Voices of Refugees
From the venue:
Join refugees and service providers as they share their experiences navigating through the challenges of resettlement and the human rights issues they face through film and story telling.
In honor of World Refugee Day, join the Center for Civil and Human Rights to see and hear first-person perspectives of refugees from across the world. In partnership with Green Card Voices and Small World Films, we will highlight individual story-telling and documentary film to provide guests insight into the issues driving migration, struggles during the journey, and issues of acclimation once these individuals have re-settled.
Following a short intermission, civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson will join us for a one-on-one conversation with anthropologist and filmmaker Dr. Isabella Alexander to explore the connections between the human rights issues facing migrant and refugee populations around the world and the civil rights issues facing minority populations in the US.
The Center will then host a panel of local area refugee service providers to explore the success and challenges of resettlement. Representatives from Refuge Coffee Co, CARE International, and Coalition for Refugee Services will discuss their humanitarian work with refugee populations.