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Breaking the Bubble: Refugees Helping Refugees

“I lived in a refugee camp for ten years where I promoted girls education and women’s rights. I came to the United States and formed Refugees Helping Refugees so that when refugees are most scared and in need, they have a place to turn to.”

--Sadiya Omar, RHR Co-founder

Refugees Helping Refugees (RHR) is a non-profit organization that serves refugees of Western New York. RHR seeks to foster the growth, self-determination, and self-reliance of Rochester’s refugee community by making them agents of their own advancement through education, English language skills,  work training and attention to senior needs.

Meet Ms. Omar,  Program Director Pia Moller and Assistant Case Manager Pamela Kim Adams to discuss the refugee community in Rochester.

Breaking the Bubble is a community speaker series sponsored by UR's Office for Residential Life and Housing Services in association with the Rochester Center for Community Leadership. 

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Brue Coffee 960 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY

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Lectures and Talks


General Public, Students, Staff


community engagement

Rochester Center for Community Leadership
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