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HELPING REFUGEES, WELCOMING THE STRANGER
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Membership
THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB’S MIDDLE EAST FORUM PRESENTS
FRIDAY • FEB. 15 • NOON
- Hassan El-Masri, Volunteer, Filmmaker
- Karaman Mamand, Doctor of Juridical Science in Internation- al Legal Systems
- Karen Ferguson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; Executive Director, the International Rescue Committee
- Aisha Wahab, Afghan-Amer- ican Human Rights Activist, Hay- ward City Councilmember
- Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council— Moderator
The Middle East member-led forum presents a distinguished panel, including: Hassan El-Masri, a Palestinian who volunteers to help refugee artists throughout the world; Karaman Mamand, a Kurdish Iraqi educator and hu- man rights activist; Karen Fer- guson, executive director of the northern California branch of the International Rescue Committee, which provides comprehensive services for refugees whose livesare shattered by conflict anddisaster; and Aisha Wahab, who was recently elected to the Hay- ward City Council and is one ofthe first Afghan-American offi- cials elected in the United States. The panel will discuss how we can help refugees and welcome the stranger in the face of war,strife, indifference and travelbans.
LOCATION: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco • TIME: 11:30 p.m. check-in, noon program • COST: $20 non- members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID) • RESERVE YOUR TICKETS: commonwealthclub.org or call 415-597-6705