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31 March 2020
POSTPONED - Refugee & Immigration Town Hall

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, this event has been POSTPONED until further notice.


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The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, in partnership with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA), will hold a Refugee Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Hosted by St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD, this forum will feature national speakers discussing current issues in the refugee debate – the aftermath of successful legal action against the Administration’s state/local consent in refugee resettlement, status of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIV), and other issues impacting refugee resettlement and immigration.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), in whose district the forum will be held, has been invited to give the Congressional perspective on refugee issues and to receive an award for Service Leadership in Congress on refugee issues, particularly appropriations for additional Afghan SIVs. He will be joined by former U.S. Ambassador and St. John’s Deacon and Community Life Coordinator the Rev. Anne Derse who will welcome attendees to her parish.

*The Town Hall is co-sponsored by LIRS & LSSNCA.
**The event is free but we ask for you to please RSVP with John Murphy, advocacy associate, at advocacy@lssnca.org.

Register here!