The month of June includes both Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day, making this month an important time for focusing on these two communities. As both the refugee crisis and immigration continue to dominate conversations around the country, what better way to understand these issues than by coming together in Memphis to highlight their own stories?
In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th, World Relief Memphis and Memphis Immigration Project are screening the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor at Streets Ministries (1304 N Graham St, 38122). Following the documentary viewing, there will be a Q&A and a discussion about immigration and the global refugee crisis.
Salam Neighbor examines what life is like for thousands of Syrian refugees in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. This documentary is particularly unique in that it follows the journey of Chris and Zach, the first filmmakers permitted by the United Nations to be registered and granted a tent inside a refugee camp.
With a high number of arrivals this month, World Relief Memphis needs donations, with a particular need for couches and car seats or booster seats. Donations may be brought to the event or dropped off anytime to the World Relief offices at 3340 Poplar Ave, Suite 222.