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The International Refugee Crisis


A Panel Discussion

Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute & the Jewish Labor Committee
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Around the globe, the refugee crisis has become more dire. Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes to find a safe haven only to be denied entry and basic human needs. The United Nations has called this the worst migration crisis since World War II. We cannot remain silent in the face of such a catastrophe.

On May 18th, join the Jewish Labor Committee and the Albert Shanker Institute at a panel discussing the current crisis and the historical parallels with the anti-refugee sentiments and policies in the World War II era.

Speakers include Mark Hetfield, President and CEO, HIAS; Shelly Pitterman, United National High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representative for the U.S. and the Caribbean; and Jay Winik, historian and author of 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History.

Stuart Appelbaum, President, Jewish Labor Committee and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW, and Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, and Albert Shanker Institute will host this event.

Register here: http://www.shankerinstitute.org/event/internationalrefugeecrisis
Join us for a reception following the panel.