October 26 Newsletter

Lectures, Food, and the beginning of Winter…

A huge thank you for everyone who turned out for the Starbucks UpStanders screening this past Monday! We PACKED the Wilma! However uncomfortable a spot it is for me personally, I realize the importance of sharing what a resounding success Missoula has been in the story of Refugee Resettlement. Ours is a story that can be a bright light across the nation, not only how to advocate and act for people fleeing war and persecution, but how to do that gracefully in the face of adversity.  If you were unable to catch the screening, here is a link to all 11 UpStanders films, Soft Landing’s included, which are available online. 

This fall has be very quickly flying by and we have so many exciting things happening and in the works for the remainder of the year.  Check out some of the activities and ways you can help below!

I feel so honored to be a part of this community that has made all of this happen and continues to support our effort in creating a safe, welcoming, and informed community where refugees can integrate and thrive!

In love and gratitude,

Mary Poole

Soft Landing Missoula Presents: Timeless Iraq

Join us Nov 7th at 6p at the UC Theater for the 4th in our lecture series.  We are really excited about this lecture as it is our first one presented by a refugee in our community.
More info available here.

United We Eat!

We started at the Missoula Farmer’s Market are so excited to bring more opportunities to share food and culture in the future!
Read about our first Supper Club and chat with us about how you can get involved!

Winter is coming….

Here are a few needs for the coming weather-
Down coats and ski-type jackets
Kids snow gear
Snow boots

Items can be dropped off at our office- 939 Stevens, Suite C.  We are usually open Mon-Fri, 9-3. Contact us if you need to arrange another time. THANK YOU!

Board Statement regarding refugee resettlement. 

Check out our assessment on the state of refugee resettlement in Missoula following 9 months of activity surrounding Executive Orders.

Catch the most recent Congolese play on MCAT this Friday!

If you were unable to make it to this educational tale of cultural taboo, song, and dance- check it out Friday the 27th on MCAT (channel 189) at 5p. More info here.