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Thank You Letter To the Community

     Resilience. Determination. Diligence. Creativity. Compassion. These are only a few of the qualities that characterize the people of our community, qualities that have been echoed in our local...

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Refugee Center to Hold Press Conference Wednesday in Response to Executive Order

This will be live streamed on the MVRCR Facebook (@MVRCR) page. In response to President Trump's executive order titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) will hold a press conference Wednesday, February 1st at 12:00pm in the DeSales Auditorium, 309 Genesee St. Utica, NY.

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MVRCR Needs You - Take These 5 Actions Now to Support Refugee Resettlement

MVRCR needs you to advocate with elected officials now to stop any pause or suspension of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program.

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One World Artisans Holiday Craft Sale 2016

One World Artisans invite you to join them for a holiday craft sale being held at the Mohawk Resource Center for Refugees on Friday, December 9th from 10 am until 4 pm. Members of the One World Artisans will have a variety of their handmade goods available for purchase at the event. 

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MVRCR Participating in #NYGIVESDAY November 29th!

MVRCR is participating in #NYGivesDay next Tuesday November 29th. Join the Welcome Neighbors Campaign and help MVRCR reach our goal of $15,000.

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Help raise money for a great cause-the MVRCR mission! Join us at the New Hartford Barnes & Noble store on Saturday, November 12th from 9am until 7pm for activities and to learn more about refugees in the Mohawk Valley!

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Press Release: 2016 Unspoken Humans Rights Film Festival October 27-28

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees invites the public to the sixth annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival from Thursday, October 27th to Saturday, October 29th, 2016. This year, fifteen films submitted from around the world have been selected to be shown at the festival. UNSPOKEN is more than films and will also include a Provider Training - Refugee Trauma: Culture & Care at the Radisson Hotel -Utica Centre on Thursday, October 27th from 8:00am- 12:00pm, a Firefly Storytelling Session at the Tramontane Cafe from 7:30-9:30pm on Thursday, October 27th that provides the opportunity for community members and guest speakers to share their stories and experiences and on Friday 28th, there will be a Festival Reception and Silent Auction that will be held at Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute- Fountain Elms. 

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MVRCR Participates in 2016 Welcome Week September 16th-25th

Starting September 16th, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) will celebrate Welcoming Week. Welcoming Week is an annual celebration bringing together thousands of people and hundreds of local events across the nation to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and acknowledge the role that communities play in fostering greater welcome. Welcoming Week is Sept. 16-25 across the country and now expanding to other parts of the world.

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Traffic Safety Participates in Build a Bike 2016

On Saturday June 20, 2016 the MVRCR Traffic Safety Program Participated in the 11th Annual Build-a-Bike Event, organized by Utica Safe Schools.The Build a Bike event is a great community building partnership event providing nearly 1000 bikes to our diverse community.  MVRCR's Multi-Cultural Traffic Safety program is happy to have participated by providing translated traffic safety education, helmet education and a portion of the helmets. 

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MVRCR at 2016 Boilermaker

On Sunday July 10, 2016 Utica will be host to the Boilermaker Road Race and the Refugee Center will be showing our support and participating in two major ways. The Refugee Center will be represented along the International Mile with volunteers and international performers through the first mile of the course. During the 5K road race look for members of the Refugee Running Team who will be wearing shirts with the MVRCR logo and the One World Running Team blue man logo.

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