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Ellen Small Billard, co-founder and director of “Road to Mafraq,” talked about Syrian refugees during “Wings for Dreams: The human face behind the Syrian refugee crisis.” 6 p.m. Monday.

Saving Syria

Megan Thorne, Features Editor November 6, 2015

Ellen Small Billard knew from age 11 that she wanted to help the Middle East. After following the war in Syria in the news, she knew it was her time to help. Billard, an alumna, brought attention to...

Salaam plays various songs throughout the course of dinner during the Wings For Dreams charity event.

Sound from across the sea: Syrian musicians play Wings for Dreams

Abigail Suddarth November 5, 2015

Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore want to touch people’s lives through music. The married couple of 18 years make up the Arabic band Salaam, which performed at the Wings for Dreams at 6 p.m. Monday  in...

Syrian refugees share their stories

Megan Thorne November 1, 2015

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...

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