Soufra Film Screening

Soufra is a film that follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women who now share this camp as their home.

Stand With Refugees

In light of the recent cuts to the United States’ refugee program from 30,000 to 18,000 refugees for this fiscal year, Refugee Action organized a banner signing event where Lafayette members showed solidarity and stood with RefAct to support refugees. We tabled in Farinon on Thursday (10/3) and Friday (10/4) during lunch. We provided a handout on how to support the GRACE act, a congressional bill that aims to implement a minimum on the number of refugees admitted yearly.