BENEFITING: IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
EVENT: 2017 Run for Refugees
In this time of fearmongering and scapegoating, let us embrace our country's foundational pro-immigrant values. Let us re-read "The New Colossus" to remind ourselves that liberty means standing, with open arms and open heart, in solidarity with the marginalized and vulnerable among us. We are a world of migrants and refugees, and donations demonstrate that we support those who seek refuge today, right here in Connecticut.
Ashley Makar, my friend and team captain, notes: "We're not only running for refugees--we're running WITH refugees! The refugees who join our team, and the refugees who strengthen our communities. We're running to support refugees and to celebrate the light they bring to our country." If you're interested in learning more about Ashley's longstanding involvement with refugees and immigrants in our community, read her essay at KtB.
Thank you for your contribution. Thank you for your generosity and humanity.