Marywood University to Host Refugee Day Event


SCRANTON, PA (November 3, 2016) – Marywood University’s office of campus ministry will host a Refugee Day event on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The event will begin with an e-letter campaign from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Learning Commons. The e-letter campaign is an event that allows participants the opportunity to email elected officials to keep addressing the needs of refugees and their families.


At 8 p.m., there will be a candlelight vigil in the Memorial Garden, which will include outdoor prayer and procession, followed by the Refugee Family Experience in the Fireplace Lounge at Nazareth Student Center, where attendees will hear real-life stories of local refugee families.


The campus ministry office is asking for monetary or sock donations. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase bus passes to assist local refugee families with transportation.


For additional information about the Refugee Day events at Marywood University, please contact Sr. John Michele Southwick, assistant director of campus ministry, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2413, or email