Since 2012, more than 100 refugee women from around the world have been given the opportunity to use their skills and talents in a small house located in Clarkston, GA. These women have confronted and survived unimaginable difficulties, including war, displacement from their homes and separation from their families.
Now making their homes in the United States, Peace of Thread has not only provided jobs - a living wage - but also community, a sense of belonging and worth. Through their work and the strength they find within the bonds of friendship, these women are ready to tell their stories. What better setting than at the table, eating with one another.
On April 14, join us for a progressive dinner at Grace Village in Clarkston in support of Peace of Thread. Move through four stations dedicated to one of four regions. Hear from the women who know these countries intimately. Experience the aromas and flavors of their own comfort foods, and relish the hospitality of these amazingly courageous and talented artisans from Iraq, Burma, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The evening will culminate at Garner Farm, where you'll enjoy live music by local musicians, many of whom are refugees themselves. Desserts provided by local communities will be served, alongside tea and coffee. The evening's silent auction - featuring a sailboat cruise from St. Simon to Amelia Island, GA, fine art, jewelry and more - willl receive bids from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Our hope is that as we break bread together, we will also thread peace among us all and be inspired to carry their voices and stories out into our own circles. But we can't do it alone. We need you and your support to keep empowering these women. Join us at the table. We need you.
If you can't join us, you can still help. Be a Peace of Thread Partner. You can find more details at Breaking Bread, Threading Peace.
Our Progressive Dinner: Welcome to the World
Najah. The Voice of Iraq. We all know the story of a war. But this night, we listen to the story of a woman. Najah. Her name means “success.” You’ll be delighted to hear how her courage, resilience and capacity to forgive has brought much success her way. She left her familiar: favorite smells, sights, and sounds. She risked it all with her husband and children to start a new life among us.
Aziza. The Voice of Afghanistan. So you’ve made it to America...what now? The challenges that come with moving to a new country and culture. But also the great things in America. Celebrating how far they’ve come and grown - who is it that have walked alongside them to help them get there?
Nuam. The Voice of Burma. We know it’s located somewhere near the South China Sea. But did you know the heart of a Burmese mom is located in the same position as the American mom’s heart? It’s inside the fears and dreams of her children. But even more so, courage. There’s something God wants to do in all of us that we lack courage to do. Listen to Nuam’s voice. She’ll help you find your own.
Martha. The Voice of Pakistan. Martha and her family have moved into Snellville with her entire family of 16 people and they have purchased a home together. They are so excited to have their own place and learn about their new community. Their new neighbors have welcomed them too!