More announcements about GenR
GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young, influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives.
Leaving home to save their child [updates]
In the middle of the night, Ali Saadawi and his family raced in an ambulance from SeaTac Airport to a team of waiting doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Fleeing the threat of death at the hands of extremists and battling time to save the life of his gravely ill seven-year-old son, Ali had spent the last two and a half years pleading for a chance to leave Iraq, to exchange home for safety. Now, with the support of the Seattle community, Ali and his family begin the journey of rebuilding their lives.
Save the date: Journey to the Wasatch
Journey to the Wasatch celebrates the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) efforts in Salt Lake City to support the journey hundreds of brave refugees undergo every year to make their home in Utah.
GenR: Dallas Force for Change Party
A crowd of more than 150 GenR members and IRC supporters gathered at AMS Pictures in Dallas to celebrate and raise money to help IRC Dallas.
GenR:NY Force for Change Photo Exhibition and Reception
On December 1, GenR members and friends came together at Drift Studio to support the work of the IRC.
GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event
It was October 16, and there were over 280 people filling into SOMArts gallery in downtown San Francisco. This was GenR’s Force for Change event, where there was an outdoor bar with a DJ, and a huge gallery space full of tables of cookies and kabobs from Afghanistan, salads from Burma, and sweets from Syria. In a black box room off to the side of the gallery, there were huge photographs, propped up on easels, of refugees girls ages 8 through 11 embodying what they want to be when they grow up. The girls, who live all around the Bay Area, were posing as doctors, lawyers, and rock stars, in culmination of an empowerment workshop called The Vision Project, which was formed in collaboration with IRC. Guests milled around, observing, eating, enjoying themselves, and then they were gathered around a stage in the main gallery. This was where the speech was going to take place.
GenR at IRC's Rescue Dinner
The IRC’s annual Rescue Dinner was held last week on a warm November evening at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan. The guests were welcomed with a reception before making our way to the tables inside the dining room.
GenR: LA Bikes For Refugees Volunteer Day
The GenR: LA leadership team led a fundraising campaign, which supported transportation costs, as well as the purchase of 10 brand new bicycles, which were distributed to the clients.
Mad Hops for Humanity
After learning about the global refugee crisis through their church, local couple Spencer and Heather Darrington decided to do something big to help refugees. In four months, they've raised an incredible $40,000 for local families. Here is their inspiring story.
GenR Bay Area's Force for Change Event
Please join GenR: Bay Area to celebrate the cultures and contributions of refugees resettling in the United States. At the event, local chefs will prepare delicious appetizers inspired by the home countries of refugees. In addition to great eats, the event will include music, drinks, and a special exhibit featuring the portraits of refugee girls resettled in Oakland.
Seventh Annual GenR Summer Party Sent a Message
On July 18, more than 460 dedicated humanitarians came together at Tribeca Rooftop for the Seventh Annual NY GenR Summer Party. On the surface, the event had all the outward appearances of a chic NYC rooftop party. Wait staff passed hors d'oeuvres. The sunlight faded over the Hudson River and was replaced by the white lights of the Freedom Tower. Young New York professionals sipped summer cocktails, chatted with one another, and swayed to the DJ’s music.