Refugees and immigrants are the lifeblood of this country and we must create a support system where they feel safe and welcome here, if we want to have a chance in influencing the rest of the world.
So What If You Were a Refugee?
Take the Ration Challenge
Show refugees you're with them, not against them
Eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee for a week around World Refugee Day (June 16-23) – just a small amount of rice, flour, lentils, chickpeas, beans, fish and oil – and get sponsored to do it. The money you raise will provide food, medicine and education for refugees; and support the ongoing work of CWS to help vulnerable people rebuild their lives in safety.
Contact Your Members of Congress
Tell them to protect refugees, asylum seekers and families seeking protection.
All people deserve a safe place to call home. Yet this administration has slashed the life-saving refugee resettlement program by 75 % and tried to block desperate families from their legal right to seek protection at the border. Urge your Members of Congress to hold the administration accountable, resettle at least 75,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2020and ensure the U.S. responds with humanity and compassion at the border.
Learn more about the challenges that refugees face
Refugees are remarkable and resilient people who make our communities more vibrant, prosperous and strong. CWS comes alongside those who find protection in the U.S. - and others who do not have the opportunity to be resettled - to build their lives in safety and with dignity.
Yvette Rovira is a NYC and LA based singer and songwriter. She was trained at Berklee College of Music, and has an extensive resume singing background vocals for; Big Daddy Kane, Thalia, Slick Rick, DJ Premiere, 2 Chainz, Dionne Warwick, and Chrissette Michele.
Many of Yvette’s original songs have been featured on TV shows on MTV, VH1, LOGO and the Style Network. Her upcoming EP “Woman of the Water” is a haunting collection of what she calls “experimental songbird pop” laced with Harmonies and synths.
"This cause is very important to me because we have the power to change the world when we realize that we are all the same, and are all united as a human race. It’s critical for our existence, peace, and survival on this planet to treat all beings with kindness, and respect. If we lead with that purpose firstly as a nation, we can trickle that into the world and create a place where wars, poverty, and hate no longer exist."
Jasmine is a Brooklyn based filmmaker and graduate of Emory University where she studied Anthropology and Media Studies. Her career in NYC has allowed her to work on a multitude of projects including feature length documentaries (Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, Pay it Forward), web series' (Barely Adults, Here We Go) and non-profit and advertising campaigns (Green Beetz, Verizon, Glossier, Yahoo). .
Primarily an editor by trade, this is Jasmine’s directorial debut.
There is so much confusion, distrust and misinformation in regards to the refugee and immigration crisis that we face in America. It’s such an overwhelming issue; it’s easy to feel uncertain of ways to actually make an impact. That said, from the moment Yvette’s voice flowed through my headphones my mission became very clear. We all have a responsibility to do what we can, the best way we know how. This film is meant to start a conversation on how we can all work together and guide America to realize a promise unfulfilled. That is to be, one nation—indivisible with liberty and justice for all.