Uniting For Refugees: Marking One Year Since President Trump’s Travel Ban
January 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Join Oxfam, Amnesty International, International Institute of New England, for an exhibit, panel discussion, and light reception
Featuring an acoustic performance by local musician Chadwick Stokes, of Dispatch and State Radio.
President Trump signed his first executive order travel ban in January 2017, slamming the door on refugees and triggering an outcry in support of refugees that continues today. Join Oxfam and fellow organizations for a panel discussion on the current state of the global refugee crisis and the US refugee resettlement program. You’ll also learn how you can continue to stand up for refugees.
The panel will be followed by a light reception, featuring an acoustic performance by local musician Chadwick Stokes, of Dispatch and State Radio.
Guests are also encouraged to explore Oxfam and Amnesty International’s “Museum Without a Home” exhibition–on display in the District Hall lounge from Monday, 1/22 through Friday, 1/26. Museum Without a Home highlights real items given to refugees by the communities that welcomed them. This free exhibit celebrates the solidarity communities around the world have shown towards people forced to flee their homes.
Isra Chaker, Oxfam America
Jeff Thielman, International Institute of New England
Susan Finegan, Mintz Levin
Chadwick Stokes, musician (Dispatch, State Radio)
Cynthia Gabriel, AIUSA
Friends and family are welcome to join and registration is required as space is limited. RSVP by registering on this Eventbrite page.
In partnership with District Hall and Calling All Crows