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  • 06/28 Wednesday
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Journey Into the World of Tea
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 06/29 Thursday
    June Book Group | The Fire Next Time and Letter from Birmingham Jail
    7:00pm–8:00pm
  • 06/30 Friday
    June Book Group | The Fire Next Time and Letter from Birmingham Jail
    11:00am–12:00pm
    Friday Tea Tasting
    2:00pm–3:00pm
  • 07/01 Saturday
    Open Art Studio for Kids
    10:30am–2:30pm
    River Walk & Tea
    12:45pm–2:15pm
    Saturday Family Matinee
    12:30pm–4:30pm
  • 07/02 Sunday
    River Walk & Tea
    2:00pm–3:30pm

River Walk & Tea

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Grace Farms

The Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response

The Refugee Crisis & U.S. Response

Register Now

Date

May 19, 2017
7:30 pm–8:30 pm

Venue

Grace Farms, Sanctuary

Ticket price

Free

Learn about the important efforts surrounding the refugee crisis in the United States, and the inspiring response from organizations including UNHCR The U.N. Refugee Agency and The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN), in a conversation moderated by Grace Farms Foundation Justice Initiative Director, Krishna Patel. The panel will include informative perspectives from Larry Yungk, UNHCR’s Senior Resettlement Officer, Claudia Connor, the President & CEO of IICONN, Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq., the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Maha Karahamad, a recently resettled Syrian refugee and a Coordinator on the Strategic Foundation Partnerships Team for Save The Children here in Connecticut. 

 

UHCR has been committed to their work protecting and assisting refugees around the world since their establishment during the aftermath of the second world war in 1950. Today, they strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. Since 1918, IICONN's Refugee Services Program has assisted adults and families who have fled war and persecution in their home countries, and in many cases spent decades in refugee camps. The organization focuses on helping those individuals who face significant barriers to adjusting to their new environment by offering legal, social, linguistic, and educational programs to help them overcome these obstacles.

 

Register for the May Community Dinner, here, which will immediately precede the panel.

Adults
Seniors
Teens

Justice

Community

Learn about the important efforts surrounding the refugee crisis in the United States, and the inspiring response from organizations including UNHCR The U.N. Refugee Agency and The International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN), in a conversation moderated by Grace Farms Foundation Justice Initiative Director, Krishna Patel. The panel will include informative perspectives from Larry Yungk, UNHCR’s Senior Resettlement Officer, Claudia Connor, the President & CEO of IICONN, Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq., the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Maha Karahamad, a recently resettled Syrian refugee and a Coordinator on the Strategic Foundation Partnerships Team for Save The Children here in Connecticut. 

 

UHCR has been committed to their work protecting and assisting refugees around the world since their establishment during the aftermath of the second world war in 1950. Today, they strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. Since 1918, IICONN's Refugee Services Program has assisted adults and families who have fled war and persecution in their home countries, and in many cases spent decades in refugee camps. The organization focuses on helping those individuals who face significant barriers to adjusting to their new environment by offering legal, social, linguistic, and educational programs to help them overcome these obstacles.

 

Register for the May Community Dinner, here, which will immediately precede the panel.

Adults
Seniors
Teens

Justice

Community

Register Now

Date

May 19, 2017
7:30 pm–8:30 pm

Venue

Grace Farms, Sanctuary

Ticket price

Free