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FOCUS forum to discuss refugees’ experiences

A Forming Opportunities for Collaboration Understanding and Service (FOCUS) Forum: Refugees in Boston will be held May 17 in 433 Curry Student Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion will bring together community organizations, students, faculty, staff and neighbors to discuss topics like experiences of refugees in communities and the experiences of community leaders and organizations working with refugees. The discussion, sponsored by Northeastern’s Center of Community Service, will include how refugees have contributed to neighboring communities and refugee access to education and social services. The forum is open to the public and coffee and cookies will be served. For more information contact Lindsey Musen at 617-373-5809.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

Volleyball game to raise money for two charities The Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Delta Zeta Sorority will host their 7th annual Spikes for Tykes charity volleyball tournament May 12. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Centennial Commons. Teams of five need to pay a registration fee $25. All proceeds from the event will be donated to two charities: the Horace Mann School for the Deaf, the oldest public day school for the deaf in the country, and Hannah and Friends, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and young people affected by autism and global delays. Last year, Spikes for Tykes raised $500. The event will also feature a barbecue and free Vitamin Water for all players. Members of the winning team will receive gift cards.

-Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

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