Performance illuminated histories, hopes, and dreams of asylum seekers

MARLBORO — On Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Colonel Williams Inn in Marlboro, 50 supporters of the Community Asylum Seekers Project enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres, time to connect, and a performance of 99 Facts About an Immigrant by Austin-based performance artist Leng Wong.

Thank you to those who attended and to Leng for her moving performance.

99 Facts About an Immigrant focused on the details of personal experience that make us human and connect us with one another.

CASP guests who are seeking asylum come to Vermont with their histories, hopes, and dreams. Leng invited us to connect with these particulars and go beyond the news headlines of chaos in their home countries and mistreatment at the U.S. border.

This event would not have been possible without the generosity of Victoria and Brian Osborne, owners of the Colonel Williams Inn. The Osbornes left Austin, Texas, and bought the Inn three years ago. Victoria brought experience planning events and a deep commitment to supporting causes such as CASP.

The event raised significant funds for CASP and will enable us to invite more guests who are seeking asylum to southern Vermont.

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