Oct
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

"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
11:00am11:00am

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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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