June 7th, 6:30pm- 10:00pm: Ephrata Performing Arts Center, The Cripple of Inishmaan
We hope that you will join us for a Theatre performance on June 7th starting at 7:30pm Ephrata Performing Arts Center, 320 Cocalico Street Ephrata, PA 17522
On June 7th Join Music For Everyone, Church World Service, and Tellus360 as we present an evening at the Ephrata Performance Arts Center. The evening will consist of a reception with light snacks, wine and beer, and a wonderful performance of an Irish play, "The Cripple of Inishmaan". Tellus360 has generously designated MFE and CWS as beneficiaries of the evening and 100% of the ticket sales will be split between our two organizations. Tickets are $32 for the evening. Don't miss out on a great evening for TWO great causes!
Eventbrite registration is required-- please do so here.
June 11th 2-5pm, Tellus360: Square Dance for Refugees, Immigrants, and Veterans
Join us Tellus360, 24 East King Street, Lancaster, Pa 17602 for a community square dance!
Tellus360, Lancaster Stands Up and local community member, Paul Harnik, are hosting a square dance in support of Lancaster's refugees, immigrants, and veterans. Lancaster has proclaimed with open hearts and minds that all who enter our community are welcome-- regardless of race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a social group. We stand tall and strong beside our refugee, immigrant and veteran neighbors—because in this town, we are equal and deserve the chance of hope and freedom in our lives.
Please join us at Tellus360, 24 East King Street, Lancaster on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM as we dance, raise awareness and show solidarity with our community-- all while raising funds for organizations serving newcomers and veterans in Lancaster County. Event page found here.
Music will be performed by the old-time Appalachian band, The Vacutones. A four-piece string band from Maryland, The Vacutones play songs and tunes from throughout the South and Midwest, music learned from 78rpm records and archival recordings. Kate Brett is on banjo, Kevin Enoch on banjo-uke and bass, Bill Schmidt on fiddle, and Ann Porcella guitar.
SAVE THE DATE for a film showing: June 20th is World Refugee Day!
Join us for a film showing of Warehoused, A NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM TO SHED LIGHT ON HUMAN STORIES INSIDE THE WORLD'S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP-- DADAAB
Where/When: Location confirmation TBD, 6pm-8pm, June 20th
On World Refugee Day, we want to do more—so we are sending a little bit of Lancaster to the refugee children of the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, Africa. All donations and proceeds raised on this day will help to supply the refugee children in Dadaab with school supplies for the classroom. CWS-Lancaster staff member, Omar Mohamed is traveling to Dadaab this summer to hand-deliver materials to the schools. Please join us for an evening to include a moving showing of Warehoused, followed by a discussion and video of Omar in the camp with the children. Then stay tuned for a special invitation-only follow up event in the Fall of 2017, to hear a first-hand account of Omar's trip.
Eventbrite registration coming soon!
Stop by to see our Welcoming Piano, provided by Music For Everyone's Keys of the City!
We are proud to partner with Music for Everyone again this year in their Keys of the City initiative! If you are around our office at 308 East King Street, Lancaster, stop by and play a little tune of welcome. We would love to hear you out there!
Thank you for your support of refugees in our community. We are truly grateful to you!
-- CWS-Lancaster Team
CWS Lancaster Immigration and Refugee Program 308 East King Street Lancaster, PA 17602