Syrian refugees share their stories

Megan Thorne

The Civil War in Syria left 250,000 people dead and more than four million as refugees, risking their lives every day.

“Wings for Dreams: The human face behind the Syrian refugee crisis”  will give these people a chance to share their stories at 6 p.m. Monday in Carter hall. The event is hosted by USI’s Center for International Programs and KESHO, a student organization that seeks to inspire and empower women globally.

The event is a fundraising dinner and there will be presentation followed by Middle Eastern music by Salaam Band.

Alumna Ellen Small Billard, co-founder and executive director of Road to Mafraq, will talk about the Syrian refugee families and the crisis they face daily.

Tickets are $5 for students and $30 for non-students which includes a dinner buffet.