I teach English to newly resettled refugees at IRIS. My students are diverse, aged 18 to 60, some with university degrees, others with no formal schooling. But as different as they are, the men and women in my classroom share the belief that America stands for freedom, safety, and opportunity. The Pilgrims — New England’s first refugees — came here in 1620 hoping for a better life. Since then, resettling refugees has been a long and noble American tradition. Now more than ever, we need to rally around agencies like IRIS that do the good work of refugee resettlement. I invite you to join my team for a run up East Rock on Super Bowl Sunday, or if you don't want to run, help us reach our fundraising goal by donating today!