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.
Bridging Cultures - An Open Community Conversation, What is Disability? Tuesday, April 28, 6:00-8:00PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
Join in this community conversation in which we will discuss Disability, how a person can be considered 'normal' in one culture and 'disabled' in another? Is the concept of 'disability' is helpful or not? How? Why? And for who? Discussion facilitated by Goma Mabika.
Sponsored by Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Burlington Fletcher Free Library, Winooski O'Brien Community Center, and UVM College of Education and Social Services. Free and open to the public; donations are welcome; light refreshments for sale.
A Mosaic of Flavor: Iraqi Kubba and Folded Eggplant, Wednesday, May 13, 6-7:30PM Edmunds Middle School, Burlington
This month, we will be preparing two traditional Iraqi recipes. Kubba Shalgham Acid is a rich soup made of rice-coated meatballs in a broth flavored with a unique blend of spice, cilantro, lemon and pomegranate molasses. Kubba takes a special skill to make well and is a signature dish of good cooks in Iraq. To accompany the soup, we will make a main dish known as Folded Eggplant, where thinly-sliced eggplant is folded and stuffed with minced beef, onions, tomatoes and peppers. Our cook Ahlam Al Attar is originally from Bagdad and moved with her husband and daughter to Burlington in February 2015. Ahlam learned her love of cooking from her mother and enjoys cooking for large family events and teaching people about Iraqi food.
A Mosaic of Flavor cooking class series is sponsored jointly by City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Classes are held at the Edmunds School Cafeteria, at 275 Main Street in Burlington. Classes are $5 for City Market Members / $10 for non-members. For questions, call (802)861-9701