Citizenship Clinic with HIAS PA - Southampton
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Citizenship Clinic with HIAS PA - Southampton

Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities! HIAS presenters visiting our classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will be applicable to students at all levels of the naturalization process, including those who have yet to apply, as well as those who are awaiting their naturalization interview to be scheduled. Questions? Contact meg@welcomingthestranger.org or call (215) 702-3445. 

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Citizenship Clinic with HIAS PA - Bensalem
Nov
4
5:30 PM17:30

Citizenship Clinic with HIAS PA - Bensalem

Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities! HIAS presenters visiting our classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will be applicable to students at all levels of the naturalization process, including those who have yet to apply, as well as those who are awaiting their naturalization interview to be scheduled.  Questions? Contact meg@welcomingthestranger.org or call (215) 702-3445. 

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International Dinner
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

International Dinner

Join us for Welcoming the Stranger’s 19th Annual International Dinner.

A night of International Food and Entertainment!

You are Invited!

Welcoming the Stranger’s
Nineteenth Annual International Dinner

Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30pm, program to begin at 6pm)

Seton Hall, 1200 Park Avenue, Bensalem, PA 19020

A Night of International Food and Entertainment!

Guest of Honor: First Baptist Church of Langhorne
Entertainment: Avi Wisnia of On Demand Programs and Events

The International Dinner is a wonderful and flavorful experience of amazing dishes from around the world. The authentic flavors of these international cuisines are made for you by Welcoming the Stranger students. Join us for entertainment, an auction and raffle, activities, and fellowship with your immigrant and America-born neighbors alike. We look forward to seeing you there!

What is the International Dinner?

The International Dinner is a large potluck dinner of unique dishes from around the world. Welcoming the Stranger students provide their best recipes to share with everyone. Join us for entertainment, an auction and raffle, activities, and a chance to mingle with everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

At this year’s event, we are pleased to honor First Baptist Church of Langhorne. First Baptist Church has been a longtime, dedicated partner of Welcoming the Stranger’s mission to provide free educational opportunities to immigrants and refugees for the past twenty years. Please join us in congratulating First Baptist Church of Langhorne for their deserved recognition.

What should I bring to the dinner?

Please bring your family and friends to share in a wonderful evening together. Bring an openness and willingness to trying new foods - you will get a sampling plate of food from all over the globe. Dishes will be labeled at a buffet line and you can choose what you would like to add to your plate as you move down the line. There are usually plenty of options for most types of diets. You are welcome to bring a dish to share with everyone as well (though not required) - if you are going to share a dish, please let us know so we can include it in our planning process. Bring your checkbook and some cash so you can participate in our silent auction and raffle. We have extensive prizes so that many people go home winners!

What is Welcoming the Stranger?

Welcoming the Stranger provides free education and resources for adult immigrants and refugees to the United States. We teach English, computer skills, and U.S. citizenship preparation to immigrants and refugees. Since 1999, we have educated over 4,000 students from 104 different countries.

How can I support the International Dinner?

1) Please attend and bring your family and friends! Children are welcome. You can purchase tickets online here, or you can send a check for $30 per person to Welcoming the Stranger, International Dinner, PO Box 1156, Langhorne, PA 19047. If you mail in your payment, please note that the check is for International Dinner tickets, give us your contact info (name, address, email, phone) and include a list of all names of attendees (so if you purchase 3 tickets, include 3 names!). You will not need a physical ticket to get in the door - just tell us your name (like a restaurant reservation). Please note that our event sold out several weeks before the event last year, so if you would like to come, don't wait to buy them!

2) Bring food! Do you have an ethnic or American dish you'd love to share with us? We always need more food!

3) Can’t attend the dinner but you would still like to help? Please send funds to Welcoming the Stranger, PO Box 1156, Langhorne, PA 19047 to help us keep our classes operating!

Questions?

Contact Meg at meg@welcomingthestranger.org or (215) 702-3445. More information can also be found on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/welcomingthestrangernonprofit/.

We hope to see you at the dinner!

Purchase tickets: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/INTLDINNER

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Community Solidarity: Fighting for & Understanding Immigrant Rights in Our Town
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Community Solidarity: Fighting for & Understanding Immigrant Rights in Our Town

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Community Solidarity: Fighting for & Understanding Immigrant Rights in Our Town

Monday, August 12th 6:30-8:30pm
at BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2040 Street Rd, Warrington, Pennsylvania

Join immigrant rights activists and immigrant speakers to learn more about:

1- DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
2- Facts about the positive impact of immigrants in the community
3- How most undocumented people arrive here - and problems with pathways to citizenship
4- A basic overview of immigration including current policy, enforcement & issues.

Gain a deeper understanding of how you can help neighbors in your own community.

Sponsored by Immigrant Rights Action, Rise Up Doylestown, The Peace Center; Bucks County, Welcoming The Stranger and
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

https://www.facebook.com/events/474973043335583/

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Charity Night at Neshaminy Creek Brewing
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Charity Night at Neshaminy Creek Brewing

Join us for a night of craft brewed beer at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, and support Welcoming the Stranger. Friday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. for Charity Movie Night. NCBC will donate 10% of its bar proceeds that night (up to $300) to WTS. The featured film is the classic 1980 comedy Airplane, starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, and Lloyd Bridges. The Library of Congress declared this acclaimed satire "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" enough to warrant its preservation in the National Film Registry.

Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2334093700137645/

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Lights for Liberty Vigil - Doylestown
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Lights for Liberty Vigil - Doylestown

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Lights for Liberty Candlelight Vigil - Doylestown
Friday, July 12, 2019
8-9pm
Old Courthouse, Doylestown Borough, PA 18901

Doylestown joins hundreds of national and local sponsors as part of Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps

On Friday, July 12th, 2019 advocates, activists and impacted persons from across the Bucks County area will gather in the county seat, Doylestown, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in human detention camps.

About Lights for Liberty: Lights for Liberty is a loose coalition of grassroots activists, with support from long-standing immigrants’ rights organizations and other organizers. More information can be found at http://www.lightsforliberty.org.

Sponsors of Doylestown's Lights for Liberty include:
- Rise Up Doylestown
- Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción
- Latino Network of Bucks County
- Welcoming the Stranger
- Shut Down Berks
- PICC
- Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition
- The Peace Center
- Bucks Students Demand Action
- St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
- Bucks Voices
- Buxmont Indivisible & Progressive
- PA Statewide Indivisible
- Better Bucks
- Doylestown & Solebury Democrats
- Tuesdays With Toomey
- Fridays With Fitzpatrick
- Bucks County Democratic Women’s Forum
- Bucks County NOW Chapter
- Upper BuxMont Rising (holding their own vigil at the same time in Sellersville!)

**ASL interpretation provided - Join us near the microphone**

https://www.facebook.com/events/314199252803010/?ti=icl

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Songs for the People
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Songs for the People

A Benefit for Immigrant Children in detention centers.

Join us for songs of peace, love & justice.

Donation $20, all proceeds go to support the cause of immigrant rights, through the organizations RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) and Welcoming the Stranger.

Sponsored by Upper BuxMontRising.

Tickets www.upperbuxmontrising.wordpress.com

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