Send Refugee Youth on a Civil Rights Trip!

By IRIS-CT (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services)

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$6083.00

Donated towards $10200.00 Goal

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We, IRIS Refugee Young Women Leaders, are raising money for a four-day summer pilgrimage to Atlanta and Birmingham to study the foundations of nonviolent social change in the African-American civil rights movement.

We are teen refugees from Africa and the Middle East who have resettled to New Haven, Connecticut. We meet weekly as part of the IRIS Young Leaders Program. This year’s initiative is the summer study trip. In partnership with the King Center for Nonviolence, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Civil Rights Institute, we will give presentations and lead discussions about civil/human rights leaders and methods in our home countries, based on pre-trip research.

We will link the experiences of people involved in the civil rights/nonviolence movement with our experiences struggling with identity, bullying, and racism here in America. During and after the trip, we will practice applying the tenets of nonviolence and other lessons of those movements to transform difficult situations in our own lives and in our communities.

Donations will be used to cover these trip costs and other educational programming needs:

  • Round trip transportation for sixteen participants and two IRIS staff members from New Haven to Atlanta and Birmingham
  • Food
  • Accommodation for two days in each city
  • Van rental for inner-city travel
  • Admission to civil rights centers and museums

Cost to send refugee youth on a civil rights trip: $10,200

Thank you for your donation. 100% of the donation you make to The Impact Vine will go directly to the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization listed on this page, directed toward the project detailed above.  You will receive an emailed tax receipt to support your tax-deductible contribution. Thank you again!

4 responses to “Send Refugee Youth on a Civil Rights Trip!”

  1. Rachel Derrick says:

    Great cause!

  2. amakar@irisct.org says:

    Thank you so much for your support, Rachel!

  3. Elizabeth Llewellyn says:

    Hi Laurel McCormack. This is a wonderful project. Blessings going out to all of you involved. Keep us updated about the trip. Lots of love, Betsy

  4. Kris Mendoza says:

    I love you all! What an amazing opportunity. I know you will take advantage of every moment and learn lessons that will last a lifetime.

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4 responses to “Send Refugee Youth on a Civil Rights Trip!”

  1. Rachel Derrick says:

    Great cause!

  2. amakar@irisct.org says:

    Thank you so much for your support, Rachel!

  3. Elizabeth Llewellyn says:

    Hi Laurel McCormack. This is a wonderful project. Blessings going out to all of you involved. Keep us updated about the trip. Lots of love, Betsy

  4. Kris Mendoza says:

    I love you all! What an amazing opportunity. I know you will take advantage of every moment and learn lessons that will last a lifetime.

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