The IRC has been at work in Seattle for more than 40 years helping refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking rebuild their lives. Join us on October 4th for the 11th Annual Rebuilding Lives Dinner at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel to honor the many ways newcomer youth & families enrich our community.
At this year's event, we're celebrating youth voices! You'll hear from incredible youth, like our special guest speaker Monica. When Monica was just a young girl, she and her family fled violence and persecution in Myanmar. They lived as refugees in Malaysia with few opportunities to go to school, work, or to live in safety. In 2014, Monica and her family were approved for resettlement and with help from the IRC, began rebuilding their lives in Tukwila. For Monica, learning to navigate a new school, community, and culture was not easy: “It was hard for me to fit in at first at elementary school. I didn’t know any English, so I didn’t have any friends. I would sit alone at lunch and nobody would talk to me.” But with help from IRC youth programs and supportive neighbors, Monica soon overcame many of those initial challenges. She’s now free to dream, as all youth should be, of a bright future and is working hard toward her goals: “I plan to go to college, and while I don’t know what I’ll major in, I dream about working in fashion or photography.”
We are fortunate to work with incredible young people every day at the IRC. While the U.S. refugee resettlement program remains under threat, we are doing all we can to ensure Washington remains a welcoming place for people like Monica – and for all refugees and immigrants. As the fight continues, your support at the Rebuilding Lives Dinner is critical. Join us for an inspiring evening filled with a spirited cocktail hour, symbolic live auction, and a globally-inspired menu while learning about the IRC’s work around the world. Your support will help the IRC in Seattle continue our work for another 40 years and beyond.
Event photo by Marc Bourguignon
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Hosted at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Tickets & event sponsorship
Individual tickets $200 | Sponsorship packages available
Reserve your seat today at bit.ly/RebuildingLivesDinner
Contact Stephanie Jones at 206-693-3527 or Stephanie.Jones [at] Rescue.org for questions regarding tickets or sponsorship packages