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

June 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, with support from Oxfam America, 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.


Panel Discussion:

Tom Kane, Moderator
Director, William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts - Boston 

Mr. Sean Horgan
Sean is a U.S. Marine veteran who served in Iraq, and a regional leader for Team Rubicon, which deploys veteran emergency response teams to disaster zones.

Mr. Wayne Smith
Wayne is a U.S. Army veteran, who served in Vietnam and has dedicated his life since to serving veterans and advancing causes related to social justice and racial equality.

Mr. Ali Al Jundi
Syria Project Officer for Oxfam America; Ali left Syria one year after the war broke out

With opening remarks from Mr. Nahuel Arenas
Humanitarian Director for Oxfam America 

Other Panelists to be announced.


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


Oxfam America
226 Causeway St.
5th Floor 
Boston, MA 02114

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