International Speaker Dr. Bobbie Preston, Chief Operations Officer,
“No One Left Behind—Local Residents Help Refugees Resettle”
American Association of University Women—Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch
Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda California
Start time: 9:30 am.
Afghan and Iraqi interpreters and support personnel who once sought reforms and democracy for their countries and worked side-by-side with U.S. troops are now targets of the Taliban and ISIL. They were promised by our country that, if they were known targets of the Taliban or Daesh (ISIL), they and their families would get visas to come to the United States. Many have worked with our troops for years.
The mission of No One Left Behind is to assist Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters and their families who have received Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) with resettlement in the United States. Much of this work involves providing assistance, including tutoring in English, for many non-English speaking women on these special visas.
Don’t miss this fascinating and moving program. Come find out how some of your Lamorinda neighbors are making a difference in the lives of these new arrivals.
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. AAUW General Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit the AAUW-OML website: oml-ca.aauw.net.