Local Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis

Local Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis

September 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
Sonya Weisburd

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations, and persecution has now crossed the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts. While this number is hard to even comprehend, it is made up of individual human beings with hopes, dreams, and realities that must be faced every day. So where do we find hope?

To complement our Theater J production of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story we invite you to hear from a panel of speakers presenting different perspectives on the refugee crisis the world is experiencing – from a former UNICEF staff member who lived in a refugee camp to a personal account of arriving in the US on a refugee visa, to how a restaurant owner uses food to advocate for and educate on immigrant issues right here in DC.

When: Monday, September 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Where: The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center

COVID-19 Info: All visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. At this time, masking is optional inside the Edlavitch DCJCC but we encourage and embrace everyone to do whatever is best for you. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Tickets: Tickets for this event are $5. Walk-ins to the event are welcome and we will be able to take either cash or credit card.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility in partnership with KAMA DC.