Date(s) - Tue, Sep 12, 2017
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Las Palomas Restaurant
The next NCJW luncheon is Tuesday, September 12th at Las Palomas Restaurant, 3201 Bee Caves Road, from 11:15am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:15-11:45am; program starts at 11:45am).
The guest speaker will be Lauren Rizzo from the Refugee Services of Texas.
Lauren will discuss the current state of refugees flowing into the US and Texas, and how her organization is involved. Lauren has been honored to serve RST as Volunteer Coordinator for two years, and was a volunteer herself for five years previous. Her passion to travel and love for different cultures originally drew her to get involved with refugees in Austin. In her former life, she studied fine furniture making and traveled in Mexico. She is very excited to speak to you about what is means to be a refugee and what the refugee resettlement process looks like in Texas for our new neighbors from across the globe.
Refugee Services of Texas serves refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas, Cuban-Haitian entrants, Central American minors, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations. In addition, RST works to facilitate partnerships with host communities to build a welcoming environment.
The luncheon cost is $20 for NCJW members and $23 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com by September 8th.