Featuring Riva Silverman, Vice President at HIAS and Winnie Gacheru, Director at HIAS Kenya
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) hosts a presentation on the refugee crisis. Winnie Gacheru, Director as HIAS Kenya, and Riva Silverman, Vice President at HIAS, will speak. The refugee crisis is worse today than at any time since WWII. Conflict and persecution is driving millions from their homes, leaving them stateless and vulnerable. Winnie and Riva will provide a framework for understanding today’s global refugee crisis and effective ways to respond to the needs of refugees. The program is free and open to the public.
Join us to hear about a framework for understanding today’s global refugee crisis and an effective way to respond to the needs of refugees domestically and internationally. In particular with victims of sexual, gender-based, and faith-based violence and others who have suffered from violent oppression in Seria, Iraq, Kenya and Uganda. We will share stories of challenge and hope reflective of the work we do with some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees.
Co-sponsored by the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Hillel @Stanford, Congregation Kol Emeth, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Sinai, Hadassah, Hindu American Foundation and Silicon Valley Interreligious Council.