Defying the Nazis UU Action Project at First Religious Society, UU in Newburyport, Newburyport, MA
Syrian Refugee Mother Shares Her Story
Action Date(s): January 4, 2016 - 10:09 pm to 11:09 pm EST
On January 4, 2016, Amira Elamri, a refugee from Syria, joined members of the First Religious Society in Newburyport, MA and other attendees to share the story of her family's flight from Syria's civil war. This public testimony came at a time when the governor of Massachusetts, like the leadership of many other states, was saying he would refuse to resettle Syrian refugees. By speaking up for her family and others in need, Elamri and the UU church that hosted her made a powerful statement against this climate of fear and scapegoating.
Learn more about Actions like this on Defying the Nazis UU Action Project.