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The Syrian Refugee Crisis & the U.S.: What is Our Responsibility?

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

refugee child through fence

(Image: Fred Abrahams / Human Rights Watch)

Three experts on the Syrian crisis will address the issues faced by refugees, the need for ending the war to end the refugee crisis, the role of the U.S. in creating and its obligations for solving this crisis, and what the U.S. should do to assist and welcome Syrian refugees—and prevent similar crises in the future.

Speakers include Pam Bailey, human rights activist and journalist; Phyllis Bennis, IPS fellow and author of numerous books and articles on U.S. policy in the Middle East; and Rafif Jouejati, Syrian activist and director of FREE-Syria. The forum will be moderated by Andy Shallal, activist and owner of Busboys and Poets.  See more information about our speakers.

Come early so you’ll be sure to get a seat!

Sponsored by Peace Action Montgomery.

Cosponsored by Cedar Lane UU Church Social Justice Team, Code Pink, Democratic Socialists of America/DC Metro, FREE Syria, Howard County Peace Action, Institute for Policy Studies, JewishVoice for Peace/DC Metro,Just Peace Circles,Inc., Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Montgomery College Peace and Justice Studies Community, Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, Nation Discussion Group, Pax Christ St. Francis of Assisi, Pax Christi St. Rose of Lima, Peace Action Education Fund, Progressive Democrats of America, Sandy Spring Friends Peace Committee, UUCR Social Justice Committee,Veterans for Peace/DC Metro.


November 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets
234 Carroll Street, NW
Washington DC, 20012 United States
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