Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis, Nov. 13

Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis, Nov. 13

Mohamad Hafez, Hiraeth, 2017. Plaster, paint, rusted metal, found objects, rigid foam

Mohamad Hafez, Hiraeth, 2017. Plaster, paint, rusted metal, found objects, rigid foam

Join the Fairfield University Art Museum for a Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis comprised of two panels in the Walsh Gallery on Tuesday, November 13 from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m.

"The forum is an opportunity to explore the refugee crisis first in the context of Syria,"said Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, curator of education and academic engagement for the Fairfield University Art Museum, "and then in a more global framework that considers the challenges that refugees face worldwide not only in making their journeys but in integrating into their new cultural environments."

The event will take place in the Walsh Gallery, surrounded by the work of Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez, and each speaker will have 10-12 minutes to offer their perspective on the issues, and then the floor will be opened for dialogue among the panelists and audience.

Panel 1 -- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Impact of Politics on Humanitarian Action

Panelists:

  • Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Assistant Professor of History at Fairfield University
  • Charles MacCormack, former President of Save the Children
  • Firas Kayal, UNHCR Sr. Policy Adviser

Coffee Break - 4:30-5 p.m.

Panel 2 -- 5 to 6:15 p.m.: The Global Refugee Crisis and the Definition of “Refugee” – Refugees and Cultural Integration

Panelists:

  • Deo Byakisaka, Refugee Services Case Manager, CIRI (Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants)
  • Artist Mohamad Hafez
  • Claudia Connor, JD, President and CEO, CIRI

 

There will be only 70 seats available due to space restrictions. Registration is required at: https://forumontheworldwiderefugeecrisis.eventbrite.com

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage (Oct. 26-Dec. 15, 2018)

Community Partner - Westport Public Library - presenting the Film Screening & Discussion:
82 Names, Syria Please Don’t Forget Us
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Temple Israel, Westport
https://bit.ly/2NEw9du - for details

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