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Protecting the Right to Seek Refuge

Protecting the Right to Seek Refuge

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
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The vast majority of people would prefer to stay in their home countries instead of undertaking uncertain and often perilous journeys. However, by the end of last year, conflict, violence, persecution, natural disasters, and the impacts of climate change had forcibly displaced nearly 110 million people.

People from all over the world have sought refuge in the United States since before its inception, and the U.S. government recently opened new pathways for refugees to enter the country through community sponsorship and private sponsorship.

Join GCIR in a dialogue with leaders who operate in both the traditional refugee resettlement space and with the new community sponsorship program. Learn how philanthropy can better mobilize resources to protect those seeking safety and refuge in the United States.

Basma Alawee, Deputy Executive Director, Community Sponsorship Hub
Robin Mencher, CEO, Jewish Family & Community Services-East Bay
Dauda Sesay, Founding Member and President, Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants

John Slocum, Executive Director, Refugee Council USA

COST: Free for members and nonmembers

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