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Refugee Rights: A Book Reading and Policy Discussion with Lauren Markham and Thi Bui

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a reading and discussion with two inspiring, award-winning authors who focus on immigration and refugee issues, Lauren Markham and Thi Bui. Their recent books, The Faraway Brothers and The Best We Could Do, have garnered multiple awards for their sensitive and creative coverage of past and present migration crises.
In one, Markham shares the true story of twin brothers escaping gang violence in El Salvador, winding up in the US where they must navigate the labyrinth of our asylum system. In the other, Bui uses comic book form to render the difficult story of her family’s escape from Vietnam  – an experience of war and displacement that continues to impact her family decades later.
Kim Thuy Seelinger, from the Human Rights Center, will moderate the discussion.
Wednesday March 6 from 6pm – 7:30pm. Berkeley Law School, Goldberg Room.
Hosted by the Human Rights Center, the International Human Rights Workshop, and the International Refugee Assistance Program. Refreshment served. 


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Goldberg Room (2nd floor of Law Building)


Alexey, Human Rights Center
(510) 642-0965

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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