Press Release: Former First Lady of Colorado Author Helen Thorpe Holds Book Signing and Leads Community Conversation on Refugees March 24th
Greenwood Village, Colo. – Saint Peter Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Conversation with former First Lady of Colorado and author, Helen Thorpe, on March 24th. Thorpe’s latest book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, follows the lives of twenty-two teenagers from around the world over the course of one school year as they land at South High School in Denver. A refugee with the Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau and Lutheran Family Services Refugee & Asylee program will also be at the event to share her insights.
What: The public and members of the media are invited to a “Community Conversation with former First Lady of Colorado and author Helen Thorpe about her latest book The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom”
When: Sunday, March 24th; complimentary lunch at 12:30 pm and conversation from 1:00-3:00 pm. Book signing immediately follows.
Where: Saint Peter Lutheran Church at 9300 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, Colo. 80111
RSVP: It’s not required for media or the public to register for this free event, but to help us prepare for lunch and seating, please let us know at www.stplc.org/newcomers.
Tattered Cover will be on site to sell books. Additionally, Lutheran Family Services is asking attendees to bring a housewarming gift for a newly arrived refugee family. New cooking sets, microwaves, rice cookers, dish and drinking glass sets and gift cards of $25 for groceries are very much appreciated.
Professional, high-resolution images will be made available. Visit the following URLs to learn more about the participating organizations.
Helen Thorpe - www.helenthorpe.com
Saint Peter Lutheran Church - www.stplc.org
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains - www.lfsrm.org
Colorado Refugees Speakers Bureau - coloradorefugeespeakersbureau.wordpress.com