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University Lectures

Refugee Camp

2017 UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES with Professor Kathie Friedman
Lectures held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Temple Beth Am

MARCH 22: Sorry to Disturb You, But There is a War in My Country: The Global Refugee Crisis
By the end of 2016, more than 65 million individuals – or about 1 in every 100 people worldwide – were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. We will examine what happens when people are forcibly displaced from their homes. Do they become internally displaced, refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants in another country? What rights do the forcibly displaced have? What objections do some people have to the US refugee resettlement program and is the process in Europe or Canada different? What innovations are humanitarian organizations recommending for the global refugee crisis?

 MARCH 29: What Will You Do When They Start to Round Us Up: Undocumented Americans and Their Families
Why did immigration agents arrest 600 people across the US in one week recently? Who are those who were arrested and how many more are there? Are they criminals or are they Americans without papers? What happens to children in families with mixed status? We will explore the current state of the debate over comprehensive immigration reform and discuss next steps.

$15 per lecture, free for students with ID
Open to everyone in the community.
Go here to register.


Prof. Kathie Friedman

Prof. Kathie Friedman is an associate professor of international studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Sociology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and former Chair of the UW Jewish Studies Program. Her research is in the area of forced migrations, particularly the social and political integration of refugees and their children after resettlement. She is the author of Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1879-1924.



Become a Patron Sponsor for $100

Help ensure this annual learning series continues, while keeping ticket costs low for everyone. Patron sponsorship includes tickets to all lectures, attendance at an intimate private reception with Professor Friedman prior to the final lecture, and acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the lecture program.