The Syrian Refugees Escaped War, Only to Land in One of St. Louis’ Toughest Neighborhoods
By Robert Langellier
May 16, 2018
At the dinner to benefit Syrian refugees, there aren’t enough seats for the Syrians. The room at the Boo Cat Club is packed, and Jessica Bueler is flitting around, managing the event, making sure the crowd of mostly white St. Louis women is enjoying the food. A young Syrian boy stops her and quietly asks where he’s allowed to sit.