Please join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on September 13th at the New School in New York City for a free panel discussion to mark the launch of Forced From Home, MSF’s traveling exhibition about the global refugee crisis, and to further examine the issues facing displaced people the world over.
Imagine if every man, woman, and child living in both Texas and California were suddenly forced to leave their homes, to grab whatever they could carry and rush with their families headlong into an uncertain and quite possibly dangerous future, far from almost everything and everyone they know.
More than 65 million people around the world don’t have to imagine this scenario; they lived it. Not since World War II, in fact, have so many people been forcibly displaced from their homes. And far too many have no idea what will become of them.
MSF executive director Jason Cone will explain why it is vitally important for MSF to speak out now, while veteran aid workers will share their experiences providing care to displaced people in places like South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Middle East, and Europe. Plus, Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs will bring the discussion back home: how do we see the impact of the crisis in New York City? Hosted by The New School.
A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Jason Cone, MSF-USA executive director.
Commissioner Nisha Agarwal, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Dr. Africa Stewart, OBGYN and Forced From Home tour guide. Dr. Stewart has completed four assignments with MSF, in South Sudan and Nigeria.
Michelle Mays, nurse and project coordinator for MSF programs in Nigeria, Jordan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and India.
Moderated by Bryan Walsh, Foreign Editor, TIME magazine, handling international news in the magazine and online.
Opening remarks by professor Miriam Ticktin, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility.
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About Forced From Home:
Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 65 million refugees. With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you'll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Gain a deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis, the challenges faced by those who have been forced from home, and the humanitarian assistance offered by Doctors Without Borders.
To register for a Forced From Home tour in New York, visit this web page.
Learn more about MSF's work with refugees and IDPs here.