DC World Refugee Day Film and Panel
20 June 2019 at 6:00pm
Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Save the date to join JRS/USA and iACT in Washington, DC on World Refugee Day for a screening of Not Just Football followed by a panel discussion and reception. The panel will discuss the film, current status of global displacement, and how investing in refugee talent can help create a more sustainable future for those who are forcibly displaced.
6PM, film screening
Panel and reception to follow
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
The panel discussion will feature:
- Sourajadine Abdoulaye, Darfur United Player
- John Prendergast, human rights advocate, former White House advisor, and Enough Project Founding Director
- Joan Rosenhauer, Executive Director, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
- Gabriel Stauring, Co-founder and Director of iACT
- (moderator) Lahra Smith, Associate Professor, African Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
The Panel will be followed by a reception, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, at:
The Avenue 5540 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20015
About Not Just Football
Not Just Football follows Gabriel Stauring, who has come to know the plight of the thousands of refugees who fled from the Darfur region of Sudan. In order to bring attention to their cause, in 2012, he created “Darfur United,” a soccer team made of young Darfuri refugees living in the camps of Chad.
Through exclusive access to 500 hours of video footage taken directly by Gabriel Stauring and other characters in the film, Not Just Football follows the journey of Darfur United players, from the dust of the refugee camps to the lights of the World Football Cup; and along the complex path of going from being refugees to life after displacement.