Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

January Supper Club at Masala

We are so excited to bring you the fresh yet ancient flavors of Syria as presented by Guest Chef Ghalia Ahmad Fayz AlMasri.

In a country well known for its hospitality and generosity, many traditional Syrian dishes date back to at least the 13th century.  Large shared platters of food often include spiced varieties of meats such as lamb, nuts, rice, and flavorful combinations vegetables. Scents of fresh herbs and garlic are common, and much care goes into presenting a dish that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Spending time with family and friends while gathering to share love through food is central to Syrian culture and cuisine, as well as ending the meal on tastes of sweetness. 

Come enjoy this incredible family style meal with us! 

Our second Supper club is being generously hosted by Masala and the limited seats will sell out fast!

Where: Masala - 206 W. Main St., Missoula

When: Sunday January 14th.  Doors open at 6p and food will be served at 6:30

Cost: $40/person

How: Call Masala at (406) 926-6444 to make a reservation.  Please let them know if you have a vegetarian in your party.

Please direct any further questions to mary@softlandingmissoula.org

Menu:

Appetizers (Mezza):

Fattoush Salad (Veg)

Baba Ganoush (Veg)

Kibbeh (Lamb)

Flat bread

Main course:

Kebab (Beef)

Stuffed Squash (Veg)

Rice

Desert:

Traditional Cookies

Coffee/tea

other drink options available for purchase

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

"A Taste of Eritrea" at Burns Street Bistro

***UPDATE: Reservations for this event are full, but you can get on the waiting list!***

Join Soft Landing Missoula and Eritrean chef Negasi Weldense Gebreyesus for our first Soft Landing Supper Club, "A Taste of Eritrea" at the Burns Street Bistro! 

The menu will feature traditional Eritrean items like Injera, Doro Wat, Atkit, and more! Rooted in warmth and spice, Eritrean food is full of flavor. Varying according to region of
the country, traditional foods include stews, wholesome meats and vegetables. Eritrean
culture and cuisine are best-shared family style, in community. Instead of utensils, enjoy
the hands-on elements of using injera, a traditional bread, to scoop up your next bite.

This event will be served "family style"; it is $40 per person. Doors open at 6, dinner is at 6:30. Reservations for this special event are limited and are required. Call Burns Street Bistro at 406-543-0719 to make your reservation today! We are sure it will sell out quickly! 

WHAT IS THIS NEW "SOFT LANDING SUPPER CLUB"?

Through Soft Landing Supper Club, we hope to share the incredible culinary talent of some of Missoula’s newest neighbors, who bring rich traditions and flavor to our community, and offer it in love.

Every Monthly Supper Club will feature a different region of the world, highlighting a chef from the refugee community, in collaboration with local restaurants of Missoula. Proceeds from Supper Club will directly support the guest chef and Soft Landing Missoula.

We are grateful to the refugees of our community for their willingness to share their culture with us. A very special thank you to Burns St. Bistro for offering their kitchen, creative collaboration and guidance in hosting our first Monthly Supper Club.

In a world often divided, we believe it is United We Eat!

 

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

SLM at the Helena MADE Fair

Soft Landing Missoula will be at table #157 at the Helena MADE Fair on Saturday Dec. 2 and Sunday Dec. 3 at the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. We will be sharing information about our mission and selling our merchandise. Come say hi and pick up some Soft Landing holiday gifts for your loved ones!We hope to see you there!

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Nov
28
6:00 AM06:00

Soft Landing Missoula participating in #GivingTuesday!

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This year, Soft Landing Missoula will participate in the national day of giving, #GivingTuesday.

2017 was marked by increased programming for refugee families, as well as numerous events to bring refugees and Missoulians together. These events were some of the first opportunities for Missoulians to see, hear, taste, and celebrate the new cultures that refugees have brought to our city. We have a lot more of this planned for 2018. Please help us make it happen!

On November 28, we encourage you to make a gift to Soft Landing Missoula to help us reach our goal of $10,000! Your support will impact our programming, events in the community, and resources here in the office. We are so grateful for you! 

To make a gift online, go to www.softlandingmissoula.org/donate. Or, text "GIVE2SLM" to Text "GIVE2SLM" to 1-844-544-7171. You can also drop off a check at our office, 939 Stephens Ave Suite C, any time between 8 am - 4 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 28!

Mark your calendar for November 28 to support SLM on #GivingTuesday!

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Timeless Iraq: Lecture at the UC Theatre

Please join us at the UC Theater November 7th at 6p for the 4th in our lecture series created to inform the Missoula community about the countries from which recent refugees have fled.

This lecture will present a fresh look at this fascinating, fraught country, by a recent refugee returning to safety. Mushtaq Al-Rashidany earned a master's degree in linguistics from UM in 2012, returned to Iraq, married, then sought refuge with his wife and unborn child from war and religious violence. He will recount their journey and paint a portrait of Iraq—its history, culture, and current situation.

Free and open to the public.

Following the lecture, Soft Landing Missoula and the International Rescue Committee will give brief remarks about current resettlement efforts in Missoula and nationally, along with a 2018 outlook.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Starbucks "Upstanders" Docuseries Screening Featuring Mary Poole (Free!)

Several months ago, Soft Landing Missoula's Mary Poole was selected to be featured in Starbuck's docuseries called "Upstanders". This unique collection of short films focuses on ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in our communities. Mary is one of 11 Upstanders chosen from throughout the entire country. For those of you who have met Mary, you know that her huge heart, open mindedness, and passion for creating a welcoming home for refugees made her stand out among others as a community agent for positive change. 

We are so honored to share this film and celebrate Soft Landing's work with the Missoula community. Join Soft Landing, the IRC, and representatives from Starbuck's at The Wilma on Monday, October 23 from 7:00- 8:30 pm (doors open at 6p) for a free screening of the "Upstanders" series. Each film is about 5 minutes long. There will be free Starbucks coffee and popcorn, and a cash bar will also be available. Help us fill The Wilma for this amazing celebration!

To RSVP, email Jamie.Weinstein@starbucks.com. Include your name, your guest(s)'s name, and include "Missoula" in the email line.

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Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

"The New Neighbors" Film Screening

Get a sneak peak of the upcoming documentary, The New Neighbors Project upstairs at The Hellgate Elks Lodge, 112 N Pattee St, at 5 p.m. This innovative project gives refugees a chance to tell a story from behind the camera. Watch previews of refugee-directed short films, which will be featured in film festivals around the county including Missoula's Big Sky Film Festival. Ranging from a little girl’s fairy tale of rescuing her best friend from an evil king, to a man's story of his struggle for education and life in a refugee camp; these films often flip traditional media narratives on their head as the refugee-directors tell you their own story. Q&As with the directors to follow each clip. Event is free with a suggested donation to The New Neighbors Project.

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Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Iraqi and Syrian Guest Chefs at Caffe Dolce

Iraqi and Syrian chefs will partner with the chefs at Caffe Dolce to serve specialty dishes all day. You can also catch the famous Wow Falafel food stand on the patio! A portion of the sales of these dishes will go directly to the chefs. Grab your lunch or dinner at Caffe Dolce; you might want to make a reservation. This is going to be a truly delicious and special event!

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Spoken Worlds of Central & Southeast Asia

Our Written Voices is a poetry and prose series highlighting the vibrant diversity of the Missoula community and celebrating our artistic and literary talents. Join OWV at Shakespeare & Co. at 7 pm on Thursday September 21. For the first reading in our series, The Spoken Worlds of Central and Southwest Asia, those who are from Central and Southwest Asia, have traveled to this region, and/or have a connection to this region will share poetry and prose. Presenters will share original poetry and prose or writings by those who have inspired them. For questions and inquiries, please contact Susannah Cragwick at susannah.cragwick@hotmail.com or 406-207-9217. Our Written Voices: The Spoken Worlds of Central and Southwest Asia is sponsored by The United States of Hope. 

 

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Call Your Government Representatives!

Pick up your phone and call your government representatives! Soft Landing Missoula, the International Rescue Committee, Montana Women Vote, the Montana Human Rights Network and many other partner agencies around the state are joining together to call our government representatives to express our support for refugee resettlement. In Missoula, supporters will be gathering at the Montana Women Vote office at 725 W Alder St #21 from 6 - 7 p.m. This is part of a statewide effort that will be bringing many groups from across that state together to make these calls during the week.  Contact Montana Human Rights Network to find out more information about what will be going on in your area. From home, read this post to learn more about issues, which calls need to be made during Welcoming Week, and read suggested language for your call.

If you can't make it to the event, call right from your own home!

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Culture Quiz!

What spice do Syrians like in their coffee? How do you say "delicious" in Arabic? What stringed instrument do Iraqis play? Meet, greet and compete in Missoula’s first Culture Quiz, sponsored by SALAM (Standing Alongside America's Muslims). Test your knowledge of new Missoulians' cultures in a Jeopardy-style trivia game, followed by potluck dessert and table games from Iraq, Syria and other countries in the region. Come to the parish hall at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 130 South 6th St. East, at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and your favorite dessert dish!

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Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Congolese Theatrical Production

The Congolese families return to the stage for their second theatrical production in Missoula! Come to the Sentinel High School from 3 - 5 p.m. to see their latest production that will focus on Congolese culture, music, and dance. There will be a Q&A with the performers following the play. Admission is free with a suggested donation to benefit the participating families.

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Sep
16
to Sep 24

Supporter Stories Exhibit

Come to the Mansfield Library’s main floor for an exhibit about the Missoula residents who have been working directly with refugee families. Learn their stories and how you, too, can make an impact. The exhibit is open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily and will close on Sunday, September 24. Admission is free and open to families!

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Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Eritrean Coffee Ceremony

Join the Eritrean families from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 301 S 6th St W, Missoula, MT 59801, for a traditional coffee ceremony, which involves hand-roasting, grinding of the beans, and brewing of strong coffee before enjoying a delicious cup sitting in front of a traditional serving table. Come learn a bit more about Eritrean culture and get your coffee fix! Admission is free with a suggested donation to benefit the participating families.

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

4.1 Miles Film Screening

Come and join us for a screening of five short films about refugees at home and abroad; including 4.1 Miles, a film about Greek Coast Guard workers who rescue migrants off the coast. We will follow up the screening with a discussion. Co-sponsored by SALAAM and Soft Landing Missoula. See the Facebook event for more details!

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Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Exhibit - With Open Arms: Stories about Helping Refugees in Missoula

For the June First Friday event, we will be exhibiting the photos and stories from our digital story project, With Open Arms: Stories about Helping Refugees in Missoula, at Radius Gallery from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Radius Gallery is located at 114 E Main St. in downtown Missoula. It is a half block east of Higgins on Main.

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