The Refugee Crisis in Iowa


APRIL 6, 2018

CALEB GATES, Refugee Case Manager & Advocacy

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
310 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

Who are refugees? How has the Trump administration affected refugee resettlement? Why are there so many refugees? And what does the future hold for refugees? Caleb Gates, a Refugee Case Manager from the Catherine McAuley Center, will discuss these questions at the April Intersections luncheon. Please join us as we examine this urgent topic affecting Iowa, the US, and the world.

Caleb Gates has worked with refugees since 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Louisville, Kentucky. He currently serves at the Catherine McAuley Center. At CMC, Caleb works with new refugee families, gives refugees and immigrants a platform to speak, and brings people of disparate backgrounds together.


Please email gro.a1521697876woiec1521697876naill1521697876ahtia1521697876fretn1521697876i@sno1521697876itces1521697876retni1521697876rc1521697876 or call 319.364.6148. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or gro.a1521697876woiec1521697876naill1521697876ahtia1521697876fretn1521697876i@sno1521697876itces1521697876retni1521697876rc1521697876. Who are you going to invite?

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.