Please join us for the United Jewish Federation of Utah’s “Girls’ Night Out” on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 7:00 pm
Where: The home of Phyllis Mandel
Food: Please bring a dish to share, and let us know what kind of Heavy hors d'oeuvres or dessert you would like to bring
Guest Presenter: Pamela Silberman
Topic: The Who, What, Why and How of Refugee Resettlement
Please join us for an interesting discussion on the refugee crisis. Learn why there are so many refugees in the world today, who is categorized as a refugee, and how they enter the United States. Our speaker will provide the information you need to distinguish fact from hype in the ongoing public discourse on refugees. She will also provide information on ways you can support refugees in our local Salt Lake community.
Bio: Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Pamela Silberman has lived in Salt Lake City for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as the Associate Director of the English Skills Learning Center, a non-profit that seeks to connect communities through English language teaching and learning. In addition to her work in ESL and non-profit management, Pamela has extensive experience in community outreach and engagement, policy advocacy, and facilitating conversations on privilege and inclusion. She spent six years as the Director of Community Relations for the National Children’s Study at the University of Utah, was the Director of Communications for the Utah Commissioner of the Higher Education and the State Board of Regents, and worked as a policy analyst for Utah Issues Center for Poverty Research and Action. Pamela serves on several community boards, including as chair of Salt Lake City’s Community Development and Community Improvement Advisory Board. She holds a master in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor in Art History from Columbia University. Pamela and her husband, Bryan Gibson, have a 14 year-old daughter, Willa, and a 19 year-old foster daughter, Rita. Pamela loves to hike, ski, see movies, and travel.
Please RSVP and join us for a free and interesting evening. We are happy to help arrange car pools from Park City.
Friends are welcome!
Diane Hartz Warsoff, Chair, Girls’ Night Out
United Jewish Federation of Utah