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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - Lunch Program
Survive to Thrive: Welcoming our Newest Neighbors and the Story of Miry's List
Miry Whitehill

Refugee families come to the United States seeking safety from violence and persecution in their home countries, often leaving behind family, friends, and virtually everything they own. Miry Whitehill, founder of Miry's List, will talk about how, by leveraging crowdsourcing and social media, Miry's List has built a mechanism and network of people in Southern California to help newly arrived families whose needs are not completely met by the resettlement system. 

Miry Whitehill started Miry's List in July, 2016 when she accidentally met a family of newly arrived Syrian refugees through a friend. Until then, she was a stay-at-home mom and community activist with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing.

As of December 2017, Miry's List has helped more than 250 families resettling from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Kurdistan. In 2018, Miry's List plans to enroll an additional 500 families into the program and launch an app in partnership with Microsoft to streamline and automate the model and roll out Miry's List programming to every refugee resettlement city in America.

Ms. Whitehill's Athenaeum talk is sponsored by the Berger Institute and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Sequence. 

Photo credit: Christopher Patey

 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - Special Program
The Great Conversation
CMC Student Facilitators

Join current CMC sophomores, juniors, and seniors for an engaging and thoughtful evening of dining and dialogue. The Great Conversation is a program designed to foster discussion by engaging people in the topics that matter most to them. Each table will feature a different topic, chosen by a student, who will facilitate the conversation. The format allows all attendees to be active participants. Topics may draw from any area of life, from arts and literature, history, religion, and public policy, to popular culture or campus life.

For more information and to sign up, please visit The Great Conversation page.

Join current CMC sophomores, juniors, and seniors for an engaging and thoughtful evening of dining and dialogue. The Great Conversation is a program designed to foster discussion by engaging people in the topics that matter most to them. Each table will feature a different topic, chosen by a student, who will facilitate the conversation. The format allows all attendees to be active participants. Topics may draw from any area of life, from arts and literature, history, religion, and public policy, to popular culture or campus life.

For more information and to sign up, please go to https://online.cmc.edu/the-great-conversation

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