Noah Golden is a 19 year old college student who has volunteered with IRIS for nearly 5 years. He has worked at and helped organize events, worked at the food pantry, and created videography for the after-school program. This short film, "A New Haven", originated as a college project and was produced with the help of Middlesex Community College.
The Art of Survival was the theme of World Refugee Day 2009 festivities held June 18th at Yale’s Henry R. Luce Hall — celebrating the lives and cultures of New Haven’s refugees and featuring music, dance, film, visual art, and food.
Susan has sculpted many IRIS clients over the last year. All sculptures were created with terra cotta clay with patina. These are unique pieces, and no copies have been made. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the work of IRIS.
The second annual Honest Tea Run For Refugees was a great success. More than 400 runners and walkers participated in this fun-filled event that raised funds and awareness for the thousands of refugees that have settled in Connecticut.
Refugee and immigrant families enjoy the food and music — contributed entirely by volunteers — and conversation during the Thanksgiving Celebration, November 22, 2008 at United Church on The Green in New Haven.