Walking with Refugees for 40 Years
12 November 2020 at 6:00pm
Save the Date for JRS/USA’s Anniversary
National Virtual Event: 40 Years of Walking with Refugees
Thursday, November 12, 2020 I 6:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
Join us as we recognize 40 years of service to refugees. The evening will recognize the work JRS has done over the last four decades, express our commitment to continuing to provide service to refugees, and honor those who’ve helped us along the way. We will especially honor the leaders of the Global Education Initiative – an ambitious international campaign to enable us to open the doors of our education programs to 250,000 refugees each year by 2020 – Rita Bennett, Molly Cashin, Margaret Green-Rauenhorst, and Madeline Lacovara.
Featured Speaker Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and also appearances by:
Comedian Jim Gaffigan and Writer, Director, and Producer, Jeannie Gaffigan
Rev. James Martin, S.J., Esteemed Author and Editor
Katie Ledecky, Swimmer and Olympian
Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur
Heba Al Basha, JRS Lebanon, Country Director
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Immunologist and Director of the NIAID
Lual Mayen, JRS Education Recipient
Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus
Performances by Grammy Award Winner Isabel Leonard and refugee dance group Salama Africa.
Special message from His Holiness, Pope Francis read by JRS International Director, Rev. Tom Smolich, S.J.
Mollie and John Callagy, Molly and Stephen Cashin, Gwen and Austin Fragomen, Margaret Green Rauenhorst and Michael Rauenhorst, Kate and Steve Howe, Madeline and Philip Lacovara, Sara and William Miller, Kate and Bob Niehaus, David O’Brien, Mara and Daniel O’Day, Melanie and Joe Shugart
To join our event, and receive the link for viewing, please give a minimum gift of $100 to JRS/USA: