What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis, September 13th, 7:30pm

FORCED FROM HOME

What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for an engaging discussion featuring MSF leadership, aid workers, and outside experts. Using a combination of first-hand field experience and top-level insight, the speakers will discuss some of the most pressing needs of refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in our projects around the world.

Imagine if every man, woman, and child living in both Texas and California were suddenly forced to leave their homes, to grab whatever they could carry and rush with their families headlong into an uncertain and quite possibly dangerous future, far from almost everything and everyone they know.

More than 65 million people around the world don’t have to imagine this scenario; they lived it. Not since World War II, in fact, have so many people been forcibly displaced from their homes. And far too many have no idea what will become of them.

Doctors Without Borders USA executive director Jason Cone will explain why it is vitally important for Doctors Without Borders to speak out now, while veteran aid workers will share their experiences providing care to displaced people in places like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Middle East, and Europe. Plus, Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, will bring the discussion back home: how do we see the impact of the crisis in New York City? Hosted by The New School.

A Q&A will follow the discussion.

Panelists:

Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders USA Executive Director.

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Dr. Africa Stewart, OBGYN and Forced From Home tour guide. Dr. Stewart has completed four assignments with Doctors Without Borders, in South Sudan and Nigeria.

Michelle Mays, nurse and project coordinator for Doctors Without Borders programs in Nigeria, Jordan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and India.

Opening remarks by professor Miriam Ticktin, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility.

 

September 13th, 7:30pm

Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Register here.

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