First Hand Refugee Talks is pleased to announce our next event, Tuesday, April 12th! See below for details and please feel free to share widely. We look forward to seeing you and continuing this important conversation.
film screening and discussion
April 12, 2016
6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
In the midst of the most severe migrant crisis in Europe since World War II, learn how two people, filmmaker Laura Doggett and Attorney Adam Rosser, are making a difference. Doggett traveled to the Za’atari refugee camp in Lebanon and the city of Irbid, Jordan to give Syrian girls cameras and the chance to tell their own stories in their own voices; one of her protégés,Khaldiya Jibawi, made an award-winning short film that was shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Rosser was vacationing in Greece when he witnessed firsthand the plight of refugees arriving on the beaches of Lesvos by boat. He co-founded a grassroots group called Sea of Solidarity to provide for the immediate needs of the refugees.
Who We Are: We seek to learn and share information about the current refugee crisis by hearing first hand stories and meeting the people behind the headlines: current and former refugees and advocates. To do so, we are organizing a series of talks and events that promote refugee voices and create a space for dialogue.