International Rescue Committee

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Been Wondering What the Slow Food Movement is All About? Here's Your Chance to Learn More.

    The Slow Food Dallas Leadership council is hosting an inaugural pop-up dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Chef Claudine Martyn, a long time Slow Food member and regional governor for Texas and Oklahoma is at the helm and is using a bevy of local ingredients for dinner. The menu includes Spicer's zucchini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Amira Matsuda: The Ambassador

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Amira Matsuda lives with her husband and children in a Plano manse decorated with ornate va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Refugees Are Flooding to Texas

    Texas has become the top destination for refugee resettlement, with Dallas the second largest hub, according to recent statistics. It became the main destination for resettlement as of last year, rising from number five in 2001. In an article earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle reported that T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Refugee Writers Means an Outlet for Refugees and Awareness for the Rest of Us

    The other day, Unfair Park chatted with filmmaker Bentley Brown about his film Faisal Goes West, the tale of a Sudanese family moving to America and settling in Dallas' Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Brown mentioned his friend who convinced him to film in Dallas (and acted as script supervisor) starte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Vickery Meadow: The Movie

    Filmmaker Bentley Brown was born in Dallas, but he moved to Chad with his family when he was eleven. It was in high school there that he began making short films with friends. Brown returned to the States for college at Emory and, for a time, suppressed his post-grad predisposition to filmmaking as ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2012

    The Remaking of Vickery Meadow

    They fled some of the world's most dangerous places, only to land in one of Dallas'. Slowly and unsurely, they're making it their own.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    Rescue Them

    Buy some art for the IRC

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Narrow Escape

    Plus: Havard Pleads Guilty

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Jokes for Jesus

    Plus: Rescue Crew; Gold Fever

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Tossed Out

    Little Ethiopia businesses get eviction notice

  • News

    July 8, 1999


    War refugees in Dallas find themselves in the crossfire of a another battle -- with the people in charge of welcoming them to America

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    The garden of life

    In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter