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Lunch with a Leader: Miry Whitehill, Founder, Miry’s List
September 19, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Join us for a conversation with Miry Whitehill on the importance of community involvement and its role in the resettlement of refugee families.
Miry Whitehill-Ben-Atar founded Miry’s List – a community of volunteers that uses crowdsourcing and social media to connect people like you, who want to help, with new refugee families with urgent needs to help them start their new lives as our neighbors in Southern California. It all started in 2016 with a request from a friend who was helping a newly-arrived refugee family find basic items to set up a home. Today, a year later, Miry’s List has grown to 30 volunteers who have assisted over 120 families with basic items and services.
Miry was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as a woman who is making a difference in LA. Click on the link and read this great article!
Miry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting.