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.