This past September Carroll Canal neighbor, Bev Weise, spent two weeks volunteering independently in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios.  She interacted with refugees from Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, and more.  In addition to teaching English to children and adults, she spent most of her time meeting refugees, listening to their stories, and bearing witness to their remarkable life narratives on her daily blog:   

On Sunday, November 6th at 6:00pm, Bev will share photos, stories, and her experiences working with refugees.  She’ll discuss how, as an Executive Coach, she tried to apply coaching principles to people who speak minimal English, realistically have few options, and have absolutely no hope.   She’ll show how brain science can explain why the refugee experience provides the perfect storm for triggering negative emotions and impulses for fight or flight.   

Set up at 5:00pm
Food, drink, and schmoozing 5:15 pm. 
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm.
Clean-up post event.
Note: Sunday (Nov 6th) daylight savings time ends, fall back.

Bring everything you need to make yourself comfortable- chairs, pillows, blankets, sweaters, food,  drink, or dessert. (If possible, bring Mediterranean-themed food to share).  The Art Garden is Host-less and Host-free, meaning everyone participates how they can, when they can, with setup and/or cleanup, please visit

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