This is our monthly meeting that usually happens on the third Wednesday of every month. Due to Welcoming Week, our September meeting will take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Stop by to learn more about what we do and how you can help refugees in the Madison area!
This is a first-time Madison screening of “8 Borders, 8 Days” with post-film discussion with the director, Amanda Bailly. It will be screened in room L-140 of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. The screening starts promptly at 3.
For more information on the film, you can visit the website: http://8borders8days.com/
This "pick-up" round-robin tournament features teams of 5x5 players. Teams are encouraged to bring balls and jerseys. Water will be provided.
Click here to pre-register for the event. You can register as a team of 5 or as individuals and we will help place you onto a team.
Reception and discussion at “The Memory Project: Faces of Joy,” an exhibit at The Ruth
Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall, on the UW-Madison
campus. Speakers include Memory Project founder Ben Schumaker and UW-Madison Professor Névine El-Nossery (Department of French and Italian), as well as refugee
For more information: https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/centers-
of-excellence/cdmc/design- gallery/2017-18/memory- project/
Come join us for this event at the Madison Children's Museum with guest performances by Suzuki Strings of Madison and Vision Contemporary Dance. There will also be a new Art Gallery Exhibition of children's portraits from The Memory Project.
Click this link for more information on the Madison Children's Museum website: http://madisonchildrensmuseum.org/event/free-family-night-and-kids-for-peace-celebration/
This Citizenship/Naturalization ceremony will be for 50 new Americans and their families.
* Please note that this event was previously supposed to be held at Olin Park and then the Threshold building. Due to requirements that it be held on public property, it has been moved to a small room at the Wisconsin Capitol building.
* Due to the space restrictions of the Capitol building room for the location change, this will be a private event as there is not enough room for members of the public.
Open Doors for Refugees will be holding a meet and greet event at the Willy Street Fair. The fair takes place between the 800-1000 blocks of Williamson Street. Learn about Open Doors' initiatives and the refugee situation in and around Madison.
Visit for more info about the Willy Street Fair: http://www.cwd.org/willy-street-fair/
On Sunday May 21 from 12 PM to 5 PM at Olin Park, Open Doors will host the second annual Community Celebration Picnic. Come celebrate the cultural and ethnic diversity we share. Connect with refugees who are making their home here and some of the many people who welcome them. Enjoy great food, games, music and more. If you can help, we need people who are trained in leading group games for children (especially using a parachute), face-painters and henna artists, and international music performers (please contact OpenDoorsEvents@gmail.com)
May 1st is International Worker's Day which is an historic day to respect the contributions of workers, organize in support of workers' rights, and demonstrate solidarity with immigrants. This May 1st, there are marches and rallies around the country to resist President Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim policies. Locally there are actions in Madison and Milwaukee
Fire at Sea was an Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. It jolts the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.
Fundraiser for Open Doors
General Admission $15
Seeking Sponsors at $100, $250, and $500 levels
Please contact: OpenDoorsEvents@gmail.com
The Madinah Community Center is accepting donations to send to the refugees of Syria through Sunday, April 23rd. Needed items include dry foods like flower, rice, dry beans, and dry milk. Medical equipment such as walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs are also greatly needed.
Open Doors for Refugees Meets the third Wednesday at changing locations around Madison, WI. Any interested person is welcome to attend the free monthly meeting, to bring guests or friends, and to sign up to join a team.
Email OpenDoorsForRefugees@gmail.com to join our mailing list and stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities.
Friday, March 31 at 4:15 PM and
Saturday, April 1 at 11 AM
Abacus tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Open Doors is co-sponsoring this film.