Catastrophe and Kites: A discussion with Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN

Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN will facilitate discussion about the “acute on chronic” crisis facing the Rohingya population.  Considered stateless for decades, Rohingyas living in Burma (now called Myanmar) have faced, since August 2017, genocide.  Mass rape, torture and arson by militants in the Burmese military and extremist groups have instigated the forced migration of more than 600,000 Rohingya into southern Bangladesh.  Cunningham worked as a nurse and field coordinator for an emergency and primary care clinic for three weeks spanning Dec 2017-Jan 2018.  He will share his reflections on th

They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief | Part of the Sanctuary and Belonging Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Flight, Refuge, and Community

Join us for a one hour documentary film screening on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 beginning at 6pm. After the film there will be a panel discussion with:

Dr. Charles Benjamin, Near East Foundation President

Leon Yacoubian, UVA Fourth Year and Founder of the "Tuff Armenia Project"

After the panel a reception will follow at 8pm. Feel free to join for part of the event as your schedule allows. 


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