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Mission Statement

This student organization was started at Wesleyan University in the Fall of 2015. We are a passionate group of Wesleyan students dedicated to volunteering, advocating, fundraising, and raising awareness of current refugee crises. We also work with a number of international and local nonprofit organizations, assisting in areas such as tutoring, legal aid, and refugee resettlement. We support primarily grassroots and community-based organizations, pairing local engagement with global advocacy. Visit and like our Facebook page to learn more about us and keep up on our events and future happenings.

Media

In Depth: Wesleyan Refugee Project

September 13, 2016

Wesleying sat down with Casey Smith '17 to find out about WRP's founding, what we're working on now, and how new students can get involved.

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Wesleyan Responds to Syrian Refugee Crisis

May 6, 2016

Last fall President Roth took what some thought was a risk. Appalled by the Syrian refugee crisis, he issued a challenge to the Wesleyan community, asking what can we do?

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Students, Faculty, Alumna Honored at Beckham Social Justice Awards

May 3, 2016

Students, faculty and staff who exercised cultural sensitivity, helped promote diversity and inclusion, and improved the campus climate were recognized at the annual Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards ceremony held April 23.

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Art in Crisis: Meet The Artists

April 30, 2016

Syrian artists came together as part of the Jasmine Collar and Art from Za’atari Committees, with support from International Relief and Development and UNHCR. The artists have organized galleries in Za’atari Camp and in Amman. The Amal Foundation is bringing these pieces to galleries outside of Jordan--including Wesleyan University.

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Annual Fast-a-Thon Spreads Awareness of Global Hunger

April 18, 2016

The annual Fast-a-Thon: Mindful Hunger Banquet occurred this past Thursday at the University. Hosted by the Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP), the Interfaith Council, the Muslim Students’ Association, and the Hunger & Homelessness Program, the event consisted of a dinner and a talk by Khadija Gurnah.

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Annual Fast-a-Thon Spreads Awareness of Global Hunger

April 18, 2016

The annual Fast-a-Thon: Mindful Hunger Banquet occurred this past Thursday at the University. Hosted by the Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP), the Interfaith Council, the Muslim Students’ Association, and the Hunger & Homelessness Program, the event consisted of a dinner and a talk by Khadija Gurnah.

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Wesleyan Refugee Project Confronts Global Crisis

October 12, 2015

Three students formed a new group to address the mounting global refugee crisis.

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Meet the group

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Casey Smith '17

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Caroline Kravitz '19

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Cheryl Hagan '17

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Julia Morrison '17

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Helena Awad '16

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Sahar Shaikh '17

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Libby Salzman-Fiske '19

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Yael Fisher '18