Date(s) - 03/07/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Woman's Press Club
Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp: A Talk and Slide Show with Kristin Rust
Wednesday, March 7
5:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
Denver Women’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203
Dinner: $18 per person
Kristin Rust recently volunteered at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece. One of the children she met there wrote these words:
In each country you will find bad people and good people. But in Syria, our country, there is a war, and people want to save their lives. It is natural. And these people trying to save their lives, they are called refugees. But what is a refugee?
Refugees are normal people. In my opinion, there is no difference between colours or religions—we are all human. Refugees are not killers: they invent, they build, they think. And if you think negatively about refugees, come and meet us. Know us and what we do. You will discover that we are normal people. Look at our faces, at our pictures. Think about what we want.
—Hamza Almustafa, age 16
Kristin Rust has spent more than 20 years in public relations, much of it focused in the ski industry. Currently, she is director of PR for Alterra Mountain Company. In 2010, Kristin took a sabbatical and spent two years doing international volunteer work in five countries. The Syrian refugee camp in Greece was one of them. Kristin is a Denver native, blogger, an avid photographer and traveler.
RSVP to Faith Marcovecchio by March 3 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members and their guests are welcome.