AUP’s student club, Baytna à Vous, has a great line-up of events and fundraising initiatives planned for this semester. Since Fall 2015, this club has contributed to helping refugees settle in both France and Europe through their tireless fundraising efforts and hands-on volunteering work with Syrian children and families in Paris.
Baytna à Vous has several events planned for the Fall 2016 semester:
Halloween Candy Sale: BVSyria will be selling Halloween candy goody bags to raise money for Syrian refugees.
Monday, Oct 24 - Thursday, Oct 27, 10:30-17:00
BVSyria Film Night: Baytna à Vous will organize a screening of the Syrian documentary, Not Who We Are, in order to increase awareness around the Syrian refugee crisis. This will be followed by a discussion with AUP's Professor Ziad Majed.
The trailer and the synopsis of the documentary can be seen here: http://www.forwardfilmproduction.com/not-who-we-are
Tuesday, November 15, 19:00-21:00
Thanksgiving Dinner at The American Church of Paris: All donations collected at AUP's annual Thanksgiving Dinner will go towards helping Syrian refugees.
November 24th, AUP Thanksgiving Dinner - 19:00-22:00
The American Church of Paris
Kids Workshops: An initiative that started in the Spring and continues to grow and prosper, the Kids Workshops enables Syrian refugee children an informal setting within which they use art therapy and other activities to help work through their emotions and the trauma they have experienced. The workshops also promote French culture and society through the use of French songs and cultural activities. AUP students volunteer to help run these workshops alongside trained professionals and it is a wonderful experience in community building. These Workshops occur every 2 weeks and the next one is on Saturday November 5. The last one will be on December 17th.
The BVSyria executive team holds meetings twice a month in order to organise, facilitate and improve their activism on campus through events planned for the semester.
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Email us at BVSyria@aup.edu