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Monthly Meeting: Integrating Refugees edition

  • Thu, October 24, 2019
  • 19:30 - 21:00
  • Mehrgenerationenhaus Heidelberg, Heinrich-Fuchs-Str. 85, 69126 Heidelberg-Rohrbach

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The Monthly Meeting is the regular get-together for the Heidelberg IWC. Join us to hear a guest speaker, get Club updates and news, and have time to chat with members. The Monthly Meeting is open to the public so bring your friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Heidelberg IWC Monthly Meeting

Topic & Guest Speaker:  Sigrid Zweygart-Perez, Pastor of the Evangelical Church in Heidelberg.

Sigrid Zweygart-Pérez is a pastor of the Evangelical Church in Heidelberg. She gained her first experiences as a village pastor before moving to the famous Heiliggeistkirche in Heidelberg. Since 2015 she has worked as a pastor at the arrival center for Baden-Württemberg. There, in the former American town of Patrick-Henry-Village at entrance to Heidelberg, she, together with her colleague from the Catholic Church, is the point of contact for the employees, and above all for the refugees themselves.

Pregnant women, and women traveling alone particularly take advantage of the aid offered by the churches. For them, the situation in a refugee camp is particularly stressful. Experiences of sexual violence are often seen especially with those who have been traveling long.

Pastor Zweygart-Pérez will talk about her everyday life in the Patrick Henry Village and will talk about how we as a receiving society can contribute to the successful integration of women in particular.


Transportation: S-bahn station Heidelberg-Kirchheim/Rohrbach; tram lines 23 and 24 at stop Rohrbach Markt; Bus line 28 at stops Fabrikstr. or M.von-Graimberg-Haus
Parking: In front of the house, on the street, or in the Lidl parking lot across the street
Entrance: on the back of the building
Contact: Angela Wendt, events@heidelbergiwc.org, +49 176 3452 1466


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