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Refugee Simulator with Matthew House AZ

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 1 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm


According to UNHCR, there are an estimated 110 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, with over 36 million being classified as a refugee.

What does “home” mean to you? For most of us it means safety, security, family and community. For families arriving as refugees, they’ve fled home because it was no longer a place of safety. This leaves them disconnected from extended family, comforts of cultural norms and their broader community. Many refugees arrive in the Phoenix area with only the support of the Resettlement Agency workers. Lack of support from the broader community compounds struggles with adjusting to cultural, economic, linguistic, educational, emotional, and occupational realities of life in their new country.

Join us as we learn from the team at Matthew House about what a refugee is and experience, just a glimpse, of what they endure to get to this new place.

An authentic Mediterranean dinner will be served as well as light refreshments after!

*This event is for anyone, but for children under seven, this may be a long evening.



June 1
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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