Around the world, over 60 million people are currently displaced creating the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. This event will explore global, national and local responses to the crisis and a discussion on what we can all do to help. Oliver Schmidtke, director of the Centre for Global Studies at UVic and project leader of "Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration - CEDoM" will be presenting. Also there is new funding available for groups that are interested in sponsoring an individual or family.
The event is also a fundraiser for the Salish Sea Refugee Sponsorship Group who have been working together to bring members of a Syrian refugee family to Victoria for the past two years.
Opening: Sari Alesh, Syrian Violinist (formerly played with the Syrian National Symphony)
Dr. Oliver Schmidtke - Director of UVic's Center for Global Studies, Sabine Lehr - Private Sponsorship of Refugees Manager at the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Thaer Harba - Recent refugee settled in Victoria
Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/250965112291675/