Coffee, Conversation, Community.
On Sunday, January 28th Suzan and Nadeen have a coffee date and we would like to invite you to join us. Nadeen is a dynamic, young leader in the Denver Muslim community. She also is a Palestinian American and her perspective is important in matters pertaining to the Middle East and Muslims in America. I respect her greatly and appreciate her point of view.
Our conversation will most likely involve topics like--Palestine, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, Muslims in America, and the Middle East conflict. You know, light and fluffy conversation. But, these are important topics that need to be addressed in a respectful conversation. I am invited my community to join us and she is inviting hers.
We are meeting at The Refuge on Sunday, January 28th at 3pm. The Refuge is known for facilitating dignified dialogue in a safe space. This event is an opportunity to learn, engage, and reflect from another point of view and another community. Will you join us for a little coffee talk?
If you have questions or topics you would like us to address, please email them to Suzann at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want you to interact with us!
This event is free and open to the public, so please bring those who are interested in learning more about the Middle East and topics that affect our Muslim neighbors.
Nadeen Ibrahim migrated from the Palestinian Territory with her family when she was seven months old, and moved to Colorado in 1997. She was raised in Wiggins, Colorado – a northeastern rural community of less than 1000 individuals. She recently graduated from the University of Colorado Denver, and will begin her graduate studies in Public Policy at the University of Oxford in England this Fall 2018. Nadeen strongly advocates for serving immigrants and refugees in ways that build community through cultural and language preservation and sustainable asset-based community development. She has exemplified this advocacy through her participation on the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission and grassroots community organizing.
Suzann has over 19 years of cross-cultural experience serving the most vulnerable populations in Africa, Thailand, the Middle East, and the United States. She has served Palestinian refugees in refugee camps across the Middle East for the past 14 years. She is the Executive Director of Beirut and Beyond, an organization dedicated to relief, reconciliation, and relationship on behalf of Palestinian refugees. Learn more at www.beirutandbeyond.org.
The Refuge is a Christian community and mission center in Broomfield dedicated to the values of presence, engagement, transformation, welcome, creativity, and celebration. The Refuge loves to create brave and safe spaces that inspire conversation, transformation, and action. You can learn more at www.therefugeonline.org.