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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.

Current calendar

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A Mosaic of Flavor: Syrian Tabbouleh and Kanafe, Wednesday, March 11, 6-8:00PM Edmunds Middle School, Burlington

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  This month, we will be preparing tabbouleh, a traditional Syrian salad that is typically eaten as an appetizer.  It primarily consists of parsley, tomatoes, onions, some type of grain, and lemon juice.  For dessert, we will be preparing and baking kanafe, a sweet and delicious dessert enjoyed by many in both Syria and Jordan.  It's made using shredded filo dough, butter, ricotta and mozzarella cheese, with a syrup of sugar and orange blossom water drizzled on top.  Maha Akkeh is currently a senior at the University of Vermont, studying Global Studies with a concentration on the Middle East.  Spending countless summers in Syria, and a semester abroad in Amman have furthered her passion and interest in the culture of the region, especially in terms of food and cooking.

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

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Bridging Cultures - An Open Community Conversation,  Tuesday, February 24, 6:00-8:00PM, Edmunds Middle School Library, Burlington

Join in this community conversation.  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.


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