June 2016 (Refugee Crisis, Syrian refugees and local group work)

In June, the speakers on the Monthly Membership call mapped out the growing crisis of refugees worldwide, especially those displaced from Syria. It also introduced Amnesty’s new #RefugeesWelcome campaign, as well as providing examples of local work for refugees being taken on by members in Vermont.

Speakers included:

  • Tarah Demant – Senior Director, Identity and Discrimination Unit, AIUSA
  • Geoffrey Mock – Country Group Specialist, Syria
  • Kit O’Connor – State Legislative Coordinator (LC) in Vermont
  • Carolyn Smiles – Area Coordinator Steering Committee (ACSC), Northeast Region