Brunch with the Banned Re-Run

August 26, 2018

This was the highlight of my week. You learn so much by listening to the personal stories of others. There were many details that I was unaware of about the life of refugees, like the loans they must pay back for their resettlement expenses. I am inspired and humbled, and looking forward to more connection through Bridge. Thank you for the delicious food, and for the opportunity to learn and connect.

Jenny Hill

Brunch with the Banned

August 25, 2018

Always happy to spend time with Mustafa. This inspiring young man continues to amaze me with what he is able to accomplish. (I wonder if he ever sleeps!) The food is delicious. Mustafa’s presentation is entertaining as well as enlightening. Despite a poor connection, we were able to connect via Skype with his friend who is still in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. Unable to reunite with the rest of his family (who have been settled in Colorado) because of the US ban on refugees from certain countries, this aspiring journalist is using his skills to document refugee stories on Facebook. I pray that this xenophobic travel ban will soon end and the many thousands of refugees warehoused in camps around the world will find a safe place to call home.

Linda Frank

Khilo family

August 19, 2018

What an incredible evening! The Khilo family was incredibly gracious and I enjoyed one of the finest meals I have ever eaten. I was deeply moved hearing about their experiences in Syria and Turkey. The family is to be admired for their determination and perseverance. Thank you to Bridge for organizing such an amazing experience!

Matthew Good

Brunch with the Banned

August 18, 2018

Wonderful food to go with the amazing experience of live video chatting with Amiin. Amiin is an aspiring Photo Journalist living in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya while waiting to join family members who were resettled in Colorado prior to Trump’s Ban. It was a wonderful and very personal learning experience that just does not compare to reading somebody else’s account about the daily struggles refugees face. Between questions from Mustafa and other diners I was able to leave feeling nourished physically and mentally. PS. The pistachio cake was phenomenal!!! I will be dreaming about that cake for many nights to come.


Congo night of sharing

August 10, 2018

This is my second time going for Bridge’s dinner sharing event, and I have to say, I’m going for a third one! The people are lovely and the food is delicious! Go for it, you really have to experience it yourself!


Syrian Family Dinner

July 17, 2018

I don’t even know that words can express the joy that I felt inside the home of this Syrian family. Warmth, love, laughter, amazing food, joy, family: these are some of the words that come to mind. They love each other, they love guests, they love laughter and being silly and FUN! Meet this family and I promise, they will grow your heart.

Eve Miller Beck

Amazing experience

June 20, 2018

So happy to spend an evening in Nepali families home and learn about Nepal 🇳🇵. Amazing food great conversation

Sandra Kauffman

Penn State Experience

April 22, 2018

If you are thinking about partaking in any of the Bridge programs’ experiences… DO IT!! Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a handful of my Penn State students to participate in the Master Bridge experience and my students told me it was one of the most memorable things they have done in college. We were able to experience the arts from Myanamar and the Congo, and have an amazing dinner with a Syrian and Somalian family, who we now consider part of our own. Our dinner consisted of delicious food from the Congo and it was such a unique opportunity. But even more impactful we were able to share fellowship with local members of the refugee community and they shared with us their history, culture, and stories. We cannot wait do it again!

TaLisa DeJesus

Syrian Refugee Dinner

April 12, 2018

The Syrian Refugee Dinner was an exceptional experience. We have so much to learn from refugees. The Syrian buffet was delicious and I made new friends.

Janet Toomey Stone

Syrian sharing night

April 12, 2018

What a great evening at the Syrian sharing night! The Syrian food from Upohar is so delicious and the Syrian families are so friendly to chat with. I’m really looking forward to their next Congo night event!

Wen Xin

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