The Refugees Welcome Guidebook, a project by the Arab American Civic Council and Activate Labs, will be officially released at the Refugees Welcome Ramadan Iftar dinner on Wednesday, June 21 at 8pm. The event will take place at Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim’s Little Arabia District.
The bilingual guidebook (Arabic/English) seeks to support refugee resettlement by providing a multi-platform (app, website and print) hyper-local guide to support refugee integration in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
“The Refugees Welcome Guidebook has been written with empathy and care,” said Monica Curca, project co-director and founder of Activate Labs, who’s came to the U.S. as a refugee from Romania. “For almost two years, we have collaborated with volunteers across Southern California, refugee resource centers, resettlement agencies and service providers to learn and understand the current challenges that refugees and asylees face today.”
Who: Activate Labs and Arab American Civic Council
When: Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Where: Olive Tree Restaurant. 512 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim
What: Refugees Welcome Ramadan Iftar
A soft release of the guidebook will take place on Tuesday, June 20 during the World Refugee Day event in Glendale, California, where dozens of Los Angeles-based organizations and resettlement agencies gather at this annual event to celebrate, learn and help welcome refugees.
An online version of the guidebook will soon be available on www.refugeeswelcomeguide.org.