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Get on a Plane! Fighting for Refugees in the Age of Trump

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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Becca Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, will discuss how advocates can fight for the rights of refugees against the waves of right-wing populist xenophobia sweeping through the U.S. and Europe.

What obstacles do Syrian and other refugees face in attempting to seek safe passage?
How has the politicization of refugees conflated mass migration with terrorist infiltration?
And how are a group of lawyers and law students fighting back?

Rebecca M. Heller is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2010 and received her B.A. from Dartmouth College. She founded and directs the International Refugee Assistance Project (formerly the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project) at Yale Law School, an organization that assists refugees in applying for resettlement from abroad and adjusting to life in the United States.

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.bctr.cornell.edu/events/2017-iscol-lecture-rebecca-heller/

Organizer

Patricia Thayer
Phone:
607-255-7794
Email:

Venue

Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
Phone:
607-255-7794
Website:
http://events.cornell.edu/kennedy_hall