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World Refugee Day: Celebrating Refugees’ Impacts in our Communities

4:30pm - 5:30pm ET
United States

Event Description

To mark World Refugee Day, join HIAS to hear from and celebrate the impact of three former refugees who have become leaders in their fields: author, poet, and former HIAS client Roya Hakakian; mental health and trauma recovery specialist Jihan Daman; and refugee resettlement expert Thakur Mishra. HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield will offer opening remarks.


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Mark Hetfield
President and CEO at HIAS
Roya Hakakian
Author and Poet, founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, and former HIAS client
Thakur Mishra
Case Manager at Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
Jihan Daman
CEO of St. Rita Family Services, Inc. and St. Rita Hands of Hope, and Honorary Michigan Delegate for Refugee Congress
Merrill Zack
Vice President, Community Engagement at HIAS