Social Hour + Immigration Panel with Mayor Mattie Parker
Join DASH Network and Mayor Mattie Parker for a social hour and panel discussing how Fort Worth is impacted by legal immigration.
This event is open to anyone but is of special interest to Fort Worth’s business, nonprofit, and church leaders.
Cash bar opens at 5 pm and will be accompanied by light refreshments. The panel discussion will begin at 6 pm and will be open to questions after a short presentation about asylum seekers in Fort Worth and the mission of DASH Network.
Thursday, August 24 | 5 pm – 7 pm
At the 4 Eleven on South Main
No registration required
Click here for parking instructions for this event. The 4 Eleven’s parking lot is outlined in blue at 466 S. Main St. – the corner of S. Main St. and Cleveland.
Under the 1961 UN Convention, asylum seekers and refugees meet the same criteria of fleeing on the grounds of persecution or a well-grounded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. The difference is that asylum seekers are not granted refugee status before fleeing an immediate threat, and therefore are assigned a different status upon arrival in the U.S. This also means asylum seekers receive less support and face a different gap in social services than refugees.
The DASH Network program provides housing and other holistic services to assist asylum-seeking families, creating a collaborative community that supports the thriving of a resilient population.