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

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Echoing Green 2010 Finalist

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 the 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?

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