REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT AWARENESS FORUM: WHO WILL TELL YOUR STORY?
May 17, 7 pm | Beth Am Synagogue | Free with registration
This event is hosted by Beth Am Synagogue and co-sponsored by Bolton Street Synagogue. Learn about local, present-day refugee and immigration experiences—from what brought them here, to who they were before, and what they left behind. Service professionals and refugees from Greater Baltimore will share their insights and stories while inviting audience members to consider how their own family’s (im)migration stories shape their identity.
Beth Am Synagogue is located at 2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217. Parking is available in the synagogue lot across from 949 Brooks Ln, or on the street.
For information, contact Brian Francoise, Director of Community Engagement at email@example.com.
- Richard Hollander, author of Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence from Poland—a book that chronicles his family story and upon which The Book of Joseph is based.
- Jennifer Mendelsohn, creator of the Resistance Genealogy initiative and a member of Bolton Street Synagogue.
- Amy Bliss Tenney, MT-BC, J.D. is an Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Community Fellow and the Director of the Music Therapy with Refugees and Asylum Seekers Project
- Catherine D. Hulme, Esq. is the Unaccompanied Children Project Manager at Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
- Brittany DeNovellis is Coordinator of the Refugee Youth Project at Baltimore City Community College with projects sites at Digital Harbour and Patterson High Schools.
- Lauren Goodsmith is the Program Director of the Intercultural Counseling Connection which offers mental health services to asylum seekers, refugees, and other forced migrants in the greater Baltimore area.
- Kristen Strain is the Executive Director Tahirih Justice Center in Baltimore, which works to protect courageous immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence.