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Fall 2018 Calendar & Dates of Interest

JUHAN Student Club: Join JUHAN! Last year the club sponsored an alternative spring break trip to work with refugees in Texas, organized an on-campus refugee camp simulation, and advocated/fundraised when faced with global humanitarian disasters and emergencies. JUHAN on Life@Fairfield for meeting dates and to keep up with all the news!

Tuesday, September 25 | 4 p.m.: Where Are Our People From?
Please join the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and JUHAN for a conversation to celebrate where our people are from: our family, colleagues, classmates, neighbors, and friends!
Location: To be announced. FYE Credit

Tuesday, September 25 | 7 p.m.: Nicaragua Uprising – The Frontlines
Erendira Vanegas, Women’s Rights Coordinator for the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project will present on the current uprising, violence and political conflict in Nicaragua and her role as a civil rights advocate on the frontlines.
Location: Kelley Presentation Room, FYE Inspire Credit

October – Mid-November | Photo Exhibit: Through the Eyes of Children: The Refugee Crisis
In 2015, as refugees were fleeing Syria to Greece, Robin and Robert Jones helped families as they arrived after their treacherous sea journey. Their photographs put a human face on the refugee crisis and capture children’s perspectives of this ongoing crisis. The CFPL would like to extend a special thanks to SBCares for loaning this exhibit to the Center.
Location: Canisius 200

Friday, October 12 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) 2018 Back-to-School Event in N.Y.C.
Join us on a trip to CFR in New York City for the 2018 Back-to-School expert event, “Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis.” You will have the opportunity to interact with foreign policy experts, attend a CFR networking reception, and learn about CFR’s career and internship opportunities.
Location: CFR’s New York City headquarters at 58 East 68th Street.

Tuesday, November 6 | Any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m.: Syrian Refugee Camp Simulation
Join in our JUHAN Humanitarian Action Day as we stand in solidarity with the millions of displaced persons worldwide. The simulation will allow you to experience what it would be like to register at a refugee camp while learning about the Syrian refugee crisis and the Zaatari Camp in Jordan. This event will take place prior to the screening of the acclaimed documentary, Human Flow.
Location: Quick Center for the Arts, lobby. It will take about 30/40 minutes to complete the simulation. FYE Credit

Tuesday, November 6 | 7:30 p.m.: Documentary Film Screening of Human Flow (2017)
View the critically acclaimed documentary, Human Flow, presented in partnership with the Film, Television and Media Arts Program, JUHAN. and CIRI.
Location: Kelley Theater, Quick Center for the Arts. FYE Inspire Credit

Tuesday, November 13 | 3:30 p.m.: Forum on the Worldwide Refugee Crisis
Panel 1: “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Impact of Politics on Humanitarian Action”

Panelists include Dr. Silvia Marsans-Sakly, Charles MacCormack (former president of Save the Children), Firas Kayal (United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees), and Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez.
Panel 2: “The Global Refugee Crisis and the Definition of ‘Refugee’ – Refugees and Cultural Integration”
Panelists include Dr. Alfred Babo, Dr. Terry Ann Jones, Claudia Conor (president, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants).
Location: Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room. FYE Inspire Credit

Wednesday, November 14 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Peace Corps Prep Program Launch and Lunch!
Join us for the official launch of Fairfield University’s Peace Corps Prep Program, with lunch and a panel discussion with returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Location: Barone Campus center, Oak Room

Student Engagement Opportunities

Fall 2018

Friday, October 26: The Annual United Nations Global Citizenship Trip
Tour the U.N. and learn about exciting careers. In past years, students have met with representatives from the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), among others. This is your chance to learn how United Nations employees got started in their careers, and what it's really like to work in humanitarian action and international governance. This event is sponsored by JUHAN and the Center for Faith and Public Life. Contact Julie Mughal for more details.

Saturday, November 3 | 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: SBP-Friends of Rockaway Build
Join our JUHAN and Engineers Without Borders students as they help rebuild homes that were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Date and Time TBD: Information Meeting – JUHAN Alternative Spring Break Trip to Abilene, TX
Work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help resettled refugees. Each year, thousands of refugees who are forced to flee conflict or persecution, are invited by the U.S. to seek safety and freedom. In Abilene, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives. You can help too!
Details to come - Stay tuned! If you are interested please email

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