Upcoming Events

14 Aug

HIAS Book and Film Club - August 2020

Join Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer for an interview and community conversation with prize-winning poet and writer Harriet Levin Millan about her novel How Fast Can You Run.

18 Aug

A Critical Update on LGBTQ Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times Immigration and Security reporter Molly O’Toole and leaders from HIAS, ORAM, and Oasis Legal Services to learn about LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. We will discuss the current status of the global refugee crisis and the unique challenges facing LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. The program also includes a live musical performance by emerging artist Tito Rey. 

18 Aug

Asylum 101: An Introduction to Representing Forcibly Displaced Persons
HIAS is excited to continue our webinar training series for attorneys. The next training in the series, Asylum 101: An Introduction to Representing Forcibly Displaced Persons, will provide an overview of the history of asylum; take an in-depth look at the elements of asylum; discuss best practices for pursuing an asylum claim; review recent policy changes that impact the ability of people to seek asylum; and look at alternatives to asylum for forcibly displaced persons in the United States.
19 Aug

California Vote for Welcome: A Statewide Call to Action
Please join HIAS, JFS San Diego, JFS Silicon Valley, and JFCS-East Bay to learn how you can ensure that candidates in races across California state their affirmative support for welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.
20 Aug

Vote For Welcome 2020: How to Take Action This Election Season
In the midst of the largest refugee crisis in recorded history, the future of refugee resettlement and the asylum system in the U.S. hinges on the attitudes of the leaders we elect in November. Join us to get up to date on the issues and learn how to take action before November.
25 Aug

We Remember, We Act: A Jewish Vigil for the Rohingya Genocide
Please join HIAS, AJWS and the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network for a virtual candlelight vigil for the Rohingya people, commemorating the three-year anniversary of the 2017 mass exodus of the Rohingya people from Burma to Bangladesh.