april, 2019

23apr5:30 pm8:30 pmFRAYED LIVES: THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISISDinner, Amazing Speakers, Audience EngagementCongregation Beth Shalom Time:: 5:30 pm

Time:

5:30 pm

Event Details

68.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of
persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
(UN Refugee Agency)

The plight of refugees is a major global crisis. One person was displaced every two seconds in the past year. (www.Actionagainsthunger.org)  The vast majority of the countries hosting refugees are among the world’s least developed. Refugee status is rarely temporary. More than half the refugees around the globe are under the age of 18, even though children make up 31 percent of the world’s population. 

Description of Evening
This evening brings together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience.  Presentations will overview the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border. A light dinner will be served and audience members will engaged in round-table discussions of the refugee crises and potential actions.  

Organizer

Napa Center for Thought & CultureWe think there’s a real need in the Napa Valley for more thought-provoking programming and events you can’t find anywhere else. That’s why we founded the Napa Center for Thought & Culture.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Congregation Beth Shalom

1455 Elm Street

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