Organizers call it spearheading community engagement about refugees – designed to raise awareness about refugees and share ideas regarding how individuals can help those resettling in the U.S.
In an effort to ignite that awareness and discussion, the Snoqualmie Valley community is invited to a special showing of The Good Lie at the North Bend Theater, Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:30PM.
Event organizers describe the movie as educational and eye-opening. The Ron Howard film released in 2014 tells the story of Sudanese children who flee their war-torn country to a Kenyan refugee camp, eventually resettling in the United States – and the woman (Reese Witherspoon) who helps them adjust to life in Kansas.
During Saturday’s event organizers will have information available from multiple refugee aid organizations and attendees (or those who cannot attend but cannot but want to help) are encouraged to bring a refugee care or welcome package.
Those packages can be dropped off at the theater during the event or dropped at Cascade Covenant Church in North Bend on Sunday, January 31st.