LA Times: At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind

LA Times: At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind

Beneath the dimmed lights of a downtown L.A. restaurant, Naseema Kashefi watched quietly as a hungry crowd fawned over the crunch of her golden samosas. Servers passed her Afghan specialty on ceramic trays while her newfound fans groaned with each bite.

PRI's The World: Limits on refugee resettlement lead to agency closures in Los Angeles

PRI's The World: Limits on refugee resettlement lead to agency closures in Los Angeles

Saul Gonzalez reports: Even as refugee numbers are cut, some believe this creates opportunities for refugee agencies to think more creatively about how to help newcomers to the US. “We want to make it easy and enjoyable for people to get involved to directly help their resettling neighbors,” said Miry Whitehill, a former marketing and advertising executive who founded Miry’s List, a refugee aid group, in 2016. 

The Dave Chang Show: Evan Kleiman | Telling the Story of Food

The Dave Chang Show: Evan Kleiman | Telling the Story of Food

David Chang, founder of Momofuku​, and Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, discuss growing up as a food lover in Los Angeles. Hear them talk about local LA organizations that inspire at 01:24:16.

Podcast: That Moment with Host Doree Shafrir

Podcast: That Moment with Host Doree Shafrir

For the season finale of That Moment, we’re talking about food—our relationship to it, how we find it, and what it provides for us beyond just sustenance. Host Doree Shafrir talks to Miry Whitehill, who started Miry's List, an organization that pairs new arrivals in the US with the resources they need. Miry started the organization after a chance meeting with a Syrian mother. She quickly discovered that food doesn't just bridge cultures—it can help families get back on their feet.

Jewish Journal: Welcoming Refugees as Neighbors

Jewish Journal: Welcoming Refugees as Neighbors

Refugees usually arrive in a new country with little to their names, isolated because their language and customs are different. But some refugees who arrive in Los Angeles benefit from Miry’s List, an organization founded by Miry Whitehill, an Eagle Rock mother of two who knew that her local community could provide direct help to people who are strangers in a new land. 

Google Blog: Bringing hope to a refugee family, using Google Translate

Google Blog: Bringing hope to a refugee family, using Google Translate

For the past three years, my wife and I have been working with organizations involved with refugee resettlement efforts. We both have immigrant parents, so we’ve heard stories about resettling in a country to make a better life for your children, but being forced to leave a country is very different.

NBC Los Angeles: "Nonprofit Teams Up With City of LA for New Program 'Welcome, Neighbors'" (video)

NBC Los Angeles: "Nonprofit Teams Up With City of LA for New Program 'Welcome, Neighbors'" (video)

As the border crisis continues with refugees hoping to apply for asylum, another group of refugees from very different background gathered in downtown LA to break bread together. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News.

The School for Humanity: "Welcoming Refugee Families Through Inspired Crowdsourcing Solutions" (podcast)

The School for Humanity: "Welcoming Refugee Families Through Inspired Crowdsourcing Solutions" (podcast)

Have you ever wondered how you could help the Refugee families that come to the United States? In this conversation with Miry Whitehill we discuss the three chronological pillars they practice to support each families’ first steps off the plane as they seek a safe haven from violence and persecution.

Bustle: Finer Things Club Merch Designed By Jenna Fischer Benefits Miry's List

Bustle: Finer Things Club Merch Designed By Jenna Fischer Benefits Miry's List

This is going to make The Office fans so happy. Jenna Fischer designed a Finer Things Club logo for charity, which you can have printed on specific items for really reasonable prices. The sales go to Miry's List, a non-profit organization providing refugee families seeking safe haven in the United States with anything they may need to survive, like diapers, toiletries, groceries, or meals.