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2017 Iscol Lecture: Rebecca Heller, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Get on a Plane! Fighting for Refugees in the Age of Trump
Rebecca Heller, International Refugee Assistance Project

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 PM
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

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.

Kennedy Hall is at 215 Garden Ave, Ithaca, NY. Call Auditorium is on the first floor.
Parking is available in the garage at 165 Hoy Road.
Admission is free and open to the public.

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