Migration Week Screening at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Catholic Charities Fort Worth Celebrates Migration Week  

WHO: Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW)

WHAT: Migration Week: Faisal Goes West Movie Screening, Naturalization Ceremony & Tour de Café—A Celebration of Culture

WHEN/WHERE:

Faisal Goes West Movie Screening & Panel: May 28th, from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 
Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX. 76107  

Naturalization Ceremony: May 29th, 10:00 AM 
CCFW Main Campus, 249 W. Thornhill Dr., Fort Worth, TX. 76115  

Tour de Café: May 31st, 2013 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM 
CCFW Main Campus, 249 W. Thornhill Dr., Fort Worth, TX. 76115

WHY: In 2012, Catholic Charities Fort Worth resettled 450 refugees from all over the world and enabled 363 immigrants to become US citizens through naturalization. Throughout the week of May 27th-31st, CCFW will host a celebration of these many cultures that currently reside in our community. On May 28th, this week will be proclaimed “Migration Week” by Tarrant County and events will involve a film screening, naturalization ceremony, and Tour de Café celebration. Naturalization ceremonies are a momentous occasion in the life of an immigration, during which they take the Oath of Allegiance and become a citizen of the United States. The many countries represented by these new citizens will be celebrated at the Tour de Café.  

Tour de Café activities include international dance and music, a henna tattoo station, a refugee art festival, and an art contest featuring pieces from local students. International food & drinks will also be provided. For more information on the Faisal Goes West film screening, please visit http://faisalgoeswestfortworth.eventbrite.com/#.  

VISUALS: Faisal Goes West Movie Screening: Film screening followed by a panel discussion led by the film's director and writer, Bentley Brown. Naturalization Ceremony: Over 50 immigrants will become US citizens during this inspirational naturalization ceremony, representing countries from all over the world. Tour de Café: Bhutanese, Javanese, Filipino and Ballet Folklorico Azteca dance groups, MONDO drummers, and refugee art festival, along with international food and beverages.  

About Catholic Charities Fort Worth: Founded in 1910, Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a zealous goal to end poverty in our 28 county diocese. By meeting the needs of children, families, elderly, refugees, and immigrants regardless of creed, ethnicity, or culture, we are able to serve and give hope to over 120,000 individuals and families in need each year. More than 90 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to provide services through over 40 innovative programs, empowering clients to become self-sufficient. For more information, please visit us at catholiccharitiesfortworth.org.