I love Kentucky Refugee Ministries! Having been working and in graduate school as well as some other major life events this year, I have not had the opportunity to be involved, but my heart is definitely with them and I hope when things calm down a bit to be able to volunteer or support them. I love my KRM t-shirt and try to spread awareness in all of my circles! I recently discovered that KRM published some books from time to time about stories of some of their members, the newest one Flavors from Home: Refugees from Kentucky Share their Stories and Comfort Foods, even includes recipes! Here is more information about some upcoming events and some of the books from this wonderful organization.
- Flavors from Home: Refugees from Kentucky Share their Stories and Comfort Foods (also available on Amazon)
2. Faith Grows by Risk (also available on Amazon)
3. Passport to Flavor (event) Check out the KRM website or Facebook Page for more information. This event information is from the KRM Facebook page. How fun does this look?!?
Kentucky Refugees Ministries Event Info – From Facebook Event Page
“Join us for the 2nd annual Passport to Flavor from 6pm-10pm on June 23 to show your support for refugees in central Kentucky while also enjoying global flavors and live entertainment in an international market type setting! Last year we welcomed over 400 Lexingtonians to the event but want to accommodate even more to show support for Keeping Kentucky Global!
International food booths, world music and dance, and an opportunity to show your love to these amazing people who get to call central Kentucky their new home! We will be pairing home cooks from the DRC, Bosnia, Syria/Kurdistan, and Cuba with local Lexington chefs and have musical entertainment from Cameroon, Congo and Bhutan.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://krmpassporttoflavor.brownpapertickets.com/ for $30 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased online until June 22. Limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door for $40 and $25, respectively.
*Please contact Dana Lea at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request a meal to be kept back for you until Ramadan fasting time ends. We will have some vegetarian options at each booth.
Keep checking back here for blog spotlights on our home cooks and the food culture in each of their countries and further information about the upcoming event.
4. Lexington World Refugee Day Summit (event)
This event held at the Lexington Public Library in Lexington costs $25, but includes lunch, parking and event registration. The summit will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm. According to the event description, here is more information:
“In partnership with Lexington Public Library, KRM presents the 2017 Lexington World Refugee Day Summit. The Summit is an opportunity for community partners, teachers, medical staff, and volunteers to join us for a day of learning about issues relevant to refugee resettlement in Lexington. New this year is an Interactive Journey through the resettlement process.” (KRM Event Website)