Thursday, March 8, 2012

Upcoming Events with Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Upcoming Events

Refugee 101 Information Night: Thursday, March 8th (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Come learn more about refugee life, communicating in different languages, and refugee work. Anyone who wants information can attend and attendance does not commit you to serve. The training is at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd. Please RSVP to

Winter Harvests: Each Week Thursdays and Fridays or when you have time
Please contact Mike Parelskin (925-330-8775), our new harvesting coordinator, if you are interested in harvesting grapefruit, calamondin limes, and other citrus. Check our Facebook page and our website for more details, or email for more information.

Food preservation workshops with refugees and Iskashitaa: 2nd Thursday and last Friday of the month
Citrus juice, organic chutney, local marmalades, Nepalese pickled veggies, & more!
Learn about new foods, techniques, and cross cultural traditions. Come for an hour come for half the day! If you are interested in volunteering please email and visit the website for more information:

St. Francis in the Foothills Crafts' Market: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Every second and fourth Sunday, our refugee made products are for sale at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road. Come, browse, and buy our refugee-made crafts and local preserves! Recycled materials sewn, crocheted, and woven into great new rugs, bags, jewelry, baskets, and clothes.

Sewing and Craft Supply Redistribution Day: Friday, April 6 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Moved to the Oasis Learning Center, 306 E. Navajo #1106
The generous donations of volunteers and friends of Iskashitaa have led to a VERY full storage shed and we want to get those donations back out to our refugee friends! As usual, we cannot do this without your help! Please RSVP online or send an email to Emily at We need volunteers to set up, help redistribute the supplies, and clean up.

Green Fest 2012 : Saturday, April 7th (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Come Join Iskashitaa Refugee Network for this FREE family event with music, food and activities for the whole family! Learn how to lead a greener, more sustainable life and get the tools you need to start making changes today! Location: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Want to volunteer at this event? Contact Lizbeth Gonzalez at
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Tour: Sunday, April 15 (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Jefferson Park is having its 3rd annual home tour on April 15 (Sunday)noon to 5. The playground of the Tucson International School, newly located in our neighborhood, will be the initial site. The tour theme is sustainability. Different organizations and Iskashitaa will set up information tables.

Iskashitaa Refugee Network Fundraiser: Friday, April 20
Come enjoy a delicious dinner with Iskashitaa Refugee Network to support our programming at St. Francis in the Foothills- 4625 E. River Rd. Interested in attending? Contact Natalie Brown at
*More Information to come!

18th Annual Tucson Earth Day: Saturday, April 21st (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
The event at REID Park features environmentally themed exhibits, music, performances, and food vendors. Admission is free, and all exhibits include hands-on environmental activities for young and old alike. Additional showcases are a solar competition, alternate fuel vehicle show, free admission to the zoo by showing your bike helmet! Iskashitaa will have an information table. Interested in volunteering at this event? Contact Lizbeth Gonzalez at

Earth Walk 2012: Saturday, April 21st
Iskashitaa will be featured in this event! Earth Walk is an event that gives a global platform uniting humanity by igniting peoples' individual passions and connecting us to mutually beneficial relationships in order to transform the world. Want to help in this event? Contact Lizbeth Gonzalez at
*More Information to come!

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