Spread the Love III ft. chefs Abdul + Maysaa Kanjo, Elia Aboumrad & Sammy Monsour
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Spread the Love III ft. chefs Abdul + Maysaa Kanjo, Elia Aboumrad & Sammy Monsour

Spread the Love II is here! Spread the Love is a 4-part dinner series pairing new arrival chefs with notable chefs in LA. Proceeds benefit Miry’s List to support families resettling in America as refugees.
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Welcome, Neighbor at Homelessness Resource Fair
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Welcome, Neighbor at Homelessness Resource Fair

Join Miry’s List at the Los Angeles Homelessness Resource Fair in Grand Park to meet organizations creating change for homeless Angelenos. And stop by the Welcome, Neighbor booth to say hello and learn about our program for activating Angelenos around helping their resettling neighbors.

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Let My People Come: A Passover Experience at Skirball Cultural Center
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Let My People Come: A Passover Experience at Skirball Cultural Center

Come to the Skirball for a Passover-themed evening in partnership with the nonprofit Miry’s List and explore the themes of freedom and redemption through food and storytelling.

Rabbi Sarah Bassin (Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills) will begin by relating the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger to both the Passover story and the experience of refugees today. Then, enjoy wine and an elaborate Syrian dinner infused with the symbols of Passover and prepared by a family who recently resettled in LA. Finally, listen as Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s Good Food) moderates a discussion with the chefs about their arrival stories.

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Welcome, Neighbor Resolution Adoption in Highland Park
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Welcome, Neighbor Resolution Adoption in Highland Park

At the March general board meeting, the council will vote to adopt the Neighborhood Welcoming Resolution declaring Highland Park to be a safe and welcoming place for all. Come witness the magic and meet your neighbors! Free and open to the public, like all Neighborhood Council meetings.

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Airbnb Open Homes x Miry's List Syrian Dinner + Meetup
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Airbnb Open Homes x Miry's List Syrian Dinner + Meetup

Join us for Syrian dinner with Airbnb, WeWork and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to welcome refugees to Los Angeles. This is an evening of Syrian dinner and conversation to learn how you can support the local community through Airbnb's Open Homes program and WeWork's Refugee Initiative. Free, RSVP required.

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Civic Life for All Angelenos: Spotlighting the Immigrant and Formerly Incarcerated Experience
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Civic Life for All Angelenos: Spotlighting the Immigrant and Formerly Incarcerated Experience

Civic Life for All Angelenos: Spotlighting the Immigrant and Formerly Incarcerated Experience Our goal with this convening is to illuminate these nuances, learn what is common to all of us, and have a conversation about our collective civic life.

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SIJCC Social Impact Shabbat
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

SIJCC Social Impact Shabbat

Join us for a social impact Shabbat with Miry's List to help give a warm loving welcome to families resettling as refugees in America. Participants will be matched with a resettling family's wishlist, including a family bio and photo and will learn how to be an advocate for the family to help get their wishlist fulfilled for the holidays. 


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Welcome, Neighbor at Mid City West Neighborhood Council Meeting
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Welcome, Neighbor at Mid City West Neighborhood Council Meeting

  • National Council of Jewish Women (map)
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Join Mid City West for our monthly board meeting! The agenda includes a presentation and potential action on the Welcome Neighbor program with Miry's List and EmpowerLA focused on neighborhood actions to welcome refugees to Los Angeles. We welcome you to come join the conversation!

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16th Annual Alternative Gift Market
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

16th Annual Alternative Gift Market

  • Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, Ross Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 16th Annual Alternative Gift Market will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. A unique feature of our Alternative Gift Market is that it gives our congregations of 500+ Church members the opportunity to learn more about the organizations that we are fundraising for.

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Welcome, Neighbor at Highland Park Neighborhood Council Meeting
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Welcome, Neighbor at Highland Park Neighborhood Council Meeting

Board discussion and motion to apply HHPNC to be part of the Welcome, Neighbor program in collaboration with Miry's List and Empower LA and appoint a volunteer board member or stakeholder as Welcoming Liaison. This program would give our neighborhood council and stakeholders a framework for supporting families resettling in Los Angeles as refugees. This vote is to complete the application form for Welcome, Neighbor and the programming would begin in January. Presented by Miry Whitehill of Miry's List. J. Tijerina

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New Arrival Supper Club: Pacific Council on International Policy
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

New Arrival Supper Club: Pacific Council on International Policy

This event will offer members the opportunity to meet with and learn from resettling neighbors over the universal language of food. There will be an interview with the evening's chef about her story of coming to America, and a big, family-style dinner featuring a Middle Eastern menu.

Registered members may bring one guest. However, due to venue constraints, we are unable to accomodate guests under the age of 21.

To register for this event, please email Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman at ipadrid@pacificcouncil.org

More about Chef Naseema Kashefi and her family:

Mom, Naseema, and Dad, Bashir, with their three-year-old girl and baby boy. They arrived in March 2017 from Afghanistan when their daughter was two and Naseema was six weeks pregnant with their son. Bashir served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, and for that reason his family was granted SIV (Special Immigration Visas) which is a type of refugee who served our military in Iraq or Afghanistan. Bashir works as a security guard and they reside in Orange County. Naseema is an incredible chef and loves preparing traditional Afghan dishes. Her specialty is Mantu, which can best be described as Afghan wontons. 

Most recently, Naseema prepared a staff lunch at CAA in honor of World Refugee Day. Naseema can't wait to share her cooking with the guests at this dinner and Bashir is excited to speak with everyone about their family's experience and how people can help families who are resettling in Southern California as refugees.

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Friendsgiving with Participant Media and New Arrival Supper Club
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Friendsgiving with Participant Media and New Arrival Supper Club

Participant Media partners with New Arrival Supper Club to bring a culinary social impact experience to Participant Media staff for a delicious and unique afternoon to support our resettling neighbors through Miry’s List.

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Afghan Tea Party & Social Action Shabbaton
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Afghan Tea Party & Social Action Shabbaton

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Miry is Keynote speaker for this community social justice day focused on immigration and welcoming the stranger. Miry will talk about how we can activate here in LA to welcome our resettling neighbors. Classic Syrian coffee, tea and desserts will be serves by a resettle cook from Syria to give guests a multi-sensory and delicious experience.

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Screening & Conversation: THIS IS HOME
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Screening & Conversation: THIS IS HOME

Join WeWork members for a screening of THIS IS HOME, telling the story of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and beginning to rebuild their lives. Following the film, we will enjoy a Syrian fare reception and hear from Miry Whitehill, founder of Miry’s List, about how we can help resettling families right here in Los Angeles.

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Friendsgiving with Miry's List 2018
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Friendsgiving with Miry's List 2018

Each November is Friendsgiving at Miry's List, when we ask people in our community to invite their friends over, share a meal, and raise money for our organization and families.  All funds raised go towards supporting Miry's List and new arrival resettling families in America. Last year, over 50 Friendsgiving gatherings took place throughout November and we raised over $30,000. This year we hope to meet and exceed last year's fundraising effort and our goal is $50,000.

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Sold Out: Storytellers Dinner with Shira Lazar and RYOT
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Sold Out: Storytellers Dinner with Shira Lazar and RYOT

RYOT /ˈrīət/ is an immersive media company founded in 2012 by Bryn Mooser, David Darg, Molly DeWolf Swenson and Martha Rogers, based in Los Angeles. It specializes in documentary film production, commercial production, virtual reality, augmented reality. Learn more about RYOT.

Shira Lazar is the Co-Founder/CEO and Host of the Emmy Nominated live interactive daily show and millenial media brand, What's Trending. What’s Trending announced a strategic partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting’s circa.com in 2017 to develop original programming, branded entertainment and social video across their platforms including a daily live show, Circa Pop Live! hosted by Shira Lazar. She also recently hosted the weekly podcast with On Tour With Live Nation with Westwood One. 

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