Promising Practices: Protecting Migrants and Refugee Victims of Xenophobia and Intolerance in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic
This event will present and discuss a just-completed survey on promising practices developed by front-line organizations working with migrants in this COVID-era. The program will feature speakers from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the GFMD Mayor’s Mechanism, and selected NGO representatives from among the survey respondents.
- Jorge Andres Gallo Hoyes— Regional Media & Communications Officer for Central America, North America, and the Caribbean, Costa Rica, UN Migration Agency (IOM)
- Sophie van Haasen —Coordinator, GFMD Mayor’s Mechanism, Belgium Presentation of Comprehensive Survey and Report
- Trisha Dehrone— Subcommittee on Xenophobia, Racism, and Social Inclusion
- Kathleen Ray— Subcommittee on Xenophobia, Racism, and Social Inclusion, BPW-International and Hyde Park Refugee Project
- African Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa): Akhator Joel Odigie—Deputy General Secretary, Togo
- Justice for All: Adem Carroll—Director of UN Programs, USA
- Together Project: Anna Hill—Co-Director, Canada
- Insan Association: Judy Yazbeck—Project Coordinator–Lawyer Achrafieh – Lebanon
- Unlimited Potential: Emma Vieira—Executive Director, USA/Mexico
- Pamela Morgan— Executive Committee, NGO, Committee on Migration. Chair, Zonta International UN Committee
“A Home Called Nebraska” – Documentary Film Feature & DiscussionSunday, June 20, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 CDT
Join us for a documentary viewing of “A Home Called Nebraska” the story of midwestern welcome, acceptance, and unlikely friendships during a time of national anxiety and emboldened bigotry. In 2016, the conservative state of Nebraska resettled more refugees per capita than any other state.
A HOME CALLED NEBRASKA spotlights people who escaped war, torture and persecution. It also introduces the generous Nebraskans who welcomed them, taught them, celebrated with them, and helped them find jobs and houses. Today these refugees are succeeding, and are giving back to the communities that supported them.
This heartwarming documentary by Beth and George Gage (American Outrage, Bidder 70) offers hope and an antidote to racist nationalism: communities of people in Nebraska who work to dispel fear, build bridges and change their own perceptions along the way. Here is a compelling portrait of ordinary people standing up for what is right, inspiring us to do the same.
After the documentary viewing we will have a panel discussion with members from Hyde Park Refugee Project and Bethany House of Hospitality to build a deeper understanding of the in-depth challenges refugees face acclimating to the US.
This event is presented in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Omega Omega, Tau Mu, chapters in partnership with the Imani Pearls Development Foundation.
Summer Camp 2021 Open for Campers/Volunteers Wanted
Open Enrollment Begins
Enrollment for Hyde Park Refugee Project’s summer camp for English language learners is now open. The free camp will take place from July 5 – 30, 2021.
WHO: Children ages 4-14
WHAT: This 4 week summer camp will have arts & crafts, science experiments, scavenger hunts, music, dance classes, sports, reading activities, math games, fun Friday activities and more.
WHEN: Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm, July 5- July 30, 2021
CONTACT: Linda Pope at email@example.com
Want to make a difference? Volunteer for Hyde Park Refugee Project’s Summer Curiosity Camp for English Language Learners. We’re looking for full-time interns (stipends available), full-time counselors, and full- or part-time junior counselors.
When: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., July 5 – 30
Where: Hyde Park, Illinois
Contact: For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply by: May 15, 2021
Hyde Park Refugee Project is pleased to invite our community to experience a dramatic reading of The Suppliants with dance, music, and performance by the Theater of War.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 7:30 – 9:30pm
The Suppliants Project tells the timeless story of fifty female refugees seeking asylum at a border from forced marriage and domestic violence. The play not only depicts the struggle of these women to cross into safety, but also the internal struggle within the city that ultimately receives them. Using a 2,500-year-old tragedy by Aeschylus as a catalyst for powerful gatherings and crucial conversations, The Suppliants Project engages diverse audiences in humanizing, constructive dialogue about the challenges of the current immigration crisis and its impact upon all that it touches.
Featuring a chorus of Garifuna singers, musicians, and performers from Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala
The performance will be followed by a discussion with representatives from local Chicago organizations that work in the refugee and immigrant space, including the Hyde Park Refugee Project and GirlForward.
RSVP HERE for the free performance.
July 1 – 26: Online Summer Enrichment Camp
October 23: Trauma-Informed Workshop: In this workshop participants discussed how to be sensitive and empathetic to individuals who have suffered severe trauma in their lives.See details about our October 2019 Workshops on Supporting Refugee Neighbors
October 12: Literacy Works Workshop: In this workshop tutors learned what “fluency” means in different educational contexts and participate in interactive activities promoting fluency in English as a second language, reading and math.
July 1 – 26: Hyde Park Refugee Project Summer Enrichment Camp
February 2: Literacy Works Workshop on Lesson Planning
September 26: Doctors Without Borders Forced From Home Exhibit
Summer: Pilot Summer Enrichment Program
March 14: Literacy Works Tutor Training
November 28: Thanksgiving Dinner
November 4: Winter Clothing Drive
August 12 and 26: ESL Tutor Training: The Hyde Park Refugee Project partnered with Literacy Works to provide a 12-hour ESL Tutor Essentials training, which prepares new tutors to instruct adults in English as a Second Language (ESL).
July 11: Lutheran School of Theology Dinner/Fundraiser