Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 6:30p -
101 Station Landing
02144, MA 02155
Classes, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is proud to present this learning opportunity as part of our International Services programming.
In recognition of World Refugee Day, Journalist Julia Lieblich will discuss why people flee the Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) in hopes of finding a safe haven in the United States. She will look at the dangerous journey and obstacles to applying for asylum. She will ask what step the U.S. government can take to improve conditions in Latin America. Finally, she will talk about how to avoid re-traumatizing refugees in the United States.
Register here to get the Zoom Link: https://migrant_children.eventbrite.com
We will also provide a brief overview of the Red Cross Restoring Family Links program which reconnects families separated by migration, armed conflict, & national disasters. For more information about accessing this free service: https://www.redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies
A former religion writer for the Associated Press and Chicago Tribune, Lieblich’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, The Nation and other publications. Her most recent book is Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning After Terror. She is working on a memoir about her 28-year relationship with a Guatemalan Maya family. For more information, please check out Julia's website: http://www.julialieblich.com/index.htm
This event is free and open to the public.
Register here to get the zoom link: https://migrant_children.eventbrite.com