World Refugee Day
Thursday, June 20, 5:00-8:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, Eugene
World Refugee Day 2019 will focus on asylum seekers, both those in our community and at our southern border. In addition to our main speaker and panel, we will have food trucks, student projects, art for children, over 30 information tables, music, and the ability to do something to help that very night by making refugee relief kits and perhaps something else!
Main Speaker and Panelists Confirmed!
Jill Zwiers has been crossing the Tijuana border from her home in San Diego since November. She will be here with photos to talk about what she has learned and experienced from her time working with asylum seekers and in shelters. She will then join six panelists with moderator Dr. Kristin Yarris. It will be an excellent program.
Saturday, June 22
7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene
Anne Bridgman will speak about “Witnessing at Homestead — the largest for-profit U.S. detention center for migrant children.” Anne is a writer, editor, and activist who volunteers with the Refugee Resettlement Coalition. She recently visited Homestead, Florida.