06 February, 2019 7:56 AM

Soufra Empowers Refugee Women of Miami


Friday, February 15th, at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Refugee Assistance Alliance (RAA), is joining the Breaking Bread Initiative as they host LOVE WINS! An exclusive Taste of Syria event.

RAA was founded by Kristen Bloom, with a mission to help displaced persons lacking a support network navigate life in the United States, primarily through in-home english tutoring and community events. Through their services, they have helped many reach full integration into their new lives by developing the means necessary for self-sufficiency.

RAA’s Taste of Syria fundraisers are a testament to how a community can come together to help those in need. The refugee women of RAA are the chefs behind all of the traditional Syrian food. These events are designed to educate the community on the reality of the hardships that refugees face every day, providing a space where stories are shared, shifting perspectives through understanding and compassion. Showcasing culture while building the bridge between the two, fostering connection.

With a long term goal for the Taste of Syria events to transition into a full-time catering service provided by the Women of RAA, Kristen couldn’t have come across Soufra at a better time. When she saw what Mariam and the fellow refugee women were doing she felt more compelled than ever to share it with all of RAA. Hoping Soufra resonates in a way that touches hearts, empowers dreams, and sparks further discussion on how the community can continue their efforts to create a home for everyone.

Following the screening will be an interfaith dialogue facilitated by Coral Gables Church of Christ. LOVE WINS! wouldn’t be possible without their generosity, as they have compassionately opened their doors, teaming up with RAA to host this event.

All donations and proceed will be used to continue RAA’s services such as their English language tutoring for families, online school tutoring for youth, and efforts to further advance the transition to life in their community.


Special thanks to Eric Harr for making this screening possible with his generous sponsorship. 

If you’re interested in hosting your own Breaking Bread event, please email us at breakingbread@squarezerofilms.com

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