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What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis
Sep 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| FREE
Join Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for an engaging discussion to mark the launch of the Forced From Home exhibition. 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, and explain why this is the time to focus attention on this important and pressing issue.
MSF executive director Jason Cone will explain why it is vitally important that MSF speak out now, and aid workers will share stories of how displacement has affected our patients in places like South Sudan and the Middle East.
Plus, the Mayor’s commissioner for 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.
Jason Cone, MSF-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 MSF, in South Sudan and Nigeria.
Michelle Mays, nurse and project coordinator for MSF 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.
About Forced From Home:
Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 65 million refugees. With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Gain a deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis, the challenges faced by those who have been forced from home, and the humanitarian assistance offered by Doctors Without Borders.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Tishman Auditorium – 63 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003