Refugee Panel and Fundraiser at April 18 Six O’Clock Series

Posted on 4/14/2016 12:16:40 PM

The Refugee Working Group will present a panel at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, as part of IUP’s Six O’Clock Series, followed by a fundraiser to benefit Syrians through the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation. Due to the conflicts in the Middle East, primarily Syria, the RWG planned these programs to raise awareness about the plight of Syrians and refugees all over the world and to dispel myths about the refugee crisis.

Debunking the Myths About Refugee Resettlement” will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss the refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma (Myanmar), and Syria, as well as local efforts. The panel will be held in the HUB, Ohio Room, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania at 6:00 p.m.

Following the panel will be a fundraiser benefiting the Pittsburgh chapter of the SAMS Foundation, a group which does work similar to Doctors Without Borders in Syria. It will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School Street in the Westminister Hall basement. There will be light refreshments and a presentation by Ezz-Eldin Moukamal, from Syria. Suggested donation is $10.

Thank you to our sponsors: IUP Six O’Clock Series, Calvary Presbyterian Church, First UU Church, several local congregations, Refugee Working Group, IUP Anthropology Department, IUP Political Science Department, and the IUP Sociology Department.