2009 is starting off on a busy and exciting note for The List Project!
On January 10th The List Project’s NYC Chapter held an exciting fundraiser with almost 80 guests. The evening was full of middle eastern food and drink, belly dancers and dabke lessons!
Organized by Sara Faust, Maddy Marx and Ann McKittrick, the event brought in almost $1500! The money will be used for needy NY-area families, Amazon wish lists and advocacy purposes.
On January 12th The List Project was happy to take part in a special performance of George Packer’s play ‘Betrayed’, hosted by Refugees International. Distinguished guests included Samantha Power, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Dillon and many others! Kirk Johnson was part of a stimulating post-production panel and the special performance coincided with the long-awaited release of the ‘Guam Option’ policy paper from the Center for American Progress. Please learn more about the ‘Guam Option’ here and read the policy paper online here
Coming up: On Martin Luther King Day, January 19th, a Job Training Workshop for recently resettled refugees in the NY area! In response to President-elect Obama’s call for Americans to renew their commitment to volunteerism and join forces for a national day of service, TLP and two other New York based non-profits (CAMBA and Intersections International) are collaborating on a national service project to help recently resettled refugees find meaningful employment in the New York City area. Volunteers from WATCH-NYC will be working to help participants strengthen their job search skills and will offer one-on-one resume critiques, mock interviews and more!
Please stay tuned for more events and always remember to list your upcoming events on the Netroots Calendar. Be sure to post your pictures and let TLP know about your event!