durham, NC 27701  

As people who care about refugees – abroad and at our doorstep – we must make our voices heard. Join us in demanding that Congress stop the administration from ending asylum and refugee resettlement!

More info here:
Quick background/update:

  • Some officials in the Trump administration have proposed admitting zero refugees in Fiscal Year 2020. This is unconscionable and would be the end of refugee resettlement in the United States.
  • Following the administration’s new interim rule barring access to asylum, any further decimation—or worse, elimination—of the refugee resettlement program in FY2020 would amount to a total refugee ban. The message is clear: no one is welcome, no matter how they seek safety, no matter what persecution they face.
  • Anything less than this year’s historically low ceiling of 30,000 refugees is unjustifiable both operationally and morally, and would have devastating, long-term consequences for U.S. communities and U.S. foreign policy interests.
  • Make your voice heard!  CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY: Click here or click here or call (202) 224-3121 three times to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative

See you there!
910 West Main St., Durham, NC 27701  

910 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
United States
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