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Campaign to Settle Afghan Refugees
On Sep. 26, Welcoming Greater Charlottesville partnered with HardwiredGlobal (an international group that works for peace and mutual respect), the IRC and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia, to present a creative exercise for refugee and American-born youth. The exercise helps kids understand the power and importance of working with people who are different from ourselves. This video describes it: CBS19 Coverage
On April 10, Welcoming Greater Charlottesville hosted an iftar - the meal that Muslims eat to break their fast each evening during the holy month of Ramadan. Over 40 area Muslim community members attended. They were welcomed by Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook, Alb. County Board of Supervisors member Ned Gallaway, UVA Vice President Kevin McDonald, and Alb. County Police Chief Sean Reeves. Dr. Mudhasi Bashir, Chair of the Islamic Society of Central Virginia, gave a moving talk on the meaning and significance of Ramadan.