THEN & NOW: WELCOMING REFUGEES & ASYLUM SEEKERS
Joe Goldman, HIAS Community Engagement Director, will describe treatment of refugees and asylum seekers today in light of an historical lens of the earlier policies that welcomed - and prevented - these groups from reaching safe haven.
HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom. HIAS is the only Jewish organization whose mission is to assist refugees – whoever they are and wherever they are. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS brings more than 130 years of expertise to their work with refugees and asylum seekers. HIAS.org
Presenting local perspective from the California-Mexico border will be the Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS). JFS and their partners, San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN), quickly respond to critical needs of immigrants throughout the San Diego Border Region with a 24-hour emergency hotline, volunteer dispatching and response, and high-quality legal services. JFS also operates the JFS Migrant Shelter that provides short-term shelter and services to asylum-seeking families, including medical screenings, hot meals, travel assistance, and new clothes. JFS has sheltered more than 20,000 asylum- seekers since October 2018.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theaters)
2300 E. Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
The event is FREE, but tickets will be required.