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Helping Refugees, Welcoming the Stranger

The Middle East member-led forum presents a distinguished panel, including: Hassan El-Masri, a Palestinian who volunteers to help refugee artists throughout the world; Karaman Mamand, a Kurdish Iraqi educator and human rights activist; Karen Ferguson, executive director of the northern California branch of the International Rescue Committee, which provides comprehensive services for refugees whose lives are shattered by conflict and disaster; and Aisha Wahab, who was recently elected to the Hayward City Council and is one of the first Afghan-American officials elected in the United States. The panel will discuss how we can help refugees and welcome the stranger in the face of war, strife, indifference and travel bans.

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

February 15, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Hassan El-Masri
Volunteer, Filmmaker
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Karaman Mamand
Doctor of Juridical Science in International Legal Systems
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Karen Ferguson, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist; Executive Director, the International Rescue Committee
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Aisha Wahab
Afghan-American Human Rights Activist, Hayward City Councilmember
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Michael Pappas
Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council—Moderator