Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Staff members and our IRIS refugee ambassadors travel all over the state and region engaging with community members on important issues. We present in many different settings, encouraging connection to refugees, a deeper understanding of the refugee experience, and a celebration of the welcoming spirit that makes our nation strong.  We encourage you to attend any of our upcoming public events. 

If you do not find an event listed in a town near you, stay posted! We will update this page as new opportunities arise.

If you would like IRIS to participate in or plan an event with your organization, please contact Ann O’Brien at aobrien@irisct.org and we will be happy to make arrangements with you. We love meeting new people and organizations at IRIS!

Event Information:

  • Tue

    Malka Penn Award Ceremony: Suzanne Del Rizzo

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205 Storrs, CT 06269-1205

    The Thomas A. Dodd Research Center for Human Rights awards a prize to a children’s book author each year. This year's book tells the story of a Syrian boy in a refugee camp. The award program will feature IRIS' very own Rana Gremish, giving brief remarks - in English - about her family’s experiences with schools in the US. School teachers who support her family, as well as the teachers who worked closely with the Al Dalati children, will be recognized and presented with autographed books for their school libraries. Rana and her family were recently resettled in Connecticut through IRIS's Community Co-Sponsorship Program.  Additional books will be distributed to numerous local elementary schools.