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VRRP Calendar

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program hosts a number of events throughout the month. These include trainings and workshops to assist refugees and immigrants become full participants in all aspects of American life, volunteer trainings, and various cultural events and celebrations.

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Bridging Cultures - A Mother's Journey Through War,  Sunday, October 5, 4-6PM, Fletcher Free Library - Fletcher Room, Burlington

What happens to families in times of war?  How would you and your family face the challenges? Davorka fought to protect her family in Bosnia.  Then brought them to safety in Vermont.  Her stories are compelling.  Join in this community conversation.

Co-sponsored by Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and The Fletcher Free Library.

Free and open to the public; donations are welcome; light refreshments for sale.


A Mosaic of Flavor: Iraqi Biryani, Thursday, October 23 6-8:00PM McClure Multi-Generational Center, Burlington

In this workshop in the Mosaic of Flavor series, we turn our attention to Iraq. Savory and slightly sweet biryani can be a side dish or main course. Suhad Murad shows us how to make this Iraqi favorite along with a semolina cake that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Suhad came from Iraq three years ago with her husband and three children. She is an amazing cook and thinks that it was her cooking that won her husband's heart. Suhad’s recipes will be featured in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program’s upcoming cookbook, A Mosaic of Flavor.

A Mosiac of Flavor cooking class series is sponsored jointly by City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  Classes are held at the McClure Multi-Generaltionl Center, at 241 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington. For questions, call (802)861-9701

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Attitude of Gratitude Community Dinner,  Saturday, November 1, 6-8PM, Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne

Join us for an evening of great food, good friends, fantastic entertainment and our popular silent auction. This event is a Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program / USCRI fundraiser to raise funds to purchase text books for English language classes, winter boots and cookware.

Tickets prices are $40 for adults, $25 for children under 18 years of age. Tickets can be purchased by sending an email to: or calling (802) 338-4633.



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