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New York: Veterans and Refugees - A World Refugee Day Conversation About Freedom

Date: 
June 20, 2016 - 8:30am to 10:00am

 

Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

Veterans have a particular interest in refugees. Thousands of interpreters, translators, and allies who served with the U.S. military today are endangered due to their affiliation with the United States. Join us for an interactive discussion on refugees, those allies who served with us in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how American leadership on this issue is vital to our interests abroad and imperative to upholding our national values.

We hope you will join us.

 

Date:

Monday, June 20, 2016

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Location: 

Roosevelt House at Hunter College

47-49 E 65th St.

New York, NY 10065

 

Panel Discussion:

Matt Gallagher
Former U.S. Army captain and author of the acclaimed Iraq War memoir Kaboomand Youngblood.

Eric Gardiner
U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and Advisor to the President for Education, Council on Foreign Relations

Mohammad Souri (Name changed to protect family)
Syrian refugee

 

Other panelists to be announced.

 

Press must RSVP to Christopher Plummer [email protected] or 202-370-3310

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