RIF Asylum Support Special Events


Mock Asylum Interview

On 7 September 2018, RIF Asylum Support presented "Preparing to Testify at Your Asylum Interview," an educational workshop that provides asylum seekers with the tools, strategies, and confidence to be better prepared for their asylum interview.

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kid's holiday party with airbnb

The team at Airbnb's NYC headquarters teamed up with RIF to host an evening of holiday fun for the families of RIF clients. On December 13, 2017, we gathered to enjoy holiday celebrations and hear more from Audu, Niruka, and Hector about their efforts to give back to the asylum community. Airbnb was a fabulous host -- and even Santa and his elves dropped by with some presents for the kids!


Queens ambassador Awards

RIF congratulates Pap Koudjo for receiving the 2017 Queens Ambassador Award, presented by TimesLedger newspapers at a gala on November 9, 2017. Pap, an exiled newspaper editor from Togo, was honored for his contributions to other refugees and for founding his own business, The Brand noproblem, selling sports caps marked with his favorite American motto.


komeeda refugee food & arts festiVal

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 in September. The chefs prepared traditional Venezuelan dishes like hallacas, arepas with salad and homemade sauces, and majarete, a coconut milk-based dessert.


Refugees TO dinner

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.


Global Roots Gathering

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

On World Refugee Day, we gathered together to proclaim our support for those seeking safety in our city. We felt that there was no better place to do that than Brooklyn Grange, the site of RIFs Urban Farm Recovery Project, which has become a sanctuary for so many people that we serve.