MORE’s Upcoming Special Events:
TIME FOR ILHAN Film Screening +
Immigration Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 23rd, 1 - 4 p.m.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Tickets: $0 - $20
Buy Tickets Here!
FYI: 1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit will be applied for
On November 8, 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother-of-three named Ilhan Omar made history. The documentary, TIME FOR ILHAN chronicles the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America. The film is described as, "A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, TIME FOR ILHAN offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star as she begins a bold and powerful political career." - www.timeforilhanfilm.com
Film Director and Producer, Norah Shapiro, states, "As a former public defender, I have always been passionate about issues of social justice and inequities in our society. And as a filmmaker, I have always been intrigued by questions of cultural identity, tradition and belonging, and drawn to stories about strong women who defy expectations and societal constraints. What I couldn’t have known at the outset, however, was how profoundly this story was going to fit into a much larger political and cultural moment, and movement – movements – that continue to rapidly unfold and evolve before our eyes."
Join us at the Run for Refugees 5K on Saturday, June 15th!
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Last year, MORE served almost 1,000 people in our programs. We believe that one of our strengths is that our doors are open to any group of new Americans. More than twenty cultures and ethnic groups have been served at MORE this year. They include:
Karen (from Burma)
Hmong (from Laos)
Karenni (from Burma)
Oromo (from Ethiopia)
Amharic (from Ethiopia)
Chin (from Burma)