Komeeda refugee festival
Refugees TO dinner
Global Roots Gathering
Our Past events
Venezuelan RIF members Magedda, Hector, and Rabsaris teamed up to cook a five-course meal for foodies and refugee supporters at the Komeeda Food & Arts Festival. The chefs prepared traditional Venezuelan dishes like hallacas, arepas with salad and homemade sauces, and majarete, a coconut milk-based dessert.
RIF joined forces with the marketing team behind Team Refugee in the Olympics, Purpose, to invite RIF asylum seekers into people’s homes and businesses for a series called Refugees to Dinner. Dinners were held at the offices of tech leaders such as Tumblr, General Assembly, Civic Hall and Global Citizen.
Harnessing the power of music & food, these gatherings brought together asylum seekers and local communities through shared cultural experiences in safe spaces.
World refugee day
What this journey breeds
In 2015, we partnered with Fordham University to run a year-long academic program leading up to summer-long art exhibition in at the Ildiko Butler Gallery.