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Monday, January 30, 2023

Wings for Dreams: The Human Face Behind the Syrian Refugee Crisis


It’s been called the greatest humanitarian disaster since World War II. The war in Syria has left more than 250,000 people dead and another four million as refugees. The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for International Programs and KESHO, a student organization that seeks to inspire and empower women globally, will host a fundraising dinner and presentation, "Wings for Dreams: The Human Face Behind the Syrian Refugee Crisis." 

The dinner will fieature Evansville native and USI alumna Ellen Small Billard, co-founder and executive director of Road to Mafraw, a humanitarian organization working to support Syrian refugee families in crisis by increasing access to education and healthcare. Tickets are $30 per person and include a dinner buffet, Middle Eastern music by Salaam Band, and a presentation by Billard. All proceeds will benefit the Road to Mafraq project, specifically to support a school for Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Ticket reservations are due by Oct. 27. For more information, email intlprog@usi.edu.