Then & Now: Welcoming Refugees and Asylum Seekers
This event is free but tickets are required. Reserve your seat here.
Join Joe Goldman, HIAS' Community Engagement Director, to hear about the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers today through an historical lens of the earlier policies that welcomed - and prevented - these groups from reaching safe haven.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) will present local perspectives from the California-Mexico border. JFS and their partner, San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN), quickly respond to critical needs of immigrants throughout the San Diego Border Region with a 24-hour emergency hotline, volunteer dispatching and response, and high-quality legal services. JFS also operates the JFS Migrant Shelter that provides short-term shelter and services to asylum-seeking families, including medical screenings, hot meals, travel assistance, and new clothes. JFS has sheltered more than 20,000 asylum seekers since October 2018.
Co-sponsored by Havurah Of The Desert + Palm Springs Cultural Center